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Human Biology - Bioenergetics (IB)

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Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryCorrespondence
Course REF: BSC201

Human Biology - Bioenergetics (IB) Outline

Learn to manage energy levels in people; in sport, exercise, work or general day to day living.

Learn what is energy, how to increase people's energy levels and maintain them in different situations, when rest is the perfect recovery tool and how to perform exercises for better energy management.What are the factors that makes us move better?  By understanding these factors it is possible to improve management of the body's capacity for movement and to help maintain optimum levels of energy.

Suggested prior learning: A basic understanding of body systems or appropriate course such as Human Anatomy and Physiology.


Lesson Structure

There are 7 lessons in this course:

  1. Energy and Work -
    • Explains how energy is used in the human body to create work and power
  2. Energy Pathways
    • Looks at energy pathways during rest, work and recovery
  3. The Acid-Base Balance -
    • Explains the significance of the acid-base balance in the body
  4. Osmosis & Diffusion -
    • Explains movement of materials in and out of living cells
  5. Atmospheric Pressure
    • Examines the affect of changing atmospheric pressure on the human body
  6. Temperature Regulation
    • Centres on temperature regulation in the body
  7. Ergogenic Aids to Performance
    • Examines ergogenic aids to body performance during activity/exercise

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Aims

  • Explain how energy is used in the human body to create work and power.
  • Explain energy pathways during resting, work and recovery.
  • Explain the significance of the acid-base balance in the body.
  • Explain movement of materials in and out of living cells.
  • Explain the affect of changing atmospheric pressure on the body.
  • Explain temperature regulation in the body.
  • Explain ergogenic aids to body performance during activity/exercise.

Activities

  • Explain biological energy cycles, using illustrations where appropriate.
  • Explain two examples of energy pathways in the body, including an anaerobic and an aerobic pathway.
  • Explain the function of ATP in body energy pathways.
  • Explain the significance of the following terms to understanding body energy pathways:
    • energy
    • work
    • power
    • efficiency during exercise
  • Explain the consumption of oxygen during different stages of activity, including:
    • at rest
    • warming up
    • peak activity
    • cooling down
  • Calculate the net cost of exercise in litres per minute, for a set situation.
  • Explain the measurement of efficiency during the exercise carried out in a set task.
  • Explain problems which may occur in physiological processes during running a marathon.
  • Explain in one paragraph for each, the following acid-base terms with relevance to
    • exercise:
    • Buffer
    • Alkali reserve
    • Alkalosis
    • Acidosis
  • Describe respiratory regulation of pH in the human body.

Human Biology - Bioenergetics (IB)

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryCorrespondence
Course REF: BSC201