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LIFE AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

Current Concepts in Biochemistry - LSH4808
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of Bachelor of Science Honours in Life Science. Students who successfully complete this module can analyse and interpret current literature on various cellular components such as macro and micro biomolecules with reference to their biochemical characteristics and related functions.
Current Concepts in Genetics - LSH4810
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Bachelor of Science Honours in Life Sciences. Students who successfully complete this module can discuss functional genomics in relation to modern genetics and current trends and generate summaries on proteins that interact with the genetic material as well as epigenetic changes that can take place and their consequences.
Health, Lifestyle and Diseases - LSH4811
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Bachelor of Science Honours in Life Sciences. Students who successfully complete this module will gain theoretical knowledge on health issues and lifestyles. The students will be able to examine the general principles involved in the study of human diseases. The students who achieve this module can be able to discuss and examine aetiology, prevalence, treatment and management of conditions such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity and atherosclerosis.
Molecular Techniques - LSH4813
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Bachelor of Science Honours in Life Sciences. Students who successfully complete this module will have theoretical knowledge of a wide range of molecular techniques used in research laboratories in the fields of biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology, immunology and genetics. Many of these techniques are also used in a number of life sciences fields.
Advanced Physiology IV - LSH4814
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Bachelor of Science Honours in Life Sciences. Students who successfully complete this module will gain theoretical knowledge of a wide range of advanced systems in physiology. Qualifying students can be able to distinguish different cells, tissues, and organs forming the immune system and critically discuss the treatment and management of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDSÂ’ critically discuss pathological conditions in various body systems including urinary, respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems;. critically analyze the integration of the endocrine system and the reproductive system.
Exploring Molecular Interactions - LSH4816
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of Bachelor of Science Honours in Life Science. Students who successfully complete this module can read and interpret literature relating to genomic recombination events, analyse and hypothesis on technologies role in genomics. Students can also describe various nucleic acids that exist, discuss the role these nucleic acids have in diseased and healthy states and also discuss control mechanisms that are in place.
Research Methodology - HMLSC80
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Bachelor of Science Honours in Life Sciences with Biochemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Genetics, Physiology and Zoology streams. Students who achieve this module can do research design, write statement of the research problem, identify appropriate research method, , analyse and interpret research data.
Research Project in Life Sciences - HRLSC81
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Bachelor of Science Honours in Life Sciences. Students who successfully complete this module can conduct practical research, obtain data, analyze data and interpret this data against the backdrop of current literature. The students will be given the opportunity to produce the scientific structured report.
Advanced Laboratory Techniques - LSH4807
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Bachelor of Science Honours in Life Sciences. Students who successfully complete this module will gain theoretical knowledge on a wide range of advanced laboratory techniques used in research laboratories in the fields of physiology, biochemistry, botany, zoology and phytomedicine. Many of these techniques are also used in a number of life sciences fields.