Department Of Natural Science Lecture Notes


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1) INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS.

(Mrs Ozemoka Joy Habibat)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the week, the students are expected to know:

 -what  genetics entails

 -the varoius areas of genetics

 -Terminologies associated with genetics.

 - Brief history of genetics.

 - The laws of Mendelian genetics.

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2) AEB 121: INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY.

(Mrs Ozemoka Joy Habibat)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOME

v At the end of the week, the students should be able to know:

v What Annelids are

v the characteristics of Annelids

v the various classes of Annelids

v the differences between the classes.

v the economic importance of Annelids.

 

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3) AEB 121 PHYLUM MOLLUSCA.

(Mrs Ozemoka Joy Habibat)

INTENDED LEARNING OUT - COME

  • At the end of the class, the students are expected to know the following:
  • What molluscs are
  • The characteristics of Molluscs
  • The various classes of Molluscs
  • The distinguishing characteristics between the various classes
  • The economic importance of Molluscs
  • The difference between molluscs and other phyla.

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4) AEB121: INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY PHYLUM ARTHROPODA.

(Mrs Ozemoka Joy Habibat)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOME

  • At the end of the class, the students should be able to know the following:
  • The meaning of Arthropods.
  • The characteristics of Arthropods.
  • The reasons for abundance and diversity of Arthropods.
  • The various classes of Arthropods.
  • The economic importance of Arthropods.

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5) AEB 122: CLASS AVES.

(Mrs Ozemoka Joy Habibat)

INTRODUCTION

?Birds or Aves are the most noticeable, melodious and most beautiful of the vertebrates.

?There are more than 10,400 species world wide.

?They are found in the forests, deserts, mountains, praires and all oceans.

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6) AEB122 CLASS: REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM OF MAMMALS.

(Mrs Ozemoka Joy Habibat)

CONTENTS:

      MONETREMES

      MARSUPIALS

      PLACENTAL MAMMALS.

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7) INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY .

(Dr Agbugui Marian Onwude)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the completion of this course, students are expected to:

  1. Define the ecosystem
  2. Know and enumerate the factors effecting the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem,
  3. Discuss the types of interaction and the benefits to man and his environment
  4. Discuss the types of erosion and the possible ways of conservation of the ecosystem

 

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8) INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY.

(Dr Agbugui Marian Onwude)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the completion of this course, students are expected to:

  1. Give a brief history of RNA and DNA
  2. Describe the location of RNA and DNA
  3. Enumerate the uses and functionalities of RNA and DNA
  4. Differentiate between RNA and DNA
  5. Enumerate the uses and application of bioenergetics
  6. State the functions of biological membrane

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9) INTRODUCTORY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY.

(Dr Ajayi Olulope Olufemi)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES

 


1.  To define the chromosomes and genes
2.  To discuss the process of DNA replication and repair  
3.  To distinguish between biological information transfer in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells

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10) INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY 2.

(Mr Ehiosun Kevin Iyere)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES


At the completion of this lecture, students are expected to:
1. Know the building block of proteins  
2. State the twenty (20) common amino acids  
3. Classify the twenty (20) common amino acids by properties of their side chains
4. Understand the formation of peptides

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11) MICROBIAL ECOLOGY NOTE.

(Miss Ezeanya Chinyere Charity)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES


At the completion of this course, students are expected to:
1.  Define the concept of microbial ecology.
2.  Understand all the types of microbial interaction.
3.  Understand the concept of microbes and ecological theory.
4.  Apply  the  concept  of the  different  types  of  adaptation  of  microbes  to  their
environment and articulate solutions to simple problems.
5.   Carry out projects to:  
?  Identify possible microbial interaction in an environment.

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12) GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY NOTE.

(Miss Ezeanya Chinyere Charity)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the completion of this course, students are expected to:
1.  Define the concept of microbial cell structure.
2.  Demonstrate knowledge on the TWO main types of microbial cell structure.
3.  Define  and  list  the  different  phases  of  growth;  factors  affecting  microbial
growth.
4.  Apply the role of micro-organisms in soil, food and to solve simple practical
problems.
5.   Carry out projects to:  
?  Identify and differentiate between…

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13) INTRODUCTION TO PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY NOTE .

