Cell biology & genetics Prospectus

FOUR YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMME IN CELL BIOLOGY & GENETICS

1st Semester    100 Level

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

FSC111

Introductory Biology

C

3

FSC112

Introductory Chemistry I

C

3

FSC113

Introductory Computer Science

C

3

FSC114

Introductory Mathematics

C

3

FSC115

Introductory Physics

C

3

GST 101

Use of English

C

2

GST 102

Philosophy and Logic

C

2

ZLY 111

Introductory Zoology I

C

2

 

                Total Units of Compulsory Courses

21

 

2nd Semester 100 Level

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

BTN 121

General Botany

C

3

ZLY 122

Introductory Zoology II

C

2

CHM 121

Introduction Chemistry II

C

3

CHM 122

Experimental Chemistry I

C

2

PHS 123

Introductory Practical Physics

C

2

GST 103

Nigerian Peoples and Cultures

C

2

MIC 121

Introductory Microbiology

E

2

STA 121

Statistics for Sciences

E

3

PHS 121

Introductory Physics II

E

3

PHS 122

Introductory Physics III

E

2

CSC 120

Computer as a Problem Solving Tool

E

3

 

Total Units of Compulsory Courses

14

 

Total Units of Elective Courses

13

1st Semester 200 Level

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

CBG 211

Cell Biology

C

3

BTN 211

Variety of Plants I

C

3

ZLY 211

General Invertebrate Zoology

C

3

CHM 213

Basic Organic Chemistry

C

3

MIC 211

Basic Microbiology I

C

3

GST 201

General African Studies

C

2

FRE 135

Ancillary French I

C

2

BCH 211

Introductory Biochemistry I

E

3

 

Total Units of Compulsory Courses

19

 

Total Units of Elective Courses

3

2nd Semester 200 Level

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

BTN 221

Variety of Plants II

C

3

ZLY  222

General Vertebrate Zoology

C

3

CBG 222

Introductory Developmental Biology

C

2

CHM 224

Experimental Chemistry III

C

2

FRE 146

Ancillary French II

C

2

CBG 223

Cell Physiology

E

3

MIC 221

Basic Microbiology II

E

2

ZLY 222

Man and the Environment

E

2

 

Total Units of Compulsory Courses

12

 

Total Units of Elective Courses

7

1st Semester 300 Level

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

CBG 311

General Ecology

C

3

CBG 312

Genetics I

C

4

CBG 315

Intermediate Cell & Molecular Biology

C

3

STA 314

Statistics for Biologists

C

3

FSC 311

History & Philosophy of Science

C

2

GST 307

Entrepreneurship and Corporate Governance

C

2

BTN 311

Plant Physiology I

E

3

MIC 311

Bacteriology

E

3

 

Total Units of Compulsory Courses

17

 

Total Units of Elective Courses

6

2nd Semester 300 Level

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

CBG 326

Biological Techniques

C

2

SIW 300

Students Ind. Work Experience (SIWES)

C

3

CBG 323

Cytology

C

2

CBG 324

Evolution I

C

3

ZLY  321

Comparative Animal Physiology

C

2

CBG 327

Conservation Biology

E

3

CBG 328

Radiation Biology

E

2

CBG 340

Wetland Ecology

E

2

CBG 341

Bioethics & Biosafety

E

2

 

Total Units of Compulsory Courses

12

 

Total Units of Elective Courses

9

1st Semester 400 Level

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

CBG 411

Molecular Biology

C

3

CBG 415

Genetics II

C

4

CBG 412

Evolution II

E

2

CBG 413

Population Genetics

E

3

CBG 439

Systematic Biology

E

2

CBG 432

Environmental Biology

E

3

MIC 431

Microbial Biotechnology

E

2

 

Total Units of Compulsory Courses

7

 

Total Units of Elective Courses

12

2nd Semester 400 Level

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

CBG 420

Seminar

C

2

CBG 421 

Project

C

4

CBG 424

Cytogenetics

E

3

CBG 426

Population Ecology

C

3

CBG 427

Soil Ecology

E

2

CBG 428

Developmental Biology

E

2

CBG 443

Genetics & Breeding Technology

E

3

CBG 444

Environmental Mutagenesis

E

2

CBG 445

Forensic Biology

E

2

CBG 446

Essentials of Human Genetics

E

2

 

Total Units of Compulsory Courses

9

 

Total Units of Elective Courses

17

Summary of number of units compulsory and elective courses to be taken/available at each level for B.Sc. (Hons.) Cell Biology and Genetics.

First Semester

Second Semester

 

 

Level

Units of compulsory courses

Units of elective courses

Units of compulsory courses

Units of elective courses

Total of compulsory courses

Total of elective courses

100

21

2

14

13

35

15

200

19

2

12

7

31

9

300

17

7

12

9

29

16

400

7

12

9

17

16

29

TOTAL

64

23

47

46

111

69

To graduate, a student must pass a minimum of

128 units for four-year programme

96 units for a student admitted through direct entry

This minimum will include:

(i)   All university requirements: GST 101, 102, 103, 201, 307 (10 units)

(ii) All Faculty requirements FSC 111, 112, 113, 211, 317, FRE 135, 146

(iii) Departmental requirement: All compulsory courses

(iv) Electives – ONLY from those listed and approved by the Department

COURSE CONTENT

FSC 111:         Introductory Biology                                                3 Units

History of Biology; Characteristics and Classification of living things, General reproduction, Interrelationship of organisms, Heredity and Evolution.

CBG 211         Cell Biology                                                                3 Units

Modern concepts relating to the cell, structure and function of cell organelles, membranes and cell wall.Basic molecule of the cell.

