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BSc. Biotechnology

Course Code: 
BBT

The main objective of this programme is to produce graduates with sufficient knowledge and skills in the field of modern Biotechnology necessary for enhancing agricultural and industrial production, biodiversity and environmental conservation.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the programme, a graduate with BSc. in Biotechnology should be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate the use of Biotechnology as a tool in advancing major scientific breakthroughs in Pure and Applied Sciences.
  2. Describe key processes encompassing the central theme of Molecular Biology and the use of techniques in Recombinant DNA Technology.
  3. Identify and apply appropriate Biotechnology tools for the enhancement of National agricultural research, production and development under the domain of the Plan for the Modernization of Agriculture (PMA) in Uganda.
  4. Apply appropriate Environmental biotechniques such as bioremediation for environmental conservation and restoration.
  5. Apply suitable biotechnology tools for conservation and sustainable utilization of plant and animal genetic resources.
  6. Apply biotechnologies in line with national and international guidelines formulated for biosafety and biopolicy for public interest.
  7. Contribute to, retrieve and analyze research findings from the end-user scientific community via Bioinformatics tools.
  8. Apply biotechnology knowledge and skills in bio-entrepreneurship in product and service development.
  9. Link bio-sciences, law, ethics, commerce and industry to national and global development goals.
  10. Pursue a higher degree in more specialized areas of Biotechnology.

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1

 

No.

Code

Course Name

CU

LH

PH

CH

1

BBT1101

Cell Biology

3

30

30

45

2

BBT1102

Molecular structure and function of macromolecules

3

30

30

45

3

BBT1103

Enzymology

3

30

30

45

4

BOT1101

Flowering plant growth and development*

3

30

30

45

5

BBT1105

Basic computer applications

3

30

30

45

6

ETB1104

Economics for conservation*

3

30

30

45

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

18

 

 

 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2

1

BBT1201

Basic animal physiology

3

30

30

45

2

BBT1202

Introductory microbiology and mycology

3

30

30

45

3

BBT1203

Cellular Metabolism

3

30

30

45

4

BBT1204

Basic Plant Physiology

3

30

30

45

5

BOT1201

Basic Genetics*

3

30

30

45

6

BOT1202

Basic Ecology*

3

30

30

45

7.

BBT1205

Animal growth and development

3

30

30

30

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

21

 

 

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 3

1

BBT2301

Applications of biotechnology in Seed science and Technology

3

30

30

45

2

BBT2302

Molecular markers

3

30

30

45

3

BBT2303

Recombinant DNA Technologies

4

45

30

60

4

BBT2304

Evolutionary biology

3

30

30

45

5

BBT2305

Molecular systematics

3

30

30

45

6

BBT2306

Molecular Evolution

3

30

30

45

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

19

 

 

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 4

1

BBT2401

Research methods

3

30

30

45

2

BBT2402

Molecular defense mechanisms in plants and animals

3

30

30

45

3

BBT2403

Tissue culture

3

30

30

45

4

BBT2404

Biostatistics and Modeling

4

45

30

60

5

BOT2202

Plant-water relations and Mineral nutrition*

3

30

30

45

6

BBT2405

Field Attachment

3

30

30

45

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

19

 

 

 

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 5

1

BBT3501

Genomics and Bioinformatics

4

45

30

60

2

BBT3502

Stress Physiology and environment

4

45

30

60

3

BBT3503

Biosafety, Bioethics and Biopolicy

4

45

30

60

4

BBT3504

Plants as Chemical and Pharmaceutical factories

4

45

30

60

5

BBT3505

Bioprospecting

4

45

30

60

 

 

SUB-TOTAL                             

20

 

 

 

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 6

1

BBT3601

Fermentation Biotechnology**

4

45

30

60

2

BBT3602

Microbiology, Plant Pathology and Virology**

4

45

30

60

3

BBT3603

Product development and entrepreneurship

4

45

30

60

4

BBT3604

Biotechnology and crop Improvement**

4

45

30

60

5

BBT3605

Environmental Biotechnology**

4

45

30

60

6

BBT3606

Research project***

5

--

150

75

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

17

 

 

 

 

 

Years: 
3