Principles of Bioenergetics and Fuel Molecule Metabolism

Principles of Bioenergetics and Fuel Molecule Metabolism

by Kevin Ahern, PhD, Georgina Cornwall, PhD

This course covers the material of content category 1D of the official MCAT exam content outline.

Bioenergetics refers to the study of energy transformation within living systems. Required for the most basic of cellular functions, biological systems have the ability to store and utilize energy in the form of nucleoside triphosphate compounds (e.g., ATP and GTP). Energy can be extracted from the intake of energy-rich foods and/or via cellular respiration, as in the case of anaerobic organisms.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the types of biological fuel molecules and other principles of bioenergetics. For optimal comprehension, the student should be familiar with the basic concepts of college-grade biology, chemistry, and physics.

Course Details

  • Videos 78
  • Duration 5:21 h
  • Quiz questions 170
  • Concept Pages 22


Your Educators of course Principles of Bioenergetics and Fuel Molecule Metabolism

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University (OSU), USA.
He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently, he teaches courses for health sciences students at OSU.
He is co-author of three Open Educational electronic textbooks on Biochemistry and a Guide to Getting Into Medical School.
Due to his achievements, he earned OSU’s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award in 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahern teaches courses on Biochemistry and on "How to Get into Medical School”.

 Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Dr. Georgina Cornwall is a Biology Instructor and currently works as an Instructional Designer in the private sector, developing interactive online training materials.
She obtained her PhD in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology at the University of Colorado, USA, in 2000, and has since taught a broad array of biology courses at various US universities.
She is an active promoter of hybrid/online teaching formats and interactive courses, and has received several awards for her engaging and innovative course design; e.g., she was named Adjunct Faculty of the Year at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen twice.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Cornwall teaches courses on Biology & Genetics.

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Easy to follow
By Jea I. on 11. May 2022 for Citric Acid Cycle

I can easily follow the sequence of information. The important details are also emphasized, making it easier for recall.

Awesome Lessons
By Queen M. on 04. May 2022 for Carbohydrate Metabolism

I really like the explanations and detailed structures used. The structures make it easier to understand.

The Krebs Cycle finally makes sense!
By Kyla S. on 29. April 2022 for Citric Acid Cycle

Very clear and easy to understand. I enjoyed the visuals.

Easy to understand and memorize
By Christophe E. on 06. April 2022 for Carbohydrate Metabolism

The explanation about the carbs are very clear and detail. Which make easier for any student and professor to better understand the carbs, their pathway, and the enzymes that work in those pathways.