The developmental biology program is concerned with sciences related to human and animals including cytology, histology, physiology, and embryology. It entails preparing the student to understand these sciences and their interactions, as well as acquiring the skills and tools needed to study and conduct scientific research on them.
- To teach how to identify scientific problems and conduct scientific research in the field of cytology, histology, genetics, toxicology, physiology, and embryology.
- To teach how to use different techniques in the field of cytology, histology, genetics, toxicology, physiology, and embryology.
- To teach how to conduct laboratory analyses related to the field of cytology, histology, genetics, toxicology, physiology, and embryology.
- To teach how to use basic softwares in related fields.
- To teach how to be able to give scientific lectures and manage panel discussions.
- The student is familiar with modern information in the field of histology, genetics, physiology, genetics, embryology and toxicology.
- The student is able to conduct laboratory analysis and research related to the field of histology, genetics, physiology, genetics, embryology and toxicology.
- The student is able to use basic softwares in the field of specialization.
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Completion of 80 credits of basic courses of the Department of Zoology
- Passing the courses: Cytology, Genetics, Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates, and Comparative Physiology
The Bachelor in Evolutionary Biology prepares students to qualify for Bachelor in Evolutionary Biology. The student studies several subjects which have been carefully chosen in this major to cover its different aspects.
It comprises 8 Semesters of study, in which the student will study a total of 133 units, which include 38 units of general subjects, and 67 major units, 3 of elective units. In addition to a final project in the student's major.
Study plan for this program is shown below:
|ZO101||General Zoology I||04||Compulsory||+|
The fundamentals of animal life, with emphasis on anatomy, physiology, behavior, evolution and genetics with special reference to animal contributions to ecosystems and to humans. Live animals handled in compliance to with the rules of the institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, are used in the classroom and laboratory for instruction and to demonstrate ethical and appropriate care of living animals use for instructional purposes.
Students' knowledge of the basics and branches of botany.Achieving a level of awareness and responsibility of the importance of the subjects studied in scientific and practical terms.The student's knowledge of the importance of botany in human life and the labor market.
|CH101||General Chemistry 1||04||Compulsory||+|
This course aims to:- Providing the student with general information on intangible numbers and understanding the use of chemical units for different measured quantities.-Familiarity with the concept of the atom in terms of atomic structure and the application of the laws of the atom-Understand the periodic table and name the elements and chemical compounds- Introducing the student to understanding oxidation and reduction and weighing equations in different ways
• Recognizes the concepts, terms, principles and laws of this course.• Functions and properties are used in the study of applied models.• Connects ends, connectivity and derivation and demonstrates the uses of differential applications in life sciences.• The student discusses the different methods of calculating integration and its applications and explains the models of limited differences of the first degree
|EL.101||English Language 1||02||University requirement||+|
English 101 are courses specially designed for students who choose to study at the faculty of Basic Sciences. The principle objectives for both courses is to enable students use English for scientific. They provide students with practice on sentence patterns, structural words as well as non-structural vocabulary which are common to all scientific branches. The material incorporated in these courses intend to give students a good opportunity to read scientific texts, do grammar exercises and work on scientific terminology.
|AR051||Arabic language 1||02||University requirement||+|
Highlighting the beauty of the Arabic language and revealing the elements of originality and strength that are full of it, so that students increase their passion and interest in it.Close contact with our literary heritage and make students aware of its originality, diversity and comprehensiveness.Refine students' talents and develop their ability to understand the language, grammar, morphology and correct Arabic writing.Training students to write their scientific research, reports, and notes in correct writing, free of linguistic, stylistic, and spelling errors, and to facilitate the translation of many specialized texts.
|BO102||General Botany 2||04||General||BO101||+|
Introduction to algae science and its types and importance, The science, division, and importance of fungi.Identification of viruses and their life cycles.Knowledge of the general characteristics of Thallophta plants
• The student should recognize the function characteristics in more than one variable and draw in three dimensions.• The student uses partial differentiation methods in calculating some applications.• The student uses creative thinking and problem-solving methods in types of differential equations and methods of solving them.• Students learn about the basic concepts of vectors and matrices in two dimensions.
