COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTIONS

100 LEVEL COURSES

FIRST SEMESTER
Course codeCourse TitleCreditsCourse Status
 AEB 111Introductory Zoology4Core
PBB 111Introduction to Plant Biology 13Core
PHY 111Mechanics, thermal & properties of matter3Mandatory
MTH 112Calculus3Mandatory
CHM 111General Chemistry 13Mandatory
CHM 113PChemistry Practice I1Core
MCB 111Introductory Microbiology2Core
GST 111Use of English2Core
GST 112Philosophy and Logic2Core
CSC 110Introduction to Computing3Mandatory
TOTAL CREDITS 28
SECOND SEMESTER
Course codeCourse TitleCreditsCourse Status
AEB 122Functional Zoology4Core
PBB 122Introduction to Plant biology II3Core
MTH 123Vector, Coordinate Geometry and Statistics3Mandatory
PHY 109Practical Physics2Core
CHM 122General Chemistry II3Mandatory
GST 121Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution2Core
GST 122Nigeria People and Culture2Core
GST 123History & Philosophy of Science2Core
TOTAL CREDITS 21

200 LEVEL

FIRST SEMESTER
Course codeCourse TitleCreditsCourse Status
MCB 211General Microbiology 13Core
MCB 212Basic Technique in Microbiology2Core
AEB 211Environmental Ecology4Elective
AEB 213Invertebrate Zoology4Elective
BCH 210Introductory Biochemistry4Mandatory
CHM211Organic Chemistry4Elective
CSC212Symbolic Programming in FORTRAN3Elective
CSC237Information Interfaces and Presentation3Elective
PBB213Introductory Mycology and Lichenology2Mandatory
TOTAL CREDITS29 
 SECOND SEMESTER
Course codeCourse TitleCreditsCourse Status
MCB 220General Microbiology II3Core
PBB 224Introductory  Genetics3Core
BCH 220Functional Biochemistry (Physical for Life Sciences)4Mandatory
CSC 220Introduction to Data Processing3Elective
MCB223Elementary Studies and Methods in Phytopathology2Mandatory
MCB 221Introduction to Food Sciences (TFT 211)2Elective
CHM224Analytical Chemistry3Elective
TOTAL CREDITS20 

300 LEVEL

 FIRST SEMESTER
Course codeCourse TitleCreditsCourse Status
MCB 310Bacteriology3Core
MCB 311Food Microbiology I3Core
MCB312Biodeterioration  & Toxicology2Mandatory
MCB 313Principles of Immunology and Immunochemistry3Mandatory
PBB 327Taxonomy, Morphology and Physiology of Fungi 3Mandatory
MCB 316Soil Microbiology3Core
MCB 320Introductory Virology  3Core
PBB 313Biometrics3Core
AEB 316Introductory Parasitology4Mandatory
TOTAL CREDITS 27
NEW SECOND SEMESTER
Course codeCourse TitleCreditsCourse Status
MCB 300Industrial Training6Core
TOTAL CREDITS

All 300 level students are expected to proceed on the mandatory six (6) months industrial training scheme in the second semester in any established industry/firm where they would gain more laboratory experience in Microbiology.

400 LEVEL

NEW FIRST SEMESTER
Course codeCourse TitleCreditsCourse Status
MCB 413Seminar  (Essays in Microbiology)2Core
MCB 414Research Project6Core
 MCB 415Pharmaceutical Microbiology3Mandatory
MCB 417Virology and Tissue Culture 3Mandatory
CED 300Entrepreneurship Studies II2Core
MCB 410Microbial Genetics (Genetic Variability &Evolution)3Core
MCB 411Advanced Food Microbiology3Core
MCB 412Environmental Microbiology  (Microbial Ecology)3Core
MCB 416Introduction to Mushroom Growing and Technology3Elective
TOTAL CREDITS 28
SECOND SEMESTER
Course codeCourse TitleCreditsCourse Status
MCB 420 Pathogenic Microbiology3Core
MCB 422Microbial Physiology & Metabolism3Core
MCB 423Principles of Epidemiology and Public Health3Elective
MCB 431Petroleum Microbiology3Core
MCB 421Industrial Microbiology3Core
MCB 430Microbiological Quality Assurance2Mandatory
TOTAL CREDITS 17

