SQG2613 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  • ID: 829

Lecturer : DR. NIK AHMAD NIZAM BIN NIK MALEK

Synopsis :

This course will introduce students to scientific research methodology so as to develop understanding of the research process as applied to biological sciences and other scientific research. Students will learn about an overview of research and biological research, formulation of research objective and research problems, the importance of literature study and review, scientific research methodology design, preparation of research proposals, writing research reports and scientific articles.

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SQG2513-01 INTRODUCTION TO BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING

  • ID: 828

Lecturer : DR. GOH KIAN MAU

Synopsis :

This course presents the principles and methodology frequently applies in bioprocess engineering. It emphasizes the application of biological knowledge in the industry. This course introduces the principles and chemical engineering calculations for unit operations commonly found in industries. Laboratory sessions are also incorporated to allow students to develop their hands-on skills and their ability to interpret laboratory data.

  • 6 Lessons
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SQG1143 CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (BIOLOGI SEL DAN MOLEKUL)

  • ID: 827

Lecturers :
DR. CHAN GIEK FAR
PROF. DR. NOOR AINI BINTI ABDUL RASHID

Synopsis :

This subject will facilitate students to understand and visualize processes in cell biology and those responsible for DNA transmission and expression hence mechanisms by which bacteria inherit genetic information as the blue print of life. The lectures will explain relationship between structure and function in molecular biology and how this relationship operates to control biochemical processes. Topics include macromolecules like DNA, RNA and proteins and how processes like replication, transcription and translation operate, eukaryotic genetics. Students will cover related aspects such as mutation and mutagenesis, effects of mutation and how cells overcome mutation. Students will also learn about basic techniques in molecular biology as the basis for genetic engineering.

  • 8 Lessons
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SSG3242 TISSUE CULTURE TECHNOLOGY (TEKNOLOGI KULTUR TISU)

  • ID: 826

Lecturers :
DR. ALINA BINTI WAGIRAN
DR. SITI PAULIENA BINTI MOHD BOHARI
DR. SALEHHUDDIN BIN HAMDAN

Synopsis :

The course will cover historical aspect of plant and animal tissue culture, biology of cultured cells, design and layout of the cell culture laboratory, equipments and handling of the tissue culture. Aseptic technique, general safety, culture vessels and media preparation & sterilization will be discussed. Other topics will include cultivation of plant & animal cells and tissues and some important applications.

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SQG1603 BIOORGANIC CHEMISTRY (KIMIA BIOORGANIK)

  • ID: 825

Lecturer : DR. NIK AHMAD NIZAM BIN NIK MALEK

Synopsis :

This subject focuses on basic and fundamental theory in bio-organic chemistry. Bio-organic chemistry is the knowledge of organic chemistry for the biology major. The fundamental of organic chemistry is essential prior to understanding the biochemistry and biomolecules since each of biological compound comprise of organic molecules. An introduction of this subject includes fundamental of the framework of organic compounds and their functional groups. The topic on the basic structure of biological compounds such as proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acid and lipids is enclosed.

  • 11 Lessons
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SQG1212 INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • ID: 824

Lecturer : DR. ALINA BINTI WAGIRAN

Synopsis :

The subject covers basic scientific knowledge and its application in biotechnology. Basic molecular biology & practical applications, some historical examples, contemporary applications of biotechnology will be discussed to provide tools and basic knowledge in order to understand biotechnology. The emerging areas of biotechnology, for example Agricultural Biotechnology, Protein, Forensic Biotechnology, Bioremediation, Aquatic Biotechnology, Regulatory agencies and issues that impact Biotechnology industry will be discussed as well. In addition to that, a provocative and issues in Biotechnology, genetically modified food, genetic testing, embryos for research/human cloning, ethical/legality/social questions & dilemmas will be incorporated.

  • 14 Lessons
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SQG3692 BIOSENSOR TECHNOLOGY

  • ID: 816

Lecturer : DR. SHAFINAZ BINTI SHAHIR

Synopsis :

This course will present an overview of the fundamental principles and applications of biosensors. More specifically it will cover the following subjects: What is a sensor? How does a sensor become biological in nature? The history of biosensors. What are the components of a biosensor? What are the types of transducers used in biosensors? What are bioreceptor molecules? How are bioreceptor molecules attached to the transducers, i.e. immobilised? What are the most important factors that govern the performance of a biosensor? In what areas have biosensors been applied?

  • 3 Lessons
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SQBS2753 BASIC GENETICS

  • ID: 823

Lecturer : DR. AZMAN BIN ABD SAMAD

Synopsis :

Genetics is the science of heredity. Various concepts and branches will be introduced. Topics to be discussed included Mendel’s Laws, the cytological basis of heredity and cytogenetics, biochemical Genetics molecular and microbial Genetics, genetic variation at the protein and DNA levels, genetic basis of recombinant DNA technology/genetic engineering.

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SQBI1303 MICROBIOLOGY

  • ID: 822

Lecturer : DR. ADIBAH BINTI YAHYA

Synopsis :

This course facilitates students to understand the concept and principle in general microbiology. Required skills in microbiology are acquired by performing hands-on activities in laboratory. All practical sessions are guided and arranged in separate sessions to provide adequate time for students to develop their technical skills, particularly in techniques related to sterilization, aseptic, microbial handling, microscopy observation, as well as techniques in monitoring and measuring growth of microorganism. Students are also exposed to the knowledge for designing and setting up microbiology laboratory. Classroom discussions are focused to develop understanding on the process to isolate microorganisms from environment that include some basic explanation on the type of tools and techniques necessary for this process. Various classes of microorganisms are differentiated, mainly those of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Their cellular organization is identified and the functions of each cellular component are explained and illustrated. Factors such as nutrient requirement and physical conditions that influencing growth and metabolism are discussed, which further develop to the discussion on the microbial metabolic diversity and the ability to control microbial growth. Different classes of microbes such as fungi, algae, protozoa as well as their beneficial applications are also looked into. Discussion on physical and chemical control of microbial growth is part of the role of microorganisms in controlling diseases caused by microorganisms. Application of microbes in industries such as food, beverages and in environment will be briefly highlighted.

  • 10 Lessons
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SQG3213 MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • ID: 770

Lecturer : DR. ZAIDAH BINTI RAHMAT

Synopsis :

This course covers the principle and application of biotechnology in industry as well as current issues involved in molecular biotechnology. The course will introduce genetic engineering basically from the perspective of advantages, strategies and the products. Some of the biotechnology products can be commercialized will be discussed as well. Production of transgenic plants and transgenic animals will be discussed in greater details especially on molecular techniques involved. Subsequently the course deals with an introduction to eugenics, human genetic engineering and human cloning, techniques in gene therapy with its application. This course will also include an introduction to intellectual property, permission for usage, protection as well as benefits and relationship between biotechnology and intellectual property and current issues involved in biotechnology from various field.

  • 7 Lessons
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