|CH102||General chemistry 2||03||Compulsory||CH101||+|
This decision aims to:- Provide students with information on the ideal gases and real gases and familiarize themselves with the concept of changes in the article's cases.- Accommodate basic concepts of how to express concentration units of chemical solutions and the movement of chemical reactions.- Identifying students to understand chemical balance, acid and rules.- The student understands the meaning of dissolution and the balance of complex ions.
|EL102||English language 2||02||University requirement||+|
English are courses specially designed for students who choose to study at the faculty of Basic Sciences. The principle objectives for both courses is to enable students use English for scientific. They provide students with practice on sentence patterns, structural words as well as non-structural vocabulary which are common to all scientific branches. The material incorporated in these courses intend to give students a good opportunity to read scientific texts, do grammar exercises and work on scientific terminology.
Provide students with basic information on the different biological structures of organisms (both structural and functional) theoretical and practical. Provide students with basic information on the different biological structures of the human body's organs and compare them with other organisms (structurally and functionally for devices) Using the necessary tools in the lab from slides, microscopes and samples in laboratory lessons, using the scientific terminology of zoology. Use of the Internet in purely the scientific information of the rapporteur and writing reports or in scientific research
|ZO213||Cell Biology (Cytology)||03||Compulsory||ZO102||+|
The aim of the course is to let the students learning the basal knowledge of the cell structure and function; of animal tissues morphology and function and of the basal principles of the embryonic development.
1.Streamlining statistical data with appropriate presentation to facilitate understanding and analysis.· 2. Express facts in a clear and accurate numerical manner rather than presenting them and expressing them in a constructive manner.Comparing different groups and finding a relationship between them.Statistical analysis and decision-making with a statement of degree of trust.
|ZO211||Invertebrate Science I||03||Compulsory||ZO102||+|
This course provides a broad survey of the body plan, physiology, life history, ecology, and evolution of lower invertebrate phyla. Weekly laboratory sessions give students the opportunity to observe first-hand many of the invertebrate organisms studied in lecture.
|CH210||Analytical Chemistry Gravimetric and Volumetric Analysis||03||Compulsory||CH102||+|
· الأسس والمبادئ النظرية المتعلقة بالتحليل الكمي الوزني والحجمي. · أنواع التفاعلات الكيميائية المستخدمة بالتحليل الكمي الوزني والحجمي. · الحسابات الرياضية المتعلقة بالتحليل الكمي الوزني والحجمي. · كيفية إعداد النتائج ومناقشتها بناءا علي التقنية المتبعة في التحليل. · تحديد الطريقة المناسبة لتحليل العينات كميا بالتقنيات الوزنية اوالحجمية.
|CH102P||General Chemistry 2 Laboratory||03||Compulsory||+|
• Identification of boiling acid cracks• Teaching the student, like the rest, to distinguish between the elements of the acid groups• Identification of boiling acid cracks• Teaching the student, like the rest, to distinguish between the elements of the basic groups
|ZO215||Comparative anatomy of vertebrates||04||Compulsory||ZO102||+|
Knowledge of the natural relationships and ancestral history of animals can only be gained by a comparative study of their parts (Comparative Anatomy) and of their mode of development (Embryology or Ontogeny). In addition to existing animals, fossil forms must also be taken into consideration (Paleontology), and by combining the results obtained under these three fields, it is possible to make an attempt to trace out the development of the various species or groups in time (Phylogeny). As the different phases of development of the species may be repeated to a greater or less extent in those of the individual, the fields of Phylogeny and Ontogeny help to complete one another. Therefore, Comparative anatomy is a tool to the fields of Phylogeny, Ontogeny, Homology, Anology and Homoplasy.
|AR052||Arabic language 2||02||University requirement||AR051||+|
Accustom the student to clear expressions of his ideas in pronunciation and writing and the good use of punctuation marks.Developing the student's literary taste so that he realizes the aesthetic aspects of speech styles, meanings and images.Develop the student's spelling and writing ability and skill so that he can write correctly in all respects.Identify the beauty of the Arabic language and literature, and that the student acquires the ability to study the branches of the Arabic language.
