Hampstead School

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Course title: BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care
Tutor name: Ms. Bird
Unit: 34
Assignment
title:

Human Inheritance for Health and Social Care
Reproductive and Gene Technologies and the associated ethical
dilemmas

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On completion of this task:
Understand reproductive and gene technologies
Understand ethical dilemmas in relation to reproductive and gene
technologies
Scenario:
You have been asked to prepare a booklet and leaflet that could be
displayed in a Clinic or doctor’s waiting room to inform the public
about reproductive and gene technologies. In addition you will prepare
a report for health workers about ethical dilemmas associated with this
technology and you will assess the advantages and disadvantages of
the technologies.
To achieve a pass
grade the evidence
must show that the
learner is able to:

To achieve a merit
grade the evidence
must show that in
addition
to
the
pass criteria, the
learner is able to:

P5 Outline principles of
reproductive and gene
technologies and their
implications
for
individuals, society and
the environment.
P6
Explain
ethical
dilemmas that may
arise from reproductive
and gene technologies.

M3
Assess
advantages
and
disadvantages
of
gene
and
reproductive
technologies
for
individuals
and
society in relation to
health and wellbeing.

To
achieve
a
distinction
grade
the evidence must
show
that,
in
addition
to
the
pass
and
merit
criteria,
the
learner is able to:
D2
Analyse ethical
dilemmas
arising
from
reproductive
and
gene
technologies.

Task 3 (P5, P6, M3, D2)
Produce an information booklet and a leaflet to outline the principles of
reproductive and gene technology and their implications for individuals,
society and the environment (P5). Then produce a report to explain the
ethical dilemmas that may arise from gene and reproductive technologies
(P6) and analyse them (D2) and assess the advantages and
disadvantages of these technologies (M3).

Make sure you include the following:
In the information booklet – outline what is available and give the
implications of techniques for contraception, assisted reproduction,
screening to check the baby’s development before birth, screening parents
and babies for a genetic disorder and to check identity when in dispute eg,
paternity.
In the leaflet – outline of genetic engineering - Human Genome Project,
DNA analysis, gene therapy, recombinant DNA and genetic profiling,
together with the implications in producing useful chemicals like
pharmaceuticals and industrial enzymes, disease or pest resistant crops,
identifying matching tissue types for transplants and identifying an
individual involved in criminal activity through forensic evidence (P5).
In the report – explain ethical dilemmas that arise for individuals who may
need to decide whether to make use of this technology. Consider their
quality of life, confidentiality, rights and responsibilities. Also consider the
dilemmas that affect family members, carers, scientists, professionals and
government, and the regulation of this technology (P6). Then assess the
advantages and disadvantages of these technologies for individuals and
society in relation to health and wellbeing (M3). Go on to analyse the
ethical dilemmas arising from reproductive and gene technologies using
examples (D2).
Give references for all diagrams and sources of information.

Task3

Evidenc
e for
P5
P6
M3
D2

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