Courses : Department of Zoology

LIST OF COURSES (FACULTY AND DEPARTMENT)

 

Summary of Department of Zoology Undergraduate (B.Sc.) Courses and Description, 2016/2017 Session

 

100 LEVEL 

Courses

Title

LH

PH

Units

Status

PRE-REQUISITE:

ZOO 112

The Mammalian Body

45

  0

   3

C

 

ZOO 114

Principles of Cell Biology and Genetics

30

  0

   2

C

 

ZOO 115

Introductory Ecology

30

  0

   2

C

 

ZOO 116

Introductory Invertebrate Zoology

30

  0

   2

C

 

ZOO 117

Introductory Vertebrate Zoology

30

  0

   2

C

 

ZOO 118

Practical Zoology

  0

90

   2

C

 

GES 101

Use of English I

45

  0

   3

C

 

GES 107

Reproductive Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

30

  0

   2

C

 

CHE 127

Inorganic Chemistry I

45

  0

   3

R

 

CHE 157

Physical Chemistry I

60

  0

   4

R

 

CHE 177

Organic Chemistry I

45

  0

   3

R

 

CHE 195

Practical Chemistry for 100 Level

  0

90

   2

R

 

PHY 102

Introductory Mechanics and Properties of Matter 

45

  0

   3

R

 

PHY 103

Introductory Heat and Thermodynamics

45

  0

   3

R

 

BOT 111

Cryptogammic Botany

30

45

   3

R

 

BOT 141

Basic Principles in Botany

30

  45

   3

R

 

STA 114

General Statistics I

30

  0

   3

R

 

STA 121

Statistical Inference I

60

  0

   4

R

 

ARC123

Introduction to Humans and Environment

90

  0

   4

E

 

GEY 101

Introduction to Geology

30

45

   3

E

 

STA 131

Statistical Computing I

30

  0

   2

E

 

STA 115

Introduction to Probability

90

  0

   4

E

 

MIC 121

Introductory Microbiology I

30

 45

   3

E

 

CSC 101

Introduction to Computer Science

45

 45

   3

E

 

 

Total Units C= 18 units, R = 31 units,

 E = 19

 

 

 68

 

 

Minimum cumulative numbers of units to be passed at 100 level: 30 units,       including all compulsory courses

 

200 LEVEL

 

Courses

Title

LH

PH

Units

Status

PRE-REQUISITE:

BIO 211

Introductory Genetic and Cell Physiology

30

90

4

C

 

BIO212

Introductory Ecology

30

-

3

C

 

BIO 214

Biological Techniques

30

45

2

C

 

ZOO 211

Invertebrate Zoology

30

45

3

C

 

ZOO 212

Chordate Zoology

30

45

3

C

 

GES103

Government, the Society and the Economy

30

-

3

C

 

GES 201

Use of English II

30

0

3

C

 

CHE 229

Basic Organic Chemistry (for Non-Majors)

30

-

3

R

 

CHE 259

Physical Chemistry for the Life Science and Osmosis

30

-

3

R

 

BOT 211

General Botany I

15

45

3

E

 

CHE 279

Basic Aromatic and Natural Products Chemistry for Non-majors

30

-

3

E

 

MIC 221

Introduction Microbiology

30

45

2

E

 

ARC 222

Introduction to Environmental Archaeology (Ecology Anthropology)

 

-

5

E

 

ANT 216

Hominid Evolution and Early Cultural Development

 

-

4

E

 

STA 201

Statistics for Agriculture and Biological Sciences

60

-

4

E

 

 

Total Units C= 21  units, R = 6 units,

E = 21

 

 

 48

 

 

Minimum cumulative numbers of units to be passed at 200 level: 45 units, including all compulsory units

 

 

 300 LEVEL

Courses

Title

LH

PH

Units

Status

PRE-REQUISITE:

BIO 311

Genetic Variability and Evolution

30

45

3

C

BIO 211

BIO 312

General Ecology

30

45

3

C

BIO 212

BIO 317

Field Course I

15

90

3

C

BIO 312

ZOO 311

Comparative Animal Physiology

30

45

3

C

BIO 211

ZOO 211

ZOO 212

ZOO 315

Principles of Development

30

45

3

C

BIO 211

 

ZOO 316

Histology

15

45

3

C

 

ZOO 399

Industrial/Field Experience

-

-

6

C

 

GES 301

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skill

30

-

2

C

 

