Discussion Board 3
Prompt: It is common knowledge that osteoporosis and arthritis can compromise bone health as people age. But did you know that there are many disorders other disorders that affect bone and many are not age dependent?
Apply what you have learned in Hands On Lab: Skeletal System to explain, compare, and contrast the following diseases:
· Osteogenesis imperfecta
· Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
Part 1: Initial Post (Worth up to 50 points)
· Length: 250-500 words
· You will need to use at least 3 reputable scientific references to support your post (not including your textbook). Reputable sources= peer reviewed scientific journal articles, accredited websites, or books. Google, Wikipedia, etc. are not acceptable sources.
o Your information must be credible, accurate, and well supported by evidence. The best sources of information are the research journals and the books as well as webpages maintained by professional societies and organizations. Search for articles and academic material should start with the electronic databases of libraries such as FTCC’s Paul H. Thompson Library (opens new window), PubMed (opens new window) or other such resources. When in doubt about material, use CARS checklist (opens new window) to see if it can be used in discussions and writings.
o You must cite all sources. Citation format must be MLA or APA (Visit the Purdue Owl Writing Lab (opens new window) for instructions on proper formatting)