Department of Biochemistry

 

EDO UNIVERSITY IYAMHO

 

EDO STATE

 

 CURRICULUM FOR BIOCHEMISTRY, B. Sc (Hons.)

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF COURSES

 

BCH 211: INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY I (3 CREDITS)

Short history and definition of biochemistry.Importance of Biochemistry to other scientific disciplines. General considerations on the biological molecules of life (protein, carbohydrates, lipid, nucleic acid) ----.Introduction-Defination, functions, classification, Types- monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides & polysaccharides, Isomers (Stereo & optical

isomerism, epimers, anomers, mutarotation, enantiomers), Reducing properties (oxidation & reduction), dehydration, osazone formation, ester formation, Glycosides. Classification of lipids- fatty acids, triglycerides, glycosylglycerols, phospholipids, waxes, prostaglandins.lipid micelles and bilayers, Monolayers and Bilayers Lipoprotein system. General  properties of enzymes as biological catalysts. pH and pKa values and their effects on cellular activities. pH scale, measurement of pH, acids and bases, acid-base indicator.  Titration curves of acids and bases. Buffer and buffer Systems.  Energy generation and storage in biological systems.

 

BCH 212: EXPERIMENTAL BIOCHEMISTRY I (2 CREDITS)

This is an introductory laboratory course for students in Biochemistry and Microbiology. The experiments include: Qualitative analysis of some important biochemical substances such as proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, enzymes etc; estimation of glucose by iodine oxidation in alkaline conditions, determination of ascorbic acid using 2, 5 dichlorophenol indophenols and estimation of amino acids by formal titration.

Text: Departmental laboratory practical manual.

 

BCH 220- AMINO ACIDS, PROTEIN, NUCLEIC ACID  CHEMISTRY AND METABOLISM (2 CREDITS)

Amino acids as building blocks of proteins, amino acid sequence of proteins, covalent backbone of proteins. Chemistry/structure/Reactions/classification of amino acids, Properties of the peptide bond.Levels of organisation of proteins.Protein isolation, fractionation, purification and characterization.Biological functions of proteins.Genomeorganization.Evidence for DNA as the carrier of genetic information.Purines and pyrimidines, Nucleoside and Nucleotide Structure and Nomenclature, abnormalities in nucleic acid metabolism, Structure of RNA & DNA.DNA Organization into Chromosomes.Early foundation for DNA structures, Forces involved in DNA helices, Denaturing and Annealing, Hypochromic Effect, Erwin Chargaff`s rule. Metabolism of one carbon units, metabolism of inorganic nitrogen.

 

BCH 221: INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY II (3 CREDITS).

Degradation and digestion of carbohydrate-( sugars), storage polysaccharides and cell walls.Introduction to metabolism. Metabolism of amino acids and proteins, including the formation of excretory products. Metabolism of lipids; fatty acids and triglyceride degradation; lipoproteins; membranes and membrane structure (elementary introduction). Metabolism of carbohydrates: glycolysis, TCA cycle, pentose phosphate pathway.Cori cycle, Calvin pathway, glycogenesis/Glycogenolysis. Entry of fructose, galactose and other hexoses into the glycolytic pathway. Uronic acid pathway with its biomedical importance. Regulation of blood sugar & biochemical basis of complications of diabetes, Metabolism of carbohydrates in fed & fasting state. Disorders of carbohydrate metabolism.Electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation. Accessory food factors and trace elements: their importance in nutrition and role in metabolism. Convergence of metabolic pathways.

 

BCH 222: FUNCTIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY (2 CREDITS)

An introduction to biochemical information flow, strategies of signaling (physical and chemical) presented in a hierarchical fashion. Hormones and neurotransmitters as chemical mediators of signals in plant and animals.An outline of the physiological action of auxins, gibberellins, cytokinins, insulin, Parathyroid hormone, estrogens and androgens.Ligand-gated nerve of nerve impulse (action potential, acetylcholine and other neurotransmitters e.g. GABA serotonin, norepinephrine). Signal transduction cascades to highlight the roles of cAMP, IP3. diacylglycerol and Ca2+ ions in sensing and processing stimuli. Composition of muscle and biochemistry of muscle contraction.

