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Offered by the Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences

BSc Honours programme in Immunology and Integrative Molecular Biology is a platform that links zoology and biomedical sciences with immunology and molecular biology. It provides a wholistic approach to understand modern day biology and attempt to integrate core disciplines to find more realistic solutions to both biomedical and zoological problems. In addition to traditional course work, the programme contains intensive laboratory and field components that impart wide array of soft and hard skills to students enabling them to follow numerous interrelated disciplines in their future postgraduate or career choices.

Degree Aims

  • Provide a strong foundation in theoretical and practical aspects of immunology and molecular biology.
  • Develop capacity to apply molecular biological tools in wide array of biological contexts.
  • Develop a mindset of multidisciplinary approach in solving biomedical and zoological problems.
  • Cater to the emerging local and foreign job market in biomedical and molecular life sciences.

Entry Requirements

GPA of 3.0 for ZL core courses of level I and II and a GPA of 2.67 for BT 1011 (Cell Biology) CH 1012 (Organic Chemistry) and CH 2013 (Biochemistry) are required to be eligible to apply for this programme.

Selection would be based on the weighted aggregate of ZL core courses and BT 1011, CH 1012 and CH 2013 course units.

Course Modules

(L – No. of Lecture hours, P – No. of Practical hours)

Level 3

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
ZL 3080 Bioethics 1C 15L
ZL 3058 Immunology 2C 30L
ZL 3059 Molecular Biology 2C 30L
ZL 3081 Cellular and Molecular Physiology 3C 45L
ZL 3082 Foundations in Molecular Ecology 2C 30L
ZL 3083 Molecular Taxonomy 1C 15L
ZL 3084 Practical Molecular Biology I 4C 120P
ZL 3085 Advanced Applications in Immunology and Molecular Biology 2C 30L
ZL 3086 Population Genetics and Genomics 2C 30L
ZL 3087 Conservation Genetics 2C 30L
ZL 3088 Applications and Management of Genetic Resources 1C 15L
ZL 3089 Immune System in Diseases 2C 30L
ZL 3090 Practical Immunology 4C 120P
ZL 3091 Human Molecular Genetics 2C 30L

Level 4

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
ZL 4081 Molecular Phylogeography and Evolution 2C 30L
ZL 4060 Molecular Immunology 2C 30L
ZL 4049 Guided Reading and Essay 2C 60P
ZL 4082 Epigenetics 1C 15L
ZL 4083 Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics 2C 30L
ZL 4084 Molecular and Immuno Toxicology 1C 15L
ZL 4085 Practical Molecular Biology II 4C 120P
ZL 4052 Research Project 8C 240P
ZL 4086 Advances in Molecular Biology and Immunology (Seminar) 1C 15L
ZL 4087 Molecular Medicine 2C 30L
ZL 4088 Practical immunology II 4C 120P