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					    CALENDAR 2008
 FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE,
 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
     UNDERGRADUATE &
POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
     Mafikeng Campus
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                  1

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (FAST)

VISION

The vision of the faculty is to aim for excellence in teaching, in research, in community outreach and in customer
care.

VALUES

The values of the faculty include Integrity, Commitment, Accountability and Respect which implies Us individually
and as a collective in the faculty.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the faculty is to realise the vision by:
     • ensuring that the faculty is value-driven, that it is locally, nationally and internationally recognized as
         such.
     • educating and training scientists through quality teaching process in order that they can meet national
         needs.
     • producing relevant and focussed research for the benefit of the province, the country and its people.
     • ensuring the (profit and non profit) in the province and the country especially for poverty allerviation.
     • aspiring to be the inception of four centers of excellence in order to be nationally and internationally
         recognised.
     • being sensitive to (and promoting public awareness of) the environment and the social needs of the
         province and the country.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

To provide formal quality education in Agriculture, Science and Technology in order to prepare students for
careers in these fields.

To provide students with the opportunity for personal development to enable them to achieve their potential and to
relate to other people engaged in the broad field of Science.

To plan, design, implement and evaluate education and training programmes that will provide appropriate
numbers of suitably trained students required for the different phases of regional and national development.

To promote and to develop basic and applied research in the various science disciplines of the faculty and to
establish national and international linkages.

To carry out research applied to regional problems by training postgraduates using activities designed to address
actual problems and shortcomings.

To develop appropriate technology and to promote the transfer of this technology through innovative projects.

To review critically, from time to time, the role of the faculty and to collaborate with agencies which employ
graduates of the faculty in order to develop suitable training programmes.

1. FACULTY STAFF

Executive Dean                            M. McPherson, BSc (Lesotho), MSc, PhD (Lancaster)

Faculty Administrator                     H. P. Kgoa, Dip Agric (Unibo), BPA (Unibo), B Admin Hons (Unisa),
                                          MBA (UNW)

Secretaries                               K. A. Kgaboesele
                                          R. M. Maepa
                                          M. K. Medupe
                                          M. G. Mokoko
                                          M. K. Mosala
                                          J. B. Ndlangisa
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                                   L. M. Segoje
                                   S. M. Sepeng

Assistant Admin. Officer           B. Tau

General Worker                     T. Njemla

Messengers                         J.K. Beleng
                                   S. T. Moses

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION
Professor                   S.A. Oni. BSc Agric Econs. (California), MSc Agric Econs
                            (California), PhD Agric Econs (Ibadan)
Professor                   Vacant
Senior Lecturer             B.T. Hanyani-Mlambo BSc Agric Econs & Ext., MSc Agric Econs
                            (Zimbabwe)
Senior Lecturer             *M.A. Antwi, BSc Hons Agric Econs (U.S.T., Kumasi), MSc Agric
                            Econs (Pretoria), MBA (PU for CHE)
Junior Lecturer             L. K. Mabe, B Agric (UNW), P.G.D Ext (UNW) MSc Agric Ext (UNW)
Junior Lecturer             S. Tekana, B Agric Ed (Unibo), PGDE, BSc Agric Hons (Econs)
                            (UNW)
Junior Lecturer             Vacant
Research Associate          Vacant

ANIMAL HEALTH
Professor                          Vacant
Associate Professor                M. Mbewe, BSc (Texas Southern Univ) PhD (Cambridge)
Associate Professor                F.R. Bakunzi, BVM (Makerere), MSc (Guelph), PhD (Medunsa)
Senior Lecturer                    *M.S.M. Molefe, BVMCh (Medunsa)
Senior Lecturer                    R. V. Ndou, BVMCh (Medunsa)
Senior Lecturer                    R. S. Verster, BVSc, BVSc (Hons), MSc (UP)
Senior Lecturer                    K. Nokoyo, BVMCh (Medunsa)
Senior Lecturer                    Vacant
Senior Lecturer                    B.M. Dzoma, BVSc (University of Zimbabwe), MSc, Certificate:
                                   Laboratory Animal Science (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Senior Lecturer                    T. Mlilo, BVSc (University of Zimbabwe), MScVet (Institute of
                                   Tropical Medicine, Belgium)
Principal Technician               Vacant
Principal Technician               L. Motsei, BSc Agric, BSc Agric (Hons), MSc Agric (UNW)