 

BCH 224: STUDENTS INDUSTRIAL TRAINING SCHEME FOR   3 MONTHS – (3

CREDITS).

Students will be attached to biochemistry training research institutes/organization/body for 3 months. The organization so attached must bear relevance to the students area of specialty emphasizing biochemical knowledge and scientific principles.

Lecturers shall be assigned to visit the students at least once.

At the end of the industrial attachment, Students are expected to submit a written report(three copies in hard bound cover) and present a departmental seminar on their Industrial Training experience.

BCH 310: INTRODUCTORY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (2 CREDITS)

 

Cellular ultra structure: chromosome structure and gene expression. A more comprehensive study of the pathway of biological information transfer processes comprising detailed analysis of replication, transcription and translation. Central dogma of molecular biology, DNA and RNA polymerase in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Histones and molecular chaperones, prokaryotic gene expression and control (lac operon, trp operon), Eukaryotic gene expression and control. DNA damage and repair, DNA damaging agents, types of damage of DNA, pathological manifestations of defective DNA repair including Xerodermapigmentosum, Ataxia telangiotasia, Fanconi`s anaemia and Cockayne syndrome

 

BCH 311: BIOENERGETICS (2 CREDITS)

Reaction orders, first, second, third and zero order reactions. High-energy compounds; chemical potentials, electrochemical potentials, electron transport system and oxidative phosphorylation. Regulation of ATP production. Biological oxidation-reduction reactions. Catalysis and activation energy. Buffers and buffer systems. Chemical  Transport across biological membranes.

Text :Biochemical calculations by I. H. Segel (John Wiley and Sons)

 

BCH 312 – CARBOHYDRATE AD LIPID METABOLISM  (2CREDITS)

Detailed metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids, Gluconeogenesis.Glyoxylatecycle.Hexose mono-phosphate shunt, fatty acid and triglyceride oxidation.Fatty acid and triglyceride synthesis.The biosynthesis of lipids.Details of fatty acids synthesis and oxidation, ketogenesis, Metabolism of unsaturated fatty acids and eicosanoids, Metabolism and disorders of acylglycerols and sphingolipids, Lipid transport and storage disorders of lipids (hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, obesity).Cholesterol biosynthesis/catabolism/regulation.Biosynthesis of prostaglandins.ketonebodies metabolism. Acetic acid as a central precursor for lipid biosynthesis.

BCH 313: EXPERIMENTAL BIOCHEMISTRY II (2 CREDITS).

The topics covered in this laboratory course include hydrogen ion concentration with emphasis on buffers and the ionisable groups of amino acids, working with carbohydrate (quantitative determination of glucose and other reducing sugars using somogyi Nelson method, glucose oxidase method, O`toluidine method; methods of cell fractionation, enzyme purification and kinetic characterisation of an enzyme, methods of separation of proteins using chromatography techniques, centrifugation, methods of protein quantification; spectrophotometry; experimental approach to the study of plasma membrane proteins and glycoproteins.

BCH 314: INTRODUCTION TO ENZYMOLOGY (3 CREDITS).

Vitamins and co-enzymes.Fat and water soluble vitamins.Structures and functions of vitamins and co-enzymes.Genetics of enzymes and inhibition.

History of enzymology, definition, enzyme as catalyst, general characteristics, nomenclature, nature of enzymes.Genetics of enzymes and inhibition. Levels of structural organization; active site, nature of active site, enzyme kinetics, analytical enzymes – isolation, purification and characterisation of enzymes and measurement of enzyme activity – methods and principles. Analytical enzymes. Mechanisms of enzyme catalyzed reactions. Effects of temperature, pH, ions and inhibitors on enzyme catalysed reactions. MichaelisMenton equation allosteric/regulatory enzymes.Estimation of kinetic parameters- enzyme activities, Km, Vmax, Ki etc.Zymogen activation, digestive enzymes etc. Recent advances in enzymology.

