UNN College of Medicine First Year Course Outline

This post contains UNN first year course outline (first & second semester) for students in Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry, Nursing Sciences, Medical Laboratory Science, Radiography, Physiotherapy, Anatomy, Physiology and Biological Sciences.

Ensure that you read the breakdown on each of the First Year Course Outline for College of Medicine Students. The guide will assist you to know how to excel in your semester examination.

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FIRST SEMESTER

Here is the first semester course outline for UNN first year Medical students.

SNCourse CodeCourse TitleUnit
1CHM 101Basic Chemistry2
2PHY 111Physics I2
3MTH 111Mathematics3
4BIO 151General Biology3
5BIO 101Genetics for Medical Students2
6GSP 111Use of Library and Study Skills2
7GSP 201Peace and Conflict2
8GSP 101Use of English2
9CHM 171Basic Practical Chemistry2
10PHY 191Practical Physics2
First Semester Course Outline

CHEMISTRY (CHM 101) 

  1. Introduction to Chemistry 
  2. Stoichiometry 
  3. Atomic Structure 
  4. Quantum Theory 
  5. Schrodinger Equation and Quantum Theories 
  6. Electronic Configuration of elements and Ions 
  7. Periodic Table 
  8. Chemical Bonding 
  9. Nuclear Chemistry 

PHYSICS (PHY 111) 

  1. Systems of Measurement 
  2. Motion in One and Two dimensions Kinematics 
  3. Vectors and Motion in Two and Three Dimensions 
  4. Newton’s Law and Linear Dynamics 
  5. Work, Energy, and Power 
  6. Systems of Particles and Conservation of Momentum and Collisions  
  7. Circular and Harmonic Motion of a Particle 
  8. Rotational Dynamics of Rigid Body 
  9. Static Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies 
  10. Properties of Matter 
  11. Hydrodynamics 

MATHEMATICS (MTH 111) 

  1. Indices and Logarithm 
  2. Set 
  3. Sequence and Series 
  4. Quadratic Equation 
  5. Binomial Theorem 
  6. Complex Numbers 
  7. Permutation and Combination 
  8. Trigonometry 
  9. Miscellaneous 

NOTE: UNN students in Medicine & Surgery, Dentistry and Medical Rehabilitation do not offer MTH 111.

BIOLOGY (BIO 151) 

  1. Living and Non-living things 
  2. The Cell concept 
  3. Microbial classification 
  4. The eukaryotic protists: Fungi and Algae  
  5. Eukaryotic protists; Protozoa – General characteristics and classification 
  6. The viruses 
  7. Some plant terminologies of plant description 
  8. Bryophyte; morphology and life cycles 
  9. Pteridophyta; Morphology and Life cycle 
  10. Taxonomy of plants 
  11. Morphology and life cycles of spematophyta 
  12. Plant tissues 
  13. Overview of animal cell 
  14. Taxonomy of Animals  
  15. Arthropoda, mollusc, Echinodermata, Annelida,  
  16. Animal tissues – Epithelial, nervous, muscular and connective tissue 
  17. PH, buffers and transport across biological membranes 
  18. Inorganic elements and relevance to biology 
  19. Simple hydrocarbons 
  20. Aldehydes, ketones and fatty acids 
  21. Carbohydrates, sugars, starch, glycogen and cellulose 

GENETICS FOR MEDICAL STUDENT  (BIO 101)

  1. Introduction to genetics 
  2. Overview of the cell 
  3. Mitosis and Meiosis 
  4. Deviation from classical Mendelian ratios 
  5. Human Genetics 
  6. Genetics basis of some human disease 
  7. Chemical basis of inheritance 
  8. Basic statistical concept relevant to genetics
  9. Current trend in genetics 
  10. Eugenics, euphenics and genetic counselling 
  11. Population Genetics 

THE USE OF THE LIBRARY AND STUDY SKILLS (GSP 111)

  1. Introduction to the use of the library 
  2. The reader in the library environment 
  3. Arrangement of library materials 
  4. Reference resources 
  5. Sources of information 
  6. Modern technologies in the library 
  7. Online resources and online research 
  8. How to cite sources consulted in the research process 
  9. Term paper writing and study skills 
  10. Law libraries 
  11. Copyright and Intellectual  property 

SOCIAL SCIENCE PERSPECTIVES TO PEACE AND CONFLICT (GSP 201)

  1. The universe of the social sciences  
  2. Research methodology in the social sciences 
  3. Sociology and Anthropology 
  4. Religion in contemporary African Society 
  5. Geography and human society 
  6. Political science and contemporary society 
  7. Psychology  
  8. Basic concepts and theories of economics 
  9. Principles of public administration 
  10. Ethics and leadership issues in Africa 
  11. Mass communication  
  12. Social work and social problems 
  13. Gender empowerment and society 
  14. Governance and political participation 
  15. Globalization and African Institutions 

USE OF ENGLISH (GSP 101)

  1. Language: Meaning, Characteristics and Function 
  2. Study skills and Note-taking 
  3. English as a second language in Nigeria 
  4. Varieties of English 
  5. Methods of Vocabulary Development 
  6. Word Choice and Usage in Speech and Writing 
  7. The English Language Registers 
  8. Listening Skills 
  9. Phonetics and Phonology 
  10. Oral Communication: Principles of Effective Delivery 
  11. Reading Techniques and Strategies 
  12. Research Methodology and The Term Paper 
  13. Human Communication 

BASIC PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY

  1. Volumetric and Qualitative Analysis
  2. Principles and Experiments
  3. Organic Preparations and Physical Determinations
  4. Qualitative Analysis and Procedure

Students in the Department of Radiography and Nursing Sciences offer auxiliary courses not listed above.

