1500 words max (strong biological terminology required)
Q1. Explain the roles of the different structures within the male and female reproductive system (clearly link structure and function). (200 words max).
Q2. Source of hormone table (please see attached). Explain how hormones control the reproductive system and how the levels of each hormone change during pregnancy (250 words max). Focus should be on female hormonal control but there should be still some mention on male hormones). Important element – include the female hormones on how their levels change during pregnancy which ties in directly to their usage within the body.
q3. Please see table attached. Critically evaluate the following four forms of contraception, outlining the advantages and disadvantages of each before reaching a conclusion as to which are seen as the best methods (350 words max).
Q4. What causes the following genetic conditions:
a) huntington\’s disease (100 words max)
b) cystic fibrosis (100 words max)
Cover each of these with a discussion of the inheritance pattern as well as discussion of the causes. Don\’t just focus on the symptoms of the condition. Genetic factors are important when answering this.
Q5. Genetic counselling is an important consideration, particularly for couples at risk of a range of genetic based conditions and predispositions. What different kinds of genetic counselling are there and what are they used for? Explain the use of such counselling in the essay including the role of the genetic counsellor, and explain at least two of the tests that may be carried out.
(500 words max).
The different methods (tests) utilised during genetic counselling are the real focus of this question, and its best to make sure that these are covered. Bullet points and sub headings are to be avoided.