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BIOL 151 Cell Structure (2,3,3)
It introduces the historical development of cell biology. Light Microscopic techniques, Electron Microscopy, specialised Microscopic Techniques, Scanning Probe Microscopy and X-ray Diffraction. It also explores Cell Membranes, the End membrane System, Chloroplast and Mitochondria, Cytoskeleton and Cell junctions, extracellular matrix, cell fractionation and analysis.
BIOL 153 Medical Genetics
The course explores hereditary, pre-formation, epigenesist, pangenesis and Lamarckism. Mandelism: Independent assortment and factors that influence Mandelism ratios. Types of chromosome, chromosome abnormalities and human diseases. Meiosis and gene segregation with examples of human genetic disorders. Sex determination and sex linked genes. Production of genetic maps. Human genetics-pedigree analysis. Genetic counselling. Human genome project.
BIOL 157 Biological Chemistry I (2,3,3)
The course introduces the structure and properties of matter, origin of elements, evolution of living organisms from chemical systems, Bond formation and molecules. Laws of thermodynamics, Steady state Kinetics and the various functional groups of organic molecules and their biological roles. Carbohydrates (Structure and properties of mono-di and polysaccharides).
CSM 183 Introduction to Computers I (2,3,3)
This course introduces students to computers and computing. DOS as an operating system for the PC and Word-processing.
MATH 157 Algebra (2, 0, 2)
The course refreshes student’s knowledge in elementary set theory, Indices and logarithms, exponential functions, Trigonometric function, Sequences and series, Quadratic equations, Permutations and combinations, Binomial theorem, Matrices and Determinants.
ENGL 157 Communication Skills I (2,0,2)
An introduction to parts of speech: nouns and pronouns, verbs, voice and tense, adjectives and adverbs, conjugations, prepositions and interjections. Concord, the article, direct and indirect speech, the sentence, punctuation and paragraphing.
OPT 153 Geometrical And Physical Optics I (2,2,3)
The propagation of light.The behaviour of light on reaching a new medium, Reflection and refraction at a plane surface. Internal refraction at plane surface, prisms and optical fibres. Reflection and refraction at spherical surfaces, cylindrical and spherocylindrical lenses. Lens, systems and. Thick lenses. Aberration and image quality. The principles of optical instruments. The Eye as an optical instrument, Photometry. The application of fundamental optics to the human eye.
OPT 155 Introduction to Optometry
Understanding optometry as a health care profession. Relationship of the profession to others in the eye care field, including ophthalmology, opticianry etc. Opportunities available to the optometrist as a professional. Attitudes necessary for the study and practice. The history of the development of the profession in Ghana, Africa and globally.
BIOL 152 Cell Function (2,3,3)
This course highlights the functions of the various cell, and with the essential biochemistry of cell metabolism. (Diffusion, Osmosis, Active Transport etc.). Types of enzyme catalysed reactions, the role of enzymes in cells Basic enzyme kinetics and the rules of Michaelis-Menten. Graphical plots of kinetic data: Lineweaver-Burk,Eadie Hofstee, Cornish-Bowden. External effects on enzyme activity, pH, temperature, inhibitors and activators. Metabolic processes-carbohydrate metabolism, energy conservation, fatty acid metabolism, protein metabolism, and nucleic acid metabolism.
BIOL 158 Biological Chemistry II (2,3,3)
Biological Chemistry II aims to introduce the concepts of cellular biochemistry by examining macromolecular structure and the relationship of cellular organisation to the central pathways of intermediary metabolism and the physical processes underlying cellular function. Introduction to amino acids: Proteins-primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structures. Protein denaturation, Introduction to lipids, polar lipids. Fatty acids: Structure, properties and nomenclature. The metabolism of the fatty acids. Nucleic acids. Chemistry of bacterial cell wall and Cell wall of higher plants.
CSM 184 Introduction to Computers II (2, 3, 3)
This course explores computer application and implications data, codes and filing as well as file organisation and storage.
MATH 158 Calculus (2,0,2)
The module introduces students with limited mathematical background to co-ordinate geometry and equation of line and differentiation. Integration of algebraic, trigonometric logarithmic and exponential functions. Definite integrals and their applications to areas and volumes. Trapezoidal rule and Simpson’s rule. Differential equation
ENGL 158 Communication Skills II (2,0,2)
The communication process, skills in communication and communication in organisations. Preparing efficient documents, the dynamics of oral communication, written communication; letters and employment correspondence. Writing of technical reports, proposals, memos and writing dissertations and long essay.
OPT154 Physical Optics (2,2,3)
The Principle of Optical Interferance. Division of wave front and amplitude. Young’s interferometer in thin films. Non-reflecting films. The wedge film. Newton’s rings. Diffraction of light waves. The single slit diffraction. Circular aperture diffraction and its relation to the resolving power of lenses. The resolving power of lenses and the eye. The grating, holography production and detection of polarised light. Plane, circular and elliptical polarization.
OPT 156 Human Psychology (2,0,2)
Fundamental background, physical basis of behaviour, co-ordinations and interpretation of behaviour, Dimensions of scientific analysis, Disorder behaviour, Counselling and psychotherapy, personality.