SECOND SEMESTER

SNCourse CodeCourse TitleUnit
1CHM 122Organic Chemistry2
2CHM 112Physical Chemistry2
3PHY 112Waves, Thermal and Modern Physics2
4PHY 114Electromagnetism and Modern Physics2
5BIO 152General Biology3
6BIO 154General Practical Biology2
7GSP 202Peace and Conflict 22
8GSP 1022Use of English 22
9ZEB 112Parasitology2
UNN Second Semester Course Outline

NOTE: UNN students in the department of Medical Laboratory Sciences do not offer ZEB 112.

However, students in UNN MLS who purchased change of course form must offer ZEB 112.

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (CHM 122)

  1. Nature of Organic Compound
  2. Structure and Bonding in Organic Chemistry
  3. Hydrocarbon: Alkanes, Alkenes & Alkynes
  4. Halogen Derivatives
  5. Atomic Hydrocarbons
  6. Alcohol, Phenols and Ethers
  7. Carbonyl Compounds Carboxylic Acids
  8. Amines
  9. Carbohydrates, Amino Acids & Proteins

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (CHM 112)

  1. Ideal Gas Behaviour
  2. The Kinetic-Molecular Theory of Gases
  3. Real Behaviour of Gases
  4. Phase Equilibria
  5. Solutions
  6. First Law of Thermodynamics
  7. Thermochemistry
  8. The Second Law of Thermodynamics
  9. Entropy, Free energy and Equilibrium
  10. Chemical Equilibria
  11. Ionic Equilibria
  12. Chemical Kinetics

WAVES, THERMAL AND MODERN PHYSICS (PHY 112)

  1. Waves Physics
  2. Nature, Production and Propagation of Sound
  3. Source of Sound and Sound Detectors
  4. Reflection at Plane and Curved Surfaces
  5. Refraction at Plane and Curved Surfaces
  6. Prism and Dispersion 
  7. Wave Theory of Light
  8. Interference, Diffraction and Polarization of Waves
  9. Temperature and Thermometers
  10. Kinetic Theories of Gases
  11. Thermal Expansion of Solids, Liquids and Gases
  12. Heat Capacity and Latent Heat
  13. Heat Transfer

ELECTROMAGNETISM AND MODERN PHYSICS (PHY 114)

  1. Electric Charge and Electric Field
  2. Gauss’s Law
  3. Electrical Potential
  4. Capacitance and Dielectrics
  5. Electric Current
  6. DC Current and Instruments
  7. Magnetism
  8. Sources of Electromagnetism
  9. Electromagnetic Induction
  10. Atomic and Nuclear Physics

GENERAL BIOLOGY II (BIO 152)

  1. Enzymes
  2. Introduction to Cellular Metabolism
  3. Anaerobic Metabolism
  4. Aerobic Metabolism
  5. Uses and Forms of Energy Derived from Respiration
  6. Introductory Molecular Metabolism
  7. Recent Advances in Genetic Engineering, Gene Cloning and Therapy
  8. Water Relations and Transport in Plants
  9. Control and Coordination in Plants
  10. Autotrophic Nutrition and Photosynthesis
  11. Plant Relation to their Environment
  12. Continuity in Plants
  13. Cell Cycle and Cell Division
  14. The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
  15. Impact of Man’s Activity on the Environment
  16. Mutation
  17. Plant Biotechnology, Tissue Culture and Transgenic Plant
  18. Transport in Animal
  19. Control and Coordination in Animals
  20. Nutrition in Animals
  21. Animals and their Environment
  22. Reproduction in Animals
  23. Evolution and Variation
  24. Health and Diseases
  25. Beneficial Uses of Microorganisms
  26. New Advances in Genetic Modification

GENERAL PRACTICAL BIOLOGY (154)

  1. Microbiology
  2. Botany 
  3. Biochemistry 
  4. Zoology 

SOCIAL SCIENCE PERSPECTIVES TO PEACE AND CONFLICT 2 (GSP 202)

  1. History, Evolution & Nature of Peace and Conflict Studies 
  2. Basic Concepts in Peace and Conflict
  3. Theories of Peace and Conflict Studies
  4. Theories and Practice of Peace Education
  5. Ethnicity, Identity & Conflict in Africa
  6. Terrorism 
  7. Conflict Analysis 
  8. Conflict Handling Style
  9. Conflict Resolution in Traditional African Societies
  10. Media, Language, Communication in Peace & Conflict
  11. Non-Violent Resistance
  12. Peace Psychology
  13. The Role of International Organization in Conflict Management in Africa

USE OF ENGLISH (GSP 102)

  1. Grammar: Definition, Types & Features
  2. Major Parts of Speech
  3. The Sentence as a Grammatical Unit in English
  4. Minor Parts of Speech
  5. Direct and Reported Speech
  6. Figurative Expressions and Literary Usage
  7. Concord in English
  8. Mechanics of Writing: Spelling, Punctuation and Capitalization
  9. Error Analyses
  10. Report Writing
  11. Developing Letters of Application and the Curriculum Vitae
  12. Speech Writing
  13. Book Review
  14. Literary Appreciation and Evaluation
  15. Qualities and Varieties of Writing
  16. Letter Writing: Characteristics and Formats
  17. Memorandum
  18. The Language of Information and Technology
  19. Verb Forms and Style in Writing
  20. The English Special Registers

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    • No. First-year students of Medical Laboratory Science do not offer ZEB. But students who intend to switch department must take the course in the second semester.

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