401002- Bioscience 1
Learning Guide – Autumn 2014
Assessm enl2.The lmportance of Maintaining Health and Healthy
Lifestyle Practices – Short Answer Questions
Weightingr 40%
Word counUduration: 1000 words
Due Date: week 11 Wed 7th May 2014, 1700hrs (electronic submission through Turnitin)
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Marking Griteria and Standards: See page 12
Aim of Assessment
This assessment task will develop your knowledge of the function and importance of healthy body
systems in an adult. lt focuses on the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, aspects that
maintain a healthy respiratory system as well as factors associated with changes in this system’
Skills being developed are researching, writing, referencing and presenting information in a clear and
concise written format. This task aims to develop an understanding of the respiratory system and the
importance of maintaining a healthy body’
The following short answer questions are to be answered’
e1 . Describe the mechanics of inspiration and expiration in a resting person. (270 words, 10 marks)
Q2. Discuss how lung volumes change in response to vigorous breathing (forced inspiration and
expiration) and what additional muscles will be used to ensure these volumes are met (270 words’ 10
e3. Describe any four normal age-related changes to the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory
system in healthy elderly adults (over 65 years)’ (270 words’ 10 marks)
Q4. Describe three effects long term exercise has in maintaining a healthy respiratory system’ (180
words, 5 marks)
Each question should be answered separately and not as an essay’
The following journal article must be used in this assessment:
Lalley, P.M. (2013) The ageing respiratory system – Pulmonary structure, function and neural
control. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiotogy 187′ 199-210′
All answers must include in-text references and a reference list must be included at the end of
the assessment. The reference list is not included in the word limit.
Reference using style as per the UWS American Psychological Association (APA) referencing
style guide 6th edition’
i. Examples may be available on the vUWS site’
ii. There are a number of textbooks and resources available through the UWS Library that may


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