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Preparatory Year Program

Objective Learning Resources Course Content Study Plan
 
Objective

Basic science 1 (Biology) is a course offered by the department of Basic Sciences. It is a 2-credit-hour course with 4 contact hours. It concentrates on the basic concepts of the subjects of cytology, anatomy physiology, immunology, biochemistry and genetics. On the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe an overview of cytology
  • Recognize the basic concept of animal structure and function.
  • Recognize the fundamental concept of circulation and respiration
  • Explain the basic concepts of immune system.
  • Explain the concepts of organic compounds, cellular metabolism, and cellular reproduction.
  • Recognize the fundamental concepts of genetics.
  • Recognize the fundamental concept of DNA structure, function and gene regulation.
Learning Resources
Textbook :

Campbell Essential Biology with physiology, 4th edition, By: Simon. Reece. Dickey, Pearson, 2013-ISBN: 0321788257





Course Content
Topics

This course helps the students of medical fields in the PYD understand the basic concepts of cytology, anatomy, physiology, immunology, biochemistry and genetics.
focuses on naming and describing the structure and function of cell parts (prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells). It also revolves around biological macromolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, protein and nucleic acids). In addition, it provides a good grounding in human tissues, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, urinary system, immune system, mitosis, meiosis, DNA structure and function, and the flow of genetic information from the DNA to the protein in the living cell.

Studing Plan
Course Weekly Activities:

Week lecture Topic (chapter/section) Assignment
1 L1 Course outline
Biochemistry
Chapter 3. The Molecules of life: Organic compounds, Synthesis and Hydration, carbohydrates, lipids,
L2 Chapter 3. The Molecules of life: Protein, Enzymes, Vitamins and Nucleic Acids
2 L3 Cytology
Chapter 4. Tour of the cell: Microscopic world, Membrane structure, endomembrane system.
HW#1
L4 Chapter 4. Tour of the cell: Membrane function, nucleus, ribosome,
3 L5 Chapter 4. Tour of the cell: chloroplasts, mitochondria ATP and cellular work, and cytoskeleton Quiz1
L6 Genetics
Chapter 8. Cellular Reproduction: Cell Cycle, Meiosis
Midterm Exam
4 L7 Chapter 8. Cellular Reproduction : Cell Cycle, Meiosis
L8 Chapter 10. DNA Structure and Function: DNA: Structure and Replication, the Flow of Genetic Information from DNA to RNA to Protein.
5

L9 Chapter 10. DNA Structure and Function: DNA: Regulation of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes, Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes, Mutation, Viruses, and Other Infectious Agents Quiz2

L10

L11
Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 21. Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function:
Structural Organization of Animals, Exchanges With the External Environment.
Chapter 21. Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function: Regulating the Internal Environment
6 HW#2
L12 Chapter 23. Circulation and Respiration: The Human Cardiovascular System,
7 L13 Chapter 23. Circulation and Respiration: Human Respiratory System
L14 Immunology
Chapter 24. The Body’s Defenses: Innate Defenses
8 L15 Chapter 24. The Body’s Defenses: Innate Defenses:Adaptive Defenses and immune disorder.
L16 Student Projects Presentation
9 Final Exam

Grading Scheme:

Assessment
Assessment task (eg. essay, test, group project, examination etc.)
Week due
Proportion of final Assessment
1 Homework 1 2nd 5%
2 Quiz 1 3rd 5%
3 Midterm Exam 5th 30%
4 Homework 2 6th 5%
5 Quiz 2 7th 5%
6 Project and presentation 8th 5%
7 Class activities --- 5%
8 Final Exam End of Quarter 40%
Total 100%
Employees
Name: Dr.Mohammed El Oirdi
Job Title: Lecturer
Office No.: 3054
Department: Basic Sciences
Ext(IP): 6814

Email :
Name: Dr.Salman Hamad
Job Title: Lecturer
Office No.: 6056
Department: Basic Sciences
Ext(IP): 6810

Email :
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