Senior Technician                  J. Lesetedi, Dip Animal Health (Taung College of Agric), BSc Agric
                                   (Animal Health), BSc Agric (Hons) (AH) (UNW)
Senior Technician                  G. M. Raito, Dip in Animal Health (Taung College of
                                   Agric), BSc Agric (Animal Health), BSc Agric (Hons) (AH) (UNW)
Senior Technician                  N. Lesaoana, BSc Agric (Animal Health), BSc Agric (Hons) (AH)
                                   (UNW)
Senior Technician                  K. C. Phakedi, BSc Agric (Animal Health), BSc Agric (Hons) (AH)
                                   (UNW)
Technician                         T.P Ngakane, BSc Agric (Animal Health), BSc Agric (Hons) (A/H),
                                   MSc Agric (NWU)
Technician                         T. K. Moroane, BSc Agric (Animal Health), BSc Agric (Hons) (A/H)
                                   (NWU)
Technician                         Vacant
Clinic Attendant (small animals)   G. Kwamongwe
Clinic Attendant (large animals)   J. Mogotsi

ANIMAL SCIENCE
Professor                          Vacant
Associate Professor                Vacant
Senior Lecturer                    *S. D. Mulugeta, BSc (AAU), MSc (AUA), PhD (UFS)
Senior Lecturer                    Vacant
Lecturer                           C. K. Lebopa, BSc Agric, BSc Agric Hons, MSc (Fort Hare)
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                     3

Lecturer                          M. M. Qinisa, BSc Agric, BSc Agric Hons (Fort Hare), MSc (Pretoria)
Lecturer                          Vacant
Lecturer                          B. A. Pico, BSc Agric Hons (UFS), MSc (UFS)
Lecturer                          Vacant
Principal Technician              N. D. Maqondose, Dip Agric, B.Agric (Unibo)
Senior Technician                 2 positions Vacant
Technician                        Vacant
Technician                        Vacant

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Professor                         Vacant
Senior Lecturer                   *R. E. Gopane, BSc (Unin) BSc Hons (PU for CHE), MSc (Unibo)
Senior Lecturer                   P. W. Malan, BSc Ed, MSc, PhD (UFS)
Senior Lecturer                   S. D. Phalatse, BSc Hons, MSc (Unin)
Lecturer                          Vacant
Lecturer                          T. D. Kawadza, BSc (NUL), MSc (PU for CHE)
Lecturer                          Vacant
Lecturer                          Vacant
Senior Lab Technician             M.H. Huyser National Diplo Biomed. Tech
Lab Assistant                     J. Morapedi

CENTRE FOR APPLIED RADIATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Manager                       H. J. van der Linde, BSc Hons, MSc (UOVS), PhD (Unisa)
Senior Lecturer               N. K. Mumba, BSc (Zambia), MSc (Windour), PhD (Kossuth)
Lecturer                      vacant

CHEMISTRY
Professor                         Vacant
Senior Lecturer                   *D. A. Isabirye, BSc Hons (Makerere), PhD (Hong Kong)
Senior Lecturer                   H. P. Drummond, BSc Hons (UCT) HED (SA) MEd (Wits), PhD
                                  (UNW)
Senior Lecturer                   S. Phirwa, BSc (UBLS) MSc (SUNY-Fredonia) PhD (SUNY-Stony
                                  Brook)
Senior Lecturer                   B. Marvey, BSc Ed (Unibo) MSc (Howard) PhD (PU for CHE)
Lecturer                          R. M. Hlophe, BSc (Botswana-Swaziland) MSc (Bristol) PhD (NWU)
Lecturer                          M. F.Mtunzi, BSc, BSc Hons, MSc (UNW), PhD (NWU)
Senior Technician                 M. E. Malatji, Nat.Dip.Anal.Chem. (TNW)
Senior Technician                 A.M.G. Ngam, National Dip in Medical Technology
Technician                        J. Rakosa, Nat. Dip. Anal. Chem. (TNW)
Laboratory Assistant              A. Khunou