BCH 315: TECHNIQUES IN BIOCHEMICAL RESEARCH  (2 CREDITS).

Separation techniques in biochemistry.The principles, procedures, and application of centrifugation, chromatography, electrophoresis and analytical techniques.  The principles, instrumentation, and application of the following: Manometry, Photometry (Spectrophotometry, Spectrofluorimetry and flame photometry), Calorimetry, optical spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction. Mass and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Spectrometry.  Radioimmunoassay, pH measurement, Isotopes in Biochemistry, Texts: Current editions of the following and/ or others recommended by the lecturer 

BCH 316 – AMINO ACID, PROTEIN AND NUCLEIC ACID METABOLISMII  (2CREDITS)

 

Detailed treatment of metabolism of amino acids degradation and biosynthesis.Inborn errors of metabolism.the urea cycle; metabolism of inorganic nitrogen. Disorders of amino acid metabolism.Oxidative and Non-oxidative deamination, Transamination and decarboxylation, Transamidation, Transport and toxicity of ammonia, Creatinemetabolism.Polyamines.Nucleoside, nucleotide and nucleic acid synthesis/degradation.Disorders of nucleotide metabolism.Hyperuricemia& other inborn errors.One carbon metabolism, Transmethylation.Protoporphyrin synthesis in animals and plants.Hormone and regulatory role in intermediary metabolism.

BCH 321:  BASIC IMMUNOLOGY (3 CREDITS).

Basic immunology.Fundamental concepts of immunity, humoral and cellular products of immunity, cells of the immune system.Natural and acquired immunity. Antigens: Structure and classification. Antibodies: Structure and function. Structure-function relationships.Synthesis of antibodies, organization/structure/characteristics of immunoglobulin and molecular basis of antibody diversity Antibody diversity.Antigen-antibody reactions.Production, detection and uses of monoclonal antibodies.The complement system. Major Histocompatibility Proteins, Mononuclear phagocytic cells, Granulocyte cell population, Agglutination reactions, Hypersensitivity and allergies. Therapeutic and prophylactic applications of immunology.Immune tolerance, autoimmunity, transplantation immunity, immunology of reproduction.Cancer biology and immunology.Radioimmunoassay, Immunoelectrophoresis.

BCH 323: FOOD/NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY (3 CREDITS).

Human dietary nutrient requirement and factors affecting the requirements.Food habits and intakes. Digestion, absorption, metabolism and function of carbohydrates, lipid, proteins and  amino acids in mass.  Consequences of excess and inadequate calorie intake, protein energy malnutrition.Kwashiokor and Marasmus. The vitamins: Their chemistry, metabolism and function, The minerals: Their metabolism and function. Animal and microbial nutrition.  Feed formulation, food toxicants and detoxification mechanisms. Food stuff: Nutritive and energy values and protein quality. Nutritional disorders, prevention and therapy. Nutritional status and nutritional requirements.Assessment of nutritional status.

Public health aspects of nutrition; nutrient requirement in relation to physical activity and ageing, diet and disease, obesity and under nutrition.Assessment of nutritional status; aetiology of malnutrition. Environmental and social factors related to malnutrition.

BCH 324: BIOCHEMISTRY OF HORMONES (2 CREDITS).

Biochemical aspects of endocrinology, hormones, structures and functions. Evolution of hormone action, classes of hormones, intercellular mediators of hormones, hormone receptors, binding activity and response. Molecular mechanisms of action of steroids, thyroid and polypeptide hormones.Kinetics of binding mode of action of hormones, cAMP as second messenger, role of calcium and other ions.  Amino acid derived hormones, steroid hormones and polypeptide hormones.  Hormone agonists and partial agonists.Biochemistry and function of insulin, glucagon and other hormones controlling carbohydrate metabolism. Endocrine and regulatory systems mediated by cyclic AMP.  Chemistry and functions of hormones:  Storage and secretion:  steroid hormones; Parathyroid hormones.  1, 2, 5 Dihydroxy-cholecalciferol and calcitonin.Prostaglandins.

