disciplines assignment requirements week 1 discussion board H e a l t h M e d i c a l

disciplines assignment requirements week 1 discussion board H e a l t h M e d i c a l

This discussion board content is intended to facilitate learning for students through engaging dialogues as they achieve the desired learning outcomes/competencies associated with their course in a manner that empowers them to organize, integrate, apply and critically appraise their knowledge to their selected field of practice.

The use of discussions provides students with opportunities to contribute graduate level-appropriate knowledge and experience to the topic in a safe, caring, and fluid environment that models professional and social interaction. The ebb and flow of a discussion is based upon the composition of student and faculty interaction in the quest for relevant scholarship.

Participation in the discussion generates opportunities for students to actively engage in the written ideas of others by carefully reading, researching, reflecting, and responding to the contributions of their peers and course faculty. Discussions foster the development of members into a community of learners as they share ideas and inquiries, consider perspectives that may be different from their own, and integrate knowledge from other disciplines

Assignment Requirements

Week 1 Discussion Board;

  • Chapter 1
  • Exercise 1.5 The relationship between obesity and cancer is described and discussed in this chapter. Conduct a search to answer the following questions. The incidence rates for 19six cancers associated with obesity are increasing in young Americans. Identify them. What is the prevalence rate of obesity in people younger than 18 in your state? Which children are at highest risk for obesity in your state? Are there any prevention programs in your state that address this issue? Are they effective? Has your state passed and enacted any laws designed to decrease obesity? Are they effective? If they are not effective, explain why you believe they are not working.
  • Respond with a minimum of two (2) paragraphs of 4-5 sentences each.
  • You should address each bullet point in the exercise you select.
  • Your work should have in-text citations integrating at a minimum one scholarly article from this week’s readings and course textbook.
  • APA format should be utilized to include a reference list.
  • Correct grammar, spelling, and APA should be adhered to when writing, work should be scholarly without personalization or first person use.










  • The student actively stimulates and sustains inquiry by making reflective insightful comments, asking thoughtful questions and/or engaging in a scholarly discussion.
  • The student expresses a clear idea of the topic under discussion and sustains inquiry in order to explore relevant issues.
  • The student recognizes values or values conflict as things that form the assumption basis of arguments and recognizes when it is important to acknowledge these values.
  • The student recognizes the accuracy, logic, relevance, or clarity of statements.
  • The student asks clarifying questions and knows when clarifying questions need to be asked.
  • The student distinguishes fact from opinion.




  • All components of discussion prompt addressed (met) in initial posting.
  • The student’s writing conveys an understanding of significant ideas relevant to the issue under discussion. This is indicated by integration of course and weekly objectives, as well as readings from text and articles.
  • All posts should make correct use of terminology, precise selection of the pieces of information required to make a point, correct and appropriate use of examples and counterexamples, demonstrations of which distinctions are important to make, and explanations that are concise and to the point.
  • Information and knowledge are accurate.
  • The student elaborates statements with accurate explanations, reasons, or evidence from the course and/or weekly objectives.
  • All postings integrate scholarly sources to support points consistently.

Interactive Dialogue



  • Responds to ideas in a way that advances discussion with engagement, depth, rigor, and application.
  • Interacts with a professional tone and is able to express opinions with ownership and without judgement.
  • Chooses to include professional experience to the discussion board mindful of appropriateness and boundaries. Experience is integrated as it supports the discussion board topic and utilizes scholarly references to support overall topic.



Total CONTENT Points= 43 pts









  • In text citations are formatted per APA 7th ed.
  • Reference list is formatted per APA 7th ed.
  • Spelling, grammar, and scholarly tone are per APA 7th ed.

Spelling / Grammar etc.



  • Posts should utilize correct spelling and grammar (sentence structure and avoidance of slang or casual language) .



Total FORMAT Points=17 pts