Subject and Unit: AS Biology Unit 1: Lifestyle, Transport, Genes and Health
Topic 1: Lifestyle, health and risk
Key Assessment: End of topic test
1
Session
Course Content
GCSE review of topic
Learning objectives
To review expected GCSE knowledge of topic
2
Why a heart and circulation?
3
Structure of the heart and location of blood vessels
To explain why many animals have a heart and
circulation
To explain how the structure of blood vessels relate
to their functions
4
The transport medium
5
The structure and function of blood vessels
6
The cardiac cycle
7
Events that lead to atherosclerosis
8
Risk
9
Identifying risk factors for CVD
10
CVD risk factors –age and gender
11
CVD risk factors- blood pressure
12
CVD risk factors- dietary factors
Carbohydrate structures
To explain the importance of water as a solvent in
transport, including its dipole nature
To explain how the structure of blood vessels relate
to their function
To describe the cardiac cycle and relate the
structure and operation of the mammalian heart to
its function, including the major blood vessels
To explain the course of events that leads to
atherosclerosis
To describe the blood clotting process and its role
in cardiovascular disease
To analyse and interpret quantitative data on
illness and mortality rates to determine health risks.
To explain why people’s perceptions of risks are
often different from the actual risks
To evaluate design of studies used to determine
health risk factors
To describe the factors that increase the risk of
CVD
To describe the factors that increase the risk of
CVD
To distinguish between monosaccharide’s,
disaccharides and polysaccharides and relate their
structures to their roles in providing and storing
energy
To describe how monosaccharide’s join to form
Resources / References / Visits
Interactive Introductory presentation
A1.01L Mark’s and Peter’s stories
GCSE review and GCSE review test (Interactive)
Textbook pages 2-5
A1.02L Practical Demonstrating mass flow
Textbook pages 6-7 (Checkpoint question 1.1)
A1.03L Practical Structure of the heart (dissection)
A1.04L Interactive tutorial alternative to A1.03
(simulated dissection)
A1.05 Interactive tutorial An ideal transport medium
Textbook pages 8-9
A1.06L Practical Investigating arteries and veins
Textbook pages 10 (Checkpoint question 1.2)
A1.07L Interactive tutorial The cardiac cycle
Textbook pages 11-12 (Checkpoint question 1.3)
A1.08 Atherosclerosis
Textbook pages 13-16
A1.09L Estimating risk
Textbook pages 17-20 (Checkpoint question1.4)
A1.10L Identifying risk factors
Textbook pages 21-24 (Checkpoint question 1.5)
A1.11L Analysis of cardiovascular disease data
Textbook pages 25
A1.12L Practical/ Interactive Measuring blood
pressure
Activity A1.13L Blood pressure summary
Textbook pages 26-27
A1.14L Interactive tutorial Carbohydrate structure.
Molymods can be used
Textbook pages 28-34
Subject and Unit: AS Biology Unit 1: Lifestyle, Transport, Genes and Health
Topic 1: Lifestyle, health and risk
Key Assessment: End of topic test
13
Use of immobilized enzymes
14
Lipid structure
15
Energy budgets
16
Cholesterol
17
CDV risk factors- genetics
18
CDV risk factors- other risk factors
19
CDV risk factors- other risk factors
20
Effect of caffeine on the heart rate
disaccharides and polysaccharides through
condensation reactions forming glycosidic bonds,
and how these can be split through hydrolysis
reactions
To describe how monosaccharide’s join to form
disaccharides and polysaccharides through
condensation reactions forming glycosidic bonds,
and how these can be split through hydrolysis
reactions
To describe the synthesis of a triglyceride by the
formation of ester bonds during condensation
reactions between glycerol and three fatty acids
and recognize differences between saturated and
unsaturated lipids
To analyse data on energy budgets and diet so as
to be able to discuss the consequences of energy
imbalance, including weight loss, weight gain, and
development of obesity.
To discuss how people use scientific knowledge
about the effects of diet, exercise and smoking to
reduce their risk of coronary heart disease
To analyse and interpret data on the possible
significance for health of blood cholesterol levels
and levels of high-density lipoproteins and lowdensity lipoproteins.
To describe the evidence for a causal relationship
between blood cholesterol levels and CVD
To describe the factors that increase the risk of
CVD
To describe the factors that increase the risk of
CVD
To describe the factors that increases the risk of
CVD.
To describe how to investigate the vitamin C
content of food and drink
To describe how the effect of caffeine on heart rate
in Daphnia can be investigated practically, and
A1.15L Practical Biotechnology to the rescue
A1.16L Interactive activity on lipids
Textbook pages 35-37
A1.17L Interactive activity Your energy budget
Textbook pages 38-41
A1.18L Cholesterol and CVD- correlation or casual
link?
Textbook pages 42-44
A1.19L Sudden death in athletes
Textbook pages 45-46
A1.20L Are you getting enough antioxidants?
A1.22L Reducing stress and healthy heart quiz
Textbook pages 47
A1.21L CORE PRACTICAL Is high C all it claims to
be?
A1.23L CORE PRACTICAL Does caffeine affect heart
rate?
Subject and Unit: AS Biology Unit 1: Lifestyle, Transport, Genes and Health
Topic 1: Lifestyle, health and risk
Key Assessment: End of topic test
21
Effect of caffeine on the heart rate
22
Reducing the risks of CVD
23
Reducing the risks of CVD
Peer
Learning
Tasks
Activity 1.26 Using checklist of learning outcomes
students review their learning during the topic
Directed
independent
study
Write up of class practical’s
Homework
P 1-53 Textbook questions
discuss whether there are ethical issues in the use
of invertebrates
Effect of caffeine on the heart rate
To describe the benefits and risks of treatments for
CVD
To discuss how people use scientific knowledge
about the effects of diet, exercise and smoking to
reduce the risk of CVD
Textbook pages 48
A1.23L CORE PRACTICAL Does caffeine affect heart
rate?
Textbook pages 48 (Checkpoint 1.6)
Textbook pages 49-53
A1.25L Making decisions

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