BCH 328: STUDENTS INDUSTRIAL TRAINING SCHEME FOR   3 MONTHS – (3

CREDITS).

Students will be attached to biochemistry training research institutes/organization/body for 3 months. The organization so attached must bear relevance to the students area of specialty emphasizing biochemical knowledge and scientific principles.

Lecturers shall be assigned to visit the students at least once.

At the end of the industrial attachment, Students are expected to submit a written report ( three copies in hard bound cover) and present a departmental seminar on their Industrial Training experience.

BCH 329: INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY (3 CREDITS)

Biochemistry of microbial growth: energetics and kinetics of microbial growth. A review of general metabolic pathways and application in industrial processes.Continuous culture methods, principles and applications.Downstream processing in biotechnology and general instrumentation.Fermentation- alcoholic, amino acid antibiotics and other secondary metabolites.Primary and secondary metabolism.Process evaluation and development.Thechemostat and its application in industrial fermentations.Microbial gums and other polymers.Over-production of metabolites- amino acids, taste enhancers, vitamins, toxins etc.Methods for screening and selecting micro-organisms of industrial importance. Strain selection/development and enhancement. Enzyme production: immobilized enzymes and applications.  Pollution control, genetic engineering; Application in biotechnology. Gene dosage and its application in industrial processes

BCH 411: ADVANCED ENZYMOLOGY (2 CREDITS).

Enzyme structure and properties. Steady state enzyme kinetics. Transient kinetic methods. Chemistry of enzyme catalysis. Regulatory enzymes. Molecular models for allosterism. Enzyme assemblages, principles of catalysis, multienzyme systems, allosterism and enzyme inhibition. Regulation of enzyme activity and synthesis; chemical modification of enzyme activity, enzyme reaction mechanism. Enzyme assays. Criteria to determine enzyme purity. Enzyme reconstitution

BCH 412: ADVANCED INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM AND REGULATION

(3 CREDITS).

Advanced studies in degradation and synthesis of biological compounds.Carbohydrate degradation and synthesis, and regulatory processes.Lipid, protein, purines and pyrimidine degradation and synthesis and regulatory process. Endocrine system and mechanism of hormone control of metabolism. The relationship of Citric acid cycle to protein, carbohydrate, lipid and nucleic acids.Integration of metabolic pathways.Turn-over rates and metabolic pools.Regulation of enzymes of metabolic pathways-feed back inhibition versus enzyme synthesis.Catabolite repression, end product repression.Identification of different regulatory mechanism in metabolic pathways.

BCH 413:  ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3 CREDITS)

Recombinant DNA and gene cloning.Extra-chromosomal factors, plasmids, episomes.Genetic control of viral replication, Model systems used for studying embryology (differentiation) at the molecular level.Model systems in differentiation studies.Control of cell proliferation, molecular genetics of the haemoglobinopathies.Poymerase chain reaction: Application in biotechnology. Vector biology.SDS-PAGE, Southern, Northern and Western blotting.Genomic libraries, construction and screening.Genomics and metagenomics.Introduction to microarray.Restriction enzymes, DNA Library, Gene Mapping, Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism, Gene Knockout, Gene Therapy, Human Genome Project. Etiology of cancer, Biochemical changes in cancer cells, Role of oncogenes, proto-oncogenes &tumor suppressor genes, Action of Growth Factors on cell cycle and mitosis, Cancer Chemotherapy, Biochemical basis of metastsis, Evaluation of Tumor Markers in cancer management. Biochemistry of Stem cell/tissue regeneration

BCH 414:  EXPERIMENTAL BIOCHEMISTRY III (2 CREDITS).

