Skyline University Nigeria

School of Science & Information Technology (SSIT)

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B.Sc. Biochemistry

The course aims to provide an advanced understanding of the core principles and topics of Biochemistry and their experimental basis, and also enable students to acquire specialized knowledge and understanding of selected aspects by means of a stem/branch lecture series and a research project. Biochemistry is the bedrock of Medical Sciences and the foundation from which Bio-molecular Sciences derive their basic ideas and techniques in the service of mankind and humanity. It is the basis of the Biotechnology Industry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Neurochemistry and Forensic Science, while the new and exciting disciplines of proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, genetic engineering and drug design all rely on the knowledge of and competency in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Students would be able to:

    • Understand the chemical and physical properties of small molecules found in living systems, and have a working knowledge of the phenomena that govern the behaviours of biomolecules in aqueous and non-aqueous environments
    • Extend and apply their understanding of molecular structure and functions to polymeric macromolecules and macromolecular complexes in order to predict and construct models for the behaviors of more complicated biomolecules
    • Evaluate sophisticated problems and synthesize detailed, logical and thoughtful solutions by using analytical and critical approaches
    • Develop the ability to apply the scientific methods on scientific problems. They will identify, characterize and analyze the components of scientific problems, ask significant scientific questions, formulate hypotheses, design experiments to test these hypotheses, and then collect, analyze and interpret the data
    • Develop the ability to identify and utilize the proper methodologies and instrumentation necessary to successfully test experimental hypotheses. They will demonstrate an ability to apply the appropriate scientific methods to the investigation of scientific questions
    • Develop familiarity with scientific literatures, awareness of the theories, laws and methods that govern scientific researches, and a fluency in the vernacular of scientific investigation. They will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with their scientific peers both in written and oral forms
    • Develop an understanding of, and familiarity with internet databases as well as experimental and analytical tools utilized in scientific investigations, data analyses and data dissemination.

To develop and provide students with:

    • A broad and balanced foundation of biochemical knowledge and practical skills
    • The ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in biochemistry
    • A range of transferable skills that are of value in biochemical and non-biochemical employments and careers
    • Knowledge and skill base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of biochemistry or multi-disciplinary areas involving biochemistry
    • Appreciation; through training and orientation, the rewards of inter and multi-disciplinary approaches to the solution of complex life challenges
    • An appreciation of the importance of biochemistry in industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social development
    • Instilled sense of enthusiasm for biochemistry, an appreciation of its application in different contexts and also to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.

B. Sc. Biology – 4 YEAR Curriculam Plan

Sl. NoCourse CodeCourse TitleUnitsCategoryLecture (hours)Practical (hours)
SEMESTER 1
SEMESTER 1 Level 100
1GST1211English Communication I2GST30
2GST1213Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT2GST30
3GST1215Nigerian People and Culture2GST30
4MTH1311Mathematics I3Core45
5BIO1311Biology I3Core3045
6PHY1311Physics I3Core3045
7CHM1311Chemistry I3Core3045
8
18225135
SEMESTER 2
SEMESTER 2 Level 100
1GST1222Communication in French2GST30
2GST1224Logical Critical Thinking & Problem Solving2GST30
3GST1226Introduction to Entrepreneurship2GST30
4ACC1322Research Methodology3Core45
5CHM1322Organic Chemistry3Core3045
6CHM1324Inorganic Chemistry3Core3045
7CHM1326Analytical Chemistry3Core3045
8
18225135
SEMESTER 3
Level 200 SEMESTER 1
1GST2211English Communication II2GST30
2GST2213Leadership Skills2GST30
3GST2215Core Life Skills & Happiness2GST30
4MTH2315Mathematics II3Core45
5BIO2311Biology II3Core3045
6PHY2313Physics II3Core3045
7CHM2313Chemistry II3Core3045
8
18225135
SEMESTER 4
Level 200 SEMESTER 2
1STA2324Statisctics for Physical Sciences & Engineering3Core45
2CHM2322Physical Chemistry3Core3045
3BCH2322General Biochemistry3Required45
4MCB2326General Microbiology3Required3045
5BIO2324Biological Techniques3Required1445
6BCH2324Introductory Enzymology3Required45
7
8
18209135
SEMESTER 5
Level 300 SEMESTER 1
1BCM3699SIWES(Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme) / Industrial Attachment / Project6
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
6
SEMESTER 6
Level 300 SEMESTER 2
1BCH3322Chemistry and Metabolism of Carbohydrates & Lipids3Required45
2BCH3324Chemistry & Metabolism of Proteins, Amino Acids & Nucleic Acids3Required45
3BCH3326Analytical Methods in Biochemistry3Required3045
4BCH3328Food & Nutritional Biochemistry3Required45
5MCB2322Immunology3Required3045
6BIO3322Genetics3Required45
7BCH3340Industrial Biochemistry3Required45
8
2128590
SEMESTER 7
Level 400 SEMESTER 1
1BCH4311Endocrinology3Required45
2BCH4313Toxicology3Required45
3BCH4315Enzymology3Required45
4BIO3340Molecular Biology3Required45
5Elective 1345
6Elective 2345
7
8
18270
SEMESTER 8
Level 400 SEMESTER 2
1BCH4322Pharmacological Biochemistry3Required45
2BCH4324Plant Biochemistry3Required45
3BCH4326Forensic Biochemistry3Required45
4BCH4328Metabolic Regulations3Required45
5BCH4340Advanced Biochemical Methods3Required3045
6
7
8
1521045
Total Credits for Programme1321,649675
Options for Elective 1 & 2
Course CodeCourse TitleUnitsCategoryLecture (hours)Practical (hours)
Group Theory and Symmetry3Elective45
CHM4331Natural Product Chemistry3Elective45
BCH4317Membrane & Tissue Biochemistry3Elective45
BCH4319Bioenergetic & Biochemical Reasoning3Elective45
MCB4342Industrial & Environmental Microbiology3Elective3045
Project / Internship / SIWES ( Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme)
Course CodeCourse TitleUnitsCategoryLecture (hours)Practical (hours)
BCM3699SIWES / Industrial Attachment / Project6SIWES / Industrial Attachment / Project6