Life Sciences
Duration: 48 Months (4 Years)
Degree Awarded: Bachelor

University Requirements

Student must complete 18 credit hours
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
10032100 Remedial English 0
3
This course aims to establish the concept of Islamic culture and its position among the other international cultures, its position in the Muslim life, its sources, its bases and its characteristics.This course aims to introduce the Islamic culture in faith, worship, relations, morals, and knowledge, to discuss the clash between cultures in addition to Globalization, Human Rights, Woman Rights, Democracy and other contemporary issues.
3
This course aims to improve the level of students in language skills and various literary, read and absorb and express written, and oral and tasted literary, through texts flags authors and poets in different eras, lessons in Grammar and spelling, and brief definition months dictionaries and Arab old ones the modern and how to use them,This course aims to implement the Arabic language in the areas of reading and expression of both types oral and written communication.
3
This course begins with a review of all types of sentences in English, and then proceeds to paragraph writing. Students learn how to write a topic sentence, develop and support it with examples.This course aim to learn student how to organize their writing and speaking to achieve coherence among sentences in a paragraph. In addition, students learn about their subject a lot of technical terms. ( this aim is related with general objects no 7 of this curriculum)
3
The course is mandatory for university students from various disciplines, so it does provide students with knowledge and information about the Palestinian reality and in particular the political developments of the Palestinian cause since its inception until the present day in line social and economic developments and political which constitute the main pillars for the study of the Palestinian political reality.This course aims to study Palestinian issue from its begging until present day in social, economic and political issue.
11000108 Community Service 1
11000117 Leadership and Communication Skills 1
11000127 Introduction to Computer Science 1
11000328 English Language II 3