ZOO 312

The Biology of Tropical Parasites

30

45

3

R

ZOO 211

ZOO 313

Arthropod Diversity

30

45

3

R

ZOO 211

ZOO 314

Vertebrate Zoology

30

90

4

R

ZOO 212

MIC 307

Immunology

15

45

2

E

 

CHE 329

Inorganic Chemistry for Life Sciences

30

-

3

E

 

GEY 358

Marine Geology

30

-

2

E

 

MIC 322

Bacteriology

 

 

2

E

 

 

Total Units C= 26 units, R = 10 units, E = 9

 

 

 45

 

 

     Minimum cumulative numbers of units to be passed at 300 level: 70 units including all compulsory units.

 

400 LEVEL

 

Courses

Title

LH

PH

Units

Status

PRE-REQUISITE:

BIO 417

Field Course II

15

90

3

C

BIO 317

ZOO 418

Essay

30

-

2

C

 

ZOO 419

Project

30

-

4

C

 

BIO 411

Genetics in Molecular Biology

30

45

3

C

BIO 311

ZOO 411

Entomology

45

45

4

R

ZOO 313

ZOO 412

Principles of Parasitology

45

45

4

R

ZOO 312

ZOO 413

Hydrobiology and Fisheries

45

45

4

R

BIO 312

ZOO 314

BIO 412

Biogeography

30

-

2

E

BIO 312

ZOO 314

GEO 313 for (Geography students)

BIO 413

History of Biology

30

-

2

E

 

BIO 414

Impact of Biology on Society

30

-

2

E

 

BIO 415

Environmental Biology

30

45

3

E

 

BIO 416

Toxicology

30

45

3

E

 

ZOO 414

Special Topics in Physiology

30

45

3

E

 

ZOO 415

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

30

45

3

E

BIO 312

ZOO 314

ZOO 416

Animal Behaviour

30

45

3

E

ZOO 211

ZOO 212

ZOO 417

Local Fauna

30

45

3

E

 

 

Total Units C= 9 units, R = 15 units,

E = 24

 

 

48

 

 

Minimum cumulative numbers of units to be passed at 400 level: 120 units including all compulsory units.

Minimum for direct entry candidates: 90 units

 

C = Compulsory                    R = Required                         E = Elective

Note: LH = Hours of Lectures; PH = Hours of Practical

 

 

 

 

 

COMPARISON OF OLD AND NEW COURSES

                                                                                                                                               

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Course Code

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ZOO 111

Principles of Animal Biology

Macromolecular basis of life: cellular basis of biological organization. Introduction to cell structure and function; energy production and utilization. Information transfer; genetic inheritance and variation; reproduction, embryogenesis and growth; the organism and its environment.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status C

 

ZOO 114

Principles of Cell Biology and Genetics:

Macromolecular basis of life: cellular basis of biological organization. Introduction to cell structure and function; energy production and utilization. Informational transfer; genetic inheritance and variation. Principles of bioethics

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 0, U 2; Status C

New Course.

 

 

 

ZOO 115

Introductory Ecology:

The organism and its environment, biotic and abiotic factors. Production and population ecology; Trophic levels, 1o, 2 o, 3o production, Food chains and food webs, population growth. The impact of man on the environment.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 0, U 2; Status C

New Course

ZOO 112

The Mammalian Body:

The anatomy and physiology of rat, the adaptation to the environment. External features, Skin, Skeleton and muscular systems. Digestion and absorption of food: nutrition, gas exchange and transports. The blood and the circulatory systems. The kidney and homeostasis. Nervous and chemical coordination.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZOO 112

The Mammalian Body:

The anatomy and physiology of mammals, the adaptation to the environment. External features, skin, skeleton and muscular systems Nutrition, digestion and absorption of food. Gas exchange and transports. The blood and the circulatory systems. The kidney and homeostasis. Nervous and chemical coordination, Reproduction and reproductive system.

