Department of Microbiology

BCH 409
Advanced Biochemical Methods
BCH 409 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with operations of latest biochemical equipment and with methods of assimilation and dissemination of information. Students will expose to laboratories housing specialized equipment

BIO 501
Bioillustration
BIO 501 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is an exploratory, which provides hands-on training for the students in the use of Laboratory and Digital camera for taken photographs of animals, parasites, plants events e.t.c. It also trains the students in the use of visual aids for seminar presentations, scientific reports and conferences. It equips the students on Data analysis, presentation and interpretation. They understand the steps in report and references writing. In addition, the students will be to prepare herbarium, insects for storage and skeletons for display even for commercial purpose. Topics to be covered include; Basic principles of Bioillustration; Digital photography and uses; preparation and use of visual aids for seminars and conferences; Data analysis, presentation and interpretation; Referencing; Mounting of plant and insect specimens for display.

BIO 507
Vector and Pest Management
BIO 507 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is explanatory and designed primarily for final year students in biology. It provides hands-on training in identification, classification and control of pests and vectors of economic importance with particular emphasis on integrated pest management (IPM). As a practical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students on various pest and vector control measures and their limitations, pesticide mechanism of action and determination of lethal dose factors (LD/LC/LT50). Topics to be covered include vectors and pests of economic importance, problems pose by pests on crops in field and storage, biology of insect vector of human and animal diseases and their control e.g mosquitoes, housefly, tsetsefly e.t.c. Pest management concept, vector and pest control measures and their limitations, mechanism of actions of pesticides and antimicrobial agents. Lethal dose factors (LD/LC/LT50).

BIO 511
Soil Ecology
BIO 511 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course opens students to the study of the ecology of the soil, it is designed primarily for students in storage technology and allied disciplines. However, it also meets the need of students in other fields, as a course that provides training on the importance of the soil, soil organisms and their characteristics. The course is a theory and practical course, the focus is to impart useful knowledge on the students in order to enhance their knowledge of the adaptations of the organisms living in the soil. Topics to be covered include definition of soil, soil type, soil profile, soil moisture, soil permeability, soil texture, soil porosity and soil formation. Others include acidity and alkalinity of the soil, humus and soil fertility, physical and chemical nature of soil organisms, cycling of minerals and nutrient pools, nutritional adaptations of soil animals, extraction procedure of soil organisms, sampling of the soil layers for different soil organisms, identification of the soil organisms and the ways of adaptation of these soil organisms.

MCB 503
Petroleum Microbiology
MCB 503 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is about morphology and biostratography of major groups of microfossil; biological origin and accumulation of petroleum and sedimentary basis; microbial aspects of gneiss petroleum. Microbial indicators in oil prospecting; tertiary recovery of oil by means of microorganisms, microbial degradation of petroleum products and use of microorganisms in oil clean-up operations; oil spillage; hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria; Metallomonass bacteria that cause rusting of oil pipes; role of microorganisms in corrosion of oil field equipment; aspects of biomining and bioexploration.

MCB 505
Principles of Epidemiology and Public Health
MCB 505 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The course is a prerequisite of General Microbiology. It encompasses the Nature of epidemiological investigations. Also, the Spectrum of infections; herd’s immunity and latency of infections; multifactorial systems in epidemics; Zoonoses, Antigenic drifts; Biological products for recommended immunization schedules; international control of infectious diseases; statistical application to epidemiology.

MCB 507
Plant pathology
MCB 507 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The course is about principles and concepts in plant pathology, some diseases of plants, animal and especially those prevalent Nigeria. The geographical distribution of the pathogens, their isolation, morphology, life cycles, sources of inoculums, transmission and the effects on the host, etiology, cultural characteristics and clinical manifestations of specific bacterial, viral and fl, ungal pathogens of plants; major microbial diseases of some economic crops e.g. cocoa, oil palm, cashew, coffee, rubber, kolanut, maize, cassava, cowpea, groundnut and sorghum; symptoms, etiology, transmission and control, methods and technique of plant protection, cultural practices, se of chemicals, biocontrol, application of biotechnology in plant pathology

MCB 509
Introduction to Fermentation Technology
MCB 509 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is aimed at introducing the students to the basic concepts of fermentation; aerobic and anaerobic fermentation , alcoholic fermentation resulting in the production of bread, beer, wine and vinegar. Acid fermentation resulting into the production of cheese, butter, yoghurt etc. Malolactic fermentation processes.

MCB 515
Applied Parasitology
MCB 515 | MCB | 1st Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The course is a prerequisite of General Parasitology. It encompasses the Biology of some parasites of man and domestic animals in the tropics. These include classification, distribution, incidence, morphology, natural history, pathogenicity, laboratory diagnosis, therapeutic and prophylactic measures. Immunology of parasitic infections and the role of vectors in the transmission of parasitic diseases will also be taught. A broad and multi disciplinary approach to the complex and dynamic relationship between parasites and their hoists. Covering life-cycles, Ecology, Physiology; Both prototions and helminthes will be considered with emphasis on the most important parasites of humans studies include: Immune response to parasites; Chronicity of infection and its significance; Host pathology; Evasion of host responses by parasites; Serodiagnosis, vaccination, chemotheraphy and drug resistance; Genetic resistance to parasitic infection; Relevance of parasitic infections to society; Indepth study of malaria with focus on the pathology; Immunology and chemotheraphy of this most important human parasitic infection.

