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Prof. Roseangela Ifeyinwa Nwuba
Professor
H.O.D
 

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Biological Science is one of the founding Departments of the University of Medical Science, Ondo with three Programmes:

1. Animal and Environmental Biology

2. Microbiology

3. Plant Biology and Biotechnology

Majors in the Department of Biological Sciences have the opportunity to receive a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Biological Sciences with bias for any of the above three programmes.

Our vision is to be an outstanding centre of excellence in teaching and translational research into our environment, organisms, plants and disease of medical importance for the overall improvement in the quality of life and health. The Department aims to:

i. Provide a comprehensive education in biology that stresses scientific reasoning and problem solving across the spectrum of disciplines within university.

ii. Provide thorough training, written and oral communication skills of scientific information and ideas.

 

iii. Build up future biologists capable of translating their acquired knowledge into applied research in health, environmental and plant related sciences, to facilitate the reduction of disease burden, improvement of health care and food production within our society.



OBJECTIVES

The specific learning objectives that all Biological Science Majors are expected to know at graduation are the:

1. Ability to read, understand, and critically interpret the primary biological

and biomedical literature in his/her area of interest.

2. Basic sciences (i.e., mathematics, statistics, physics, general and organic

chemistry) necessary for upper-level biological science coursework.

3. Terminology, principles and ability to explain the fundamental biomedical

processes of metabolism, homeostasis, reproduction, development, and

genetics, and the relationships between form and function of biological

structures at the molecular, cellular, organismal, population, and ecosystem levels of the biological hierarchy.

4. Fundamental methods, procedures, and techniques for conducting

experimental and empirical research.

5. Standards for evaluating biological/medical research and assessing the validity of research results.

6. The student will be able to explain the importance of biodiversity at the genetic, organismal, community, and global scales.



         ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

      100 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

Remark

BIO 111     

General Principles of Biology I

4

C

CHM 111

General Chemistry I

3

R

CHM 112

General Practical Chemistry I   

1

R

PHY 111

General Physics 1

3

R

PHY 113

General Experimental Physics

1

R

MAT 111

Elementary Maths 1

3

R

GES 111

Communication in English I

2

C

GES 112

Use of Library Study Skills and ICT

2

C

GES 113

Philosophy and Logic

2

C                                      


   SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

Remark

BIO 121

General Principles of Biology II

4

C

CHM 121

General Chemistry II

3

R

CHM 122

General Practical Chemistry II  

1

R

PHY 121

General Physics II                                         

3

R

PHY 122

General Experimental Physics II

1

R

MAT 121

Elementary Maths II

3

R

GES 121

Communication in English II

2

C

GES 122

Nigeria People and Global Culture

2

C

GES 123

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

2

C                                      

Note: A minimum of 24 units must be passed in the year.

 

   200 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course title

Unit

Remark

BIO 211

General Biochemistry and Physiology

3

C

BIO 212

Biological Techniques

2

C

MBL 211

General Microbiology I

3

C

AEB 211

Lower Invertebrates

2

C

PBT 211

Seedless plants

2

C

CHM 213

Inorganic Chemistry I

2

R

CHM 214

Experimental Physical and Inorganic Chemistry

1

R

GES 211

Entrepreneurship I

2

C

CSC 211

Introduction to Computer Sciences

2

R

     

   SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Course title

Unit

Remark

BIO 221

Introductory Genetics    

3

C

BIO 222

Introductory Ecology

3

C

MBL 221

General Microbiology II

3

C

AEB 222

Animal Histology

2

C

PBT 221

Biology of Seed Plant

2

R

CHM 222

Organic Chemistry I

2

R

CHM 223

Experimental Analytical and Organic Chemistry

1

R

COM 225

 Biostatistic

3

C

  Note: A minimum of 24 units must be passed in the year.                                                   

 

