Medication Analysis/Action plan for Older Adults, Children, and Uncooperative Patient Assignment | Online Assignment
Use the case study approach to identify problems common to giving medications to older patients and children. The analysis should include an action plan for giving medications to older adults, children, and an uncooperative patient- you will post your analysis to Canvas. Please provide one reference other than your book for each group: Older Adults Children Uncooperative PatientsGEOL 101 Class Project: “The Most Dangerous Geologic Hazard”
Instructor: Dr. Dayanthie Weeraratne
Final Project Due Date: (on Canvas)
Final report (8 pages): Total 100 points
You will work together with a group of 3-5 students on a chosen city to identify the most dangerous
geologic hazard to the residents in your city. As a group you will first choose a city. You can choose
any city here in California or anywhere in the world. Each person in your group will be a Professional
Geologist with a sub-field of expertize. Choose your profession! (See choices below)
Part I. Motivation (2 pages). You will work together as a group to find 3 geologic hazards in
your city and choose one which is the most dangerous geologic hazard. You will write an
introduction together as a group to describe and compare the 3 geologic hazards and explain
why the one you chose is more dangerous than the other hazards for your city residents.
(Note: If you are late finding a group – you can do all of this activity by yourself.)
Part II. Describe Geologic Hazard (2 pages). You will also work individually to describe the
geologic hazard from the point of view of your expert field
Part III. Recommend How to Prepare (2 pages). You will work individually to make a
recommendation to the mayor and the residents of your city about what the city need to do to
prepare for this hazard from the perspective of your professional expertize.
STEPS TO GET STARTED:
Step 1.) Meet with your team and choose a city to study. This can be a local city in California, U.S., or
anywhere in the world!
Step 2.) Choose your individual Profession. Choose geology sub-field to be an expert (see list below)
Step 3.) Submit these choices for your group on Canvas.
• List the city your group chose
• List the members in your group with expertize next to each name.
Step 4.) : Start your research! Find the most dangerous hazards (see possible list below)
• Research, explore, and find geologic hazards in your city!
◦ Use ONE SEARCH in CSUN Library (FREE journals for CSUN students)
◦ Use Google Scholar (most scientific journals are NOT free)
• Decide which is the most dangerous hazard to the city residents
• Write a motivation & introduction as a group (see “How to Write a Motivation” below)
◦ Describe and compare 3 dangerous geologic hazards in your city
◦ Explain why one of these hazards is more dangerous than the other hazards
How to Write a Motivation Statement
◦ Write the Motivation as a group
◦ Motivation text (2 pages of text plus any figures & maps)
▪ Discuss why the geologic hazard you chose is the most dangerous (compared to others)
▪ Motivate your reader!
• Why is this city important ? (maybe note population, location, popularity)
• Why is your hazard important to the city residents ?
• What are the risks if they do not prepare ?
• Explain these concepts explicitly!
◦ Include a map of the relevant area effected by the geologic hazard in your city (see list of
maps below) – 3 -4 maps total
▪ REQUIRED MAP 1: Geologic mineral map of your city (google image this)
▪ REQUIRED MAP 2: Map of how the geologic hazard effects your city. Try searching
in google images for these maps. For example:
• Map of earthquakes in your city (search google images for “earthquake history map
in <my city>”. Look for a map with dots which represent the earthquakes ) If you
chose “earthquakes” as one of your geologic hazards.
• Map of faults in your city (if you chose earthquakes)
• Map of volcanoes in your city (if you chose “volcanoes)
• Map of landslides in your city (if you chose “landslides”)
• Map of flooding area (if you chose “floods”)
• Map of Tsunami travel in past (if you chose “tsunami’s”)
• Map of fires in your city (if you chose “fires”)
• Map of natural resources (if you chose “natural resources”)
◦ Describe each map briefly and what you observe, what any important symbols mean.
◦ EVERY group member can use the same intro page(s), but each member will write the rest
of the report as individuals – with input from the group. You will submit the final report in 3
parts (I. Motivation II. Hazard Description III. Hazard Preparation) as an individual.
Step 5.) Research and Describe the most dangerous geologic hazard in your city. (2 pages of text
• Find and Read peer reviewed articles on how this geologic hazard occurs
◦ Use CSUN ONE Search (Free journal access!) https://library.csun.edu/
◦ Use Google Scholar (many journals are not free) https://scholar.google.com/
• What are the physics that causes this geologic hazard ? What is physically happening ?
• What physical conditions cause this hazard ? You might consider these or other factors:
◦ Specific tectonic activity ? – describe geologic details
◦ Surface temperature
◦ Mantle interior temperature
◦ Crustal rock types – are any rocks types more important than others ?
◦ Crustal rocks in your city
◦ Minerals types are any minerals more important to the hazard than others ?
◦ Ocean temperature
◦ Atmospheric composition
• What is the specific risk of this hazard to the residents of this city ?
