Handbook

Academic Programme

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME

OUTLINE OF PROGRAMME BY PARTS AND SEMESTER

 

PART 1 (HARMATTAN SEMESTER)

Course Code
Title
Units
BOT 101 Introductory Botany
3
BOT 103 Experimental Botany
1
PHY 105 Physics for Biological Sciences I
4
PHY 107 Experimental Physics IA
1
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry
5
SER 001 The Use of English
2
SSC 101 Man in His Social Environment
3
ZOO 101 Introductory Zoology
3
ZOO 103 Experimental Zoology
1
Total
23

 

PART 1 (RAIN SEMESTER)

Course Code
Title
Units
BOT 102 Introductory Botany
3
BOT 104 Experimental Botany
1
PHY 106 Physics for Biological Sciences I
4
PHY 108 Experimental Physics IA
1
CHM 102 Introductory Chemistry
5
SER 001 The Use of English
4
SSC 102 Man in His Social Environment
3
ZOO 102 Introductory Zoology II
3
Total
24

PART II ( HARMATTAN SEMESTER)

Course Code
Title
Units
MTH 105 Elementary Mathematics for Biological Students
4
MCB 201 Genereal Microbiology
3
CHM 205 Experimental Physics & Inorganic Chemistry
1
CHM 207 Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
4
CSC 201 Computer Programming
4
Special Electives
6
Total
21

PART II (RAIN SEMESTER)

Course Code
Title
Units
MTH 106 Elementary Mathematics for Biological Students II
4
MCB 202 General Microbiology II
3
CHM 202 Basic Organic Chemistry
4
CHM 206 Experimental Organic Chemistry
1
CHM 208 Computer Programming
2
CSC 208 Computer Technology
2
BCH 202 Cell & Molecular Biology
2
Special Electives
4
Total
22

PART III ( HARMATTAN SEMESTER)

Course Code
Title
Units
BOT 203 Introductory Genetics
4
MCB 301 Microbial Genetics & Molecular Biology
4
MCB 303 Immunology & Immunochemistry
4
MCB 309 Food Microbiology
2
MCB 307 Soil Microbiology
3
BCH 303 Introductory Biochemistry
3
Special Electives Medical/Industrial option
3
Total
23

PART III (RAIN SEMESTER)

Course Code
Title
Units
BOT 202 Biometry
3
MCB 302 Pathogenic Bacteriology
3
MCB 304 Environmental Microbiology
2
MCB 306 Microbial Physiology & Metabolism
3
BCH 304 Introductory Biochemistry II
3
Special Electives Medical/Industrial option
2
Total
19

Candidate must select at least 6 units from Options A and B.

Option C
*Candidates must register for MCB 399 and either of MAC 311 (Personnel Management and Industrial Relations I) in the Harmattan Semester OR MAC 314 (Production Management) in the Rain Semester.

 

 

OPTION A (Medical Microbiology Emphasis)

Course Code
Title
Units
ZOO 301 Comparative Animal Physiology
3
ZOO 303 Animal Histology
3
ZOO 302 Entomology I
3
MCB 308 Pathogenic Mycology
2

 

 

OPTION B (Industrial Microbiology Emphasis)

Course Code
Title
Units
MCB 310 Mycology
3

OPTION C

Course Code
Title
Units
MCB 399 Industrial Attachment In Medical during summer vacation
3
MAC 311 Personnel Mgt and Industrial Relations I
3
MAC 314 Production Management
3

 

 

PART IV (HARMATTAN SEMESTER)

Course Code
Title
Units
MCB 399 Industrial Attachment
3
MCB 403 Pharmaceutical Microbiology
2
MCB 401 Seminar in Microbiology and Biotechnology
1
MCB 402 Research Project in Microbiology and Biotechnology
3
Total
9

PART IV (RAIN SEMESTER)

Course Code
Title
Units
MCB 401 Seminar in Microbiology and Biotechnology
2
MCB 402 Research Project in Microbiology and Biotechnology
6
MCB 404 Analytical Microbiology and Quality Control
2
Total
10

Candidates must select at least 16 units from option A and B

Option A (Medical Microbiology Emphasis)

Course Code
Title
Units
MCB 405 Principle of Epidemiology and Public Health
3
MCB 406 Medical Virology
3
ZOO 403 Parasitology I
3
Total
9

 

 

Option B (Industrial Microbiology Emphasis)

Course Code
Title
Units
BCH 401 Enzymology
3
MCB 407 Industrial Microbiology
4
MCB 408 Microbial Ecology
3
MCB 409 Aquatic Microbiology
3
MCB 410 Petroleum Microbiology
3
Total
16

 

 

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME

 

Introduction: The Graduate programme in Microbiology is designed to meet the demands for specialists in various fields of Microbiology, particularly in Medical, Environmental and Physiological Microbiology.

Objectives of the Programme: The programme aims to provide an intensive training for intending specialists in Microbiology and also to contribute to the production of high level manpower.

The Degree to be offered: The department offers

– M.Sc. in Microbiology based on a minimum of one year study which shall include course work and written examination, and a thesis research

– The Ph.D. degree is purely by research and requires a minimum of 4 semesters beyond the M.Sc.

Admission Requirements: For the M.Sc. degree a good honours degree in Microbiology or a related field but not below Second Class Lower Division. The related fields include Agriculture, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Food Science, Public Health, Pharmacy and Medicine. Undergraduate deficiencies may be made up by offering remedial courses without credit. Candidates for the Ph.D. degree must meet the standard laid down in the University regulation.

Details of Programme
(a) Course work: Students are required to enroll for a minimum of 24 units of courses. The minimum total course work required for all candidates is 24 units in one academic year, where one unit is equivalent to one hour lecture weekly or 3 to 5 hours practical weekly (15 hours of lecture of 45-75 hours of practicals).

(b) Courses

CourseCode Title Units
MIC 601 Advanced Microbial physiology and Biochemistry 3units
MIC 602 Advanced Biotechnology 3units
MIC 603 Advanced Microbial Phytopathology 3units
MIC 604 Advanced Aquatic Microbiology 3units
MIC 605 Advanced Mycology 3units
MIC 606 Advanced Microbial Ecology 3units
MIC 607 Advanced Immunology 3units
MIC 608 Advanced Industrial Microbiology 4units
MIC 609 Advanced Microbial Genetics 3units
MIC 610 Advanced Soil microbiology and Biotechnology 3units
MIC 611 Advanced Virology 3units
MIC 612 Seminar in Microbiology and Biotechnology 2units
MIC 613 Experimental Microbiology and Biotechnology 2units
MIC 614 Thesis Research 6units

(c) Examination Requirements

M.Sc degree: The students are expected to complete not less than 18 units of graduate course work, of which at least 12 units must be chosen from among the departmental courses. In addition, MIC 612, 613 and 614 are compulsory.

Ph.D. degree: A Ph.D student may be required to take courses from either within or outside the Department. The requirements for the awarding of the Ph.D shall be the successful completion of an original Ph.D thesis which will be expected to show clearly and independence of thought.

(d) Examinations:

M.Sc: As required by the University regulation
(a) Written papers on courses
(b) Thesis
(c) Oral defense of thesis

Ph.D

(a) Qualifying Examination (not later than 2 semesters after registration)

(b) Thesis

(c) Oral defense of thesis