Speciality Requirements

Student must complete 90 credit hours
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
A discussion of biological activity at the level of the cell, including cell structure, chemical constituents, architecture, material exchange with the environment, the role of the cell membrane, major energy generating biochemical pathways, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, control of cellular activities and basic concepts in genetics.
3
    • 10201101
A discussion of biological activity at the level of the organism, including structure and function of body parts, and responses of organisms to their biological and physical environments.
1
    • 10201101
This course covers scientific background and practical procedures for the various experiments on biological principles discussed in General Biology I 10201101
1
    • 10201107
    • 10201102
This course covers scientific background and practical procedures for the various experiments on biological principles discussed in General Biology II (10201102).
3
    • 10201102 or
    • 10201119
    • 10201108
Students study the principles of classical genetics and the molecular basis of inheritance in terms of structure, function and changes in genetic material in viruses, bacteria and higher organisms; transmission and expression of genetic material; recombinant DNA and bioengineering.
4
    • 10201102
    • 10201108
This course will introduce mainly the dominant plants on our planet which are the seed vascular non-flowering and flowering plants. General comparison of the vascular plants to the lower groups of the algae, fungi and non-vascular plants will be introduced in this course to understand the evolutionary features of the vascular plants. Plant development, important plants to human (economical, medicinal, food, and  different phytogeography in Palestine will be considered..
10201257 Botany Lab. 0
    • 10201254
10201260 Zoology Lab. 0
    • 10201264
4
    • 10201102
    • 10201108
This course is a survey of the animal kingdom with an emphasis on its history and organization. Particular attention is paid to special structures and mechanisms evolved by selected representatives of major phyla for solving problems of life in various environments.
10201310 Biochemistry Lab 0
    • 10201311
4
    • 10231233
This course covers fundamentals of biochemistry including structure and properties of biomolecules with special emphasis on proteins, enzymatic catalysis, membrane assembly and function and introduction to bioenergetics.
3
    • 10201102
    • 10201108
Topics covered include structure and function of cells and organelles, including membrane structure and transport; bioenergenetics of mitochondria and chloroplasts; cell motility; DNA replication; protein synthesis and transport; mitosis and meioses. In addition, the course includes various modern techniques used in cell biology
10201340 Microbiology Lab 0
    • 10201341
4
    • 10201102
This course covers morphology, physiology, classification, and cultivation of bacteria and viruses, with introduction to microbial genetics, pathogenesis, and immunology.
3
    • 10201341
This course aims for understanding and covering the mechanisms of the immune system with special focus on antigen antibody structure and function, cells and tissues of immune system, lymphocyte activation and specificity; effector mechanisms; complements, major histocompatibility complexes, B- and T-cell receptors, also provides a complete background to the functions of innate and adaptive immunity (cellular and humoral), genetics of immune system, vaccines, autoimmunity, hypersensitivity, focusing on some basic techniques used in Immunology.
10201348 Immunology Lab 0
    • 10201347
3
    • 10206255
Plant anatomy and physiology is the study of plants different function related to their anatomical features. This course is related to what plants do, and what chemical and physical factors cause plants to respond as they do in their environment. During this course, we will explore several important processes which allow plants to survive in their environment. Structure-function relationships will be emphasized, as will ecological implications of the physiological process under investigation.
10201353 Plant Anatomy and Physiology 0
    • 10201352
3
    • 10201264
This course is a study of functions of the major tissue types and organ systems of multicellular animals, with emphasis on human physiology in health and disease. The use of invertebrate and vertebrate animal models in research, and comparisons of functional adaptations in non-human systems will also be covered.
10201365 Animal Physiology Lab 0
    • 10201362
3
    • 10201102
    • 10201108
This course is an introduction to fundamentals of ecology. Principles related to populations, communities and ecosystems. Particular emphasis is placed on the many dimensions of interdependence within ecosystems.
10201373 Ecology Lab 0
    • 10201372
10201400 Developmetal Biology Lab 0
    • 10201405
3
    • 10206392
    • 10201264
A detailed survey of the processes of animal development, including fertilization, cleavage and organogenesis. Emphasis is placed on current techniques for studying development, such as recombinant DNA technology.
4
    • 10201321
This course is a study of the basic types of tissues and organs at the microscopic level. Structure and associated functions are emphasized. The laboratory concentrates on the light microscopic study of tissues and offers students the opportunity to perform basic histological techniques.
10201424 Histology and Comparative Anatomy Lab. 0
    • 10201423
6
The biology curriculum covers a wide range of courses on major areas in biological sciences.  Study courses were designed to help students who expressed interest in a career in education and research and intentions to pursue graduate education.  Training will be mainly in schools.
0
Studies and discussions of modern biological problems carried out by students.
2
Department directed research in a field of biology.
3
    • 10201232
    • 10201321
This course is a study of gene structure, function and control at the molecular level. Molecular techniques used to analyze nucleic acid and protein activity and diversity are also discussed.
2
    • 10206392
Bioinformatics is the science of storing, extracting, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting biological sequence data. The course is designed to introduce the most basic concepts and up-to-date developments, methods, and tools used in bioinformatics. Topics include bioinformatics databases, resources at NCBI and EBI, sequence and structure alignment, file formats, analysis of single DNA and protein sequences, BLAST, primer design, function predictions, phylogenetics, and protein structure prediction. Internet laboratory for teaching the databases and data mining tools will be considered.
10206411 Bioinformatics Lab. 0
    • 10206410
10211106 General Mathematics for Biology Students 3
10216237 Biostatistics for Biological Sciences 2
3
This course is given to non-physics students, it includes the following topics: Part I: Introduction to physical concepts about: Mechanics, solids and fluids, Heat and temperature, sound and hearing, electricity and magnetism, light and optics. Part II: Physics concepts of some medical instruments: Lasers, x-ray, ultrasound, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Heavy ions therapy
1
    • 10221104
This Lab. is given to non-physics students. In this lab., experiments related to topics, mostly covered in Lab for medical and life sciences (10221104), are performed. This includes experiments on. - Joule's constant. - Measurements - Vectors - Acceleration - Viscosity. - Boyle's law - Archimedes principle - Simple Harmonic Motion - Speed of sound. - CRO - Ohm’s law - Capacitance and RC circuit - Refractive index
3
A compulsory 3-lecture course that is mainly designed to give students a knowledge of the most important chemical principles such as atomic structure and periodic table, mass relationships in chemical reactions, reactions in aqueous solutions, gases, thermo chemistry, quantum theory and the electronic structure of atoms, periodic relationships among the atoms, basic concepts of chemical bonding, molecular geometry and hybridization of atomic orbitals.
3
    • 10231101
A compulsory 3-lecture course that is a continuation of General Chemistry (I). It is designed to introduce some basic chemical facts and theories about solutions, kinetics, dynamic equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry
1
    • 10231101
A compulsory practical course, designed to introduce the students to various experimental practices used in general chemistry, such as accurate weighing, performing basic chemical methods such as filtration, titration and gravimetric analysis, make simple metathesis and redox reactions, calorimetry experiments and calculations.
1
    • 10231102
    • 10231107
A compulsory practical course that is a continuation for skills gained in Chemistry 10231107 course. The student is expected to use what he/she learned in new techniques such as the synthesis and analysis of aspirin, molar mass of a solid from freezing point depression phenomena, experimental determination of the reaction rate law. The course involves other topics such as: reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, aqueous solutions and pH concept, bleach analysis, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.
10231212 Analytical Chemsitry for Biology and Biotechnology 3
    • 10231102
    • 10231108
10231216 Practical Analytical Chemistry for Biology and Biotechnology 1
    • 10231212
    • 10231108
10231233 Organic Chemistry fo Biology and Biotechnology 3
    • 10231102
    • 10231108
10231237 Practical Organic chemistry for Biology and Biotechnology 1
    • 10231233
10512182 Methods of Teaching Science 3

