HPR 205 Week 2 Discussion 1

Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Discussion 1


Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.
Musculoskeletal   System

Last names that begin with A through M: Select the muscular system for your initial post.

  • Describe the location and the      function of the muscular system.  Define the different types and      functions of muscles. Explain how muscles receive energy and how muscular      contraction occurs. Define what factors influence the force of muscular      contractions.

Last names that begin with N through Z:  Select the skeletal system for your initial post.

  • Describe the location and the      function of the skeletal system. Explain the different classifications of      bone and provide at least two examples of each type. Further, explain the      process of bone growth and repair.

Use two scholarly sources (one may be your course text) to support your initial post. All sources must be referenced and cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.
Guided Response:  Review your classmates’ posts and respond to two peers to further discuss the muscular and skeletal systems. At least one of your responses should be to a peer who was assigned the body system you did not discuss in your original post. Choose a dysfunction of this system and identify contributing factors for this disease. Explain the etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment for this disease. Examine how this disease can have an effect on the other physiological systems of the body.  Finally, discuss how this disease and dysfunction of the body system may have an impact on the environment or how the disease is impacted by the environment.   Each peer response should be at least 100 words in length and should be supported by one scholarly source.
Carefully review the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate this Discussion Thread.

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