Discussion board on lupus | BIOL 101 – Principles of Biology | Liberty University

Topic: Disease Process

In this week’s discussion board, we will begin to tie the body systems studied thus far together. Moreover, we will see the effects of disease on the systems studied and thoughtfully consider how science equips humans to participapte in God’s redemptive work.

For this discussion board, you will research a disease process of your choice. Choose a disease process which involves at least three organ systems – the effect of the disease on these systems must be detailed in the initial discussion board post.

Choose your disease early – no more than 2 students may cover the same disease!  You can “claim” your disease as early as the first week by starting a thread in the discussion board that only has a subject heading for your disease.  Then post your discussion that includes the following outlined items as a reply to your own subject heading. If two of your classmates have already posted the subject heading for a certain disease, such as Diabetes Mellitus, you will need to choose a different disease process. 

You are required to the following outline as a guide:

Indicate the disease to be discussed

Describe disease process, including common symptoms and the effect on three organ systems

Discuss treatment and management of the disease

Describe how science equips humans to participate in God’s redemptive work

Initial post must be at least 250 words and include at least two scholarly sources. Initial post should not exceed 600 words. Acceptable sources include journal articles, manuscripts, scholarly textbooks, and/or internet sites from .edu or .gov sources. Avoid internet sites from .com, .net, .org, etc. as the information contained therein is not often peer reviewed.

Replies: Reply to 2 classmates

Discuss the main causes of the disease described by your classmate and how it is diagnosed by a medical professional.  Then outline steps to prevent (if possible) the disease.  If it is not possible to prevent it, explain why.

This course utilizes the Post-First feature in all Discussion Board Forums. This means you will only be able to read and interact with your classmates’ thread in response to the provided prompt. 

Note: the disease process to which your are responding in each of your replies must differ from the disease process described in your own initial thread. In addition, each reply must respond to a different disease process. In summary, your initial post will cover one disease, your first reply will cover a different disease, and your second reply will address a third disease. Each reply post must be a minimum of 125 words and include a scholarly reference.


Plagiarism is a serious academic infringement. Avoid it at all costs. To learn more about plagiarism and how to avoid it, visit this website. Note that you are fully responsible for any plagiarism detected by the instructor of this course. Cases of plagiarism will be dealt with according to current policies established by Liberty University Online.

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