Department of Microbiology

BIO 203
General Physiology
BIO 203 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course focuses on general physiology designed primarily for students in biology and other related- disciplines. Topics to be covered include physical and chemical processes in animal and plant physiology including homeostasis; movement of materials across cell membranes; physiological principles of nutrition; food components such as carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and vitamins. Other topics include enzyme systems; nervous and hormonal communications.

CHE 315
Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis
CHE 315 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Instrumental Methods of Chemical analysis is a course that introduces students to use of electronic modules set up as chemical instruments to extract information from chemical process. The course shall include description of instruments that analyse chemical species base on absorption or emission of electromagnetic radiation. Principles and operating conditions among others shall also be discussed.

CSC201
Introduction to Fortran Programming
CSC201 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is designed for a semester in Fortran Programming language for undergraduate Computer Science, Mathematical Science and Engineering students. The course covers general concepts and introduction to Fortran Programming with Fortran 03 (or Fortran 2003). Fortran 03 contains all of the features of the later version Fortran 77/95 needed to write complete and workable Fortran programs. Even though the course may not, in to full details, give everything the students need, it covers the basic features needed to be a good Fortran programmer and an introduction to the important new features of Fortran 03. This course has found profound and significant applications in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and other related fields.

MCB 301
BACTERIOLOGY
MCB 301 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The course is a prerequisite of General Microbiology 1 and II (MCB201) and (MCB202).This course explains the history of bacteria, structure and functions of parts of the structure. It lets students know more about the bacterium as a living organism that has size, shape, metabolizes, feeds and grows although they are miniature in nature and cannot be seen with the naked eye.The student is exposed to the knowledge of the mode of nutrition in bacteria, the growth curve including the lag, log, stationary and decline phases. The students will be able to calculate the generation time for a bacterium and know that it differences from one bacterium to the other. This course further introduces and exposes the students to the knowledge of pathogenicity in bacteria. They will know what pathogens are, some common bacterial diseases and their causative organisms, the sources, symptoms, treatment and control of the infection. They will be able to know the different sources for the isolation of different bacteria. The Koch’s postulate is presented to the students as an experimental procedure for isolating and identifying organisms responsible for particular diseases. Students will know theoretically and practically, how to isolate bacterial pathogens.

MCB 303
Microbial Genetics
MCB 303 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Survey of current status of microbial genetics (bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa and other microorganisms). Mutagenesis, isolation and characterization of mutants. Adaptation and genetics. Gene transfer and its mechanism: cloning vectors, transformation, transduction and lysogeny and, conjugation and conversion. Expression and regulation of genes. General and specialized methods and techniques in microbial genetics. Experiments with virulent phages, temperate phages and lysogenic bacteria, fungi and other lower eukaryotic organisms. Application of microbial genetics to various sectors: agriculture, medicine, food, environment, etc.

MCB 305
Molecular Biology
MCB 305 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Molecular aspects of modern biology, DNA, proteins and carbohydrates, functions of proteins, enzymes and metabolism. DNA, genes and genetic engineering, the role of genes in the control of development, with emphasis on the molecular basis of human diseases, Biogenesis, molecular structures and properties of molecular microtubules; mitochondria, chloroplast, membranes (nuclear and cytoplasmic), cell walls and other cellular structures. Membrane-membrane interactions. Biogenetics: different forms of energy existing in microorganisms, activation energy, catalysis and microbial enzymes as biocatalysts. Oxidation-reduction reactions; catalysis carriers. Energy release in microorganisms; substrate-level phosphorylation and electron-transport phosphorylation. Introduction and application of thermodynamics to chemical reactions in microbial systems.

MCB 307
Pathogenic Microbiology
MCB 307 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an exploratory designed primarily for 300 level student of Microbiology. It is based on the Principles of infection, etiology, epidemiology, pathogenic mechanisms, clinical symptoms, laboratory diagnosis, prophylactic and therapeutic procedures, control and prevention of selected infections; viral, bacterial, protozoan and fungal diseases of man, especially those prevalent in Africa

MCB 302
General Virology
MCB 302 | MCB | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Historical background and development of virology. Structure and composition of viruses. Classification of viruses. Cultivation. Isolation, Purification. Identification of viruses. Mechanisms of viral replication/ infections; lytic, latent/persistent viral infections. Bacteriophages. Plants and animal viruses. Viruses and diseases. Oncogenic viruses. Antiviral drugs and agents such as interferons. Techniques in virology; electron microscopy, serology, electrophoresis, collection, processing and analysis of samples for virological assays.

MCB 304
Environmental Microbiology
MCB 304 | MCB | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is about microorganisms and organisms important in sewage systems and waste waters; Ecology of microorganisms in fresh water and polluted water; Self-purification of water; Purification of water; Diseases transmitted by water; Microbiological examination of water; Microbiology of waste disposal; Biological oxygen demand and Chemical oxygen demand; Treatment of sewage water and Municipal water.

MCB 306
Mycology
MCB 306 | MCB | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an exploratory designed primarily for 300 level student of Microbiology. Mycology is a branch of Microbiology which involves the study of fungi. The course focuses on history, classification, identification and relevance of fungi to microbiology. Topics to be covered include Introduction and Course Overview, History of Mycology, Why study Fungi, Economic Importance of Fungi, Fungi and the Challenges of the Millennium Development goals, classification, Laboratory Methods in Mycology, Collection and transportation of Fungal samples, Storage and processing of samples for mycological studies, Demonstration of Koch’s postulate, Structure, life cycle growth and development of fungi, Pathology and immunology of superficial systemic mycoses and actinomycoses, Fungi genetics and growth, Nutrition in Fungi, Fungi as heterotrophs Fungi physiology and metabolism, Fungi and Human affairs. This course will expose student to mycology an important aspect of microbiology.

MCB 308
MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY AND METABOLISM
MCB 308 | MCB | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

• MCB 308 is a course that will help student know how to nutrients needed by microorganisms, isolate microorganisms, and also identify these microorganisms based on their physiological requirements. The course will highlight diversity in microorganisms based on their physical and chemical requirements for growth.

MCB 312
General Parasitology
MCB 312 | MCB | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is a prerequisite course to MCB 515 (Applied Parasitology). It is designed to give a broad overview of general parasitology, with respect to types of parasites, nature of parasitism, advantages and disadvantages of parasitism. The course encompasses: Life cycle of some common parasites of man and animals, epidemiology and molecular biology of some tropical parasites; Field survey and laboratory methods in Parasitology; Concepts of hyperparasitism; Parasitology and the millenium development goal; Molecular basis of malarial pathology; Antimalaria drug resistance; Function and metabolism of trechalose in nematode worms; Reserve genetics of the model nematodes; Identification of novel antiparasitic reagents.