Applied Science AQA/Transport Mechanisms

Topic TitleEdit

Setting Applied contextEdit

Those working in the pharmaceutical industry need to understand how substances are absorbed and transported in cells. Knowledge of these mechanisms has applications in the development of drug therapies to treat cancer, dementia, diabetes and HIV, and in the production of amino acids for food products.

Syllabus Content What you need to do
•    the structure of cell membranes as a phospholipid bilayer with proteins interspersed
•    the function of intrinsic proteins, including their role in facilitated diffusion and active transport
•    the function of extrinsic proteins.

Exploration of key ideas (must be original text, not C&P) – level checked by AQAEdit

In general, point students towards the approach to take, as opposed to just giving them information.

Concept 1Edit

explanation 1

 
mad scientist

Concept 2Edit

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Concept 3Edit

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Concept 4Edit

explanation 4

Study TaskEdit

Work to do to understand this topic e.g. research, analysis

Careers and OrganisationsEdit

Carry out some research into these jobs in this area. (Feel free to add other jobs you find.)

Research these roles: What are the benefits of this role to society? What organisations would employ someone in this role? 

(Where would they work?)

What would someone in this role have to do within the organisation? What scientifically-related skills do they need to have? 

What techniques do they need to have mastered?

What experience is needed to undertake this role and its responsibilities within an organisation? What other science personnel will they work with in their organisation.
Job 1
Job 2

Relevant practical/sEdit

– relating to criteria skills

Quick questionsEdit

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Exam-style questionsEdit

– can we use old AQA qs… e.g. from more than 5 years ago? With Examiner comments

Solution

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LinksEdit

to other sections within this book

to good external websites (including AQA website, wikipedia, relevant applications / companies) - also considering links in spec

References / BibliographyEdit

of recommended text books

including mapped refs to existing books


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