Unizulu Department Of Biochemistry And Microbiology



Unizulu Department Of Biochemistry And Microbiology, Biochemistry is the study of the structure, composition, and chemical reactions of substances in living systems. The Biochemistry/Chemistry major deals with the chemical processes in living organisms, including structure and function of nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids. This degree, blending chemistry and biochemistry, provides students for entry-level positions as professionals in medical research, agriculture, teaching and the food, chemical and biotechnological sectors.



Employment opportunities citing typical employers
The scope of employment for the program include Analytical chemist, Biomedical scientist, Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry, Clinical research associate, Forensic scientist, Physician associate, Research scientist (life sciences), Scientific laboratory technician.



Entrepreneurial opportunities
There are lot of opportunities including science writing and to run a pharmacy
Vertical articulation for further / higher degree studies where applicable
After completing the degree a student has an opportunity to pursue post graduate either in chemistry or biochemistry up PhD, from which a research could be pursued.

Contact details for inquiries



Programme coordinator:
Prof TE Motaung, PhD (Chemistry)
Email: motaungt@unizulu.ac.za
Tell: 0359026786

Head of Department:



Prof. AK Basson, PhD(Biochemistry)
Email:BassonA@unizulu.ac.za
Tell: 0359026093



FACULTYFACULTY OF SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE
DEPARTMENTS:BIOCHEMISTRY & MICROBIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY
DEGREE(DESIGNATOR)BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
QUALIFIER
MAJORSBIOCHEMISTRYCHEMISTRY
ABBREVIATIONBSC
QUALIFICATION CODE (SAQF)
UNIZULU CODESBSC07
EXIT NQF LEVEL7
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 60% (LEVEL 5) IN MATHEMATICS
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN ENGLISH
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSA PASS OF AT LEAST 50% (LEVEL 4) IN LIFE SCIENCES
MINIMUM CREDITS FOR ADMISSIONNATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE WITH DEGREE ENDORSEMENT WITH AT LEAST 30 NSC POINTS
MINIMUM DURATION OF STUDIES3 YEARS
PRESENTATION MODE OF SUBJECTS:DAY CLASSES
INTAKE FOR THE QUALIFICATION:JANUARY
REGISTRATION CYCLE FOR THE SUBJECTS:JANUARY
READMISSION:SUBJECT TO PRIOR PERFORMANCE AND CURRENT APPLICABILITY OF PASSED MODULES
TOTAL CREDITS TO GRADUATE:360
SUBJECT NAMESUBJECT CODESUBJECT CREDITSNQF LEVELPREREQUISITE SUBJECT(S)CO-REQUISITE SUBJECT(S)
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 1
BASIC CHEMISTRY 121SCHM121 GC155
CLASSICAL MECHANICS & PROPERTIES OF MATTER(BIO)SPHY121 CC155
PLANT CYTOLOGY, GENETICS & PHYSIOLOGYSBOT111 EC155
INTRO TO ZOOLOGY ISZOL111 AM155
FIRST YEAR SEMESTER 2
BASIC CHEMISTRY 122SCHM122 GC156
MATHS & STATS FOR EARTH & LIFE SCIENCESSMTH122 CC155
PLANT MORPHOLOGY, TAXONOMY & MYCOLOGYSBOT112 EC156SBOT111 (SLBT111)
INTRO TO ZOOLOGY IISZOL112 AM156SZOL111 (SLZL111)
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 1
BIOMOLECULES & ENZYMOLOGYSBCH211 HM156SCHM121 (SLCH121) SCHM122 (SLCH122)
PROKARYOTES CLASSIFICATION & MICROBIAL TECHNIQUESSMCB211 DC156SCHM121 (SLCH121) SCHM122 (SLCH122)
ANIMAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGYSZOL211 CM156SZOL111 (SLZL111) SZOL112 (SLZL112)
EITHER PROKARYOTES& EUKARYOTESSMCB221 AE156SCHM121 (SLCH121) SCHM122 (SLCH122)
OR PLANT GROWTH & DEVELOPMENTSBOT211 GE156SBOT111 (SLBT111) SBOT112 (SLBT112)
SECOND YEAR SEMESTER 2
METABOLISMSBCH212 HM156SCHM121 (SLCH121) SCHM122 (SLCH122)
MICROBIAL GROWTH & MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGYSMCB212 DC156SCHM121 (SLCH121) SCHM122 (SLCH122)SMCB211
ANIMAL DIVERSITYSZOL212 CM156SZOL111 (SLZL111) SZOL112 (SLZL112)
EITHER BIOCHEMISTRY: PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUESSBCH222 AE156SCHM121 (SLCH121) SCHM122 (SLCH122)
OR PLANT ANATOMY & BIODIVERSITYSBOT212 GE156SBOT111 (SLBT111) SBOT112 (SLBT112)
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 1
GENE EXPRESSION AND REPLICATIONSBCH311 AM157SBCH212
METABOLIC REGULATIONSBCH321 CM157SBCH212
ANIMAL ECOLOGY ISZOL311 FM157SZOL212
ECOPHYSIOLOGY & ECOTOXICOLOGYSZOL321 HM157SZOL211
THIRD YEAR SEMESTER 2
RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGYSBCH312 AM157SBCH211
BIOCHEMISTRY OF NUTRITIONSBCH322 CM157SBCH211 SBCH212
ANIMAL ECOLOGY IISZOL312 FM157SZOL212
RESEARCH DESIGN & APPLICATIONSZOL322 HM157SZOL211