YEAR 4

400 LEVEL COURSES

Course No.COURSE TITLECreditsSemester
GENERAL
*MCB 413Seminar  (Essays in Microbiology)2 
*MCB 414Research Project6 
  MCB 400Pharmaceutical Microbiology3 
**MCB 417Virology and Tissue Culture 3 
CED 300Entrepreneurship Studies II2 
*MCB 410Microbial Genetics (Genetic Variability &Evolution)3 
*MCB 420 Pathogenic Microbiology3 
*MCB 422Microbial Physiology & Metabolism3 
eMCB 423Principles of Epidemiology and Public Health3 
*MCB 411Advanced Food Microbiology3 
*MCB 412Environmental Microbiology  (Microbial Ecology)3 
*MCB 431Petroleum Microbiology3 
*MCB 421Industrial Microbiology3 
MCB 430Microbiological Quality Assurance2 
TOTAL NO. OF CREDITS 42 
ELECTIVE
PBB463Introduction to Mushroom Growing Technology3 

Course Description

AEB 111 Introductory Zoology

As offered in Animal and Environmental Biology Department

PBB 111 Introduction to Plant Biology 1

As offered in Plant Biology and Biotechnology Department

PHY 111 Mechanics, thermal & properties of matter

As offered in Physic Department

MTH 112 Calculus

As offered in Mathematics Department

CHM 111 General Chemistry 1

As offered in Chemistry Department

CHM 107 Chemistry Practice I

As offered in Chemistry Department

GST 111 Use of English

As offered in General Studies Department

COURSE DESCRIPTION

MCB 210 INTODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY (3 CREDITS)-1ST

Introduction to fundamental principle and methods in microbiology. Structure systematic, growth and function . preliminary study of viruses. Role of microbes in infection, food and industry, and in the environment. (Two lectures and one practical/week).

MCB 211: GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 1(3 CREDIT) 1ST SEMESTER

 Nature of microbiology and types of microorganism. History of microbiology –tools and techniques used in microbiology.  Structure and comparison of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Morphology, life cycles and economic important of bacteria, fungi , protozoa, algae  and viruses. Principle of Microbial taxonomy with particular reference to bacteria.  Nutrition metabolism and growth of microorganisms in clouding effects of environmental factors on growth . Survival inhibition and death of microorganism. (two lecture and 1 practical /week ).

MCB 220 GENERIAL MICROLOGY 11(3CREDIT -2ND SEMESTER

Transfer and change of genetic information in bacterial mutations transduction , transformation , conjugation , plasmid Ecology of microbes microbiology of soil , water diseases /the normal flora of the human body, element of immunology . some common infection disease . (Twoleatures and on practical/week )

MCB 311: BACTERIOLOGY (4CREDIT) 1ST SEMESTER

Microscopy. Dyes  and staining Techniques . Culture media and their preparation . sterilization and pure culture techniques enumeration of preservation of in food and the environment . Maintenance and preservation of culture . spectrophotometry. Chromatography. Identification of bacteria and fungi . Microbiological essay of vitamins. Scientific writing .(one lecture plus tow practical /week).

MCB 312: TOXICOLOGY

Mechanisms of drug toxticity Mangamentof acute druge poisoning plant , bacterial and animal poisons ;solvent poisoning; pesticides Herbicides; Radiation toxicology; Air-borne poisoning ; metals and chelating agent; Food additives.

MCB 320: VIROLOGY (3CREDIT) -2ND SEMESTER

The discovery of filterable viruses (historical background) the viruses particle its structure and general properties ,the isolation ,purification and classification schemes of viruses animals viruses and their replication mechanisms. Plant viruses and associated problems in agriculture.Tumour viruses Viruses and genetic engineering.

