CENTRE FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES

CENTRE FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES

Department of Biology

Department of Biology


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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

Overview

The Department of Biology was established in June 2010. This department functions as a preparatory platform to provide the knowledge and skills in the field of Biology. There are three programmes under the purview of Biology Department: Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy.


Objectives

  • To offer Biology courses for students taking Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Allied Health Science and Biological Science programmes.
  • To provide the students with Biology knowledge and scientific skills which are required by bachelor degree programmes at Kulliyyah level.
  • To develop the softskill in preparation to Kulliyyah entry and workplace


Course Syllabus

The department offers two courses:

  • Biology 1 (BLL0415)
  • Biology 2 (BLL0425)


Course Synopsis:

This course provides understanding of the following topics: the origin of life; the important organic compounds, their structures and roles in the living organism: ultrastructure and functions of cell components; activities across the cell membrane; cell cycle; cellular respiration; photosynthesis; the concepts and mechanism of heredity and genetics; genetic change and variation; concepts of protein synthesis and gene regulation; biotechnology; population genetics. This course will provide hands-on experience in handling the microscope, laboratory equipment and application of scientific methods..

 

Assessment Methods Weightage:

Methods

       Percentage

Assignments

       18%

Test

        32%

End-of-Semester Examination

        50%

TOTAL

        100%

 

Course Synopsis:

This course will cover the following topics: the variety of tissues within the animal and plant body, the study of life processes in plants and animals with emphasis on gaseous exchange, transport and circulation, hormones, nervous system and motor mechanism, homeostasis, biodiversity, reproduction, development, immunology, ecology and quantitative ecology. This course will provide hands-on experience in handling the microscope, laboratory equipment, identification of human and plant tissues, identification of mammalian skeleton, rat dissection, water quality test and application of scientific methods.

            

Assessment Methods Weightage:

Methods

       Percentage

Assignments

       18%

Test

       32%

End-of-Semester Examination

       50%

TOTAL

       100%