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BIOTECHNOLOGY

Major Combinations:
NQF Level 5: CHE1501, CHE1502, CHE1503, EUP1501, STA1510
NQF Level 6: BIT2601, BIT2602
NQF Level 7: Any four of: BIT3701, BIT3702, BIT3703, BIT3704, BIT3705, BIT3706

Molecular Cell Signalling - BIT3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will provide students with aspects of molecular cell signalling and signal transduction.
Bioprocess Technology and Engineering - Practical - BIT3704
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: of this module, should be able to provide students with information regarding the current trends in bioprocessing technology and engineering. Developments in biotechnology and its applications in food procession, biopolymers, dairy and meat science, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals will be taught. Industrial bioprocess technology for the conversion of raw agricultural products to useful food products will be demonstrated.
Industrial Biotechnology - BIT3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will provide students with aspects and application of microbiology in industrial biotechnology.
Environmental Biotechnology and Bioremediation - BIT3706
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will provide students with aspects and application of environmental remediation using microorganisms.
Biotechnology - BIT2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: BCH2601
Purpose: This module will provide students with information on the fundamentals of biotechnology. The knowledge gained from this module will enable students to identify and apply practices, processes and principles of biotechnology to solve problems in health and diseases, including maintenance of the environment that is suitable for growing crops, and farming with animals.
Genetic Engineering - BIT2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: BMI2604
Purpose: This module will provide students with aspects of genetic engineering. This module incorporates fundamental knowledge of DNA and protein structure and function so that the individual learner acquires the basic knowledge to construct and use cloning and expression vectors containing recombinant DNA in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems.
Biometry - AGB3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MAT1510 (or XAT1510) & STA1610 (or XTA1610)
Purpose: This module is part of the 4-year Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree (Plant Science option). The module aims at reviewing and equipping students with the basic statistical tools needed for planning, execution, analysis and interpretation of data. Students who achieve the outcomes of this module will be able to analyze and interpret data obtained from field and other trials. The module will be useful to students, researchers and technicians in agricultural and allied sciences in providing a foundation for the analysis and interpretation of data obtained from simple experimental designs.
Advanced Biotechnology - BIT3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will provide students with current aspects of advanced biotechnology.
Molecular Cell Biology - BIT3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will provide students with information on the structures and properties of molecules found within a cell and understanding the interactions between the various systems of a cell. The knowledge gained from this module will enable students to understand how DNA, RNA and protein biosynthesis regulated