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Overview

Framework:
Access to HE
Level:
Level 3
Unit No:
QU006415
Credits:
3
Guided learning hours:
Not available

Qualification Grading Type

Graded

Grade Descriptors

  • GD2-Application of knowledge
  • GD7-Quality

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand the structure and function of the circulatory system.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Describe the structure of the heart and circulatory system in mammals.
  • 1.2
    Describe and explain a cardiac cycle.
  • 1.3
    Explain the control of the heart beat.
  • 1.4
    Explain the transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.

2

Understand the structure and function of the respiratory system.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Describe and explain the structures of the respiratory system.
  • 2.2
    Describe and explain diffusion and the mechanism of gaseous exchange.
  • 2.3
    Describe and explain the properties of the respiratory surface including an analysis of the importance of surface area to volume ratio.

3

Understand how to complete a scientific investigation on heart and breathing rate.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Describe in detail a safe method and present reliable results from an investigation on heart and breathing rate.
  • 3.2
    Analyse findings by producing a scientific report which utilises the results of the scientific investigation.

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