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In this Assignment, you will “scavenger” the literature as you research the agonist spectrum and key neurotransmitters and pathways targeted in psychopharmacology. You will have the opportunity to

CONCEPT MAP, KNOWLEDGE CHECK.

As you continue to learn about psychopharmacology, you will find that medications used to treat mental health conditions are agonists across the spectrum. It will be important for you to recognize some of those medications and how they act on a variety of neurochemicals in different ways to treat the symptoms.

In this Assignment, you will “scavenger” the literature as you research the agonist spectrum and key neurotransmitters and pathways targeted in psychopharmacology. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge as you create a Concept Map exploring each of the agonist spectrum listed below. Support your answers with evidence-based, peer-reviewed scholarly literature. APA style format title page, citations, and references will apply.

Note: You will not set up your Assignment as a paragraph-formatted paper but, instead, as a creative, visually appealing Concept Map. Please review the grading rubric carefully. 

·        Explore the listed agonist spectrum and consider the action and receptor of each:

o Agonist

o Partial agonist

o Antagonist

o Inverse agonist

You will submit a concept map exploring the four agonists on the agonist spectrum (agonist, partial agonist, antagonist, and inverse agonist) in which you:

·        Describe the different characteristics of the four agonists and how each mediates distinct biological activities. Include proposed mechanisms and the receptor it is targeting.

·        Scavenge the literature after describing each agonist on the spectrum for research that is based on the medications in the table below.

·        Apply the medications to the appropriate agonist on the agonist spectrum in your Concept Map.

Medications

Oxycodone

Brexpiprazole

Haloperidol

Naloxone

Aripiprazole

Amphetamine

Risperidone

Pimavanserin

 

Some resources

Simple Nursing Team. (2022, May 2). How to create a basic nursing concept mapLinks to an external site.. https://simplenursing.com/how-to-create-nursing-concept-map/Olivier, B. (2021, August 20). 6 ways to use concept mapping your researchLinks to an external site. [Multimedia]. https://www.researchmasterminds.com/life-and-academia/concept-mapping-in-your-researchTaber, K. S. (n.d.). Concept mapping as a research techniqueLinks to an external site.. https://science-education-research.com/research-methodology/research-techniques/concept-mapping-as-a-research-technique/

 

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConcept map explains the four
agonists on the agonist spectrum according to different characteristics and
mediation of biological activities. Concept map explains the proposed
mechanism and receptor it is targeting.

50 to >36.0 pts

Excellent

The response comprehensively and clearly explains each of the four
agonists on the agonist spectrum according to different characteristics and
mediation of biological activities. The response comprehensively and
clearly explains the proposed mechanism and receptor it is targeting.

36 to >24.0 pts

Good

The response clearly explains each of the four agonists on the
agonist spectrum but is not comprehensive according to different
characteristics and mediation of biological activities. The response
clearly explains the proposed mechanism and receptor it is targeting but is
not comprehensive.

24 to >11.0 pts

Fair

The response inaccurately or vaguely explains each of the four
agonists on the agonist spectrum or only discusses three out of the four
agonists. The response inaccurately or vaguely explains the proposed
mechanism and/or receptor it is targeting.

11 to >0 pts

Poor

The response inaccurately or vaguely explains two out of four
agonists on the agonist spectrum, or the response is missing. The response
includes inaccurate and vague examples that do not explain the proposed
mechanism and receptor it is targeting, or it is missing.

50 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe eight (8) medications provided
in the Assignment list are applied to the appropriate agonist on the agonist
spectrum.

30 to >21.0 pts

Excellent

All eight (8) of the medications are accurately applied to the
correct agonist on the agonist spectrum.

21 to >12.0 pts

Good

Six to seven (6–7) of the medications are accurately applied to the
correct agonist on the agonist spectrum.

12 to >6.0 pts

Fair

Four to five (4–5) of the medications are accurately applied to the
correct agonist on the agonist spectrum.

6 to >0 pts

Poor

Less than three (3) of the medications are accurately applied to the
correct agonist on the agonist spectrum.

30 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe concept map is correctly
designed and includes creative visual aids.

10 to >7.0 pts

Excellent

The concept map accurately portrays a concept map design and includes
two (2) or more creative visual aids.

7 to >4.0 pts

Good

The concept map accurately portrays a concept map design and includes
less than two (2) creative visual aids.

4 to >1.0 pts

Fair

The concept map accurately portrays a concept map design with no
inclusion of creative and visual aids.

1 to >0 pts

Poor

The submission does not accurately portray a concept map design.

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and
Formatting—English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper
punctuation

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.

4 to >3.0 pts

Good

Contains a few (one or two) grammar, spelling, and punctuation
errors.

3 to >1.0 pts

Fair

Contains several (three or four) grammar, spelling, and punctuation
errors.

1 to >0 pts

Poor

Contains many (five or more) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors
that interfere with the reader’s understanding.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting:
The submission contains an APA format for title page, citations, and
reference list.

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent

Uses correct APA format for title page, citations, and reference list
with no errors.

4 to >3.0 pts

Good

Contains one or two APA format errors with title page, citations, and
reference list.

3 to >1.0 pts

Fair

Contains three or four APA format errors with title page, citations,
and reference list.

1 to >0 pts

Poor

Missing APA format title page, citations, and/or reference list.

5 pts

Total
Points: 100

 

In this Assignment, you will “scavenger” the literature as you research the agonist spectrum and key neurotransmitters and pathways targeted in psychopharmacology. You will have the opportunity to
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