Semester 2; LH 45;  PH 0, U 3; Status C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Change

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ZOO 113

 

 

 

Diversity of Animal  Life:

General classification of animals. The concept of evolution. Characteristics and life history of representative types from each phylum. Animals of medical, veterinary and agricultural importance.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status C

ZOO 116

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introductory Invertebrate Zoology:

General classification of invertebrates. Characteristics and life history of representative types from each phylum. Invertebrates of medical, veterinary and agricultural importance.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 0, U 2; Status C

New Course

 

 

 

ZOO 117

 

Introductory Vertebrate Zoology:

The concept of evolution, General classification of vertebrates, characteristics and life history of representative types from each group. Vertebrates of medical, veterinary and agricultural importance.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 0, U 2; Status C

New Course

 

No previous existing course called Practical Zoology

 

ZOO 118

Practical Zoology

Basic Practicals on 100 Level Zoology Courses

Semester 1 & 2; LH 0;  PH 90, U 2; Status C

New Course

BIO 211

 

Principles of Genetics  and Cell Physiology:

Cell structure and function. Chromosome organization Mendelian Genetics. Linkage and recombination. Sex-linked inheritance. Polygenic inheritance. DNA, RNA. Protein synthesis. Bioenergetics. Membrane biology.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 90, U4; Status C

 

BIO 215

Introductory Genetics:

Cell structure and function. Chromosome organization Cell Division, Historical perspectives of Heredity, Variation and terminologies, Principle of Segregation of genes, Independent assortment, Statistical Genetics, Linkage and recombination, Sex determination, Sex Linkage, Polygenic inheritance, Extranuclear inheritance, Nucleic acids (DNA, RNA), DNA replication, Protein synthesis, Mutation.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 45, U 2; Status C

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 114, ZOO 118

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BIO 216

General Physiology of Plants and Animals:

Structure of cell membranes. Historical and experimental models of membranes. Function of cell membrane. Permeability and passive movement, facilitated diffusion and active transport, Carrier molecules: models of transport, phagocytosis, pinocytosis, Electrical properties of cell membranes, The Laws of Thermodynamics, The ATP system and chemical energy, Generation of ATP in anaerobic cells, Respiration and ATP formation in the mitochondrion, Photosynthesis and the chloroplast, Products of biosynthesis: Polysaccharides and lipids.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 45, U3; Status R

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 114, ZOO 118

New Course.

 

BIO 212

General Ecology:

The ecosystem and community structure. The ecological factors affecting plants and animals in terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Major terrestrial biomes. Productivity, energy flow and nutrient cycling. Application of ecological principles. Environmental Perturbation

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 0, U2; Status C

 

BIO 212

General  Ecology:

The ecosystem and community structure. The ecological factors affecting plants and animals in terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Major terrestrial biomes. Productivity, energy flow and nutrient cycling. Application of Ecological principles.

Environmental Perturbation

Semester 2; LH 15;  PH 45, U2; Status C

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 115, ZOO 118

No Change

BIO 214

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biological Techniques:

Microscope. Preparation of microscope slides, Photometry, Colorimetry, Chromatography, Conductometry, Experimental designs. Scientific illustration

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 45, U2; Status C

 

BIO

214

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biological Techniques:

Microscope. Preparation of microscopic slides, Photometry, Colorimetry, Chromatography, Conductometry, Taxidermy.  Introduction to Scientific methods. Ethics of animals use in research. Biological presentations, Scientific illustrations. Seminar presentation

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 45, U3; Status C

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 118

 

 

 

Expansion of course contents

                                              OLD CURRICULUM

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ZOO 211

Invertebrate Zoology:

The systematic inter-relationships and basic organization of the invertebrates.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status C

 

ZOO 213

Invertebrate Zoology I:

The systematic inter-relationships and basic organization of Protozoans to Annelids.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 45, U 2; Status C

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 116, ZOO 118

New Course.

 

 

 

ZOO 214

 

 

 

 

Invertebrate Zoology II:

The systematic inter-relationships and basic organization of Arthropods to Hemichordates

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 45, U 2; Status C

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 116, ZOO 118

New Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO PREVIOUS EXISTING COURSES

 

 

ZOO 215

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Macromolecules in Animals:

Properties of macromolecules in relation to function. Pathways of metabolism and synthesis of important macromolecules. Integration and regulation of anabolic and catabolic processes. Basis of cell-cell communication. Cells of the immune system and cellular basis of immunity.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 0, U 2; Status R

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 114, ZOO 118

New Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZOO 212

Chordate Zoology:

The systematic inter-relationships and basic organization of chordates.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3;

 Status C

ZOO 212

 

Chordate Zoology:

The systematic inter-relationships and basic organization of chordates.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status C

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 117, ZOO 118

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in Course Code

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                              OLD CURRICULUM

                                                        NEW CURRICULUM

Course Code

Old Content

Course Code

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NO PREVIOUS EXISTING COURSE

 

ZOO 216

Introduction to Ethnozoology:

Definition, history and scope of ethnozoology; Indigenous taxonomy/nomenclature and categories of animals; Cultural perspectives in the use of animals in therapy, management and conservation; Ethics, policies and property rights.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status R

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 116, ZOO117

ZOO 118

New Course.

