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Department of Biology and Biochemistry

BIOC230 | INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY FOR NURSING
BIOC231 | NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY
BIOC311 | BIOCHEMISTRY LAB 1

Methods of preparation, separation, qualitative and quantitative analysis of proteins carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids and their monomers (Lab 3hrs). Prerequisite: BIOC331 or concurrent

BIOC312 | BIOCHEMISTRY LAB 2
BIOC331 | BIOCHEMISTRY 1

Structures, physical and chemical properties, occurrence and functions of biomolecules, introduction to main metabolic pathways. Prerequisite: BIOL 111, CHEM230 or ( CHEM 232 or concurrent )

BIOC332 | BIOCHEMISTRY 2

Comprehensive study of protein, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism on the cellular level, with special emphasis on organization and regulation of different enzymes. Prerequisite: BIOC331

BIOC412 | SEMINAR IN BIOCHEMISTRY

Seminars in biochemistry delivered by students and attended by other students and department members. Topics are usually selected from papers published in reviewed journals. The course aims at training students to use the library and give scientific seminars followed by an open discussion. Prerequisite: Fourth year standing and department approval

BIOC413 | CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY LAB

Methods of analysis of body fluids, mainly blood, both normal and pathological (Lab 3hrs). Prerequisite: BIOC432 or concurrent

BIOC430 | SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION

Study of cell signaling, how hormones and growth factors interact with their cell surface receptors and how the signal is transduced to cell nucleus, mistakes in this system that lead to diseases including cancer. Prerequisite: BIOL 224, BIOC332

BIOC432 | CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY METHODS

Principles of theoretical and practical clinical biochemistry, study of some diseases and the use of laboratory results in diagnosis. Prerequisite: BIOC311, (CHEM221 or CHEM234)

BIOC434 | ENZYMOLOGY

Study of the general characteristics of enzymes, their classification and their kinetics, general principles of mechanisms and regulations using specific enzymes (Lecture 2hrs, Lab 3hrs). Prerequisite: BIOC332

BIOC435 | ENDOCRINOLOGY

Study of endocrine glands, the synthesis and secretion of hormones and their mechanism of actions, their role in connection with the nervous system and hormonal control of metabolism. Prerequisite: BIOC332, BIOL345

BIOC438 | Special Topic

In-depth study of some important topics in biochemistry, content depends on students and department member interest. Prerequisite: Fourth year standing and department approval

BIOL111 | GENERAL BIOLOGY LAB
BIOL131 | GENERAL BIOLOGY

Introduction to the chemical basis of life, the basic unit of life (the cell) in terms of structure and function, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, cell reproduction (mitosis and meiosis), genetics and different biological systems of the body like the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive systems.

BIOL132 | GENERAL BIOLOGY 2
BIOL232 | INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
BIOL235 | VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
BIOL240 | ZOOLOGY
BIOL241 | BOTANY

Introduction to plant sciences, structure of a plant cell, plant tissues and their functions, anatomy and morphology of various plant parts and structures, plant growth and development, reproductive growth and development including fruit types, biodiversity of plants including the following plant divisions and groups: fungi, algae, bryophytes, seedless vascular plants, gymnosperms, and angiosperms (Lecture 3hrs, Lab 3hrs). Prerequisite: BIOL111

BIOL242 | INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY

Illustrations of different invertebrate phyla with focus on taxonomy, structure, function and morphology of the invertebrates, ecological and evolutionary aspects, effect of certain invertebrate groups on human health (Lecture 3hrs, Lab 3hrs). Prerequisite: BIOL111

BIOL243 | GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

Introduction to micro-organisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa, it includes a brief description of the structure, classification and genetics of micro-organisms, their role in the eco-system, their relationship to human in health and disease, industrial and food microbiology as well as the role of the host immune system in restricting microbial growth (Lecture 3hrs, Lab 3hrs). Prerequisite: BIOL111

BIOL244 | CELL BIOLOGY

Detailed study of cellular components, relationship between structure and function, different cell types, study of cellular growth and division and how they are controlled (Lecture 3hrs, Lab 3hrs). Prerequisite: BIOL 111

BIOL245 | VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY

Illustrations for the diversity and adaptation of this relatively small group of animals with vertebral column, the morphological, functional and evolutionary features of different classes like fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals and their relationships to the basic environmental demands (Lecture 3hrs, Lab 3hrs). Prerequisite: BIOL242

BIOL311 | GENETICS LAB
BIOL312 | ECOLOGY LAB
BIOL313 | MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LAB
BIOL331 | GENETICS
BIOL332 | ECOLOGY
BIOL333 | MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

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