Topics in this course include methods of protein separation using ion exchange chromatography, gel exclusion chromatography and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Other topics are isolation of liver glycogen and periodate oxidation of carbohydrates, enzyme kinetics, the use of radioisotopes to study kinetics and substrate specificity, measurement of oxygen consumption by mitochondria, isolation of lipids from biological material, enzymatic hydrolysis of phospholipids and separation and identification of the products using thin layer chromatography. Others are the isolation of DNA and RNA from biological materials, isolation of DNA from salmon testes and RNA from wheat germ, thermal denaturation of DNA, digestion of DNA using restriction endonucleases and the analysis of the fragments by agarose gel electrophoresis.

  • Students are expected to submit a pre-project based on the techniques taught in this course.The course is designed to test students’ ability to do simple experiments and interpret the resulting data.

 

BCH 415: BIOCHEMISTRY OF ORGANS AND TISSUES (3 CREDITS).

Intracellular organization, structure and functions of specialized tissues – liver, kidney, pancreas, testes, spleen, muscles, adipose tissue, elastin, collagen, brain, ear. Functional aspects of neural biochemistry:  membrane potential and transport.  Neurotransmitters and biogenic amines in the brain.Constitution and function of blood, lymph and other fluids. Biochemistry of  the eye and vision.

BCH 416: CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGY (3 CREDITS).

The course covers the theoretical basis of laboratory tests of clinical significance in diagnosis and management of diseases. Routine tests of general well being- urine, blood, renal function tests and electrolyte balance; liver function test. Endocrine function assessment; immunochemistry  Introduction to pharmacological concepts, Drug administration, absorption, distribution and receptors. Xenobiochemistry, Drug metabolism, Drug metabolizing enzymes and drug interactions.Role of Cytochrome P450, Various mechanisms of Detoxification.

Biochemical basis of drug resistance.Drugdesign.Theories of the mechanism of drug action.Drug resistances and other factors affecting drug efficacy. The physiological and biochemical action of some selected drugs. Reactive oxygen species - mediated toxicity. Nigerian traditional medicinal plants in the management and therapy of common ailments in Nigeria- malaria, sickle cell anaemia, common cold, hepatitis etc.Comparison of the metabolism of biomolecules.Biochemical mechanisms of drug action against parasites.  Metabolic factors affecting chemotherapeutic agents.

BCH 417: FORENSIC BIOCHEMISTRY (2 CREDITS)

Extraction and purification methods of antibiotics.Clinical uses of antibiotics.Procedure for the extraction of contaminants of forensic from tissues.Collection and preservation techniques for materials of forensic interest.Analytical procedures in forensic medicine. Law, science and medicine in forensic practices        

BCH 418: SEMINARS AND BIOCHEMICAL LITERATURE (2 CREDITS)

Courses  to cover reading assignments to students which are expected to be completed during 3-6 hours library studies and later presented as short seminars. One lecture weekly on growth and development of Biochemistry emphasizing major breakthrough in Biochemical research.

BCH 419: BIOINFORMATICS (2 CREDITS).

This is a survey course which provides an overview of current applications of computational techniques in life science laboratories. It discusses the most important strategies and resources for annotation of biological sequences on the internet, their judicious application and the interpretation of results. Lectures will normally be introduces through the pre-reading material. Assignments will complement the lectures by practicing techniques of computational molecular data analysis, with an emphasis on web based tools.

BCH 420: BIOCHEMISTRY AND IMMUNOLOGY OF PARASITIC DISEASES (2 CREDITS)

Types of parasitic protozoa: methods of control of parasitic diseases, Techniques for the isolation of parasitic protozoa from infected animals. Culture of parasitic protozoa. Catabolism and generation of energy: nucleic acid metabolism,Protein metabolism and lipid metabolism. Biochemical mechanism of drug action. The immunology and plasma membrane of parasitic protozoa

 

BCH 421: BIOCHEMICAL REASONING (2 CREDITS).

Evaluation and design of experimental biochemistry from available information and data. Analysis, interpretation and inference- drawing from biochemical research data. Problems solving in biochemistry using examples from the literature. This should consists of take home assignments to be discussed later in class.