 

 

NO PREVIOUS EXISTING COURSE

 

ZOO 299

Science Industrial

Training I:

Introductory industrial practical experience in:

a)      Fisheries/ Aquaculture

b)      Wildlife Management

c)      Biology of Aquatic Environment

d)      Entomology

e)      Animal and Public Health

f)       Biotechnology

Semester 2; U 3; Status C

New Course.

 

BIO 311

Genetic Variability and Evolution:

Structure of DNA. Mutations. Protein structure. Effects of Mutations on Protein structure. Mechanism of Genetic Recombination. Genetic Mapping at the Molecular level. Mendelian populations and Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. Variation, Natural selection and speciation. Evolution.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3;

Status C

BIO 311

Genetic Variability and Evolution:

Structure of DNA. Mutations. Protein structure. Effects of Mutations on Protein structure. Mechanism of Genetic Recombination. Genetic Mapping at the Molecular level. Mendelian populations and Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. Variation, Natural selection and speciation. Evolution.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status C

PRE-REQUISITE: BIO 215

 

 

 

 

 

No Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                              OLD CURRICULUM

                                                        NEW CURRICULUM

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BIO 312

General Ecology:

The ecology of local terrestrial and aquatic communities. Population characteristics and the regulations of numbers.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status C

 

BIO 313

Applied Ecology:

The ecology of local terrestrial and aquatic communities. Population characteristics and the regulations of numbers. Application of ecological principles in environmental degradation and conservation

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status C

PRE-REQUISITE: BIO 212

Change of Course Title

Contents expanded

BIO 317

 

 

 

 

 

Field Course I:

Sampling techniques in terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Assessment by report.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 90, U 3; Status C

BIO  317

 

 

 

 

Field Course I:

Sampling techniques in local habitats. Assessment by report.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 90, U 3; Status C

PRE-REQUISITE:

BIO 212

No Change

ZOO 311

Comparative Animal Physiology:

Nutrition and Digestion, Respiration, Blood and Circulation, Excretion, Reproduction and Homeostasis, the Physiology of movement, Hormones, Nervous communication and the sense organs.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status C

ZOO 311

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparative Animal Physiology:

Nutrition and Digestion, Respiration, Blood and Circulation, Excretion and Homeostasis, the Physiology of movement, Hormones, Nervous communication and the sense organs.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status C

PRE-REQUISITE:BIO 216

No change

ZOO 312

The Biology of Tropical Parasites:

Classification adaptation morphology, Anatomy life cycle and other features of interest in the protozoan, platyhelminthes, nematodes and parasitic arthropods: drawing particular attention to the various adaptations to the drawing of life exhibited by selected members of the group.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status R

 

 

ZOO 318

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Biology  and Ecology of Protozoan Parasites:

Evolution of parasitic mode of life. Nature of parasitism in relation to other forms of animal associations. Host-parasitic relationship.

Classification, adaptation, morphology, anatomy, life cycle and other features of interest in the protozoan parasites, drawing particular attention to the various adaptations to the parasitic mode of life exhibited by selected members of the group. Energy metabolism and physiological processes in protozoan parasites.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 45, U 2; Status R

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 213

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ZOO 319

The Biology  and Ecology of Helminth and Arthropod Parasites:

Classification, adaptation, morphology, anatomy, life cycle and other features of interest in the Helminths and Arthropod parasites, drawing particular attention to the various adaptations to the parasitic mode of life exhibited by selected members of the group. Energy metabolism and physiological processes in helminth parasites.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 45, U 2; Status R

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 214

New Course.

 

ZOO 313

Arthropod Diversity:

Adaptive radiation within the phylum arthropoda with particular reference to the structure and functions of the body appendages. General Biology of selected arthropods groups. Biological success of the arthropods.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status R

 

ZOO 320

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-insect Arthropod Diversity:

Adaptive radiation within non-insect arthropods with particular reference to structure and functions of the body appendages. Life cycles of selected non-insect arthropods. Biological success of non-insect arthropods.

Semester 2; LH 15;  PH 45, U 2; Status R

PRERE-QUISITE: ZOO 214

New Courses.