BIO 502
Applied Storage Techniques
BIO 502 | MCB | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course involves field trips including visit to warehouses, stores, feed mills, bakeries, canning factories, sawmills, leather and wood processing factories, farms and fumigation centre involved in controlling stored product pest and household pest, theory and practical involving pest identification, pest monitoring, pest detection. As a practical course, as well as field trips course, students will learn how to manage a warehouse for stored product, also gain practical knowledge on the technology involve in processing food and other agricultural product in industries. Develop skill on controlling of stored product pest and urban pest. Topic include pesticide formulation; preparation of pesticide formulation; role of inert ingredient; pesticide mixing technology; calculation of active ingredient content of formulations; and knapsack sprayer calibration.

BIO 508
Applied Vector and Pest Management
BIO 508 | MCB | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is explanatory and designed primarily for final year students in biology. It provides hands-on training in pest and vector management with particular emphasis on pest, pesticide formulation and application. As a practical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students on pesticide formulation, equipment used for applying the pesticide and different methods of pest and vector control. Topics to be covered include practical concepts of pest management including spraying, fumigation, dusting and fogging. Pesticide formulation and application for vector and pest control. Practical methods used in various institutions for pest control. Practical demonstration of control of some invertebrate and vertebrate pests of economic importance.

CHE 506
Food Analysis
CHE 506 | MCB | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Food analysis in its simplest definition is the resolution of the components of food into its proximate or ultimate parts;the determination of the chemical of foreign substances it may contain .lf an unknown sample is presented to food analyst ,the initial requirement may be how to make the representative samples for analysis and to ascertain what substances are present in it .lt could be to determine the impurities or the extent of spoilage in a given food sample or perharps to confirm certain specified impurities.The practical way of solving these fundermental problems lie within the province of qualitative and quantitative analysis.As a practical course , the focus is to impact useful skills on the students within the realm of qualitative and quantitative analysis of foods. Topics to cover include :sampling and treatment of food and food products for analysis; proximate analysis of foods;analysis of sugar and fruit products;analysis of milk and diary products;analysis of fresh foods;analysis of fermented products(beer, wine& vinegar) and analysis of oil rancidity.

MCB 502
Food Processing
MCB 502 | MCB | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

This course is about principles and practice of food processing; Techniques of processing and preservation of Nigerian foods with regards to their physiochemical properties; Canning containers; Outline of canning operations: Principal storage organisms in canned foods; Use of radiation in food preservation; Insects contamination as spoilage organisms: Laboratory examination of canned foods; Methods of detecting contaminants in foods; Prevention and control of food spoilage using physic-chemical strategies.

MCB 504
Microbial Ecology
MCB 504 | MCB | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Microbes and Ecological theory; Physiological, metabolical and genetic adaptation of microorganisms to their environment; Microbial Interactions; Microorganisms in ecosystem; Microbial bioconversions.

MCB 506
Principles of Host-Parasite Interactions
MCB 506 | MCB | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

The course is a prerequisite of General Microbiology 1 (MCB201). It encompasses the Origin and concept of parasitism. Defence mechanisms of the host against pathogens. Physiology and biochemistry of plant and animal pathogens as related to the production of toxins, enzymes, antibiotics and proteins. Mechanisms of variation in pathogens and nature of disease resistance in living organisms.

MCB 508
Nutraceuticals
MCB 508 | MCB | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

MCB 508 is a course that will help student appreciate the relevance of some phytochemicals and zoochemicals naturally present in food in the promotion of human health. Hitherto, these food components which are not necessary part of the nutrients known in food have been found to be responsible for the good health of early men who live on food from the wild. The importance of probiotics (friendly bacteria) and prebiotics in promoting intestinal health will also be emphasised. Some African foods and their health promoting properties will also be x-rayed

MCB 510
Soil Microbiology
MCB 510 | MCB | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Characteristics of soil environment, microbial and fauna of soil, microbial activities in soil, nitrogen cycle, carbon cycle, mineral transformation by microorganisms, ecological relationship among the soil pathogens, effect of pesticide of peptides on soil microorganisms, biodegradation and biofuel generation, effect of physical properties of soil pathogens, aspect of biogeochemical cycles.

MCB 512
Soil Microbiology
MCB 512 | MCB | 2nd Semester |  Download Courseware PDF

Course Synopsis

Characteristics of soil environment, microbial and fauna of soil, microbial activities in soil, nitrogen cycle, carbon cycle, mineral transformation by microorganisms, ecological relationship among the soil pathogens, effect of pesticide of peptides on soil microorganisms, biodegradation and biofuel generation, effect of physical properties of soil pathogens, aspect of biogeochemical cycles.