Describe the key classes of drugs used to treat your selected disorder. A “class” of drug usually indicates the drug’s mechanism of action (how the drug exerts is pharmacological effects on the body). Be sure to explain why this class of drugs or classes of drugs would be helpful in treating your selected disorder by describing the action of these drugs on the neurotransmitter system(s) involved in the disease process. Within each class of drug, there will be one or more drugs available on the market for use in clinical management, and examples of these should be included in your discussion.
As you engage the video content assigned to Week 4: Module 4, think about your own experience with the issues raised by Dr. Brown. Her work delves into topics that are very personal, so be brave and allow the ideas to shed light on areas in your own life that need to be addressed. But when it comes to posting in the discussion, do not feel obligated to share the details of your story. We welcome your connections but honor your personal privacy.
Then post a thread that synthesizes your response to the questions that follow.
What 3 ideas help to advance how we engage potential or real conflict situations? Be specific. How does each of these three ideas help us think differently about how to engage difficult situations and/or difficult people? Make the connections clear. What one biblical truth / scripture advances or supports this conversation? Explain your choice.
Produce a video based on the research and data analysis that you have done for the LA River Project over the last few weeks. For details on exactly what content to include and helpful tools/resources that you can use to make your video, please refer back to the Storyboard of Focal Species Videos assignment.
Video format requirements: Length 2-3 minutes Must include at least 5 relevant, high quality images, including one graph Must include an audio voice-over for at least 50% of the video May include background music First Post – Submit a Link to Your Video – Due Thursday Title your post with the name of your species Embed a link to your video or post the video in the discussion https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Student-Guide/How-do-I-upload-and-embed-a-media-file-from-my-computer-in-the/ta-p/381
Peer Reply Posts – Most scientists agree that it is unlikely the LA River will never have the same groups of native species it did 100 years ago. That means that they are trying to return the river to the type of habitat preferred by native species, but realistically we can’t fully restore the river to what is was like before urban Los Angeles surrounded it. Some species are locally extinct an may never return. Plans may eventually include re-introducing some species (where humans move the animals back into the river), but they mostly rely on allowing them to return naturally.
For example the endangered Santa Ana sucker fish has been found upstream and, if the habitat in the lower parts of the river are improved, it may return on its own. In contrast, the native western pond turtle is a species of special concern and would likely need a captive-breeding program (where turtles are raised in captivity and returned to the river).
Urban ecologists see the LA River as being a combination of native and Introduced species, with the hope that as habitat improves, the shift will be towards more native species. In thinking about Introduced species in the river, it is not all bad. For example, the Introduced sunfish are a great food source for the native green herons.
Thinking about the information above, reply to at least two peers. Your replies should address how their proposal would impact your species in 1-2 short paragraphs.
State the name and taxonomic group for your species in your reply. Would their proposal benefit your species? Or would it harm your species? If your species increased in number, how would it impact your classmates’ species? Why? You should reference specific at least two aspects of the species’ biology and ecology from your Individual Species Research.
Identify your video presentation’s “moral” or central message for the same project. Include aspects of right and wrong as you seek to bring your audience to making judgments about your video, hopefully in your favor. What techniques might you use to cause your audience to feel strongly enough about your idea that they will act? It is the ultimate persuasion. Include one scripture and 4 scholarly references in this paper.