CBG 222         Introductory Developmental Biology                          2 Units

Reproduction; cell division, differentiation and growth of cells.

CBG 223         Cell Physiology                                                           3 Units

Physicochemical properties of the cell, exchange of materials across the cell membrane. Conversion of energy and matter in the cell metabolic pathways

CBG 311         General Ecology                                                         3 Units

The ecosystem approach to the study of ecology.Energy flow and nutrients cycling; dynamics of Populations and communities in the ecosystem; Influence of man.

CBG 312         Genetics I                                                                    4 Units

Principles governing the transmission of hereditary Factors from parents to offsprings and in populations.Multiple alleles, gene action and expression; sex determination, chemical nature of the gene.

CBG 315         Intermediate Cell and Molecular Biology                   3 Units

History of Molecular Biology; Structure of Nucleric Acid, DNA Replication; The Cvtoskeletal Network; Organelle Biogensis (Chloroplast, Mitochondria and Ribosomes); Energy Transduction Pathway (Biogenetics and Thermodynamics); Cell Signaling; The Molecular basis of aging (Apoptosis and Telomerase).

CBG 326         Biological Techniques                                                 3 Units

Microscopy; preparation of microscope slides; Microtomy; photometry, colorimetry; Chromatography; Cytochemicals techniques; Conductometry

 

CBG 327         Conservation Biology                                                  3 Units

Study of the genetic basis of biodiversity.Conservation techniques and strategies.Data Management and evaluation.Discussion of Government and international policies on conservation. The course includes fieldwork.

 

 

CBG 312         Basic Forensic Biology                                                3 Units

History and Development of Forensic Science; Link between Science and Criminal Conviction; Application of basic principles of biotechnology and crime scene investigation to solve crime

CBG 323         Cytology                                                                     2 Units

Light, phase – contrast, dark-field and electron Microscopy; auto-radiography, fluorescence; cell cycle; introductory cytogenetic.

CBG 324         Evolution I                                                                  3 Units

Theories, evidences and mechanisms of organic Evolution.

CBG 340         Wetland Ecology                                                         2 Units

Primary production.The autotrophy reproductive Strategies of wetland.The herbivore subsystem.Energy and nutrient.

 

CBG 328         Radiation Biology                                                       2 Units

Sources and types of radiation.Beneficial and detrimental aspects of radiation.

 

CBG 341         Bioethics & Biosafety                                                  2Units                           Definition and scope.Regulatory organs and overview of safety issues in the laboratory and the industry. Environmental risk associated with gene manipulation. Biohazards, risk assessment and management. Ethical issues in biomedical techniques and research such as cloning, gene manipulations, artificial uterus, gene theft, assisted suicide, sperm and DNA banks, egg preservation and egg donation

CBG 411         Molecular Biology                                                       3 Units

Gene control by induction and repression.Initiation of DNA replication and control of cell Cycle.Gene Expression; Translation; Regulation of Gene Expression; Application of Molecular Biology (Hybridization).Principles of cellular differentiation and Genetic basis of inborn errors of metabolism.Molecular basis of neoplastic transformations.

 

CBG 412         Evolution II                                                                 2 Units

Geological periods and epochs; Genetic Variation and speciation; Evolution of Selected Organisms.

 

CBG 413         Population Genetics                                                    3 Units

An introductory consideration of mathematical models for the analysis of gene frequencies and genetic variation in populations.

 

CBG 415 Genetics II                                                                           3Units                                Aspects of human genetics, pedigree analysis.Further consideration of and various deviations from basic principles.Gene interaction; Hardy-Weinberg Law; mutagenesis.

CBG 439         Systematic Biology                                                      2 Units

A bio-systematic approach to the classification of organisms and nomenclature.

 

CBG 432         Environmental Management                                      3 Units

Biological principles and methods used in Environmental assessment, development and Protection. Environmental impact assessment and audit methodologies.

 

CBG 446         Essentials of Human Genetics                                     2 Units

The human chromosome aberrations.Mendelian Inheritance in man.Sex determination.Pedigree Analysis.Genetic counselling.Basic principles of gene therapy.

CBG 424         Cytogenetics                                                               3 Units

Aspects of cell and nuclear divisions Morphology and behaviour of chromosomes.Chromosomal aberrations and polyploidy.

 

CBG 426         Population Ecology                                                     3 Units

Consideration of growth and regulation of Population; interrelationships of biotic and environmental factors that control population responses and interaction.

 

CBG 427         Soil Ecology                                                                2 Units

Physical and Chemical nature of soil. Detritus and detritus organisms; cycling of minerals and nutrient pools.

 

CBG 428         Developmental Biology                                               2 Units

Basic Concepts  of growth and development; Genetic and Molecular basis of development; Inductive interactions in development; Cellular Communication and signalling in development; Differentiation; Totipotency; Hormonal control of reproduction; Cancers as developmental errors.

CBG 420         Seminar                                                                       2 Units

Oral and written seminars on selected topics.

CBG 421         Project                                                                        4 Units

A systematic investigation carried out on an Approved

 

CBG 443         Genetics & Breeding Technology                                3 Units

Heredity principles and methods used in plant and animal breeding. Strategic for genetic traits and modern breeding technologies.

 

CBG 444         Environmental Mutagenesis                                       3 Units

Identification, analysis of mode of action of Genotoxic environmental agents.

 

CBG 445         Forensic Biology                                                         2 Units

Dermatoglyphic patterns (finger print patterns).  Techniques of recording dermatoglyphics.Classification of dermatoglyphics.Its application.In personal identification and crime detection.  DNA finger printing and aspects of sexuality. Clinical disorders and associated dermatoglyphics.Importance of blood groups in determination of Paternity.