(Mr Imarhiagbe Odoligie )

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES


At the completion of this course, students are expected to:
1.  Understand the reason for classification of living organism,
2.  Understand the characteristics and the evolutionary relationships among groups of plants.  
3.  Demonstrate hands-on practical on self-identification of plants using classification keys

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14) FUNCTIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY.

(Dr Ugbenyen Moses Anthony)

At the completion of this course, students are expected to:

  1. Define various concept of Signal transduction (e.g hormones and neurotransmitters).
  2. List and classify plant and animal hormones.
  3. List the different classes of neurotransmitters.
  4. Draw the biochemical structure of the listed neurotransmitters.
  5. Understand how hormones and neurotransmitters transduce signal.
  6. Understand the concept of second messenger in signal transduction.
  7. Understand the role of cAMP, IP3, Ca2+ in sensing and processing stimuli.

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15) INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (PART A LECTURE NOTE).

(Dr Agbugui Marian Onwude  and DR. OTARIGHO BENSON & MRS. H. J. OZEMOKA)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the completion of this course section, students are expected to:

  • Define cell.
  • Explain the concept of cell.
  • State the components of cell and their functions
  • List and explain the levels of organization.
  • Relate the knowledge from the organization of life to real life issues.

State the advantages and the disadvantages of complexity in higher organisms.

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16) GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY_ROLE OF MICROORGANISMS IN FOOD AND SOIL.

(Miss Ozolua Phebean Onosen)

Food often provides an ideal environment for microbial survival and growth. Microbial growth in food involves successional changes, with intrinsic (food related) and extrinsic (environmental) factors interacting with the microbial communities. Wines, beers and other alcoholic products are also produced through microbial activities. On the other hand, food can also serve as vehicles for disease transmission, and the detection and control of pathogens and food spoilage microorganisms are important parts of food microbiology. Microbial growth in foods can…

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17) INTRODUCTION TO PLANT FORM AND FUNCTIONS.

(Dr Edokpolor Ohanmu   and Odoligie Imarhiagbe )

Introduction
Plant Anatomy and Physiology
This will be taught in the following areas:
1. The shoot system (Leaves, Stems, fruits and flowers)
2. Root system

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18) BIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES_ LECTURE NOTES.

(Dr Edokpolor Ohanmu   and Mrs Goddidit Enoyoze; Odoligie Imarhiagbe)

Basic research is a scientific research aimed to improve scientific theories for improved understanding and prediction of natural or other phenomena. It can be referred to as pure or fundamental research and often driven by curiosity, basic research fuels applied science's innovations.

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19) GENERAL ECOLOGY _ LECTURE NOTE.

(Mr Imarhiagbe Odoligie )

Ecology is the scientific study of interactions among organisms and their environment. It is an interdisciplinary field that straddles biology, geography, and Earth science. Objects of study include interactions of organisms with each other and with abiotic components of their environment. Topics of interest include the biodiversity, distribution, biomass, and populations of organisms, as well as cooperation and competition within and between species. Ecosystems are dynamically interacting systems of organisms, the communities they make up, and the non-living…

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20) BRYOLOGY AND PTERIDOLOGY_LECTURE NOTE.

(Mr Imarhiagbe Odoligie   and Mrs Goddidit Enoyoze; OHANMU, Edokpolor O.)

Bryology is the branch of botany concerned with the scientific study of bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, and hornworts). Bryologists are people who have an active interest in observing, recording, classifying or researching bryophytes. The field is often studied along with lichenology due to the similar appearance and ecological niche of the two organisms, even though bryophytes and lichens are not classified in the same kingdom. Bryophytes were first studied in detail in the 18th century. The beginning of bryology…

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21) HERBAL MEDICINE.

