Question: This project is an in depth investigation of a health condition. It will allow for the expansion of knowledge and the ability to generalize larger concepts to a variety of health conditions.

Course outcomes:  This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

1. Explain the pathophysiologic processes of select health conditions. (PO 1)

2. Predict clinical manifestations and complications of select disease processes. (PO 1, 8)

3. Correlate lifestyle, environmental, and other influences with changes in levels of wellness. (PO 1, 7)

Answer: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder where mistakenly, the immune system attacks an individual’s body tissues…….