UNN College of Medicine Second Year Course Outline

This post contains the list of courses and the course outline for second year students in the following departments;

  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Nursing Sciences
  • Radiology and Radiological Sciences
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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First Semester Course Outline

SNCourse CodeCourse TitleUnit
1ANA 205Gross Human Anatomy2
2ANA 225Histology and Cytology2
3ANA 213General Embryology2
4BIC 201Chemistry of Biomolecules3
5BIC 211Enzymes, Bioenergetics and Biological Oxidation2
6PYS 201General Physiology and Blood2
7PYS 203Excitable Tissues and Autonomic Nervous System2
8COS 101Introduction to Computer Science2
9GSP 207Philosophy, And Human Existence2
10MLS 201Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science3

Department of Human Anatomy

human anatomy

Course Title: Gross Human Anatomy

Course: Code: ANA 205

Upper Limb
  • Anatomical Positions, Terms and Movement
  • Pectoral Region, Axilla and Shoulder Region
  • Mammary Gland
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Classification of Bones
  • Bones of The Upper Limb and Ossification
  • Anatomy of The Arm (Anterior and Posterior Compartment)
  • Anatomy of The Forearm (Flexor, Extensor and Extensor Retinaculum)
  • Classification of Joints
  • Shoulder Joint and Elbow Joint
  • Radio-Ulnar and Wrist Joints
  • Dorsum of The Hand and Palm I
  • Palm II (Flexor Retinaculum, Palmar Aponeurosis, Fascial Spaces of the Hand)
  • Arteries of The Upper Limb
  • Anastomosis Around the Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist
  • Lymphatic and Venous Drainage of the Upper Limb
  • Radial Nerve
  • Median Nerve
  • Ulnar Nerve and Cutaneous/Segmentation Innervation of the Upper Limb
Thorax and Thoracic Cage
  • Thoracic Wall/Thoracic Part of Autonomic Nervous System
  • Pleural/Lungs/Broncho-Pulmonary Segments
  • Mediastinum
  • Heart
  • Thoracic Duct/Azygous Vein/Hemi-Azygous Vein
  • Oesophagus
  • Trachea
  • Anterior Abdominal Wall/Rectus Sheath/Inguinal Canal
  • Peritoneal Cavity, Omental Bursa, Mesentery
  • Coeliac Artery, SAM, IMA
  • Duodenum, Pancreas
  • Liver, Gall Bladder
  • Portal Vein/Portal Venous System/Porto-Carvel Anastomosis
  • Ileum, Jejunum, Colon, Appendix
  • Stomach, Spleen,
  • Kidneys/ Suprarenal Gland

Course Title: Histology and Cytology

Course Code: ANA 225

SNHistology and Cytology
1Introduction to Histology
2Histology Techniques
3Protective and Glandular Epithelium
4Connective Tissue
5Muscle Tissue
6Bone Formation
7Nervous Tissue
8Blood and Lymphatic Vessels

Course Title: General Embryology

Course Title: ANA 213

SNGeneral Embryology
1Introduction, Testis, Spermatogenesis
2Ovary and Oogenesis
3Female Reproductive Cycle
5Cleavage Morula and Blastocyst Formation

Department of Medical Biochemistry

medical biochemistry

Course Title: Chemistry of Biomolecules

Course Code: BIC 201

  1. General Introduction
  2. Definition and Functions
  3. Classification and Nomenclature & Description of Monosaccharide
  4. Oligosaccharides and Polysaccharides with Examples
  5. Derivatives of Monosaccharides
  6. Stereochemistry
  7. Reducing and Nonproducing Sugars
  8. Complex Polysaccharides
  9. Common Chemical Reactions of Some Carbohydrates.
Lipids and Biomembranes
  • Definition, Occurrence, Properties and General Functions
  • Classification, Elementary & Structural Illustrations
  • Lipid Molecules of Physiological/Biochemical Importance the Complex Lipids
  • Lipid Bilayer Structure of Cell Membranes – Full Illustration and Description
  • Role of Cholesterol and Proteins in Membrane Structure
Nucleic Acids and Nucleotides (Part I)
  • Introduction: Nature and Functions of Nucleic Acids
  • Definition, Structures of Bases
  • Nucleosides
  • Nucleotides
  • Chemical Composition
  • Structure of DNA (Watson-Crick Model); Structure and Properties of Histones
  • Structure of Nucleosomes and Chromosomes
  • Physical and Chemical Properties of DNA
  • Structure and Functions of Important Nucleotides
  • Nucleases.
Amino Acids
  • Theory of Weak Acids and Bases: – PH., Pka, Buffers
  • Amino Acids; General Introduction, Classification
  • Structure and General Properties
  • Special Reaction and Quantitative Determination
  • Protein Classification and Properties
  • Structure and Analysis; Sequencing
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Determination.