(Mrs Igbape Goddidit Esiro)

Medicinal plants are those plants that are commonly used in treating and preventing specific ailments and diseases that are generally considered to be harmful to humans. Since the dawn of human history, man has relied so much on medicinal plants for health and food needs. Medicinal plants have been used not just for curing and preventing illnesses, but also for the promotion of both physical and spiritual well-being among people in all cultures and almost every household.
When…

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22) ECONOMIC BOTANY AND ETHNOBOTANY.

(Mrs Igbape Goddidit Esiro)

WHAT IS ETHNOBOTANY ?
Ethnobotany is the scientific study of the traditional knowledge and customs of a people concerning plants and their medical, religious, and other uses.
Ethnobotany is an important branch of Plant Science that deals with the study of the relationship between plants and people. It includes the traditional use of plants in different fields like medicine and agriculture. These plants are mostly used by the rural and tribal people for their livelihood. Unfortunately, this traditional…

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23) INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY_LECTURE NOTE.

(Miss Ezeanya Chinyere Charity)

The very existence of this microbial world was unknown to man until the invention of microscope at the beginning of the 17th century. The discovery of the microbial world was by a Dutch man, Antonio Van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723). Microbiology is the study of the organism that is too small to be clearly perceived with the naked eye.

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24) MICROBIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES_LECTURE NOTE.

(Miss Ezeanya Chinyere Charity)

Microscopy deals with the use of the microscope. Microscopes are instruments used to view microorganisms. They magnify these tiny organisms that are too small to be seen with the unaided eye. Microscopes differs by their resolving power. There are basically two main classes of microscope: The Light Microscope and The Electron Microscope.

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25) INTRODUCTORY VIROLOGY_LECTURE NOTE.

(Miss Ezeanya Chinyere Charity)

Virology is the branch of microbiology that deals with the study of viruses. Viruses are the smallest obligate intracellular parasites ranging in size from 20nm to 300nm in diameter.

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26) INTRODUCTION TO TROPICAL PARASITOLOGY_LECTURE NOTE.

(Mrs Ozemoka Joy Habibat)

Parasitology is the study of the biology of parasites and their host. Flora and fauna bodies are rich environments which have been colonized by parasites throughout evolutionary history. The field of parasitology has developed out of the curious efforts of scientists to understand parasites and their relationship with their hosts.
Parasitism is a physiological association between two living organisms. It could be between animals, plants or between an animal and a plant. It could be short or long…

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27) IMMUNOLOGY_LECTURE NOTE.

(Mr Okafor Arthur Chinedu)

The discipline of immunology emerged from the observation that individuals who recovered from certain infectious diseases were thereafter protected from the disease. The immune system evolved to protect multicellular organisms from pathogens. The immune system is highly adaptable and defends the body against diverse invaders. The diversity of potential pathogens requires a range of recognition and destruction mechanisms to match the multitude of invaders. Immunity is a state of protection from infectious disease. The body is protected from…

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28) GENERAL MYCOLOGY_LECTURE NOTE.

(Mr Okafor Arthur Chinedu)

All fungi have typical eukaryotic morphology. They have rigid cell wall composed of chitin which may be layered with mannans, glucans and other polysaccharides in association with polypeptides. Some lower fungi possess cellulose in their cell wall. The plasma membrane is a typical bilayered membrane in addition to the presence of sterols. Fungal membranes possess ergosterol in contrast to cholesterol found in mammalian cells. The cytoplasm consists of various organelles such as mitochondria, golgi apparatus, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum,…

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29) AN INTRODUCTION TO FAUNA BIODIVERSITY.

(Dr Agbugui Marian Onwude  and Mrs H.J. Ozemoka)

An introduction to Fauna biodiversity
A description and classification of the animal kingdom in taxa.
Biodiversity – this is the study of variety of organisms in an ecosystem
All organisms in a population living in a certain area plus their physical environment. This includes all form of animals (animal and animal-like). Two groups are obtainable :
? Invertebrates (Animals with back bone)
? Vertebrates (animals without back bone)

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30) INTRODUCTORY GENETICS AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY.

(Dr Agbugui Marian Onwude  and Mrs H.J. Ozemoka)

Introduction:
Cell, in biology is the basic membrane-bound unit that contains the fundamental molecules of life and of which all living things are composed. A single cell is often a complete organism in itself, such as a bacterium or yeast. Other cells acquire specialized functions as they mature. These cells cooperate with other specialized cells and become the building blocks of large multicellular organisms, such as animals and humans.

