Musculoskeletal System Assignment 

Writing and Pronunciation

By the due date assigned you will write 3 reports and use them as your script for your Week 2 Oral Report. Your writing section for this assignment will include 2 paragraphs for each of these:

■ The Department of Orthopedics (Musculoskeletal System)

■ The Department of Pulmonology (Respiratory System)

■ The Department of Gastroenterology (Digestive System)

In order to earn the maximum credit for the written report you need to incorporate at least 10 medical terms for each department, using them in a manner that demonstrates your knowledge of their meaning.

■ Include the major or most common diseases or conditions seen in each department.

■ Include at least three of the principal procedures that are relevant to each department.

■ Highlight pertinent laboratory and radiological diagnostic services relevant to each department.

■ Limit your analysis of each department to two paragraphs.

Extra Credit Commentary Instructions

You may submit up to 2 extra credit commentaries on any of the assigned

(non-textbook) readings throughout the semester. Each commentary is worth 2 points of extra credit added to your overall point total for the semester. To earn these points, you must submit a 3-5 page double-spaced response to a selected assigned research article on Canvas. 

Your commentary should have a clearly stated argument which you then support with logic and additional academic sources. As long as you critically engage with a reading in an organized, coherent manner that is generally free of grammatical and spelling errors, you will earn both possible points. Some example prompts for a commentary include (but are not limited to):

■ Explain why the article made an important contribution to the field.

■ Briefly summarize the state of research prior to the article and how the article built off of that foundation and propelled the field forward in a meaningful way. Use class readings or outside sources to support your argument.

■ Argue that the article’s findings are suspect and should be interpreted with caution.

■ Point out some limitations of the author’s methods or logic using class readings or outside sources to support your claims.

■ Propose a follow-up study for the research presented.

■ No study is perfect. Describe a follow-up study the authors could do to improve upon the one they presented in the article. Use class readings or outside sources to support your suggestion.