CROP SCIENCE
Professor                         *S. M. Funnah, BSc Agric (Sierra Leone) MSc (Florida) PhD (Malaya)
Professor                         S. A. Materechera, BSc Agric (Malawi), MSc Soil Sci (McGill), PhD
                                  (Adelaide)
Senior Lecturer                   J. B. K. Kasirivu, BSc Agric Hons (Makerere) MSc Agr Biol (Ibadan)
Lecturer                          Vacant
Lecturer                          M. S. Mokolobate, BSc Agric (Fort Hare), Cert Soil Analysis (Fort
                                  Hare), Dip Plant Production (Unibo) MSc Agric (Natal)
Principal Technician              Vacant
Senior Technician                 Vacant
Technician                        S. Gareseitse, Dip Electronics (TSA)
Technician                        J. R. Modise, B Agric (Unibo), BSc Hons Bio (UNW) B. Inst Agra Hons
                                  (UP), Cert Proj Man (UNW)
Technician                        R.M. Mashile, BSc Agric Crop Science (UNW), BSc Hons. Crop
                                  Science

FARM ADMINISTRATION
Farm Manager                      B. D. Gaobepe, B Agric (Fort Hare), B. Agrar Ins Hons, Agric Econs
Section Manager (Crops)           Vacant
Section Manager (Beef)            B. S. Mmutloane, Dip Animal Health (Taung College)
Dairy Foreman                     K. P. Motlhabane, Dip Agric (Unibo), BSc Agric (UNW)
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GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Professor                  Vacant
Senior Lecturer            J. H. Drummond, MA (Soc Sci) Hons (Glasgow), MA
                           (Wits)
Senior Lecturer            H. Hamandawana, Certificate in Remote Sensing and GIS
                           Applications (Start International & ITC), Diploma in Education
                           Secondary-School (University of Botswana), Postgraduate Diploma
                           Rural Dev Planning (University of Zimbabwe), BA Enviromental
                           Science & History, MSc, PhD Enviromental Science (University of
                           Botswana)
Lecturer                   N. Z. Simamane, B Paed (Unizulu) BA Hons, MA (UNP)
Lecturer                   B. N. Mosiane, BA Ed (Unibo), BA Hons (Unibo), MA (Wits) on study
                           leave
Lecturer                   D. W. Hedding, BSc (Hons) MSc (Pretoria)
Lecturer                   Vacant
Senior Technician          Vacant
Senior Technician          D. J. D. N. Wijesiri

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
Professor                         Vacant
Associate Professor               *C.M. Khalique, MSc, M Phil (Islamabad) MSc, PhD (Dundee) C.
                                  Math. FIMA
Associate Professor               M. T. Kambule, BSc (Unisa), BSc Hons (Unin), MSc (Unisa), PhD
                                  (Massachusetts)
Associate Professor               Vacant
Senior Lecturer                   Vacant
Lecturer                          T.T. Seretlo, BSc, BSc Hons, MSc (Fort Hare) on study leave
Lecturer                          M. G. Sehoana, BSc (ED), BSc (Hons), MSc (Unin)
Lecturer                          I. R. Makgatho, BSc, BSc Hons (UNISA), HED, MSc (Unin) Hons B
                                  (B&A) (Stellenbosch)
Lecturer                          Vacant
Lecturer                          Vacant