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31) MCB 414: INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY 1.

(Miss Ozolua Phebean Onosen)

Description

 This course is intended to give the students a thorough knowledge of the nature of
Industrial Microbiology and to know the microorganisms of industrial importance, including
biology of molds, actinomycetes, bacteria, yeast and viruses of importance of in various
fermentations. Also to train them on maintenance of selected cultures, media formulation and
economics and optimization of fermentation media at laboratory scale. To help them understand
implementation and process control and have a basic knowledge on equipment used in the

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32) MCB 312: BACTERIOLOGY.

(Miss Ozolua Phebean Onosen)

General overview of lecture 

This course is intended to give the students a thorough knowledge
of microorganisms, and bacteria in particular. To show the systematic study of bacteria and other
prokaryotes, their nature, characteristics, identification and isolation. This course covers
advanced topics such as principles of bacterial taxonomy, the morphology, life cycle and
biochemical characteristics of bacteria, bacteria metabolism, growth and nutrition of bacteria and
the role of bacteria plant, animal and human diseases.

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33) PBB 214 BIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES.

(Dr Edokpolor Ohanmu )

General overview of lecture

 The course introduces some basic research techniques in biological sciences, These include Spectrophotometry, Chromatography, Manometry, Isotope methods, advanced microscopy (Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy, Fluorescence Microscopy); Micrometry, use of microtome; Permanent slides preparation, Plant tissue culture techniques, Sterilization & Culture techniques. Use of Counting chambers (eg hemocytometer, Sedgewick/Rafter cells and electronic particle counter, etc). Not only do they form the basic pedagogy in biological research, they are also the foundation of many branches of…

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34) INTRODUCTION TO PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY .

(Mr Imarhiagbe Odoligie   and Igbape Goddidit Esiro)

General overview of lecture: This course is intended to give the students a basic knowledge of the concept of Plant Biology and biotechnological applications.

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35) BRYOLOGY AND PTERIDOLOGY 2018/ 2019.

(Mrs Igbape Goddidit Esiro)

General Overview of the Course

This course is intended to give students a thorough knowledge of lower plants, Bryophytes and Pteridophytes.

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36) AEB 319 INTRODUCTION TO TROPICAL PARASITOLOGY 2018/2019.

(Mrs Ozemoka Joy Habibat)


General overview of the lecture: This course is intended to acquite the students with the knowledge of host – parasite relationship, the various tropical parasites that are of great economic importance to humans and domestic animals. The students will also be exposed to simple methods of sample collection and identification of parasites in the laboratory.

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37) AMINO ACID, PROTEIN AND NUCLEIC ACID METABOLISM 2018/2019.

(Dr Ajayi Olulope Olufemi  and Itepu Victor)

1
EDO UNIVERSITY IYAMHO
Department of Biochemistry
BCH 314: Amino acid, Protein and Nucleic acid Metabolism
Instructor: Dr. Olulope Ajayi, email: olulope.olufemi@edouniversity.edu.ng
Lectures: Tuesday (3-5 pm). LT6. Phone (+234) 8063737930
Office hours: Monday-Friday (8.00 am-4.00 pm). Office: New College of Medical Sciences and
Faculty of Engineering Office Block, 1st floor, Rm AD 82
Co-Instructor: Dr. Itepu E. Victor, email: itepu.victor@edouniversity.edu.ng
Lectures: Mondays, 2pm – 4pm, LT6.phone: (+234) 8067175111
Office hours: Mondays, 10am to 2pm, Office: College of Medicine building, 1st…

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38) BIOMEMBRANE 2018/2019.

