COURSE: BSC IN MICROBIOLOGY

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3 Years Full Time
This programme equips graduate students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to enter the microbiology industry.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years full time

Compulsory Sujects


First year subjects:


  • Computer literacy

  • General chemistry

  • Academic literacy

  • Molecular and cell biology

  • General physics

  • Mathematics

  • Biometry

  • Plan biology

  • Information literacy

  • Introductory genetics

  • Introduction to microbiology

  • Animal diversity


Second year subjects:


  • Introduction to proteins and enzymes

  • Carbohydrate metabolism

  • SA flora and vegetation

  • Gene and chromosome organisation

  • Growth diversity and control of bacteria

  • Invertebrate biology

  • Lipid and nitrogen metabolism

  • Biochemistry in perspective

  • Plant biochemistry evolution

  • Genetic analysis and manipulation

  • Growth activities and control of fungi

  • African invertebrates


Third year subjects:


  • Structure and diversity of viruses

  • Environmental microbiology

  • Vertebrate-microbe interaction

  • General plant pathology

  • Trends in microbiology

  • Food microbiology

  • Molecular biology of prokaryotes

  • Gene manipulation and microbes


Careers: microbiologist.

Source: www.up.ac.za

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