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Trials And Treatments Assignment

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Trials And Treatments Assignment

  1. 1. Trials and Treatments Unit 11: Science in Medicine Assessed by Teresa Greer Start date: March 2nd 2009 Hand in date: June 12th 2009 Purpose This unit will provide students with a greater understanding of how disorders are treated and how the tools to treat them are developed. Students will look at the following: ✓ Drugs and techniques used to treat specific disorders ✓ Diagnosis techniques ✓ Drug development and limitations ✓ Who uses and who doesn’t get medicine ✓ Who chooses not to accept certain treatment that are available to them Scenario You are going to write a full report on treatment for disorders, starting at how disorders are diagnosed right through to how drugs are created specific to conditions. There will be some controversial aspects to this assignment, considering who is allowed access to medi- cines and who refuses treatments that are available to them. Your report is designed to be a full consideration of the way disease is dealt with and should be informative to all. Task 1 This provides evidence for P1 For this task you will identify and describe two physical diagnostic techniques and two biological diagnostic techniques from a brainstorm created in class. For each technique find a suitable image and describe what the test is and what information it can give us. Hand in date March 9th 2009 Task 2 This provides evidence for M1 For each technique discussed in task 1 you will discuss the scientific principles behind it in a short report. What is the technique testing for and how does it test for it? Add this re- port to the end of your description. Hand in date March 9th 2009 Task 3 This provides evidence for D1 For each of the techniques you have described and discussed create a table of disadvan- tages and advantages of the techniques. How efficient are they? what can go wrong? hand in date March 16th 2009 BTEC First Diploma Applied Science Trials and Treatment
  2. 2. Trials and Treatment Task 4 This provides evidence for P2 Identify three therapeutic drugs that are used to treat specific disorders. Create a profile for each drug and the disorder it is used to treat. Hand in date April 3rd 2009 Task 5 This provides evidence for M2 For each therapeutic drug you have chosen describe how they are used to treat the given disorders. Add this to the profile you have started in task 4 Hand in date April 22nd 2009 Task 6 This provides evidence for D2 For each of the therapeutic drugs explain the action of the drug. What are the active ingre- dients and what do they target? Add this to the profile you have started in task 4. hand in date April 22nd 2009 Task 7 This provides evidence for P3 Identify two therapeutic techniques that are used to treat specific disorders. Create a pro- file for each technique and the disorder it is used to treat. Hand in date April 29th 2009 Task 8 This provides evidence for M3 For each of the two therapeutic techniques discuss and explain the functions of each technique. What is the technique trying to achieve and how? Add this to the profile started in task 7. hand in date April 29th 2009 Task 9 This provides evidence for D3 We will have a whole class discussion and brainstorm some of the reasons why some people refuse to take medicines. From the list created choose one of the reasons that you are most interested in. Prepare a presentation on your chosen issue to be filmed for a short film on refusing medicine. hand in date May 8th 2009 BTEC First Diploma Applied Science Trials and Treatment
  3. 3. Trials and Treatment Task 10 This provides evidence for P4 After playing the pfizer drug development game outline the stages in a flow diagram that are needed when identifying, synthesizing and marketing a new drug. For each stage write a brief description of the exact legal requirements, make sure to include the types of trials needed for new medicines. hand in date May 15th 2009 Task 11 This provides evidence for M4 Alongside your flow diagram add a box at each stage saying what can go wrong in the process of creation of a new medicine. Underneath this write a summary about whether or not you think it is difficult or easy to make a new drug. hand in date May 15th 2009 Task 12 This provides evidence for D4 For this task you need to review some of the legal requirements that are surrounded with developing a new drug. You should pay particular attention to what must occur before a first clinical trial can take place with emphasis on the case study about the clinical trial gone wrong. hand in date June 1st 2009 Task 13 This provides evidence for P5 Here we will focus on what limits access to drugs for particular patients. You will be pre- sented with a budget and a set of patients on which you can spend your money on. How will you prioritise who gets medicine and who doesn’t? Why don’t some patients get the medicines they need? Create a table that has a list of limiting factors, what this means, and whether or not you think this is fair Hand in date June 8th Task 14 This provides evidence for M5 All medicines carry a risk when you take them. For this task you will examine the list of side effects for a set of common over the counter medicines. You will create a profile for each discussing the risk of using this medicine. Hand in date June 12th BTEC First Diploma Applied Science Trials and Treatment
  4. 4. Trials and Treatment Task 15 This provides evidence for D5 Based on task 13 we are going to examine the specific limitation of availability of cancer drugs. We’ll look primarily at Avastin as this has been in the media a significant amount in recent years. For this task you will describe the controversy that surrounds limitation of cancer drugs to some patients, with a full evaluation of why these are limited and whether or not you think this is fair. hand in date June 12th To achieve a pass grade the To achieve a merit grade the To achieve a distinction evidence must show that the evidence must show that the grade the evidence must learner is able to: learner is able to: show that the learner is able to: M1 P1 D1 Identify and describe two explain the scientific principles evaluate the advantages and biological and two physical underlying the two biological disadvantages of using the procedures used to diagnose and two physical procedures two biological and two illness physical procedures P2 M2 D2 identify the therapeutic drugs describe how the therapeutic explain why the actions of used to treat three given drugs are used to treat these therapeutic drugs are used to illnesses illnesses treat given illnesses P3 M3 D3 describe two therapeutic explain the functions of each of evaluate the reasons why some techniques that are available to these techniques in given individuals, religions and treat given examples of treatment processes cultires choose not to take illnesses advantage of all types of available treatment P4 M4 D4 describe how a new drug is explain why very few of the review the legal requirements identified and developed to compounds which start the for the introduction of a new production and marketing process of development ever drug into the UK market stages of development succeed through to become licensed drugs P5 M5 D5 describe the factors affecting explain the risks involved in all explain the reasons why availability of drugs and types of drug treatments decisions to give prescriptions treatments to patients drugs to some and not to others are always controversial BTEC First Diploma Applied Science Trials and Treatment
  5. 5. Trials and Treatment Assessed by: Teresa Greer Internally verified by: Hand in date: June 12th 2009 BTEC First Diploma Applied Science Trials and Treatment

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