Microbiology

Programme Duration : 4 years


The Microbiology Programme seeks to equip graduates with knowledge, skills and techniques in the various specializations of Microbiology which are relevant to the need and challenges of the country. Students exposure to relevant local industries for practical experience complements their classroom and laboratory exercises so that they are adequately trained to work at various sectors of the economy which include but not limited to the following: Hospitals, Research institutes, Food and Dairy industries, Breweries, Beverages producing industries, water and wastewater treatment plants, Agriculture and pest control programmes etc.


Objectives
The programme is designed to give students a broad exposure to the theory and practice of Microbiology and particularly to educate them in the various applications of Microbiology in Medicine, Industry, Agriculture, Environment and other fields of human endeavour. The core courses are designed to give students wide exposure in the main areas, which include Medical, Industrial and Environmental Microbiology. In addition, students are required to take compulsory ancillary courses in Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science; and elective courses in Botany and Zoology in order to broaden their knowledge in general and their understanding of the field of study. Industrial Training (IT) done by the students in their second and third years of study exposes them to the actual practice in the various fields of application of their knowledge, thereby preparing them for future career in the field. It is expected that on graduation, students would be well equipped to take up careers as Microbiologists in hospital laboratories, public health institutions, research institutes, Universities, quality control laboratories in industries, environmental protection agencies, food and drug inspection agencies such as NAFDAC, or environmental Microbiology sections of oil companies, as teachers in post-primary schools, colleges of education, polytechnics and universities, as career civil servants and in any other organization where their training would afford them competence. They are also well equipped to undergo a short-term internship and sit for examination for registration with the Nigerians institute of Medical Laboratory Science (Technology).


Philosophy
The Microbiology Programme equips graduates with knowledge, skills and techniques in the various specializations of Microbiology which are relevant to the needs and challenges of the country. Their exposure to relevant local industries for practical experience complements their classroom and laboratory exercises so that they are adequately trained to work at various sectors of the economy. These include: Hospitals, Research Institutions, Food and Dairy Industries, Breweries, Beverages producing industries, Water and Waste water treatment plants, Agriculture and Pest control programmes and many others


Admission Requirements
UTME Candidates: Five credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics,Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Direct Entry: Two 'A' level passes chosen from Biology and any one of Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics are required. NCE/OND with a minimum credit grade level plus five (5) credits in WASCE/NECO/GCE in relevant subject listed for UTME candidates. UTME/JAMB Subjects include; Chemistry and Biology and either Physics or Mathematics


Course Outline

100 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester

100 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 MCB 102 Introductory Microbiology 1 100 Second Learn More

200 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 BIO 201 Lower invertebrates 3 200 First Learn More
2 BCH 201 General Biochemistry I 3 200 First Learn More
3 MCB 203 General Microbiology I 2 200 First Learn More
4 BTH 201 Introduction to Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering I 3 200 First Learn More
5 MCB 205 Principles of Microbiological techniques and laboratory practices 2 200 First Learn More
6 CHM 203 Organic Chemistry I 2 200 First Learn More
7 BIO 201 Introductory Genetics 3 200 First Learn More

200 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 MCB 204 General Microbiology II 2 200 Second Learn More
2 MCB 206 Food Microbiology 3 200 Second Learn More

300 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 MCB 311 Immunology and Immunochemistry 3 300 First Learn More
2 MCB 305 Mycology 3 300 First Learn More
3 MCB 301 Bacteriology 3 300 First Learn More
4 MCB 309 Microbial Physiology and metbolism 2 300 First Learn More
5 MCB 303 General Virology 2 300 First Learn More
6 MCB 307 Microbial Ecology 2 300 First Learn More

300 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 MCB 398 Students Industrial Work Experience 4 300 Second Learn More
2 MCB 396 Students Industrial Work Experience 4 300 Second Learn More
3 MCB 394 Students Industrial Work Experience 4 300 Second Learn More

400 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 MCB 407 Microbial genetics and Molecular Microbiology 3 400 First Learn More
2 MCB 405 Pharmaceutical Microbiology 2 400 First Learn More
3 MCB 403 Petroleum Microbiology and Bio-mining 2 400 First Learn More
4 MCB 401 Current topics in Microbiology 3 400 First Learn More
5 MCB 413 Principles of Epidemiology and Public health 2 400 First Learn More
6 MCB 415 Medica Parasitology 2 400 First Learn More
7 MCB 409 Medical Microbiology and Public Health 3 400 First Learn More
8 MCB 411 Industrial Microbiology 3 400 First Learn More

400 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 MCB 404 Advanced Food and Dairy Microbiology 3 400 Second Learn More
2 MCB 490 Final year Student Research Project 6 400 Second Learn More
3 MCB 416 Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 2 400 Second Learn More
4 MCB 406 Environmental Microbiology 2 400 Second Learn More
5 MCB 418 Soil and Agricultural Microbiology 2 400 Second Learn More
6 MCB 412 Analytical Microbiology and quality control 1 400 Second Learn More
7 MCB 414 Virology and Tissue culture 2 400 Second Learn More