NURSING SCIENCE
Professor                         Vacant
Associate Professor               M. Maselesele, Diploma in General Nursing, Diploma in Midwifery
                                  (Limpopo College of Nursing), BA Cur, Hons BA (Cur) Nursing
                                  Education (UNISA), Nursing Administration (UNISA), Diploma in
                                  Human Resource Mnagement (DAMELIN), Diploma in Primary
                                  Health Care, Diagnosis & Treatment (RAU), MA Cur (UNISA), PhD
                                  (RAU)
Senior Lecturer                   B. A. Mokwena, MA (PU for CHE) B Cur (I et A) MEDUNSA, DNE
                                  (Natal), Diploma in Midwifery (King Edward Hospital) Diploma in
                                  General Nursing (Boksburg Benoni Hospital)
Lecturer                          T. E. Maseng, MPH (MEDUNSA) BNSc Hons, BN (UNIBO) Diploma
                                  in Midwifery (Benediction Hospital) Diploma in Psychiatry
                                  (Bophelong Hospital) General Nursing (St. Courads).
Lecturer                          M. M. Chulu, B.A. Cur (UNISA) Diploma in Research Methodology
                                  (RAU) Diploma in Midwifery, Diploma in General Nursing (Frere
                                  Hospital) Diploma in Psychiatry (Bophelong Hospital)
Lecturer                          K. K. Direko, M.Ed (Wits) B.A. Cur (UNISA) Advanced Diploma in
                                  Adult Education (Wits) Diploma in Intensive Care, Diploma in
                                  Midwifery (Baragwannath Hospital) Diploma in General Nursing
                                  (H.F. Verwoerd Hospital)
Lecturer                          G. M. Masilo, Diploma in General Nursing Science (Glen Grey
                                  Hospital), Diploma in Midwifery (Tshepong Hospital), Diploma in
                                  Paediatric Nursing Science (Baragwanath Hospital), Diploma in
                                  Research Methodology (RAU), B.A. Cur (UNISA), BNSc Hons
                                  (Uniewst), M.A. LFC (Life Skills and Councelling)
Lecturer                          E. M. Manyedi, M. Cur (PUCHE) B.A. Cur, Diploma in Research
                                  Methodology (UNISA) diploma in Psychiatry (Bophelong Hospital)
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                                        Diploma in Midwifery,) Diploma in General Nursing (Baragwanath
                                        Hospital) (CMR)
Lecturer                                T. C. Mosome, PhD (RAU), M Cur (RAU), BA Cur (Unisa), Diploma
                                        in Methodology (RAU), Diploma Psychiatry (Bophelong), Diploma
                                        Midwifery, Diploma General Nursing (Marianhill), PHC (Dept of
                                        health)
Lecturer                                *M. A. Rakhudu, M.Cur (PU) B.A. Cur Hons, B.A. Cur (UNISA)
                                        Diploma in Midwifery and Diploma in General Nursing (Natalspruit
                                        Hospital), Dip in Human Resource Management (UNW)
Lecturer                                M.J. Matsipane,Diploma in Midwifery and Diploma in General
                                        Nursing (Bophelong Nursing School), B.A. Cur, B.A. Cur Hons
                                        (UNISA), M. Cur (RAU)
Lecturer                                S.M. Mokone, Diploma in General Nursing (Bophelong General
                                        Hospital), Diploma in Midwifery (George Stegman Hospital), BA Cur
                                        (UNIBO), Hons, MSc Population studies (Uniwest)
PHYSICS


Professor                               S. H. Taole, BSc, MSc (Wales), PhD (Ottawa)
Associate Professor                     Vacant
Senior Lecturer                         A. Perera, BSc (Ceylon), PhD (Birmingham)
Senior Lecturer                         Vacant
Lecturer                                N. A. Kgabi, BSc Ed, BSc Hons, MSc (UNW), PhD (NWU)
Senior Lecturer                         S. Makgamathe, BSc (Unin), BSc Hons (Unisa), MSc (PU for CHE)
Lecturer                                K. Dzinavatonga, BSc Hons, MSc (University of Zimbabwe)
Lecturer                                M. M. Motsaathebe, BSc Ed (Unibo), BSc Hons (Unibo), MSc
                                        (UNW) on study leave
Principal Technician                    Vacant
Technician                              M. M. Molefe