 

BCH 422: ADVANCED FOOD/NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY (3 CREDITS)

Biochemical changes in food, meat, fish, fruits.  Enzymatic browning and bio-deterioration of food products: vegetable and oils, milk and milk products, cereal formula. Food processing; Food additives and preservatives. Food processing, preservation and storage of traditional foods- root and stem tubers, fruits and fruit drinks, seeds and grains, green vegetables. Food nutrients. Energy values of food and energy expenditures by mammalians. Quality control of food.

Continuous culture methods, principle and application.Fermentation—alcoholic, amino acids, antibiotics and other secondary metabolites. Fermentation Biotechnology---Beer, wine and spirit production. Process evaluation and development.Over production of metabolites - amino acids, taste enhancers, vitamms, toxin etc.Methods for screenmg and selecting micro-organisms of industrial importance.Induction of mutation in micro-organism and plants for the purpose of over production; Strain selection/development and enhancement.Gene dosage and its application in industrial processes.

BCH 423:  PROJECT(6 CREDITS)

Literature survey and planned laboratory work to be written up as a project under the supervision of a member of staff.

BCH 424: BIOMEMBRANES (3 CREDITS).

The central dogma of membrane biology (the fluid mosaic model), Membrane functions, types and composition: Lipid structure, properties and formation of the  bilayer; protein and carbohydrates. Membrane structure and integrity.Membrane asymmetry and movements, diffusion, rotation and fluidity. Isolation and identification electron microscopy and marker enzyme assays. Introduction to receptor function: antigenicity of membrane components. Cell membrane and toxins, transport processes, action of polymyxin and ionophores.Introduction to neurotransmission. Membrane transport system- active versus passive transport systems. Transport of sugars and amino acids.Defence mechanism in parasites.  Biomembranes of parasites.

BCH 425: PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY (3 CREDITS).

General description of sub-cellular components of plant cell and methods of fractionation.Structure/formation/growth of primary cell wall.  Organization of plant cells, Complex carbohydrates of plants. Chemistry and metabolism.Aspects of nitrogen metabolism in plants.Mineralmetabolism.Plant hormones. Biosynthesis of carotenoid pigments. Biochemistry of plant development.Ligninformation.Free amino acids, pyrimidines, purines and nucleosides in plants.Metabolism of auxins, gibberellins and cytokinins.Synthetic growth regulators and herbicides. Structure/function relationship of plant hormones. Biochemistry of plant development including seed development and germination.Autotrophy (photosynthesis).Phytochemistry

BCH 426: ADVANCED IMMUNOLOGY (2 CREDITS).

This course covers the fundamentals of clinical immunology and mechanisms of immunopathology. Tissue reactions of injury, allergic disease and cancer immunology.Immunological Disorders, Immunotherapy, Immunomodulators and Immunosuppressives

Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy. Cytokine and Cytokine Receptor-Mediated Therapy

Cellular Immune Reconstitution, Immunoprophylaxis Vaccine. Parasite Escape within Hosts, Natural Selection of Antigenic, Variants, Pathogen Manipulation of Host, Immune Dynamics, Sequence of Variants in Active, Switching from Archives. Polymorphisms in Immune Regulation

 

BCH 427: BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING (2 CREDITS).

Introduction- Definations (Dimemensions and Units).Scope of biochemical engineering. Microbial Growth –Requirements for growth, types of media, the batch culture, mathematical model of simple batch culture, diaxic growth. Factors affecting growth and product formation.Unit Operations –Material and Energy balance. Heat transfer coefficient. Application of heat transfer (sterilization, canning, pasteurization, chilling and freezing, refrigeration. Food processing.

BCH 428: ENVIRONMENTAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND TOXICOLOGY (2 CREDITS).

Fundamentals of ecotoxicology; environmental impact assessment; biomonitoring. Classification of toxicology, Bioassays ,Poisons :definitions and mechanisms of action. Molecular and cellular mechanisms of toxicity and carcinogenesis.