The course provide a foundation in general entomology topics for undergraduate students where the course cover insect morphology and insect diversity, insect ecology and how insects important in ecosystem. In addition, the course will provide a good knowledge on the role of insects in transmitting lethal diseases to human and animals and the role of insects in controlling pests.
The student will be able to understand the rules and foundations of inheritance.- The student will be able to know the method of inheritance. - The student will be able to use different methods to know the phenotype and genotype.
|CS101||Introduction to Computers and its Applications||04||General||+|
This course aims to make student familiar with the computer operating system and possesses the ability to use Word text editing software and the ability to use Excel electronic spreadsheet program in addition to the ability to use PowerPoint presentation software
|CH215||Practical Analytical Chemistry||03||Compulsory||+|
• Theoretical and practical foundations for conducting neutralization and sedimentation titrations.• Types of tools and evidence used in neutralization and sedimentation calibrations and how to use them.• How to prepare standard solutions and conduct neutralization and sedimentation titrations practically.• Mathematical calculations related to the results of neutralization and sedimentation calibrations.• How to write down the results, present them, discuss them and prepare reports.
• Knowledge of the composition and properties of amino acids, peptides, proteins, carbohydrates, fats and DNA• Knowledge of enzymes (classification, naming, applications), vitamins and enzymatic accompaniments• Know the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
|C230P||Organic chemistry Practical||01||Compulsory||CH101||+|
• Study the different techniques that the student needs to purify organic compounds.• Knowledge of how to calculate physical constants and methods of purifying various organic compounds.• Explanation of experiments and tests to identify functional groups commonly used in organic compounds.
|ZO311||general Embryology||03||Compulsory||ZO211 ZO215||+|
The overall goal of Embryology course is to engage students in learning the key concepts related to the development of embryonic cells, tissues and organs. The lecture course is a study of embryology with emphasis on the fundamental developmental processes of vertebrate embryos. Topics include gametogenesis, fertilization, and development of the embryo from zygote through the differentiation of the neural tube, nervous system, sense organs, and the cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, and urogenital systems. The required laboratory complements the lecture material with a comparison of sea urchin, frog, chick, and pig embryos. Histological, preserved, and selected living materials are studied to illustrate gametogenesis, fertilization, and development of the vertebrate embryo from zygote through the differentiation of organ systems in amphibian, avian and mammalian embryos.
This course is designed to provide an overview of general Ecology concepts and environmental terminology. The course seeks to teach the students to apply their knowledge of the principles of ecology. They will increase their knowledge about the ecosystem and natural balance, ecosystem productivity, factors affecting the distribution of organisms and principal of applied ecology. Moreover, brief knowledge on the pollution, environmental impact assessment and habitat conservation.
- Introducing the concept of parasitism and parasites - Detailed familiarity with parasites that infect humans and animals (general form and life cycle) - Introducing the medical and economic importance of their role in the incidence of diseases - How to deal with samples of parasites of various kinds.
· Determination of clinical signs of infection in fish populations that live in nature or in confined spaces such as aquaculture. · Identify common diseases of fish using appropriate diagnostic procedures · Know the most important causes of fish diseases and how to distinguish them.
|ZO319||Natural History of Vertebrates||04||Compulsory||ZO312||+|
· Learn about the natural history of vertebrate. · Time scale of evolution. · Early vertebrate fossils and their coincidence with the movement of the continents. · Biological concepts of vertebrate evolution.
|ZO327||Principles of Forensic Sciences||03||Compulsory||+|
• Teaching the student the concepts of forensic science and forensic biology and its applications. • Teaching the student the concept of the crime scene and the legal and ethical rules regulating this science, and defining the scientific methods and techniques used to detect evidence at the crime scene. • Teaching the student the different types of forensic evidence and the relationship of this science to different sciences. • Familiarize the student with the legal and forensic implications of evidence and the limitations of interpreting data when used as evidence for testimony in the courtroom.