SCIENCE FOUNDATION


Coordinator                             N. Mavuso, BSc, DSE (UB)
Junior Lecturer                         F. Agyemfra, B Com Accounting
Junior Lecturer                         K. D. Digoamaje, B.Comm (UNW)
Junior Lecturer                         M. B. Madisa, BSc Ed (UNIN), M.B.A. (Potchefstroom)
Junior Lecturer                         M. M. Magodielo, SPTD (Hebron), BSc (UNIN), BSc Hons (UNW)
Junior Lecturer                         S. Macauley, B Com INF (UNW)
Junior Lecturer                         V. Monedi, BSC (UNW), BSc Hons (UNW)
Junior Lecturer                         K. S. Mose, B.A. Ed (UNW), B.A. Hons (UNW)
Junior Lecturer                         M. J. Motaung, BSc (NUL), HED (Lancashire)
Junior Lecturer                         B. P. Ntsime, UDES (Hebron), BSc (UNIBO), BSc Hons (UNW)
Junior Lecturer                         N. H. Seheri, BSc Ed (UNW), BSc Hons (UNW)
Junior Lecturer                         M. L. Sechogo, B.Com (UNW), B Com Hons (UNW)
Junior Lecturer                         B. P. N. Tshetlo, B.A. (Vista), B.A. Hons, (UNW), M.A. (UNW)
Junior Lecturer                         K. W. Tsatsimpe, ACT, HDT (RAU), M Com (UNW)
Junior Lecturer                         F. Vuthela, BSc (UNW), BSC Hons (UNW)
Junior Lecturer                         Vacant
Computer Technician                     Vacant



2.   SCHOOLS IN THE FACULTY


     The faculty operates with two sections shown in the table below, and the sections are responsible for the
     teaching of all curricula.
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    School                     Academic Departments

    Agriculture                Agricultural Economics and Extension
                               Animal Health
                               Animal Science
                               Crop Science

    Sciences                   Biological Sciences
                               Chemistry
                               Geography and Environmental Sciences
                               Mathematical Sciences
                               Nursing Sciences
                               Physics
    Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                                                     7

3.   QUALIFICATIONS OFFERED IN THE FACULTY

     Diplomas
     3.1 Diploma in Animal Health ………………………………… ……………………………………..Diploma
             Animal Health
     3.2 Diploma in Agric Animal Science …………… …………………………… Diploma in Agric Animal
     Science
     3.3 Diploma in Agric Crop Science ………………… ……………………………… Diploma in Agric Crop
     Science

     Bachelor’s degrees
     3.4    Bachelor of Nursing...................................................................................................................BN
     3.5    Bachelor of Nursing Science ................................................................................................ BNSc
     3.6    Bachelor of Science ................................................................................................................ BSc
     3.7    Bachelor of Science (Land Management) ..............................................BSc (Land Management)
     3.8    Bachelor of Science in
            Agriculture (Agric Economics) ..........................................................BSc Agric (Agric Economics)
     3.9    Bachelor of Science in
            Agriculture (Animal Health) .................................................................. BSc Agric (Animal Health)
     3.10   Bachelor of Science in
            Agriculture (Animal Science) ..................................................................... BSc Agric (Animal Sci)
     3.11   Bachelor of Science in
            Agriculture (Crop Science) ............................................................................BSc Agric (Crop Sci)

     Honours degrees
     3.12   Bachelor of Nursing Science (Honours) (NB this programme has been phased out)BNSc Hons
     3.13   Bachelor of Science (Honours) ......................................................................................BSc Hons
     3.14   Bachelor of Science (Honours)
            (Land Management) ....................................................... ……….. BSc Hons (Land Management)
     3.15   Bachelor of Science (Honours)
            (Agricultural Economics and
            Management)…………………………………………………………………..BSc Agric Hons (Agric
            Econ & Man)
     3.16   Bachelor of Science (Honours)
            (Agricultural Extension) .......................................................................BSc Agric Hons (Agric Ext)
     3.17   Bachelor of Science (Honours)
            in Agriculture (Animal Health)………………………………………………..BSc Agric Hons(Animal
            Health)
     3.18   Bachelor of Science (Honours)
            in Agriculture (Animal Science) ...............................................................BSc Agric Hons (An Sci)
     3.19   Bachelor of Science (Honours)
            in Agriculture (Crop Science) .............................................................. BSc Agric Hons (Crop Sci)
     3.20   Bachelor of Science (Honours)
            (Applied Radiation Science and Technology) ...................................................BSc Hons (ARST)

