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Cardiovascular Pathologies Assignment

Biology 11 Fraser / MacAskill

Pick any 5 of the following Cardiovascular diseases/disorders and research them. You must provide a general description of the disease, some common symptoms, any known causes, common treatments, the prognosis for a person with the disorder, the prevalence in Canada (or North America), and at least one fun or interesting fact about the disorder. If there is a disorder not listed here that you have a particular interest in researching, please see Ms. Fraser/Ms. MacAskill to discuss. Your research is to be passed in typed, in the format of the following table. Point form answers are acceptable, but they must be IN YOUR OWN WORDS. You must also include a list of all references you used in your research. Brief Description (2) Symptoms (2) Known Cause(s) (2) Treatment (2) Prognosis (2) Prevalence in Canada / North America* (1) Fun Fact(s) (1)

Sickle Cell Anemia Atherosclerosis Coronary Artery Disease Hypertension Cardiomyopathy Stroke Endocarditis Atrial Fibrillation Mitral Valve Stenosis Chronic Ischemia Congestive Heart Failure Pulmonary Embolism * Prevalence means how common the disease/disorder is, ie 1 in every 100 Canadians.

Marking Rubric – Cardiovascular Pathologies Assignment
Exceeds Expectations Points are clearly and concisely explained, showing extensive and thorough research of the subject; Student has gone above and beyond the assignment criteria to demonstrate learning and knowledge; Excellent use of biology-related language and vocabulary. 1 2 3 4 5

Biology 11 Fraser / MacAskill

Meets Expectations Below Expectations Points are clearly and concisely explained, Explanations are unclear; Very little shows good research of the subject; Student learning or prior knowledge has demonstrated their learning and prior demonstrated; Consistent misuse knowledge well; Biology-related language of biology-related language and and vocabulary used correctly vocabulary. 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5

Disorder Description (2) Symptoms (2) Causes (2) Treatment (2) Prognosis (2) Prevalence (1) Fun Fact(s) (1)


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