Homeostasis, Coordination & Control and the Excretory System

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DistanceLearningCentre.comSTUDENT ASSESSMENT ANSWERSHEETCOURSE:Access to Higher Education DiplomaSUBJECT:BiologyUNIT TITLE:Homeostasis, Co-ordination and Control and the ExcretorySystemLEVEL:3 (Graded)CREDITS:6PART 1: Student declarationPlease complete all relevant information below:I understand that copying / taking ideas from other sources (e.g. reference books,journals, internet, and tutor hand-outs) without acknowledging them is plagiarism.I confirm that:This assignment is all my own work.All contributions taken from other reading and research have been referencedaccurately.Any direct quotations taken from other reading and research have been acknowledgedand attributed accurately.I have attached a bibliography listing all sources used in producing this assignment.I have added the word count below. (Note:your work must be within the word countrange: for a 3 credit unit this is 1000-1500 words, and for a 6 credit unit it is 2000-2500words.)©DistanceLearningCentre.com,2016
I have read and understood theAscentis - Malpractice and MaladministrationPolicy, and understand the consequences of non-compliance with this document.Your full name:Your signature *:Date on whichassessmentwas set:Date due:Date submitted:Extension - date due(if applicable):Actual word count per TAQ:Remember that your assessment’soverall word countshould sit between 1000-1500 (3 credit unit) and 2000-2500(6 credit unit)* Please type your name into the signature box above and upload this document to yourLearner Account. This will be accepted as your electronic signature.PART 2: Learning outcomes and assessment criteria for this unitThe following table shows the assessment criteria that your tutor will use to mark your work. ToPass a unit you must achieve all of the assessment criteria below. When all assessment criteriahave been met, your tutor will use the grading descriptors shown on your assessment’s TAQsheet to assess whether it should receive a Pass, Merit or a Distinction.When you havecompleted your work insert the page number/s on which, in your opinion, you have meteach of the assessment criteria.LEARNINGOUTCOMES (LOs)ASSESSMENT CRITERIA (ACs)The student should be ableto:The student has achieved the learningoutcomes because s/he can:Page number/swhere you haveachieved this AC:1Understandtheimportanceof1.1 Explain the term homeostasis61.2Evaluate, using examples, the importance6-8©DistanceLearningCentre.com,20162
homeostasisinmaintaining equilibrium inof homeostasis in maintaining physiologicalequilibrium3Understand the functionof the main componentsof the nervous system2.1 Explain the relationship between structureand function of the nervous system10-114Understand the functionof the main componentsof the endocrine system3.1 By use of examples, explain how theendocrine system functions in the process ofhomeostasis through hormone action83.2 Compare and contrast hormonal controlwith control through nerve action11-126Understand the functionof the main componentsof the excretory system4.1 Explain the relationship between structureand function of the excretory system13-15There are some phrases that you may not be familiar with when answering TAQs or trying tomatch your answers with assessmentcriteria. Here are some helpful tips:To compareIdentify the similarities and differences between two or more phenomena.Say if any of the shared similarities or differences are more important thanothers. ‘Compare’ and ‘contrast’ will often feature together in an essayquestion.©DistanceLearningCentre.com,20163
Further resources:You will need to be logged in to your Learner Account to access theseresources.We advise that you check theAscentis Subject Set UnitSpecifications - Biologyfor the ‘indicative content’ of the unit,as this may help you to understand how you could meetDLC Student HandbookDLCLibraryLog in to your Learner Account and click on ‘Library’ to viewvarious resources to help you with your learning.For any table, you can add more rows if necessary. If you are unsureabout how to do this, please see the following:DLC Learning materials: Study Skills - How to use I.T.PART 3: Your comments on this assignment©DistanceLearningCentre.com,20164
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