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Qualification Grading Type


Grade Descriptors

  • GD1-Understanding the subject
  • GD7-Quality

Unit Learning Outcomes


Understand forces in action.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Explain the types of forces acting in given situations.

  • 1.2

    Find the position of centre and gravity of a uniform body, justifying the answer.

  • 1.3

    Explain key forces acting on the human body in a given situation.


Understand static and hydrostatic pressure.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Explain situations in which different combinations of forces and areas create different pressures.

  • 2.2

    Analyse the movement of gases in relation to atmosphere pressure.

  • 2.3

    Explain how pressure changes are accommodated by biological systems.


Understand Hooke's law in relation to stretching and compressing.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Summarise Hooke's law in relation to stretching and compressing.

  • 3.2

    Evaluate data from stretching experiments.

  • 3.3

    Compare and contrast how two different materials behave under stress and strain in the human body.


Understand the action of levers.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Explain the Principle of Moments.

  • 4.2
    Calculate the forces/distance required to achieve equilibrium.
  • 4.3

    Explain the role of levers and joints in achieving a vertical posture in humans.


Understand the concepts of current voltage and resistance.

Assessment Criteria

  • 5.1
    Explain the relationship between current, voltage and resistance.
  • 5.2

    Calculate the electrical resistance of various components.

  • 5.3

    Evaluate how electrical concepts are put to use in a given medical device or procedure.