Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 2nd Year 1st Sem., B. Sc. Microbiology

  1. MCB211: General Microbiology I

    (3 credit units)

    Nature of microbiology and types of microorganisms, History of microbiology, Tools and techniques in microbiology, Structure of and comparison of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, Morphology, life cycle and economic importance of bacteria, fungi and protozoa with emphasis on nutrition, metabolism, and growth.

  2. MCB221: Principles of Sterilization, Disinfection and Chemotherapy

    (2 credit units)

    A review of methods used for sterilization and disinfections, Definition of terms, criteria and viability for sterilization and disinfection, Exponential kinetics, physical and chemical agents, inactivation of viruses, classification, disruption and the action of chemotherapeutic agents, Drug resistance and susceptibility testing.

  3. ZOO211: Lower Invertebrates

    (2 credit units)

    General characteristics of lower invertebrates, Classification of invertebrates into their various groups, Levels of organization in the invertebrates and their economic importance, Biology of Protozoans, Cnidarians, Platyhelminthes and Nematodes, Phylogenetic relationships, evolution and adaptive biology of the major invertebrate groups.

  4. CHM211: Inorganic Chemistry II

    (2 credit units)

    Definition and general characteristics of the transition elements; Chemistry of the d-block transition elements (1st, 2nd and 3rd rows); Magnetic properties and metal-metal bonds; Theories of transition metal complexes; Complexes of first row transition metals and their electronic structures; Electronic absorption and charge-transfer spectra; Optical properties; Introduction to organ metallic chemistry- organ metallic compounds of first row transition metals, Metal ions in biochemical systems.

  5. BIO211: Genetics I

    (2 credit units)

    Hereditable and non-hereditable characteristics, Biological variations and mechanisms involved in inheritance. The probability factor in inheritance, Structural changes of genes, such as mutation and rearrangements, Numerical changes of genes; such as euploidy, polypoidy and aneuploidy, Basic population genetics; gene behaviour in a population; dominance and recessive relationships, Gene frequencies.

  6. BCH201: General Biochemistry I

    (3 credit units)

    Water: Structure and hydrophilic interactions amongst water molecules; The ionic product of water - pKw; acidity, alkalinity and the concept of pH; pH, the body buffer systems, and their effects on cellular activities; chemistry, structures, and functions of carbohydrates: complex sugars-starch, glycogen etc versus simple sugars-amyloses; hexoses-glucose, fructose, mannose, galactose etc; pentoses; erythrose and trioses; chemistry, structure and functions of amino acids and proteins and their derivatives; primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structures of proteins: their determination and biochemical implications.

  7. GST211: History and Philosophy of Science

    (2 credit units)

    Man - his origin and nature, Man and his cosmic environment, Scientific methodology, Science and technology in the society and service of man, Renewable and non-renewable resources-man and his energy resources, Environmental effects of chemical plastics, Textiles, Wastes and other material, Chemical and radiochemical hazards Introduction to the various areas of science and technology, Elements of environmental studies.

  8. GST222: Peace Study and conflict Resolution

    (2 credit units)

    Basic Concepts in peace studies and conflict resolution, Peace as vehicle of unity and development, Conflict issues, Types of conflict, e. g. Ethnic/religious/political/economic conflicts, Root causes of conflicts and violence in Africa, Indigene/settler phenomenon, Peace - building, Management of conflict and security, Elements of peace studies and conflict resolution, developing a culture of peace, Peace mediation and peace-keeping, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Dialogue/arbitration in conflict resolution, Role of international organizations in conflict resolution, e.g, ECO WAS, African Union, United Nations, etc.

  9. BOT211: Seedless Plants

    (2 credit units)

    The general characteristics of seedless plants and their classification into Bryophyta, Pteridophyta and Thallophyta, Morphology and Reproductive characteristics of representatives, Relationships and differences between classes and advancement of lower plant groups.

  10. BIO221: General physiology I

    (2 credit units)

    The chemistry of life, Organic compounds of biological importance: e.g. porphyrins, chlorophylls, cytochromes, haemoglobins carotenoids, xanthophylls, flavins, melanines, pteridines, anthocyanins, phosphagen, carbohydrates, lipids and fats and proteins, Vitamins and their uses. The general characteristics of enzymes and their classes, the membrane system of cells: chemical and ultra-structural properties, Intercellular communications. Transport across cellmembranes, Homeostasis.

  11. BIO231: Cell Biology and Histology I

    (2 credit units)

    History and present trends in cell Biology, The Cell Theory, The cell structure and functions, The cell cycle, Cell division (Mitosis and Meiosis), Cell differentiation and growth, the molecular basis of cell structure and development, Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis, Study of the mammalian tissues emphasizing structure and function.

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