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Understanding Biological Energy

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About

Get an introduction to energy and explore how humans and other living things obtain and use their biological energy sources with Understanding Biological Energy at Royal Holloway, University of London by FutureLearn.

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Overview

On Understanding Biological Energy at Royal Holloway, University of London by FutureLearn , you’ll learn what energy actually is and how living things acquire and convert it.

Key facts:

You’ll find out how biological energy is stored and released in fossil fuels and what advances in agriculture mean for feeding the world’s growing population.As you explore biological energy in industry, you’ll consider the ways science can help us to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels as well as ways we might use and learn from plants to provide energy in the future.You’ll also discover the concept of ‘energy overload’ and how it is threatening our bodies’ energy balance today.

Programme Structure

Topics:

  • Human energy: Humans as chemotrophs; Chemical energy from food; Mitochondria; ion gradients and ATP
  • Photosynthesis: Green plants and autotrophic bacteria; Solar energy to food; Oxygenation and evolution
  • Industrial energy: Fossil fuels; Biomass; Artificial photosynthesis

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 1 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is designed for young learners who have studied at least GCSE science (chemistry, biology, or physics) and are interested in pursuing the connections between these subjects.
  • It will be of particular interest to those looking to study the life sciences at university level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 1 months.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 1 months.

It's free to join and study this course, you have the option to upgrade  and receive a digital certificate for $15.83/month. 

Funding

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