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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)

Semester I

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
ZL 3059 Molecular Biology 2C 30L
ZL 3058 Immunology 2C 30L
ZL 3076 Cellular and Molecular physiology 2C 30L
ZL 3082 Foundations in Molecular Ecology 2C 30L
ZL 3086 Population Genetics and Genomics 2C 30L
ZL 3077 Practical Molecular Biology I 3C 90P
ZL 3017 Applied biotechnology 1C 15L
ZL 3083 Molecular Taxonomy 1C 15L

Semester II

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
ZL 3087 Conservation Genetics 2C 30L
ZL 3078 Practical Immunology I 3C 90P
ZL 3085 Advanced Applications in Immunology and Molecular Biology 2C 30L
ZL 3060 Fundamentals of Parasitology 3C 30L 30P
ZL 3091 Human Molecular Genetics 2C 30L
ZL 3089 Immune System in Diseases 2C 30L
ZL 3080 Bioethics 1C 15L

Level 4

Semester I

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
ZL 4060 Developmental Biology 2C 30L
ZL 4051 Research methods, project development & statistics 2C 30L
ZL 4054 Research Project in Integrative Immunology and Molecular Biology 8C 240P
ZL 4081 Molecular Phylogeography and Evolution 2C 30L
ZL 4070 Molecular Immunology 2C 30L
ZL 4082 Epigenetics 2C 30L
ZL 4083 Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics 2C 30L
ZL 4077 Practical Molecular Biology II 3C 90P

Semester II

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
ZL 4087 Molecular Medicine 2C 30L
ZL 4078 Practical Immunology II 3C 90P
ZL 4084 Molecular and Immunotoxicology 1C 15L
ZL 4080 Trends in Immunology and Molecular Biology 1C 15L