(Dr Ajayi Olulope Olufemi)

1
EDO UNIVERSITY IYAMHO
Department of Biochemistry
BCH 316: Biomembrane
Instructor: Dr. Olulope Ajayi, email: olulope.olufemi@edouniversity.edu.ng
Lectures: Wednesday (2-3 pm), Friday (10 am-12 pm). LT6. Phone (+234)8063737930
Office hours: Monday-Friday (8.00 am-4.00 pm). Office: New College of Medical Sciences and
Faculty of Engineering Office Block, Floor 2 Rm. AD 82
General overview of the Course
This course covers the central dogma of membrane biology (the fluid mosaic model), Membrane
functions, types and composition: Lipid structure, properties and formation of the…

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39) ADVANCED INTERMEDIARY METABOLISMS AND REGULATION 2018/2019.

(Dr Ajayi Olulope Olufemi  and Kenneth Atoe)

General overview of the Course
This aspect of the course covers the advanced studies in degradation and synthesis of biological
compounds such as carbohydrate, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids. The endocrine system and
metabolism of hormone control of metabolism

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40) CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGY 2018/2019.

(Dr Ajayi Olulope Olufemi  and Itepu E. Victor)

General overview of the Course
This course covers the theoretical basis of laboratory tests of clinical significance in diagnosis
and management of diseases. Routine tests of general well being- renal function tests and liver
function tests, Introduction to pharmacological concepts, Drug administration, absorption,
distribution and receptors. Xenobiochemistry, Drug metabolism, Drug metabolizing enzymes
and drug interactions. Role of Cytochrome P450. It also covers drug design, Theories of the
mechanism of drug action. The physiological and biochemical actions of some selected drugs.

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41) EXPERIMENTAL BIOCHEMISTRY I 2018/2019.

(Dr Ajayi Olulope Olufemi  and Samson Olerimi)

General overview of the Course
This is an introductory laboratory course for students in Biochemistry, Nursing Science, Medical
Laboratory Science 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.

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42) FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY 2018/2019.

(Dr Olerimi Samson Eshihokhale)

General overview of lecture:Human dietary nutrient requirement and factors affecting the
requirements. Food habits and intakes.Digestion, absorption.Metabolism and function of
carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and aminoacids in mass.Consequences of excess and inadequate
caloric intake, protein energy malnutrition.Kwashiorkor 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…

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43) INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY I 2018/2019 LECTURE.

(Dr Itepu Victor   and Dr. U. Usunobun)

General overview of lecture: The course introduces biochemistry as a course to the students
and covers the following topics; Short history and definition of biochemistry. Importance of
biochemistry to other scientific disciplines. General considerations on the biological molecules
of life (carbohydrates and lipids). Introduction, definition, functions, classification and types of
monosaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides. Isomers (stereo and optical isomerism),
epimers, anomers, mutarotation and enantiomers. Reducing properties (oxidation and reduction),
dehydration, osazone formation, ester formation and glycosides. Classification of lipids-fatty
acids,…

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44) TECHNIQUES IN BIOCHEMICAL RESEARCH 2018/2019.

(Dr Usunobun Usunomena   and Sheu Rahmon)

General overview of lecture
This course intends to contain the following:
· 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, Xray
diffraction.
· Mass and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Spectrometry.
· Radioimmunoassay, pH measurement, Isotopes in Biochemistry

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45) USUNOBUN USUNOMENA.

(Dr Usunobun Usunomena )

General overview of lecture:
• 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.…

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46) AMINO ACID, PROTEIN AND NUCLEIC ACID METABOLISM 2018/2019 LECTURE.

(Dr Usunobun Usunomena )

General overview of lecture:
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, Creatine metabolism. 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.

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47) BIOCHEMISTRY OF ORGANS AND TISSUES 2018/2019.

(Dr Usunobun Usunomena )

General overview of Course:
· 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.

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48) NUCLEIC ACIDS/NUCLEOTIDES/NUCLEOSIDES; BIOCHEMISTRY OF MUSCLE & BIOCHEMISTRY OF AGEING.

(Dr Usunobun Usunomena )

General overview of lecture:
· Metabolism of nucleic acids I: Chemistry and structure of the nucleic acids: RNA and DNA Purine
nucleosides and nucleotides
· Synthesis and catabolism of purine nucleotides.
· Synthesis and catabolism of pyrimidine nucleotides.
· Metabolism of nucleic acids II: Disorders of purine and pyrimidine metabolism.
· Muscle action: Biochemical concept. Muscle action: Molecular concept, control.
· Ageing, Ageing and signaling pathways, Ageing and apoptosis, Concept of metabolic processes and
oxidative stress in ageing
Learning outcomes:…

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49) AEB 111: INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY LECTURE NOTE.