 

 

 

ZOO 321

Insect Diversity:

Adaptive radiation within insect arthropods with particular reference to structure and functions of the body appendages. General biology of selected insect arthropod groups. Biological success of insects.

Semester 2; LH 15;  PH 45, U 2; Status R

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 214

New Course

 

ZOO 314

Vertebrate Zoology:

Vertebrate systematics, Evolution and functional anatomy. Geographical distribution of recent vertebrates: The Nigerian vertebrate fauna.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 2; Status R

ZOO 314

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vertebrate Zoology:

Vertebrate systematics, Evolution and functional Anatomy. Geographical distribution of resent vertebrates: The Nigerian vertebrate fauna.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 45, U 3; Status R

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 212

 

 

 

 

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ZOO 315

 

 

 

 

 

Principles of Development:

Problems and process of development. Gene-activity: in Oogenesis. Cytoplasmic localization in the nature egg. Gastrulation and Cell interactions, Cellular and Molecular basis of embryogenesis.  Tissue interaction in development. The significance of the placenta and the development of immunity.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3;

Status C

 

ZOO 315

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principles of Development:

Problems and processes of development. Gene-activity: in Oogenesis. Cytoplasmic localization in the egg. Gastrulation and Cell interactions, Cellular and Molecular basis of embryogenesis.  Tissue interaction in development. The significance of the placenta and the development of immunity.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 45, U 2; Status C

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 112, ZOO 114

No Change

ZOO 316

Histology:

The cellular basis of tissues formation. Cell communication. Stability of the differentiated states. The formation distribution structure and function of vertebrate tissues. The organization of the tissues into organ systems. Histochemical techniques.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 90, U 3;

Status C

ZOO 316

 

 

 

 

 

Histology:

The cellular basis of tissues formation. Cell communication. Stability of the differentiated states. The formation distribution structure and function of vertebrate tissues. The organization of the tissues into organ systems. Histochemical techniques.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 90, U 3; Status C

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 112, ZOO 114

No change

 

NO PREVIOUS EXISTING COURSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZOO 322

Introduction to Limnology and Fisheries:

Water as an environment. Classification of water bodies: Lakes, running water and river orders, ponds and swamps. Physico-chemical parameters. Introduction to Plankton and Benthos. Survey of food fishes of Nigeria. Distribution of fishes in the tropical waters. Introduction to Fish Biology. Artisanal and commercial fisheries.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status R

PRE-REQUISITE: BIO 212, ZOO 212

 

 

New Course

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NO PREVIOUS EXISTING COURSE

 

ZOO 323

 

Research Methods in Zoology:

Study Design (Hypothesis, use of replicates: Randomization of treatments) Samples, sampling methods and sample analysis. Data analysis and Presentation (Graphical data, types of graph. Tables and principles of table construction). Report writing and presentation.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 0, U 3; Status R

PRERE-QUISITE: BIO 214

New Course

ZOO 399

Science Industrial

Training II:

Industrial practical experience in:

a)       Fisheries/Aquaculture

b)      Wildlife Management

c)       Ecology of Aquatic Environment

d)      Applied Entomology

e)       Animal and Public Health

f)       Biotechnology 

 Semester 2, U3, Status  C

ZOO 399

Industrial/ Field Experience:

a)       Fisheries/Aquaculture

b)      Wildlife Management

c)       Ecology of Aquatic Environment

d)      Entomology

e)       Animal and Public Health

f)       Biotechnology

Semester 2, U3, Status  C

Change of Course Title and Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIO 411

Genetics in Molecular Biology:

Organization of the Eukaryotic Genome. Recombinant DNA, Genetic recombination (Transformation, transduction and conjugation process) Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Transcription. Structure and Function of DNA and RNA, DNA replication. RNA processing (Nuclear Splicing). Translation and Ribosomes. Control of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic gene expression. Introduction to bioinformatics. Rearrangements of DNA

Semester 2; LH 0;  PH 45, U 3; Status R

BIO 411

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genetics in Molecular Biology:

Organization of the Eukaryotic Genome. Recombinant DNA, Genetic recombination (Transformation, transduction and conjugation process) Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Transcription. Structure and Function of DNA and RNA, DNA replication. RNA processing (Nuclear Splicing). Translation and Ribosomes. Control of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic gene expression. Introduction to bioinformatics. Rearrangements of DNA

Semester 2; LH 0;  PH 45, U 3; Status R

PRE-REQUISITE: BIO 311

 