MCB321:MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY (3 CREDIT )2ND SEMESTER

Microbial growth; change in cell population and macromolecular composition drudge the growth process. Growth under nutrient-limiting condition. Microbial. Microbial carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism. Metabolic enzymes, sources of reducing power, energy yields bio-synthetic intermediates

and products. Structure and function of cell membranes. Transport system in the microbial cell regularity mechanisms .

MCB 410 MICROBIAL GENETICS (3CREDIT) 1ST SEMESTER

Principles of genetic analysis mechanism and nature of mutation and recombination; transformation conjugation and transduction plasmid, chromosomal replication and models of genetic transfer: chemical coding and expression of genetic information. Recombination in bacteria viruses and eukaryotic protist  Genetic Engineering.

MCB 411 FOOOD MICROBIOLGY (4 CREDITS) 1ST SEMESTER

Food and microorganism. Classification and identification of microorganism important in food. Principles of food preservation ; use of high temperatures, low temperatures radiation, pressure food additive and drying , contamination preservation and spoilage of different types of foods, foods in relation to disease, foods  borne infections and intoxications microbiology of dairy industry.

MCB 412 ENVIROMENTAL MICROBIOLGY (4 CREDITS) 1ST SEMESTER

The microbial environment.  Concepts in environmental microbiology. Microbial populations and community dynamics microorganism in their natural environment ,the  terrestrial environment the nature, chemical activities and methods of investigation of soil micro flora nitrogen fixation.  The aquatic environment –the microbiology of water supplies, water treatment water supply and public health sewage and sewage disposal in hot climates. The role of microbes in prospecting recovery and degradation of petroleum products.

MCB 413: SEMINAR (2 CREDITS) 1ST SEMESTER

Seminar on selected topics in microbiology.

MCB 414: RESARCH PROJECT (6 CREDITS) 1ST SEMESTER

An investigation carried out under supervision on a microbiology problem.

MCB 415: IMMUNOLOGY (4 CREDITS) 2ND SEMESTER

Fundamental concept of immunity humoral and cellular product of immunity structure synthesis and functions of antibodies, cell of the immune system. The complement system advantages and disadvantage of immunity hypersensitivity and immunology phenomena immunologic tolerance .Autoimmunity transplanting immunity, immunology of reproduction and immunology.

MCB 420: PATHOGENIC MICROBIOLOGY I (4 CREDITS) 2ND SEMESTER

Principles of infection immunology and serology .Aetiology epidemiology, pathogenic mechanism, clinical symptoms. Laboratory diagnosis prophylactic and therapeutic procedure, control and prevention of selected infection viral bacterial protozoa and fungal disease of man and animals especially those prevalent in Africa.

MCB 421:   INDUSTRAIL MICROBIOLOGY (5 CREDITS) 2ND SEMESTER

Nature of industrial microbiology and some microorganism important in the manufacture of industrial products some general principles of industrial fermentations. Exploitation of microorganism by man in industrial and food affairs brewing production of wine burukutu, pito and oyokpo production, use of microbes as food for human (single cell protein) and steroid transformations antibiotics fermentations. Vitamin and amino acid production microbial enzymes of industrial importance .microbial deterioration of pulpwood paper and paint petroleum microbiology (to include the use of microbes in prospecting for oil in the industrial waste by cultivation of yeast waste disposal systems immobilized enzymes. Current development in fermentation traditional fermentations. (Three lectures and 2 practical/week)

MCB 422: PATHOGENIC MICROBIOLOGY I I (3 CREDITS) 2ND SEMESTER

Fungi bacteria virus and nematode as pathogens of crop plants mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis diseases resistance to include a consideration of genetic of pathogenesis selected from crop diseases assessment of disease severity and estimation of losses epidemiology disease control measures include biological control of pest pathogens

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