Week 10 Discussion 1: Teaching Presentation—Team C (Pituitary/Adrenal Disorders)

Value: 100 points

Due: To facilitate scholarly discourse, create your initial post by Day 3, and reply to at least two of your classmates, on two separate days, by Day 7.

Gradebook Category: Discussions


In this week’s discussion, you get to be the instructor! Your job is to teach your peers about a topic related to the endocrine system. As you are preparing your information, think about the most important aspect of your question and how you can be the expert for your peers. Be creative! Use visual aids, diagrams, etc. to help your peers learn.

  1. The deliverable for this discussion is a recorded PowerPoint presentation. You may access the following links for more information and tips about creating an effective PowerPoint presentation:
    1. You’re Doing It Wrong: PowerPoint Rules You Should Be Following
    2. Presentation Tips from Nancy Duarte’s Slide:ology
    3. Create Presentation Slides People Can “Get” in 3 Seconds
  2. Use Zoom to record a video of yourself giving your presentation. For instructions on how to use Zoom, refer to the Zoom Tutorial in the Student Orientation. Videos must be recorded in a quiet, private area with no distractions (this means no pets or other household members should be making noise or in the room while recording) and should be 10 to 12 minutes in length (be clear and concise).
  3. After your recording is complete, follow these instructions to create a private, unlisted YouTube video. You will need the YouTube video website/URL to submit your assignment.
  4. Submit your YouTube video website/URL and your PowerPoint file to this discussion.
    1. The best way to do this is to copy and paste the website/URL for the YouTube video into a Word document then upload the Word document (along with your PPT file).
    2. Your instructor will access your video via the link.

Initial Post

It is understood that thoughtful responses to your topic questions will take some time and thought. Please organize and refine your presentation before creating your initial post.

This week, you are responsible for answering ALL of the questions from your team’s question set, as assigned in the Announcements section of this course.

  1. Develop your PowerPoint presentation (with narration) by addressing ALL of the questions in the question set for your assigned team. You can address the questions in any order or fashion you like, but be sure you cover all of the questions.
  2. Keep your presentation to 10 to 12 minutes or less. As you are preparing your presentation, think about how you can “be the expert” for your peers. Be creative! Use visual aids, diagrams, etc. to help your peers learn. Your slides should contain highlights of the information, but avoid slides with lots of text. The goal is to highlight the key areas and discuss the rest.
  3. In addition to your textbook and course materials, use evidence-based, peer-reviewed journals that have been published within the past three to five years to support your presentation.
  4. Record your presentation by following the instructions provided.
  5. Please post your PowerPoint file and the link to your presentation as your initial post by Day 3.

Team C

Week 10 Discussion Team C PowerPoint Template Worksheet (PPT)

Pituitary/ Adrenal Disorders

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of both Addison disease and Cushing syndrome.
  2. Compare and contrast the signs and symptoms and expected lab findings of both Addison disease and Cushing syndrome.
  3. Explain how diagnostic tests could distinguish a pituitary Cushing syndrome from an adrenal Cushing syndrome.
  4. Discuss three potential complications that can develop from long-term use of glucocorticoids.
  5. Compare dwarfism, gigantism, and acromegaly, including the pathophysiology of abnormal hormone secretion, age affected, and common signs and symptoms related to the hormone change.

Reply Posts

Review all your peers’ posts, as they will help you prepare for the quiz this week.

Select posts from two peers that developed a presentation from a different team than you. For example, students from Team A reply to one presentation post from Team B and one presentation post from Team C. Each reply must use at least one scholarly reference other than your textbook.

Thinking about your population-specific NP track and anticipated practice area:

  1. Identify and explain two “pearls of wisdom” or “key concepts/ideas” that you learned from reviewing your peers’ presentations.
  2. Discuss two areas that would be critical to discuss when providing patient education to a patient diagnosed with the selected condition.

Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded.

Posting to the Discussion Forum

  1. Select Add a new discussion topic.
  2. Type your topic in the subject line.
  3. Create your post.
  4. Select Post to Forum.