 

 

 

 

No change

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BIO 412

Biogeography:

The subdivisions of the earth into zoogeographical regions; the transition zones. The distribution of plants and animals and the continental drift; animal and plant distribution. Discontinuous distribution. The effect of man on the distribution of plants and animals. The origin of domesticated animals and cultivated crops. The biogeography of Homo sapiens.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 0, U 2; Status E

 

BIO 412

Biogeography:

The subdivisions of the earth into zoogeographical regions; the transition zones. The distribution of plants and animals and the continental drift; animal and plant distribution. Discontinuous distribution. The effect of man on the distribution of plants and animals. The origin of domesticated animals and cultivated crops. The biogeography of Homo sapiens.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 0, U 2; Status E

PRE-REQUISITE: BIO 313, ZOO 314

No change

BIO 413

History of Biology:

An introduction to the growth and development of ideas and concept in Biology from the ancient Greek era through the Renaissance period to the turn of the 21th Century with accounts of the contributions made by various individuals and institutions.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 0, U 2; Status E

 

BIO 418

Biology through the Eras:

An introduction to the growth and development of ideas and concept in Biology from the ancient Greek era through the Renaissance period to the turn of the 20th Century with accounts of the contributions made by various individuals and institutions.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 0, U 2; Status E

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BIO 414

Impact of Biology on Society:

Concept in Biology which influence human societies. Evolution Genetics. Reproduction.  Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 0, U 2; Status E

 

BIO 414

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact of Biology on  Society:

Concept in Biology which influence human societies. Evolution Genetics. Reproduction.  Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 0, U 2; Status E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BIO 415

Environmental Biology:

The human environment- land, water and air. Impact of man’s activities on these environments including pollution from industrial activities and their effects on fauna and flora. Environmental Mutagens and Carcinogens. Management of human environment including wastes disposal.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status E

BIO 415

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Biology:

The human environment- land, water and air. Impact of man’s activities on these environments including pollution from industrial activities and their effects on fauna and flora. Environmental Mutagens and Carcinogens. Management of human environment including wastes disposal.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status E

PRE-REQUISITE: BIO 313

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BIO 416

Toxicology:

The Human Environment, Toxins, Poisons (Natural and Man-made).Sources of toxins, acute and chronic exposure. Effect of toxins. Evaluation (Toxicity testing, hazard evaluation, Risk assessment, field evaluation, chemical safety evaluation).Control /Remedies. Toxic waste disposals. Regulatory Policies NESREA, NGOs etc, Other environmental institutions.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status E

BIO 416

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toxicology:

The Human Environment, Toxins, Poisons (Natural and Man-made).Sources of toxins, acute and chronic exposure. Effect of toxins. Evaluation (Toxicity testing, hazard evaluation, Risk assessment, field evaluation, chemical safety evaluation).Control /Remedies. Toxic waste disposals. Regulatory Policies PEPS, NGOs, Others environmental institutions.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status E

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BIO 417

Field Course II :

Sampling Techniques: Sampling methods in Parasitology, Hydrobiology, Fisheries, Entomology, Physiology, Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology, Environmental Biology. Research ethics.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 90, U 3; Status C

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIO 417

 

 

 

 

 

Field Course II:

Sampling Techniques; Sampling methods in parasitology, hydrobiology and Fisheries, Entomology, Physiology, Genetics and Cell Biology.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 90, U 3; Status C

PRE-REQUISITE: BIO 317

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ZOO 411

 

 

 

 

 

Entomology:

Origin and phylogeny of insects. Biology and control of selected orders/groups which are of economic importance in the tropics (particularly Nigeria) aspects of crop, stored products and vector diseases of man and his domestic animals. Insect Physiology

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 90, U 4; Status C

 

ZOO 420

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Origin, Phylogeny and Biology of Insects:

Origin and phylogeny of insects. Modern classification, Palaepteran and Neopteran lines. Biology and economic importance of selected orders/groupsApterygote (Thysanura, Collembola, Diplura and Ephemeroptera), Pterygote (Orthoptera, Isoptera, Hemiptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Coleoptera).

