Week 5 Assignment: Topic Approval
Week 8 Assignment Requirements
Instructions: Students will work in groups of 2-3 students. Working as a group, students will pick a topic based on course outcomes (COs), research that topic for its connection to nursing/health care. Students may pick a topic from the suggested topics list or instructors may choose to assign specific topics to students. Additionally, students may choose a different topic that is relevant to the COs as long as the faculty approves it. Students must get approval for their chosen topic and format from the instructor.
Students will present or submit their project using the format specified by the instructor. Each student must contribute meaningfully to the project and be part of project presentation. The instructor will specify a due date for the project. Additionally, instructors may have additional requirements. Students must check with their instructor regarding the presentation topic, format and any additional requirements. Students are encouraged to start work on this project early in the session.
· PowerPoint or Prezi presentations
· Model based presentation
· Poster presentation
· Creating video to demonstrate/show the topic
· Report in Microsoft Word
· Creating animation to demonstrate/show the topic
1. Apply the scientific method to propose a hypothesis and set up an experiment including positive and negative controls and appropriate units of measurement.
2. Predict the numbers of protons, neutrons, and electrons given the atomic symbol or limited information for a specific isotope of an element and relate them to atomic mass and charge.
3. Determine chemical names and/or chemical formula for diatomic or simple polyatomic compounds and draw a Lewis structure, construct a molecular geometry and determine the polarity for a covalent compound.
4. Balance chemical equations, calculate the molar mass of all compounds in the reaction and demonstrate how mole ratios play a role in stoichiometry.
5. Predict how a change in one or more of the parameters of a gas alters dependent gas parameters such as pressure, volume or temperature.
6. Calculate the concentration and volume of a solution given solute and solvent parameters.
7. Predict the properties of and identify reduction and oxidation agents as well as acids and bases by analysis of chemical formulas, chemical reactions, and solution pH values.
8. Differentiate the common classes of organic functional groups and identify the appropriate common or IUPAC names, applications, and chemical structures for simple organic compounds,
9. Differentiate between the types of radio-active decay at the subatomic level and provide real-world applications, sources, and risks.
10. Contrast the synthesis, composition, structure and functions of major biological macromolecules and Illustrate the process of flow of genetic information.
Suggested Project Topics:
· Linking ADPIE/ADOPIE to the scientific method (CO 1)
· Chemistry and public health effects of the Flint River crisis (CO 6, 7)
· Isotopes in cancer treatment (CO 9)
· Uses of radioisotopes in imaging techniques and importance of these techniques (CO 2, 9)
· Use of radioisotopes in diagnosis and therapy (not including imaging methods) (CO 2, 9)
· Simple ionic compounds in healthcare and their uses (CO 3)
· Why certain molecules are able to cross the blood brain or placental barrier or skin while others are not (CO 8)
· Relating stoichiometry to dosage calculations (CO 4)
· Application of the ideal gas laws to gas canisters (CO 5)
· Acidosis and Alkalosis (CO 7)
· Tracking the functional group similarities between a series of synthetic drugs and the natural compounds they were based on (CO 8)
· Chemistry of therapeutic drug(s) and how they affect health/human body (CO 8)
· Chemistry of recreational drug(s)/chemicals and how they affect health/human body (CO 9/10)
· Use of polymers in clinical interventions (CO 8, 10)
· How vitamins and minerals/trace elements affect health/human body (CO 3)
· Chemistry of nutrition (CO 10)
· Looking at the gene sequence that is linked to a genetic disorder (CO 10)
· Gene Therapy (CO 10)
· Other topics as approved by instructor
Grading This assignment will be grading using the below rubric. ALL students from a group must participate in preparation and presentation.
Course Outcomes (CO): all
Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday
|Needs improvement (0-2 points per category)|
|Topic Relationship with nursing||Ties between the chemistry topic and nursing are well explained and clear.||Ties between the chemistry topic and nursing are explained.||Ties between the chemistry topic and nursing are somewhat explained.||Ties between the chemistry topic and nursing are not well explained.|
|Visuals||Group makes great use of visuals (drawings, models, short videos, ect.) to demonstrate points.||Group makes use of visuals (drawings, models, short videos, ect.) to demonstrate points.||Group makes some use of visuals (drawings, models, short videos, ect.) to demonstrate points.||Group makes little or no use of visuals. (E.g. PowerPoints slides that are nothing but text)|
|Enthusiasm and participation||All group members participate to enthusiastically present how their chemistry topic ties to the field of Nursing||Some group members participate to enthusiastically present how their chemistry topic ties to the field of Nursing||Some group members participate present how their chemistry topic ties to the field of Nursing||Some group members participate present how their chemistry topic ties to the field of nursing without enthusiasm|
|Accuracy||Chemistry used is accurate and well explained. Chemistry and application are woven together well.||Most of the chemistry used is accurate and well explained. Chemistry and application are occasionally woven together well.||Most of the chemistry used is accurate and well explained. Chemistry and application are not well connected.||Most of the chemistry used is incorrect. Chemistry and application are not connected.|
|Craft||From the presentation it is clear that the group was prepared well and were organized. A coherent story is told.||From the presentation it appears that the group was mostly prepared.||From the presentation it appears that the group was mostly prepared but were not organized.||From the presentation it appears that the group was not prepared and the presentation is organized.|
|Questions||The group is able to clearly answer questions relating to their topic.||The group is mostly able to answer questions relating to their topic.||The group can occasionally answer questions relating to their topic.||The group cannot answer questions posed about the topic covered|
|Length:||The presentation must be at about 10-15 mins in length (7 points).|
|Additionally, all sources used must be properly cited. (5 points)|