Biochemistry & Sports Science Programmes
The programme is based on a credit unit system in which:
1 lecture hour (LH) = 1 contact hour (CH)
2 tutorial hour (TH) = 1 contact hour (CH)
2 hours of practical = 1 contact hour; 4 hours of field work = 1 contact hour
15 contact hours (1 CH per week for 15 weeks) = 1 credit unit (CU)
Summary of the Programme
In addition to the normal university admission requirements, a candidate must have a minimum grade of 3 principal passes in the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (UACE) or its equivalent and a principal pass in at least 2 of the following subjects: Biology, Physical sciences, or Physics and Chemistry. Where a candidate lacks this requirement, a bridging course will be required in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics.
Teaching and Assessment Pattern
Duration of Courses
The course has been arranged so that the introductory and metabolic aspects that are central to biochemistry are dealt with in the first two semesters. The core courses in the second and third years cover more specialised aspects of biochemistry. The load is lower in the first two semesters to allow for other subjects that the student is interested in taking or “exploring”. The time can also be used to cover the Faculty’s core curriculum and any other remedial courses.