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 45, U 2; Status R

PRERE-QUISITE: ZOO 321

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ZOO 421

Insect Physiology and Pest Control:

Physiology of insects: Integument, respiration, reproduction, circulation, Haemolymph, energy production and endocrine systems in insects. Introduction to pest control, role of pest in the spread of infestation, role of vectors in the transmission of diseases, pesticides, integrated pest management. Control of selected groups of insect of economic, medical and veterinary importance in the tropics.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 45, U 3; Status R

PRERE-QUISITE: ZOO 311,

ZOO 321,

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ZOO 412

 

Principles of Parasitology:

Evolution of parasitic mode of life. Nature of parasitism in relation to other forms of animal associations. Host-parasitic relationship. Epidemiology studies and control measures of important tropical parasitic diseases and the role of vector in the transmission of these diseases.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 90, U 4; Status R

ZOO 422

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parasitology:

Host-parasite relationship. Epidemiology and control measures of important tropical parasitic diseases and the role of vector in the transmission of these diseases. Immunity to protozoan and helminth parasites.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status R

PRERE-QUISITE: ZOO 318, ZOO 319

 

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ZOO 413

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydrobiology and Fisheries:

A comparative study of the hydrobiology an cycle of life in marines, brackish and fresh- water. Fisheries biology including the food and feeding habits of fish population. Fecundity and reproduction, age and growth. Aquaculture with particular reference to Nigeria. The fish fauna of Nigeria. Fishing gear and Fishing techniques.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 90, U 4; Status R

ZOO 423

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydrobiology:

Determination of physico-chemical parameters of water, sediments; quantitative and qualitative analyses of plankton and benthos; production and productivity of inland waters; energy budget; aquatic pollution and conservation.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 45, U 2; Status R

PRERE-QUISITE: ZOO 322

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ZOO 424

Fisheries:

 Fish biology: Techniques in fish taxonomy, age and growth, food and feeding habits and reproductive biology. Freshwater, brackish water and marine fishes in Nigeria; fin and shellfish culture enclosures. Physiology of induced breeding and manipulation of reproduction. Stocking strategies, controlled harvest. Fin and shellfish preservation methods, organolepic quality of fish. Fishing technologies-methods, gears and crafts; merits and demerits.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status R

PRERE-QUISITE: ZOO 314, ZOO 322

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ZOO 414

Special Topics in Physiology:

Specialized aspect of animal physiology, for example; muscle contraction and cytoskeleton elements, intracellular microenvironment and metabolic compartmentation; membrane organization, receptors and endocytosis, cell communication.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status R

ZOO 410

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Topics in Animal Physiology:

Specialized aspect of animal physiology, for example; muscle contraction and cytoskeleton elements, intracellular microenvironment and metabolic compartmentation; membrane organization, receptors and endocytosis, cell communication.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status R

PRERE-QUISITE: ZOO 311

 

 

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ZOO 415

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation:

Dynamics of wildlife population. Techniques of wildlife investigation. Principle of wildlife management. The wildlife resources of Nigeria; conservation policies. CITES problems and prospects. World wildlife resources; differences in values, management philosophies and traditions.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status E

ZOO 415

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation:

Dynamics of wildlife population. Techniques of wildlife investigation. Principle of wildlife management. The wildlife resources of Nigeria; conservation policies, problems and prospects. CITES. World wildlife resources; differences in values, management philosophies and traditions.

Semester 1; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status E

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 314

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ZOO 416

Animal Behaviour:

The basis of behaviour orientation mechanisms in animals, instinct and intelligence, feeding behaviour, social life, courtship and mating, migration and navigation. Biological clocks and rhythms

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3;

Status E.

ZOO 416

 

 

 

 

 

Animal Behaviour:

The basis of behaviour orientation mechanism in animals, instinct and intelligence, feeding behaviour, social life, courtship and meeting, migration and navigation. Biological clocks and rhythms.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status E

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 316

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ZOO 417

 

 

 

Local Fauna

General survey of local molluscs, arthropods, and vertebrates.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3;

Status E.

ZOO 417

 

 

 

Local Fauna

General survey of molluscs, arthropods and vertebrates in Nigeria.

Semester 2; LH 30;  PH 45, U 3; Status E.

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ZOO 425

 

Applied Animal Physiology

Physiological disorders, organelle malfunctions and metabolic disorders in animals.

Physiology of ageing at the cellular and molecular levels. Ageing of connective tissues, mental aspects of ageing and theories of ageing. Physiological genetics: nucleus-cytoplasmic interaction.

Semester 1; LH 15; PH 45, U 3; Status E.