Course Code: Enzymes, Bioenergetics and Biological Oxidation

Course Title: Bic 211

Enzymes (1)
  • General Introduction; Enzyme Nomenclature
  • Methods of Determining Activity; Kinetics
  • Mechanism of Action
  • Factors Affecting Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions
Enzymes (II)
  • Enzyme Inhibition; Regulatory Enzymes
  • Regulatory and Non-Regulatory Proteins
  • Enzymes in Clinical Medicine
Bioenergetics Introduction; Definition; Concept of Energy Transduction
  • Laws of Thermodynamics
  • Derivation and Definition of Free Energy
  • Endergonic and Exergonic Reactions
  • Bioenergetics of Coupled Reactions in Nature
  • Role of ATP as The Energy Currency of the Cell
Biologic Oxidation
  • Explanation of Redox Reactions in Chemistry and Biological Systems
  • Role of Coenzymes
  • Redox Potentials, Definition and Applications.

UNN Department of Human Physiology

human physiology

Course Title: General Physiology and Blood

Course Code: PYS 201

SNGeneral Physiology and Blood
1Introduction to Physiology
2Homeostasis and Control Systems
3Cell Structure and Functions
4Cell Organelles
5Transport Across Cell Membrane
6Temperature Regulation
8Blood Physiology

Course Title: Excitable Tissues and Autonomic Nervous System

Course Code: PYS 203

SNExcitable Tissues and Autonomic Nervous System
1Introduction to Excitable Tissues
2Structure of A Neuron
3Membrane Potentials
4Stimulus-Response Characteristics
5Neuromuscular Transmission
6Central Synaptic Transmission
7Skeletal Muscle
8Cardiac Muscle Smooth Muscle
9Autonomic Receptors

UNN Department of Computer Science

introduction to computer science

Course Title: Introduction to Computer Science

Course Code: COS 101

SNIntroduction to Computer Science
1Basic Computer Structure
2Input (Introduction, Types and Input Devices)
3Output (Computer Output Function and Output Devices)
4Computer Storage
5Number Systems
6Computer Software
7Problem Solving (Algorithm, Classifying Algorithm, Flowchart and Programming Language)
8Basic Language Programming
Java Language Programming
10Computer Networking
11A History of the Computer

UNN School of General Studies

philosophy and human existence

Course Title: Logic: Philosophy, And Human Existence

Course Code: GSP 207

  • The Ideal of Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • An Introduction to Epistemology
  • Axiology: A Philosophical Theory of Value
  • Regional Philosophies
  • Deduction, Induction and Laws of Thoughts
  • Logical Fallacies and their Applications
  • Basic Symbolic Logic
Human Existence
  • Socio-Religious Life and Existentialist Ideals
  • Identity, Nationalism and 21st Century Violence
  • The Logic of Religious Fanaticism
  • The Internet and New Forms of Group Recruitment/Belonging
  • Social Media and Changes in Religio-Political Engagements
  • Collapsed Borders: Inter-Disciplinary Demands of the 4th Industrial Revolution
Selected Topics on Igbo Language

UNN Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

medical laboratory sciences

Course Title: Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science

Course Code: MLS 201

SNIntroduction to Medical Laboratory Science
1General Introduction to Clinical Chemistry
2General Introduction to Hematology
3General Introduction to Histopathology
4General Introduction to Immunology
5General Introduction to Medical Microbiology
6Ethics of Medical Laboratory Practice
Code of Conduct of the Medical Laboratory Profession
8Specimen Collection, Reception and Registration
9Specimen Bottles
10Safety Precautions in Pathology Laboratories – Against Chemical, Biological, Electrical and Radiation Hazards
11Microscopy and Microtome, Use and Care of Microscopes
12Sterilization – Principle and Techniques, Chemical and Physical
13Glassware – Care and Maintenance
14Refrigeration – Principle, Uses and Care
15Handling of Laboratory Animals
16Principles of Tissue Preservation, Fixation, Processing and Staining; Handling of Surgical, Autopsy/Biopsy Specimens, Removal of Formalin Pigments
17Basic Tools of the Microbiologist – Wire Loop, Cotton Wool, Pipettes, Swabs and Their Uses
18Basic Staining Techniques- Gram’s Stain and Ziehl-Nelson’s Stain
Principles and Components of Hematological Stains, Blood Film Preparation and Staining
20Counting Chambers – Care and Uses, Hb and PCV Estimation
21Reagent preparation and standardization

UNEC Lecture Venues

UNEC lecture theatre
  1. White House
  2. Anatomy Laboratory
  3. Physiology Auditorium
  4. Departmental Classes
  5. Old UNTH

UNEC White House

UNEC White House is the lecture venue for students in Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry and Medical Rehabilitation. These departments are in group A.

Anatomy Laboratory

Departments in Group A also receive lectures in Anatomy Laboratory.

Physiology Auditorium

UNEC Physiology auditorium is the lecture venue for students in the department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing Sciences, Radiography, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology and Molecular Biology.

Departmental Classes

Second year students in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology UNEC Enugu offer departmental courses at their various department.


Students in the Faculty of Dentistry offer departmental courses at the Old UNTH.

Lecture Time in UNEC

Lectures start by 8 am in UNEC. A period of one hour is assigned to each course. The lecture closes by noon at the College of Medicine.

The departmental lecture may end by 2 pm or late into the afternoon.

Weekend lectures do not hold for second year students in the College of Medicine.

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