(Dr Osikemekha Anani Anthony   and Ozemokha Joy Habibat)

Macromolecules, Cell structure and function; the organism and its environment. Man, population, growth, Environmental Pollution and impact
on the biosphere.

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50) MCB 313 SOIL MICROBIOLOGY 2018/2019.

(Mrs Ehis-eriakha Bertha Chioma)

Description: This course describes the soil environment with diverse microbial population responsible for specific functions which aid in maintaining a sustainable soil environment. Some of these functions include nitrogen fixation, mineral transformation, decomposition etc. The course highlights how microorganisms interact and relate within the soil environment. The interaction can be either positive or negative depending on the organisms involved. Additionally, the effects of xenobiotics on indigenous soil microorganisms will also be discussed as it poses a great threat to microbial…

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51) MCB 314 BIODETERIORATION (LECTURE NOTES) 2018/2019.

(Mrs Ehis-eriakha Bertha Chioma)

Description: biodeterioration highlights the process of chemical and physical alterations of products of economic value mostly in an undesirable/unpleasant manner by the action of microorganisms or their enzymes. The course describes the different aspects of biodeterioration from physical/mechanical, soiling and fouling, assimilatory and dissimilatory biodeterioration which covers a bewildering range of all materials that can be attacked by biodeteriogens. Also, the biodetrioration of different materials will be discussed highlighting the microorganisims involved in each case. Other topics of significance that…

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52) AEB 111: INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY 2018/2019.

(Dr Osikemekha Anani Anthony )

Macromolecules, Cell structure and function; the organism and its environment. Man, population, growth, Environmental Pollution and impact on the biosphere.

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53) AEB 214: INVERTEBRATES ANIMALS AND ENVIRONMENT 2018/2019.

(Dr Osikemekha Anani Anthony )

The systematic inter-relationships and basic organization of the invertebrates, Identification, phylogeny, biology and economic importance of major phyla, adaptations.

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54) MCB 412 ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (LECTURE NOTES) 2018/2019.

(Mrs Ehis-eriakha Bertha Chioma)

General overview of lecture: This course presents a highlight the basic foundation for students to gain requisite knowledge on the structure, composition and function of microorganisms in the environmental compartments. Also, this course highlights the various environmental impacts from both anthropogenic and natural sources and how it affects the microbial community structure. Microorganisms play diverse roles in the environment which stems from waste management, biogeochemical cycle, decomposition of organic materials, etc. All these and more will be covered in this…

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55) MCB 415 PHARMACEUTICAL MICROBIOLOGY 2018/2019.

(Dr Adetunji Charles Oluwaseun)

Pharmaceutical Microbiology is a very unique course in Microbiology. The course will expose the students to the concept of growth and death in microorganisms, chemistry of synthetic chemotherapeutic agents and antibiotics, production and synthesis of antibiotics and antiseptics, relationship of antimicrobial agents to different microbial groups: gram negatives, gram negatives, spores-former etc, the modes of action and assay of antibiotics and antiseptics, sensitivity and resistance as related to microbial physiology, Microbiological control in the pharmaceutical industry

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56) MCB 211 INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY LECTURE NOTE 2018/2019.

(Dr Adetunji Charles Oluwaseun)

Introductory Microbiology is a foundational course in Microbiology. The course will expose the students to the fundamentals of microbiology thereby gaining basic
knowledge and skills relevant in the field of microbiology and other related fields. The rudiment of the field of microbiology will be explored with specificity on microbes. Microbes (microorganisms) are microscopic organisms which maybe a single cell or multicellular cell organisms too small to be seen clearly by the unaided eyes. The study of microorganisms is known as…

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57) MCB 315 INTRODUCTORY VIROLOGY((LECTURE NOTE)2018/2019.

