6 pages please
You are to write a paper examining a topic regarding pharmacology research. The research may be basic science, translational, clinical, or a combination. Your paper should include references to empirical data and should not simply be a review of current clinical use, mechanism of action, or past history of a drug or class of drugs. You
MUST write on one of the paper topics below and you may not write on the same topic twice.
Your goal is to demonstrate that you have a working understanding of the pharmacological information presented in this course and that you are able to apply that understanding to new material.
Success in communicating scientific knowledge is dependent on not only the quality of the scientific content, but also your ability to coherently put your thoughts into words and the technical aspects of spelling and grammar. With this in mind, your grade will be based on all of these aspects. With that said, scientific writing should be succinct and to the point. It should not be flowery and verbose. Your goal is to make sure your writing style does not detract from the effectiveness of the paper. Write something that conveys your message, doesn’t have obvious grammatical mistakes, doesn’t have typos, and isn’t overtly clunky, and you should receive full points for your writing style.
Discuss the use of corticosteroids for the treatment of ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome)
Discuss the development and use of SERMs (selective estrogen receptor modulators) for the treatment of osteoporosis
Discuss the mechanism of action and use of drugs for the treatment of hyperthyroidism
Discuss the mechanism of action and use of hormonal contraceptives for birth control
The grading rubric for this paper is below. It is suggested that you read through it and keep it in mind while writing your paper.
-Paper is at least 1,500 words. This does not include the title page or references.
-The paper demonstrates that the author fully understands and has applied concepts learned in the course. Concepts are integrated into the writer’s own insights. The writer provides concluding remarks that show analysis and synthesis of ideas.
-In-depth discussion & elaboration in all sections of the paper.
-Ties together information from all sources. Paper flows from one issue to the next. Author’s writing demonstrates an understanding of the relationship among material obtained from all sources.
-No spelling and/or grammar mistakes.
-Cites all information obtained from other sources. Primary sources used where possible. Molecular Pharmacology citation style is used in both text and bibliography.