Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

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

  1. BIO212: Introductory Ecology

    (2 credit units)

    Populations and communities in the ecosystem, Population organization and growth: growth density-dependent and density-independent limiting factors. Interactions of organisms: predation, competition and other interactions. Behavioural ecology, Concepts of niche, world ecotypes and distribution of plants and animals, Changes in the ecosystem: evolution and succession, speciation and adaptation, Ecology of man.

  2. BIO232: Biostatistics I

    (2 credit units)

    Sampling methods, Data collection, description, preparation and presentation, sources and types of data, Exploratory data analysis techniques, probability concepts, Sample distributions, Estimation of values, linear regression and correlation, Non-parametric methods, The use of computers for statistical analysis.

  3. CHM242: Analytical Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Theory of errors; Statistical treatment of data; Theory of sampling; Systematic and random samples; Sample reduction; Classical methods of analysis including titrimetry and gravimetry; Physiochemical and optical methods of analysis; Separation methods; Electro analytical techniques; Miscellaneous methods of chemical analysis: radiochemical methods, qualitative and quantitative chromatography, solvent extraction; Automation in chemical analysis.

  4. MCB222: General Microbiology II

    (3 credit units)

    Systemic Classification (taxonomy) of bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses, Physiology, ecology and laboratory identification of important species of microorganisms.

  5. MCB232: Microbial Control Processes

    (2 credit units)

    A review of methods used for sterilization and disinfection. Definitions, Physical antimicrobial processes e.g. dry heat, moist heat, radiation, filter, sterilization. Chemical control processes e.g. antiseptics, disinfectants and sterilants, Classification, description and the action of chemotherapeutic agents on microbial growth, Resistance of drugs by microbes and their susceptibility, Control of viruses.

  6. ZOO212: Coelomate Invertebrates II

    (2 credit units)

    Evolution of Higher invertebrate and development coelom, General Characteristics and biology of Annelida, Mollusca, Arthropoda and Echinodermata, Metamorphosis and growth in Arthropods.

  7. BCH202: General Biochemistry II

    (3 credit units)

    Introductory Enzymology: Michaelis-Menten equation and its derivation and modifications; the kinetic parameters-Km and Vmax and their significance for a given enzyme; chemistry and structure of fatty acids and lipids; chemistry, structure, nomenclature of nucleic acid bases (Purines and pyrimidines), nucleosides and nucleic acids; effect of acid and alkali hydrolysis of nucleic acids; Prokaryotic versus Eukaryotic organisms; Structures and functions of major cell components.

  8. GST212: Introduction to entrepreneurial Skills

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation; Entrepreneurship in theory and practice; The opportunity, Forms of business, Staffing, Marketing and the new venture; Determining capital requirements, Raising capital; Financial planning and management; Starting a new business, Feasibility studies; Innovation; Legal Issues; Insurance and environmental considerations possible business opportunities in Nigeria.

  9. ZOO232: Man and the Environment

    (2 credit units)

    Impact of human activities on the environment; the role of environmental phenomena like flooding, climate change, global warming, on human population, human migration and disease pattern; impact of physical environment human well-being.

  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. BOT212: Seed Plants

    (2 credit units)

    General characteristics of spermatophytes, differences and similarities between gymnosperms and angiosperms, classification and characteristics of classes of gymnosperms and angiosperms.

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