     300 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course title

Unit

Remark

BIO 311

Genetic Variation and Evolution

3

C

BIO 312

Biological Techniques II

2

C

MBL 311

General Bacteriology

3

R

MBL 312

Microbial Physiology

3

R

MBL 313

Microbial Ecology

3

C

MBL 314

Mycology

2

C

AEB 316

Protozoology

2

R

 


    SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Course title

Unit

Remark

BIO 321

Immunology and Immunochemistry

3

R

BIO 322

Research Methodology

3

C

MBL 32I

Food Microbiology I   

3

C

MBL 322

Industrial Microbiology

3

R

MBL 323

Virology

3

R

MBL 324

Evolution

2

R

MBL 380

Industrial Attachment

6

C

AEB 323

Biology of Tropical Parasites

3

C

STA 321

Biostatistics

3

R

  Note: A minimum of 24 units must be passed in the year.

 

   400 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

Remark

MBL 411

Pathogenic Bacteriology

2

R

MBL 412

Field Course

2

C

MBL 413

Industrial Microbiology

3

E

MBL 4I4

Environmental Microbiology

3

C

MBL 470

Seminar

2

C

MBL 480

Research Project

6

C

BCM 411

Regulatory Mechanism

2

R

BCM 412

Advanced Enzymology

3

E

 


     SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Course title

Unit

Remark

BIO 411

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

3

C

MBL 421

Food Microbiology II  

3

C

MBL 422

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

3

R

MBL 423

Soil Microbiology

3

E

MBL 424

Pathogenic Mycology

3

E

PBT 418

Plant Pathology

3

E

PBT 417

Plant Virology

3

C

 



          ACADEMIC STAFF

S/N

NAME

QUALIFICATION

DESIGNATION

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

1

Nwuba, Roseangela I.

B.Sc.(Jos),M.Sc.,Ph.D.(Ibadan)

Prof. and Head of Department

Cellular/ Molecular Parasitology and Genetics

2

Okaka, C. E.

B.Sc. (Lagos), Ph.D. (Leeds, UK)

Professor

Parasitology

3

Adenegan-Alakinde, Taiwo A.

B.Sc., M.Sc. PhD (Ibadan)                   

Snr. Lecturer

Plant Systematics and Anatomy

4

Awe Omolara. O.

B.Sc. (Ilorin), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Ibadan)     

Snr. Lecturer

Entomology

5

Jeff-Agboola, Yemisi A.

HND., M.Tech, PhD. (Akure)                  

Snr. Lecturer

Food Microbiology and Mycotoxicology

 

6

Oyeyemi O. T.

BSc (Ilorin) M.Sc., Ph.D, (Ibadan)

Snr. Lecturer

Parasitology

7

Oluwafemi Doris Y.

HND, PGD., M.Tech., Ph.D. (Akrure)

Lecturer I

Food Microbiology and Parasitology

8

Tiamiyu A. M              

DVM/MVPH (Ibadan)     

Lecturer II

Aquabiology/ Immunology

9

Oyeyemi Ifeoluwa T.

B.Sc (Ife), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Ibadan)

Lecturer II

              

Cell Biology and Genetics/ Gene Toxicolgy

10

Adesina I. A.

B.Sc,. (Ekpoma), M.Sc., (Benin), Ph.D. ( Akure)   

Lecturer II

Food and Industrial Microbiology

11

Ekundayo T. C

B.Tech (Abeokuta), M.Sc. (Akure)

Assistant Lecturer

Microbiology

 

     TECHNICAL/ ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

S/N

NAME

QUALIFICATION

DESIGNATION

1

Achor, O. E.

(HND (Akure), MRSH (London),  PGD (Akure)

Principal Technologist

2

Oloyede, Idayat O.

 

Technologist Grade 1

3

Olasheinde C. K.

 

Technologist Grade 1

4

Daodu Rosemary A.

 

Senior Laboratory  Supervisor

5

Fasipe Ayo T.

     (B.Ed)

Admin. Officer 11





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Ondo State.

Nigeria.





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