The purpose of the course is to teach students how to structure a thesis, and how to make all sections of the text more effective. What constitutes effective study communication will also be covered in the training.
v Introduce the student to the basic principles of Toxinology v Familiarity of students with the types of venomous and poisonous animals in v Explaining to the students what Antivenoms are and how they are prepared v Teaching the students the differences between Antivenoms and Vaccines
The student will be able to understand the rules and foundations of preparing slides for different tissues. The student will be able to know how different types of microscopes work.- The student will be able to use different methods for dyeing different tissues. - -The student is aware of the difference in the way of dealing with the different tissues or organs of the organism. - The student is familiar with the types of dyes used in the preparation of different tissues.
· To familiarize the student with how to study pollution and types of pollutants in the environment as well as the terminology used in the field of environmental pollution. · Introducing the negative effects of pollution on the environment · Introducing the most important diseases resulting from pollution · Definition of how to reduce pollution and pollutants
Knowledge of microbiology, its history, its branches and its relationship with other sciences.Knowledge of the accurate and comprehensive classification of bacteria and identification of microorganism physiology through growth, reproduction and growth factors, nutritional needs and nutrition by isolating and developing bacterial samples in the microbiology laboratory and microscopically examining them. Recognize viruses and some viral diseases and methods of resistance and immunity in the human body to these macrobiotic and understand the relationship between bacteria and antibiotics and the risk posed by bacterial resistance to antibiotics.
· Understanding both fundamental and application of the instruments that are routinely used for the characterization of biomolecules. · Establish an understanding of the quantitative aspects of biomolecules analyses. · Develop basic practical biochemical skills for the handling and analysis of biomolecules. · Perform some biochemical analysis assays.
1. Cellular enzymes.2. Cellular membranes3. Mechanisms of cellular signaling (local and distal signaling) 4. The effective processes within the muscle and nerve cells.
|ZO422||Histology||03||Compulsory||ZO101 ZO102 ZO215||+|
The general objectives of the course are written in the form of the outcomes that the student is supposed to acquire after successfully completing the course• The fundamental aim of histology is to determine how tissues are organized at all structural levels, from cells and intercellular substances to organs• Know the most important composition and structure of animal tissues in relation to their specialized functions.• Determination of clinical signs of infection in the body tissue • Use the necessary tools available in the laboratory to search for these components
This course begins with definition of experimental embryology and its relation with other sciences to the students and focuses on the followinEmbryonic development.Embryonic induction and organizers. Growth and development of some systems of the embryo body. External fertilization and congenital abnormalities.
-The student should be able to understand the rules and foundations of inheritance of diseases. -The student should be able to know some genetic diseases. To know how to conduct a family registry.
-Understanding of molecular biology terminology. Knowledge of a biological system to understand the mechanisms involved in diseases and their evolution from a molecular and biological perspective.The student acquires new skills and techniques in determining molecular biology.- -The ability to distinguish different molecular biology mechanisms.
This course will provide an overview of the immune system and an essential details of various parasites and their associated disease in human. This include geographical distribution, habitat, morphology, life cycle, pathogenicity, symptomatology, epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
· Identify students with the relationship between insects and other arthropods and it's effect on human health.· Understand behavior and biology of medical insects and other medical arthropods.· Understand the ability of medical insects on pathogen transmission. The ability to make plan to control medical insects
· The student knows the foundations of scientific research methods in the field of entomology.· The student can write research projects projects.· • Knows the methods of writing reports and scientific research, including his graduation project. · The student knows the different ways to present the results.
|ZO425||Cell and Tissue culture||03||Compulsory||BO307 CH230 ZO320||+|
1. recognizable the safety procedures used in cell and tissue culture2.2. Dealing with various cells and tissues.3. The purpose ofstudingthe behavior of a single cellThis course will itroduce students to different cells and tissue culture technique Equipment and chemicals used in different type of cells and tissue culture will also introduce students to factors affecting cells and tissue quality to know how to separate type of cells from tissue and organs.
· Prepare students to continue working in the work environment.· Introduce students to the elements of the basic structures of searching for an overview.· Implementation of an applied project using all the gains of studying theoretical and practical courses.· Learn how to develop an initial perception of problems.· The student should master the photography skills created by the project.· To deepen the theoretical basis of a legitimate subject, and to master the benefit from the sources of research and studies that revolved around a legitimate subject.