This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concept of Biochemistry as a discipline. Foundational topics such as the definition and scope of Biochemistry, cell, acidity and alkalinity and the properties and biological functions of the major biomolecules (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids) will be covered. This course is important for students of Biochemistry, other biological sciences, agricultural sciences and Chemistry.
The course serves as an introduction to the branch of Biology known as Genetics. It serves to teach the students the scope as well as varied applications of the field of Genetics. It is of great importance to students of Biology, Biochemistry and Microbiology who are likely to offer more specialised higher level courses in their respective departments in the area of genetics. The practical aspect of the course aims to teach students how to differentiate between hereditary traits from environmentally induced traits, how to observe, record and analyse genetic data using various statistical tests as well as computer statistical software and carrying tests such as Blood group determination. Topics to be taught include Mendelian genetics, Non-Mendelian inheritance, Population genetics, Microbial genetics as well as Molecular genetics.
Chemistry of First row transition metals. Introduction to co ordination chemistry including elementary treatment of crystal field theory. Comparative Chemistry of the followings elements; (a) Ga, In, TI, (b) Ge, Sn, Pb, (c) As, Sb, Bi, (d) Se, To, Po, electronic configuration of groups IVB to VIB. Semiconductor chemistry, doping and application of semiconductors high-tech industries. Elementary introduction to Organometallic Chemistry. Roles of organometallic compounds in drug, catalysis, and pesticide formulation. Role of metals in biochemical systems.
This course is an important course for the chemistry students, it is meant to expose the student to the interesting chemistry of carbon in organic chemistry. The topics to cover include: Carbon in Organic chemistry, the concept of hybridization, structures and shapes of organic compounds, factors affecting organic reactions, bond breaking during organic reactions, types of reactions simple treatments of functional groups and analysis to identify functional groups.
This course provides opportunity for students of Chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, engineering, food science and technology and geology to collect the appropriate data required to define the properties of gases, liquids, solids and colloidal dispersions, to systematize them into laws, and give them a theoretical foundation. The course is also useful in establishing the energy relations obtaining in physical and chemical transformations, in ascertaining the extent and speed with which they take place, and in defining quantitatively the controlling factors. Topics to be covered include Kinetic theory of gases; behaviour of real gases; critical constants and liquefaction of gases; heat capacities of gases; principle of equipartition of energy; first and second laws of thermodynamics; enthalpy, entropy and free energy; reaction and phase equilibria; reaction rates; rate laws; zero, first and second order kinetics; experimental determination of reaction orders; mechanism and theory of elementary processes; photochemical reactions; basic electrochemistry.
Importance and scope of agriculture. Land and its uses with particular reference to agriculture. Introductory crop production. Agricultural ecology of Nigeria. Agronomy of some arable crops. Land preparation. Harvesting, processing and reservation method. Farm tools and machinery including tractor driving and by-products. Basic farm management techniques. Fisheries and wildlife production. Forest products. General introduction to livestock production and health.
The course encompasses the basic skills that are employed in the field of microbiology. Emphasis is laid on the historical aspects of microbiology, naming, classification and types of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, virus, algae, etc.). The focus is meant to impart useful knowledge on the students on the growth and reproduction of microorganisms, different methods of controlling microorganisms, sterilization and disinfection. Also, it also entails the study of some infectious diseases, emerging infectious diseases and Normal microbiota. This will improve their practical skills on the various ways of culturing microorganism and maintaining aseptic conditions in the laboratory.
Modern Physics was developed over the first four decades of the 20th century, following the surprising failure of classical physics to provide a consistent description of the behaviour of light and matter on the atomic scale. It forms the backbone of many other areas of physics. It is therefore important to understand the basic principles underlying classical physics, before proceeding to modern physics which is a rich discipline that provides foundation knowledge about how high tech devices work as well as illuminates myriads of emergent phenomena that seem to be of fundamental interest on many intellectual levels and in our daily lives.
This course entails practical demonstrations of the basic knowledge of Biochemistry, general introduction of students to the operations and maintenances of laboratory equipment and apparatus before, during and after practical classes will be taught. Basic methodology of some biochemical principles will be introduced to students. This course also meets the need of students in other fields, as a course that provides hands-on training in the use of laboratory apparatus and equipment such as pH-meter, magnetic stirrer, and spectrophotometer as well as the basic preparation of common reagents in the laboratory such as buffer preparation. As a practical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their basic knowledge of Biochemistry and prepare them for other specialised applications to be encountered at higher levels.
This course is explanatory and designed primarily for 200level students in biology and biochemistry. It educates the students on different techniques used in the laboratories and methods of detecting contaminants in stored commodities. As a practical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students on how to use microscopes for specimen identification, how to prepare slides of cells, tissues and parasites, and also different analytical methods used in the laboratories. Topics to be covered include microscopy, preparation of microscopic slides, photometry, colorimetry, chromatography, conductometry, experimental design, electrophoretic techniques, centrifugation and techniques used in detecting contaminants in stored commodities.
This course is an introductory; it is designed primarily for Chemistry and other students from Biochemistry, Microbiology, Food Science and Technology, Marine Science and Technology, Applied Geology and Mining Engineering students. It designed to teach basically classical techniques in analytical Chemistry. It actual deals with acid-base, precipitation, redox and complexometric titration techniques as well as gravimetric method of analysis. In the course theory of errors shall be introduced to students and statistical evaluation of data shall be treated. Theoretical background of the course shall be taught and the students will conduct practicals on the sub topics as it is been taught.
This course describes the origin and classification atoms and elements. It introduces the properties of elements and shows how they can be rationalised in terms of the behaviour of electrons in the atom. It reviews the various postulations about the atom and how these postulations predicted the behaviour of the particles that compose the atom. The course further provides understanding of the dual property of the electron and attempts explaining the existence of electrons of the atom in orbits and how these orbits are related to the energy states of the atoms in a one electron system. The course further introduces the concept of bonding of electrons to form molecules and how the presence of electrons influences the geometry and structure of the various compounds.
- History of Computers - Characteristics of a Computer System - Introductory to Programming - Strategies and techniques for application development - structured programming - problem decomposition and organization - basic debugging skills - visual basic programming language
This will involve field planting. Each student will be allocated a field plot for the planting and management of an arable crop. Students will be exposed to practical work in animal production and health, fisheries and wildlife management, and crop and forestry nurseries.