COURSE OUTLINE

100 Level

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

MTH 111

Algebra and Trigonometry

3

C

CHM 111

Introductory Chemistry I

3

C

CHM 112

Introductory Chemistry Practical 1

1

C

PHY 111

General Physics I (Mechanics, Thermal Physics and Properties of matter)

3

C

AEB 111

Introduction to Animal and Environmental Biology

3

C

PBB 111

Introduction to Plant Biology and Biotechnology

3

C

GES 111

Communication in English I

2

C

GES 112

Logic, Philosophy & human existence

2

C

GES 113

Nigerian People and Culture

2

C

CMP 111

Introduction to Computer System

2

C

TOTAL

 

24

 

 

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

AEB 122

Vertebrate Zoology

3

C

PHY 121

General Physics II (Electricity, Magnetism and Modern Physics)

3

C

CHM 121

Introductory Chemistry II

3

C

CHM 122

Introductory Chemistry Practical 11

1

C

GES 121

Use of Library, Study, Skills and ICT

2

C

GES 122

Communication in English II

2

C

GES 123

History & Philosophy of Science

2

C

MTH 123

Calculus

3

C

PBB 122

Flowering plants, Plant forms and functions

3

C

PHY 119

Experimental Physics

1

C

TOTAL

 

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

200 Level

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

BCH 211

Introductory Biochemistry I

3

C

BCH 212

Experimental Biochemistry 1

2

C

AEB 211

Introduction to genetics and cell physiology

3

C

MCB 212

General Microbiology

3

C

CHM 211

Basic Physical Chemistry

2

C

CHM 212

Inorganic Chemistry

2

C

CHM 215

Experimental Chemistry 1

1

C

GES 211

Communication Skills

2

C

AEB 313

Research methodology and applied Biostatistics

3

C

CMP 211

Computer Programming I

3

R

TOTAL

 

24

 

 

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

BCH 220

Amino acid, Protein and Nucleic acid Metabolism

2

C

BCH 221

Introduction to Biochemistry II

3

C

BCH 222

Functional Biochemistry

2

C

CHM 221

Introductory Analytical Chemistry

2

C

CHM 222

Basic Organic Chemistry

3

C

CHM 215

Experimental Chemistry II

1

C

GES 221

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

2

C

TOTAL

 

15

 

ELECTIVES

 

 

 

AEB 223

Vertebrate animals and their environment

3

E

TOTAL

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

300 Level

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

BCH 310

Introductory Molecular Biology

2

C

BCH 311

Bioenergetics

2

C

BCH 312

Carbohydrate and LipidMetabolism

2

C

BCH 313

Experimental Biochemistry II

2

C

BCH 314

Introduction to Enzymology

3

C

BCH 315

Techniques in Biochemical Research

2

C

BCH 316

Amino acid, protein and nucleic acid Metabolism II

2

C

CHM 319

Advanced Physical Chemistry

2

R

BCH 321

Basic Immunology

3

C

BCH 323

Food/Nutritional Biochemistry

2

C

BCH 324

Biochemistry of hormones

3

C

CHM 321

Advanced Organic Chemistry

3

C

CHM 325

Experimental Organic Chemistry

1

C

BCH 329

Introduction to Biotechnology

3

C

TOTAL

 

32

 

ELECTIVES

 

 

 

AEB 311

Comparative Animal Physiology

3

E

CHM 318

Structural and Main group Inorganic chemistry

3

E

MCB

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

FIRST YEAR (100 LEVEL) ADMISSION

Admission into preliminary courses for a degree in Biochemistry at Edo University will be the University Matriculation Examination (UME), which shall be open to candidates who have obtained credits in at least five subjects at the G.C.E. ordinary level or at the West African School Certificate Examination/Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or equivalent at not more than two sittings.  The five subjects obtained must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

DIRECT ENTRY ADMISSION

In addition to satisfying the matriculation requirements as stated for candidates seeking admission to First Year courses, candidates for direct entry into the second year courses must:

  1. Have passes at the advanced level GCE or HSC in Chemistry and in at least one of the following: Biology, Physics, or Mathematics; or
  2. Have OND in relevant area from a recognized polytechnic with at least a credit pass.
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