NZQA registered unit standard 12700 version 4 Page 1 of 3

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NZQA registered unit standard
12700 version 4
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Title
Describe the human cardiovascular system
Level
4
Credits
3
Purpose
People credited with this unit standard are able to describe:
basic composition and function of blood; and normal structure
and function of the heart and blood vessels.
Classification
Health, Disability, and Aged Support > Core Health
Available grade
Achieved
Explanatory notes
1
Reference
Marieb, E.N. (2010). Essentials of human anatomy and physiology (10th ed.). San
Francisco, CA: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings.
2
As the content of this unit standard is largely informational, evidence requirements
assume that knowledge will be acquired from the reference text in conjunction with
models and other information-bearing media. In this regard it is expected that
outcomes and evidence will be in accordance with the reference text.
3
Definition
Normal human structure and function refers to structure and function which are not
impaired by abnormalities or dysfunction.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Describe the basic composition and function of blood.
Range
leukocytes, erythrocytes, platelets, plasma.
Evidence requirements
1.1
The normal blood components are described.
1.2
The normal functions of blood components are described.
Outcome 2
Describe normal structure and function of the heart and blood vessels.
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Evidence requirements
2.1
The location of the heart in the thorax is identified.
2.2
The normal structure and function of the heart is described.
Range
2.3
endocardium, myocardium, epicardium, pericardium, chambers
and valves.
The normal structure and function of blood vessels is described.
Range
2.4
arteries, veins, capillaries.
The normal functions of the cardiovascular system are described in relation to
the maintenance of homeostasis.
Range
systemic circulation, pulmonary circulation, coronary circulation,
blood pressure.
Planned review date
31 December 2017
Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process
Version Date
Last Date for Assessment
Registration
1
23 October 1998
31 December 2012
Review
2
26 May 2004
31 December 2012
Review
3
20 March 2008
31 December 2012
Review
4
20 September 2012
N/A
Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference
0024
This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA,
before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses
of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies
to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR). The
CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing
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NZQA registered unit standard
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to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors
and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
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