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 311

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ZOO 426

Introductory Human Genetics:

Cells and cell divisions in humans, Mendelian and Molecular chromosomal basis of human genetics. Chromosomal disorders.  Autosomal dominant inheritance; autosomal recessive inheritance; sex-linked inheritance.  Mitochondrial inheritance.   Human cancer development.  The human genome project; The genetics of the blood groups; Haemoglobinopathies.

Semester 1; LH 15; PH 45, U 2; Status E.

PRE-REQUISITE: BIO 311

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NO PREVIOUS EXISTING COURSE

 

ZOO 427

Introductory Oceanography and Estuarine Biology:

Oceans of the world.  Topography and structure of ocean basin.  Major physical and chemical processes in the oceanic circulation, tides and waves.  Life in the ocean; natural history of major marine animals.  Characteristics of estuaries, lagoons and other brackish water environments.  Nature of the fauna and flora of estuaries; community structure and adaptations.  Biomass and productivity in estuaries.  Uses and environmental problems of estuaries.  The course will involve field studies.

Semester 2; LH 15; PH 45, U 2; Status E.

PRE-REQUISITE: BIO 313, ZOO 322

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NO PREVIOUS EXISTING COURSE

 

ZOO 428

Economic Importance of Vertebrates:

Domesticated vertebrates, Zoological Gardens Laboratory.  Harmful and useful vertebrates with particular reference to birds and mammals (Rodents).  Conservation of vertebrate species especially mammalian species.  Game reserves.

Semester 1; LH 15; PH 45, U 2; Status E.

PRE-REQUISITE:

 ZOO 314

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ZOO 429

Animal Health and Ecology of Radiation:

Actions of radiation in aqueous systems.  The Target theory.  Metabolic expression of radiation injury, oxygen effect and application to radiotherapy.  Radiation effect on genetic material, nucleus, and total organism.  Radiation effects on immunity, Factors influencing the effect radiation.  Treatment of irradiated organism. Radiation and Conservation, Limitation and use of Radiation.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 45, U 2; Status E

PRE-REQUISITE: BIO 311, ZOO 311

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NO PREVIOUS EXISTING COURSE

 

ZOO 430

Ecological Physiology:

Temperature regulation by animals in various habitats. Thermoregulation, low temperature effects, temperature regulations in poikilothermic, homotherms, heterotherms, thermoregulatory control centre, acclimatization. Water regulations, ion balances and mineral nutrition, response of animals to water and drought (especially desert and savanna species); evolution of fluidregulation in animals.

Respiration and excretion of animals in various habitats

Semester 2; LH 15;  PH 45, U 2; Status E

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 311

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NO PREVIOUS EXISTING COURSE

 

ZOO 431

Ornithology:

Taxonomic relationships and evolution of birds.  Morphological adaptations, reproduction, migration and population processes of Nigerian birds, endangered species and conservation.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 45, U 2; Status E

PRE-REQUISITE:  ZOO 314

 

 

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ZOO 432

Ecology of Soil Animals:

Survey of soil animals, their adaptation for living in the soil.  Classifications of the soil animals based on size habitat preference, activity, etc.  Techniques used in soil ecology, e.g. mechanical and behavioural ecology.  Role of soil animals in the soil: decomposition processes, mineral cycling, etc. effects of human activities – agricultural practices, grazing burning etc on soil fauna.

Semester 2; LH 15;  PH 45, U 2; Status E

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 213, ZOO 214, BIO 312

 

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NO PREVIOUS EXISTING COURSE

 

ZOO 433

Herpetology:

Taxonomy and Identification of indigenous amphibians and reptiles. Venomous Snakes.  Venom/Anti venom types, use and cure. Snake bites & prevention.  Economic importance of amphibians and reptiles.

Semester 1; LH 15;  PH 45, U 2; Status E

PRE-REQUISITE: ZOO 314

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ZOO 418

 

 

ESSAY

An essay based on a review of the literature on a Zoology topic.

Semester 1; LH 0;  PH 30, U 2; Status C

 

ZOO 418

 

ESSAY

An essay based on a review of the literature on a Zoology topic.

Semester 1 & 2; LH 0;  PH 90, U 2; Status C

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ZOO 419

 

 

PROJECT

A research project involving an investigation in Zoology and a written presentation and discussion of results.

Semester 1; LH 0;  PH 180, U 4; Status C

 

ZOO 419

 

 

PROJECT

A research project involving an investigation in Zoology and a written presentation and discussion of results.

Semester 1 & 2; LH 0;  PH 180, U 6; Status C

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