Biochemistry Department

School of Biological Sciences (SOBS)

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INTRODUCTION

Since its establishment in 1986, as a unit of the omnibus Department of Biological Sciences in the School of Natural and Applied Sciences (SNAS), the Department of Biochemistry has grown to become one of the finest in the continent.Biochemistry is a scientific discipline that focuses on the chemical basis of life. It explains life in chemical terms,life is a dynamic phenomenon that integrates a gamut of chemical/biochemical reactions aimed at sustaining a continuous flow of energy to cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. In biochemical terms, life is an open system that allows the flow of metabolites in and out of the system in which cyclical events are sustained in perpetuation of its existence.

Biochemistry has a sound influence on our understanding of Medicine, Health and Nutrition. Results from biochemical studies have already led to molecular understanding of diseases such as diabetes, sickle cell anemia, phenylketonuria, cystic fibrosis, and hypercholesterolemia. The department of Biochemistry in Federal University of Technology, Owerri focuses on all areas of biochemistry, including industrial biochemistry to actually nurture and turn out high breed biochemists.


Biochem-Courses

100 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
INTRODUCTION TO IGBO GRAMMAR IGB 101
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I MTH 101
GENERAL PHYSICS I PHY 101
BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I BIO 101/103
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I CHM 101
WORKSHOP PRACTICE I ENG 101
ENGINEERING DRAWING ENG 103
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH FRN 101
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE II BIO 102/104
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II CHM 102
WORKSHOP PRACTICE II ENG 102
ENGINEERING DRAWING II ENG 104
FRENCH LANGUAGE II FRN 102
SOCIAL SCIENCE I GST 108
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY GST 110
IGBO LANGUAGE II IGB 102
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II MTH 102
GENERAL PHYSICS II PHY 102

200 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
CHEMISTRY OF CARBOHYDRATES AND LIPIDS? BCH 201
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I CHM 201
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I CSC 201
MATHEMATICAL METHODS I MTH 201
STATISTICS MTH 211
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY II BCH 202
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II CHM 202
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II CHM 204
INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS ECN 204
GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY II IMB 202
NUMERICAL METHODS MTH 222
SECOND YEAR LONG VACATION SIWES SIW 200

300 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
ENZYMOLOGY BCH 301
BIOCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES BCH 303
BIOSTATISTICS BTC 301
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY CHM 303
BACTERIOLOGY IMB 301
GENETICS MLB 301
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY MLB 303
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
METABOLIC PATHWAYS I BCH 302
BIOPHYSICS BCH 304
MEMBRANE BIOCHEMISTRY BCH 306
BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY BCH 308
CELL AND TISSUE BIOCHEMISTRY BCH 310
INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY BCH 312
GENETIC ENGINEERING BTC 304
GENERAL ECOLOGY BTC 306
ENVIROMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT EVT 306
MICROBIAL GROWTH AND GROWTH KINETICS IMB 306

400 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
METABOLIC PATHWAYS II BCH 401
ADVANCED ENZYMOLOGY BCH 403
BIOSYNTHESIS OF MICROMOLECULES BCH 405
INDUSTRIAL BIOCHEMISTRY BCH 407
METABOLIC REGULATION BCH 409
PHARMACEUTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY BCH 411
ANALYTICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND QUALITY CONTROL IMB 401
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
STUDENT INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT SIW 400

500 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
ADVANCED BIOCHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS BCH 501/IMB 511
PHYTOBIOCHEMISTRY BCH 503
SEMINAR TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY BCH 505
PRE-PROJECT BCH 507
BIOCHEM OF FOOD AND NUTRITION BCH 509
CELL AND TISSUE TECHNIQUES BCH 511
INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY I IMB 501
IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOCHEMISTRY IMB 503
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
APPLIED ENZYMOLOGY BCH 502
BIOCHEMICAL REASONING BCH 504
INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY BCH 506
RESEARCH PROJECT BCH 508
BIOFUEL AND BIOGAS TECHNOLOGY BCH 510
XENOBIOTICS AND FORENSIC BIOCHEMISTRY BCH 512
INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY II IMB 502

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