T‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍opic: Growth abnormalities in children Research Paper guidelines: Purpose: This is an opportunity for you to carry out your own literature research into a specific endocrine topic and write it up as a short research paper. Tasks: Plan your paper well in advance, use online resources to find primary research literature on the topic in question. Review articles are a good start, as they tend to give overviews about where the research in this field of study currently is. Primary research materials can be obtained online from resources such as PubMed/Medline. Statistics and health related material can be obtained from The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) websites. Cite four to five primary research articles, can include one physiology/endocrinology textbook. When planning your research paper, divide it up into an introduction (giving an overview of the topi‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍c), main text/bodyEnd your paper with a short conclusion such as, where the field is moving towards, new future treatments, what have you learned from your literature research etc. How to divide your paper; discuss the normal endocrine function of the hormone, disease symptoms, treatment, and prognosis. Skills: Scientific writing, ability to find primary literature material online, proper use of citations, presenting a coherent narrative on the topic of discussion and learning about this topic in detail. Additional guidelines • Word count does not include title page, citations/references. • Line spacing • Margins 1 inch (top, bottom and sides) • Paper title Times New Roman 14 You can use more than 5 references. How to reference citations: 1. Doe, J & Soap, J (2014). The study of bone diseases in Americans, Journal of Osteoporosis, vol 3 p26-3 • No referencing Wikipedia or rand‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍om webpages