1.1 Describe the structure and function of the human male and female reproductive systems.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Understand the structures and function of male and female reproductive systems.
  2. Understand the human menstrual cycle.
  3. Understand gametogenesis and fertilisation.
  4. Understand methods of contraception.
  5. Understand contemporary issues in human reproduction.

Assessment Criteria – you will address these criteria by completing the Assignment Task

1.1

Describe the structure and function of the human male and female reproductive systems.

2.1

Explain the chronology and control of the human female reproductive cycle including hormone interactions.

3.1

Describe the process of spermatogenesis and oogenesis comparing the two.

3.2

Explain fertilisation.

4.1

Outline the merits of some methods of contraception.

5.1

Discuss reproduction issues which may be considered to be controversial e.g. fertility treatments

Assignment Task

6 Questions

Question 1 (1.1)

a) Draw or download 2 large fully labelled diagrams showing the male and female reproductive systems.

1.1 Describe the structure and function of the human male and female reproductive systems.

b) Using the two diagrams you have drawn to assist you; describe the structure and function of the human male and female reproductive systems. (500 words)

Question 2 (2.1)

Fig 3 shows changes in the concentration of levels hormones that are involved in controlling the menstrual cycle.

Using figure 3 to assist, explain the chronology of the human female reproductive cycle.  You must include details of how the different hormones interact to effectively control the processes of ovulation and menstruation. (250 words)

Question 3 (3.1)

The process of producing mature sperm is called spermatogenesis i.e. ‘the creation of sperm’; likewise, the process of producing egg cells is called oogenesis i.e. ‘the creation of oocytes’ or egg cells. Compare and contrast the processes of spermatogenesis and oogenesis. (250 words)

Question 4 (3.2)

a) To produce a zygote, fertilisation of an egg cell by a sperm cell has to occur. Explain the process of fertilisation within the human body. (100 words)

Question 5 (4.1. 5.1)

a) Complete the table below to outline the merits of three different types of contraception:

Contraception type

Advantages

Disadvantages

Citations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(150 words)

b)    A designer baby has been defined as:

“… a baby genetically engineered in vitro for specially selected traits, which can vary from lowered disease-risk to gender selection”. (Ly, 2013)

Discuss some of the ethical issues surrounding this topic. (350 words) 

Word count guideline: 1600 words

Understand the structures and function of male and female reproductive systems.

Sanctions apply for graded assessments that are over/under the allocated word limit by more than 10% - please see Student Handbook for details. 

Grade Descriptor 1 – Understanding the Subject

Guidance

For Merit work should:

a. demonstrate a very good grasp of the relevant knowledge base.

For Distinction work should:

a. demonstrate an excellent grasp of the relevant knowledge base.

Answers will show clear understanding of the male and female reproductive systems, the menstrual cycle, gametogenesis and fertilisation as well as contraception and genetically engineered IVF.

Grade Descriptor 2 – Application of Knowledge

Guidance

For Merit work should:

a. make use of relevant facts


c. show very good levels of accuracy

For Distinction work should:

a. make use of relevant facts


c. show excellent levels of accuracy

Explanations and descriptions will include relevant facts in relation to the reproductive systems with a high degree of accuracy

Grade Descriptor 7 - Quality

Guidance

For Merit work should:

a. demonstrate a very good response to the demands of the brief

For Distinction work should:

a. demonstrate a excellent response to the demands of the brief

Responses will be clearly focused on the questions asked with high levels of accuracy throughout

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1st submission

Re-submission

1.1

Describe the structure and function of the human male and female reproductive systems

 

 

 

2.1

Explain the chronology and control of the human female reproductive cycle including hormone interactions

 

 

3.1

Describe the process of spermatogenesis and oogenesis comparing the two.

 

 

3.2

Explain fertilisation.

 

 

4.1

Outline the merits of some methods of contraception.

 

 

5.1

Discuss reproduction issues which may be considered to be controversial e.g. fertility treatments

 

 

Assessment Criteria not met:

 

Instructions:

Include word count where appropriate.

 

Deadline:

Please upload resubmitted work on a separate document titled ‘Resubmission’.

 

Date work resubmitted:

 

Grade Descriptor 1 – Understanding the Subject

GI

For Merit work should:

a. demonstrate a very good grasp of the relevant knowledge base.

For Distinction work should:

a. demonstrate an excellent grasp of the relevant knowledge base.

 

Grade Descriptor 2 – Application of Knowledge

GI

For Merit work should:

a. make use of relevant facts


c. show very good levels of accuracy

For Distinction work should:

a. make use of relevant facts


c. show excellent levels of accuracy

 

Grade Descriptor 7 - Quality

GI

For Merit work should:

a. demonstrate a very good response to the demands of the brief

For Distinction work should:

a. demonstrate a excellent response to the demands of the brief

 

Recommended Grade: Pass/Merit/Distinction

Understand the structures and function of male and female reproductive systems.      

Describe the structure and function of the human male and female reproductive systems. Understand the structures and function of male and female reproductive systems.


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