Speciality Optional Requirements

Student must complete 18 credit hours
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
10201220 Microtechnique Lab 0
    • 10201222
3
    • 10206421
Students, in this course, will learn about the basic principles and techniques for the preparation of microscopic slides of animals, plants, and bacteria.  In addition, they will also learn about tissue culture, using microtome, and microscopic photography. Study microscopy (light and electron).
3
    • 10201254
Plant taxonomy is the science of plant classification.  Systematics is the science of organisms’ diversity. It entails the discovery, description and interpretation of biological diversity. Plant taxonomy course is a systematic overview of the plant kingdom focusing on the classification and identification of unknown plant specimens. This course is designed to provide students with the basic understanding of the plant vegetative and reproductive terminology used in plant identification of the flowering plants. This course will introduce working knowledge and common recognition of the most common flowering plant families of Palestine and neighboring regions.
10201258 Plant Taxonomy Lab. 0
    • 10201256
3
    • 10201341
This course focuses on the basic biology of microbial pathogens and the mechanisms by which they cause disease at cellular and molecular level. The course will also include topics of epidemiology, host defenses, identifications, preventions, and control for each microbe.
3
    • 10201264
This course is designed to allow an exploration into the various aspects of parasitology. Emphasis will be placed on the life cycles of major parasitic organisms attacking humans and animals.
10201366 Parasitology Lab 0
    • 10201364
3
    • 10201341
The aim of this course is to gain both knowledge about as well as practical skills for handling the major fungal nutritional groups including mycorrhizal, saprotrofic and pathogenic fungi. The course comprises the following topics: growth physiology and nutrition, saprotrofic lifestyles, mycorrhizal fungi and biotrophic lifestyles, fungal diversity and phylogenetic species recognition, genetics and population genetics, fungal communities and interactions, and applied mycology including fungal biotechnology.
10201443 Mycology Lab 0
    • 10201442
3
    • 10201341
This course covers molecular/cell biology of viral structure, function, and evolution, with emphasis on pathological mechanisms of various human disorders.
3
    • 10201362
The course covers the endocrine system and its hormonal products, including the hormone producing cells, synthesis and modification of the hormones, release and transport of the hormones, hormone receptors and the mechanisms of hormone action, the effects of hormones on target cells, the effects of hormones on physiological processes as well as diseases caused by inappropriate hormone functions..
3
Department directed course in a field of biology/biotechnology.
3
    • 10201321
    • 10201341
This course covers the principles of plant cell, tissue and organ culturing techniques used to regenerate whole plants from different types of explants. Laboratory experience is gained in preparation of culture media supplemented with different plant growth regulators, and their influence on in vitro micropropagation of different plant species.
2
    • 10201321
    • 10201341
This course illustrates the use of basic cell culture techniques for bioscience research. Students are introduced to cell cultivation methods, including proper use of a biological safety cabinet, sterile technique, cell enumeration and media preparation, primary cultures, cultivation of cell lines, detection of contamination, cryopreservation, transfection, and an introduction to bioassays and application of molecular techniques to in vitro situations.
10206325 Plant Cell Culture Lab 0
    • 10206323
3
    • 10201341
This course focuses on biological (especially microbiological) systems by which materials and energy can be interconverted (e.g., waste products into useful chemicals or fuels, or antibiotic production). Manipulation of microorganisms capable of producing high value industrial substances is also discussed.
2
    • 10201311
A laboratory course in protein isolation and purification techniques.
10206488 Recombinant DNA Technology Lab. 0
    • 10206490
3
    • 10206393
This course presents the fundamental aspects of techniques for DNA construction, cloning, and expression in host cells, with special emphasis on: DNA cloning and expression vectors, restriction enzymes and ligases, gene cassette elements, gene isolation from genomic DNA, creation of genomic and cDNA libraries.
11011222 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3

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