(Miss Ezeanya Chinyere Charity)

General overview of the lecture: The course is intended to give the students the basic and important knowledge of viruses. The course entails fundamental topics such as: Introduction to viruses; Historical aspect of virology; General characteristics of viruses; Viral structure and morphology; Cultivation of viruses; Viral replication; Viral detection with cytopathic effects; Classification of viruses; Viral assay and Purification

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58) AEB 313 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND APPLIED BIOSTATISTICS 2018/2019.

(Dr Agbugui Marian Onwude)

BASIC CATEGORIZATION OF RESEARCH STUDIES
A research is categorised under practical investigation. It also involves critical thinking and enquiry into some aspects in any desired field of study.
This could involve practical work in the field or laboratory work or analysis. In the field of science, research must be practical involving numerous steps and measures

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59) AEB 211: INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY.

(Dr Agbugui Marian Onwude)

AEB 211
COURSE TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY

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60) MCB 311: GENERAL MYCOLOGY (LECTURE NOTES) 2018/2019.

(Mr Okafor Arthur Chinedu)

General overview of lecture: This course is intended to give the students a thorough knowledge of
fungi, their morphology, classifications, ecology, importance to industry and public health significance.

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61) MCB 316: IMMUNOLOGY (LECTURE NOTES) 2018/2019.

(Mr Okafor Arthur Chinedu)

Description: This course is designed to give the students a deep knowledge of the immune system:
beginning with introduction to the structure and functions of the immune cells, tissues and organs;
then innate and acquired immunity; cellular immunity, immunological tolerance and suppression;
diagnostic immunology and conclude with the nature of resistance in plants

Lecturer

62) MCB 411: FOOD MICROBIOLOGY I.

(Mr Okafor Arthur Chinedu)

Description: This course is designed to give the students a deep knowledge of the role of
microorganisms in foods: beginning with milestones in food microbiology; microorganisms
important in foods, various sources of contamination of food; Principles of food spoilage including
factors affecting microbial growth and activity in foods. Principles of food preservation with
detailed study on various preservation methods. and conclude with contamination, spoilage and
preservation of specific food

Lecturer

63) MCB 411: FOOD MICROBIOLOGY I 2018/2019.

(Mr Okafor Arthur Chinedu)

Description: This course is designed to give the students a deep knowledge of the role of
microorganisms in foods: beginning with milestones in food microbiology; microorganisms
important in foods, various sources of contamination of food; Principles of food spoilage including
factors affecting microbial growth and activity in foods. Principles of food preservation with
detailed study on various preservation methods. and conclude with contamination, spoilage and
preservation of specific food

Lecturer

64) INTRODUCTION TO ENZYMOLOGY 2018/2019 LECTURE NOTES.

(Dr Rahamon Sheu Kadiri)

General overview of lecture: This course is intended to provide students with the basic
knowledge of Enzymology. The course covers topics such as history of enzymology, general
characteristics of enzymes, nomenclature, mechanisms of enzyme catalyzed reactions,
coenzymes/cofactors etc.

Lecturer

65) TECHNIQUES IN BIOCHEMICAL RESEARCH LECTURE NOTE.

(Dr Rahamon Sheu Kadiri  and U. Usunobun)

General overview of lecture: This aspect of Biochemistry is intended to introduce Biochemistry
students to basic techniques in Biochemistry.

Lecturer

66) ADVANCED ENZYMOLOGY LECTURE NOTE.

(Dr Rahamon Sheu Kadiri  and Anthony M. UGBENYEN,)

General overview of lecture: This course is intended to build on the basic knowledge of
enzymology acquired by the student in 300 level. The course covers advanced topics in
Enzymology such as enzyme kinetics and enzyme isolation, purification and characterization.

Lecturer

67) BIOINFORMATICS LECTURE NOTE.

(Dr Rahamon Sheu Kadiri  and Anthony M. UGBENYEN,)

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. To understand the relevance of Bioinformatics in Data Science
2. To understand how big data are generated in Biochemistry (genomics and proteomics)
by gene sequencing and expression.
3. To understand how to use important computer tools in bioinformatics (eg NCBI/
GenBank).