Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

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

  1. 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.

  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. BIO242: General Physiology II

    (2 credit units)

  4. CHM232: Organic Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Electronic theory in organic chemistry; Stereochemistry (enantiomers, diastereomers, meso compounds, optical activity, racemates); Electrophilic and nucleophilic substitution reactions (SN1; SN2 and E1; E2 reactions); Chemistry of alcohols and alkyl halides; Chemistry of ethers and epoxides; Carboxylic acids and their derivatives; Dienes, amines, alkyl cyanides and isocyanides, thioles, ethers, epoxides, diazonium salts; Aldehydes and ketones; Carbanions I (Aldol and Claisen condensation); Carbanions II (malonic ester and acetoacetic ester synthesis) Carbocations and carbenes; Aromatic nitrogen compounds.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. PHY212: Elementary Modern Physics

    (2 credit units)

    Special relativity; defects in Newtonian mechanics, the speed of light; the Lorentz transformation of velocities. The atomic structure, experimental basis of quantum theory; black body radiation; electrons and quanta; Bohrís theory of atomic structure; De Broglie hypothesis; the uncertainty principle; SchrŲdingerís equation and simple applications

  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. CHM222: Chemical Thermodynamics

    (2 credit units)

    Reversible processes and Chemical equilibria; Thermodynamic systems; The laws of thermodynamics; Spontaneous chemical processes; Gibbs free energy function, entropy; thermodynamics of multicomponent systems; Chemical potential and partial molar quantities. Applications of thermodynamics in inorganic chemistry; Born-Haber cycle; Thermodynamics of electrochemical cells.

  10. 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.

  11. BIO222: Biological Techniques II

    (2 credit units)

    Biological instrumentation, cytological techniques, collection, fixation, identification and preservation of plants and animals, histology, Blood grouping etc.

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