◦ Consider city population
◦ Consider proximity (location) of residents to hazard
◦ Is there a reason this city is susceptible to this hazard in particular ?
• Show evidence of geologic hazard dangers
◦ Show additional maps of relevant info such as (fault maps, geological maps (rock
types in the city), map of volcanoes, map of tectonics, etc.)
◦ Show pictures of past damage from this hazard
◦ Show data plots of any relevant research about past or future hazard risks etc.
◦ Example: Los Angeles city with earthquake hazar
▪ A Engineering Geologist will write about how buildings in LA are effected by
▪ A Hydrogeologist will write about how ground water in LA is effected by
• An Earth Science Journalist might write an article for the LA Times about
how dangerous earthquakes are for residence in apartments and homes.
Step 6.) Recommend a Plan to Prepare for residents of your city (2 pages of text plus figures)
• Search and Read methods people can use to prepare for this geologic hazard.
• How should families and residents (low and upper income) prepare
• How can government help residents prepare ?
• How can utility companies prepare ?
• Describe the effects on transportation and recommend how the city can prepare
• Recommend any scientific studies which might be helpful
• Recommend any surveys of citizens which might be helpful
• Recommend types of education for citizens which might be helpful
▪ Example: Los Angeles city with earthquake hazard
• The Engineering Geologist can discuss how buildings can be improved or
built to withstand earthquakes
• The Earth Science Social worker can write a pamphlet to handout to
residents on “How to prepare for an earthquake”
Step 7.) Final report FORMAT:
• All written text format should be
• Double spaced
• 12 pt font
• 1 inch margins.
• Page Length (TOTAL page length: 6 pages of text excluding Title and Reference page)
◦ Title page: (1 page)
• Title of your report
• List the names and professional specialty of every person in your group
• List the most dangerous geologic hazard you chose
◦ Motivation – completed by group together (2 pages)
• Describe and compare 3 geologic hazards
• Explain why one is more dangerous than the other hazards
• Show 1 Map of Geology of the City
• Show 1 Map of the Hazard effect on the City
◦ Expert Description of Geologic Hazard (2 pages)
• Describe geology and physics of hazard.
• Describe specific dangers for city
◦ Expert Recommendation for preparation (2 pages)
• Describes solutions and how to prepare
◦ References (last page) (1 page)
• List at least 2 peer-reviewed references
(such as from CSUN ONE SEARCH scientific journal)
• Text book can be used as a 3rd reference but will NOT COUNT in the 2 references.
• Use MLA format: (For help on reference formats see this helpful website from our
CSUN library https://libguides.csun.edu/research-strategies/MLA)
Remember: Maps, Figures, and Data plots help illustrate concepts, but figures will NOT count in the
page count. The 6 page minimum requirement must all be text. Figures and maps can add to this.
It’s OK to go over the page limit. Many projects are longer than 8 pages because of added figures.
Dangerous Geologic Hazards
(Here are a few examples you may find in your city)
• Volcanic eruptions
• Land slides
• Loss of natural resources
• Climate change
• Sea level rise
• Air quality problems
• Meteorite impacts
• Other ?
You are the Professional Expert!
Choose a Geologic Field of Expertize
(List of possibilities. There may be more, ask me!)
• Environmental Geologist
• Engineering Geologist (may apply to earthquakes or any hazard)
• Geophysicist (seismology, seismic tomography of interior, numerical modeling, crust depth)
• Geophysical computer modeler / Computer science modeler (example: models of earthquakes,
water flow, ground water contamination, plate motion, or other risks)
• Hydrogeologist (Study of water supply, clean water. Groundwater stored in natural aquifers
• Expert on Sustainability of natural geologic resources
• Structural Geologist
• Volcano Seismologist
• Petroleum Geologist
• Planetary Geologist
• Nuclear Seismologist
• Economic Geologist: Historic evolution of population changes due to geologic hazards
• Bio-geologist: Historic evolution of animals and humans effected by geologic hazard
• Transportation geologist
• Journalism Geologist (gather info, write newspaper articles about hazards)
• Meteorologist (atmosphere, ocean, and air quality)
• Earth Science reporter/journalist (communicate risk and how to prepare to residents)
• Earth Science Social Worker (Help, communicate to families at all levels especially low income
families to learn about dangers of geologiz hazard and prepartation)
• Geology Psychologist (help residents deal with the fear and trauma of geologic hazards such as
dangerous earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami’s, etc.)
• Animal Geologist (study and explain how geologic hazards effect domestic and wild animals an
and how to prepare)
• Others ? Ask me!
See Grading Rubric on next page
Extra Credit points given for:
• Oral presentation of project ( + 5 pts)
Points will be taken OFF for:
• Plagiarism (Ranges from -5 to -100 pts depending on degree of plagiarism)
• Length. Too short if below 6 pages of written text (Ranges from -5 to -50)
◦ (Text length cannot include headings, titles, or names – best to use a Title page!)