     Post Graduate Diplomas
     3.21    Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture ………………….…………………………………………PGD
          (Agriculture)
     3.22    Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension .................................................. PGD (Agric Ext)

     Master’s degrees
     3.23    Master of Science................................................................................................................... MSc
     3.24    Master of Science in Agriculture.........................................................................……..MSc (Agric)
     3.25    Master of Science (Applied Radiation Science & Technology)…… ........................ ..MSc (ARST)

     Doctorate degrees
     3.26    Doctor of Philosophy ...............................................................................................................PhD
     3.27    Doctor of Science ....................................................................................................................DSc
     3.28    Doctor of Philosophy
               (Agriculture)……………….……………………………………………………………PhD Agric
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4.   PROGRAMMES OFFERED IN THE FACULTY

     Qualification and Abbreviation                       Programme/ Curriculum               Curriculum
                                                                                              Code

     Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; BSc Agric        Agricultural Economics &
     (Agric Economics)                                    Extension

     Diploma in Animal Health                             Animal Health
     Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Animal Health)

     Diploma in Agric (Animal Science)                    Animal Science
     Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Animal
     Science)

     Diploma in Agric (Crop Science)                      Crop Science
     Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Crop Science)

     Bachelor of Science in Land Management; BSc          Land Management
     (Land Management)

     Bachelor of Nursing; BN                              Nursing Education

                                                          Nursing Management

     Bachelor of Nursing Science; BNSc                    Comprehensive Nursing

     Bachelor of Science; BSc                             Applied Mathematics - Chemistry

                                                          Applied Mathematics -Computer
                                                          Science

                                                          Applied Mathematics - Electronics

                                                          Applied Mathematics -
                                                          Mathematics

                                                          Physics - Applied Mathematics

                                                          Biology - Chemistry

                                                          Biology- Geography

                                                          Biology- Psychology

                                                          Chemistry - Computer Science

                                                          Chemistry - Electronics

                                                          Geography - Chemistry

                                                          Chemistry- Mathematics

                                                          Chemistry- Physics

                                                          Computer Science- Electronics

                                                          Computer Science- Geography

                                                          Computer Science - Mathematics

                                                          Computer Science - Physics

                                                          Computer Science - Statistics
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                                                             Electronics - Mathematics

                                                             Electronics - Physics

                                                             Mathematics - Physics

                                                             Statistics - Mathematics

5.    FACULTY RULES AND CURRICULA

      5.1      General
                5.1.1       The rules of the Faculty must be read in conjunction with the general rules of the
                            University.
                 5.1.2      A student wishing to enrol for any module offered in the Faculty must meet all the
                            requirements stipulated for that module.

     5.2 Admission Requirements
          To be admitted to a degree or a diploma programme in the Faculty an applicant must satisfy the
          requirements of general rule A.4 and any additional requirements stipulated for that programme. The
          University uses the M-Score rating system which awards points to 4 relevant matric subjects passed
          according to the scale below:

                               A             B             C              D              E             F
                   HG          6             5             4              3              2             1
                   SG          5             4             3              2              1             0

            Please note that the minimum rating points depends on the programme.
            The Mathematics requirement is D (SG) or E (HG).
            Students who have not achieved the required standard may be admitted into the BSc Extended
            Programme.

      5.3 Work Experience
               5.3.1    A student studying agriculture shall be required to gain work experience of a
                        minimum duration, as prescribed for a particular study programme, at an approved
                        institution under the guidance of an approved supervisor. A mark shall be awarded
                        for each completed period of work experience.

                 5.3.2      A student studying agriculture shall be required to carry out practical Farm/Laboratory
                            work at various times during semesters.

     5.4 Examination
               5.4.1        In terms of rule A 8.6 proof of participation in a module is required for admission to
                            any end-of-module examination. Such proof will only be issued to a student who has
                            complied with the specific requirements of the module as set out in the relevant study
                            guide, and has, where applicable, completed the practical work required for that
                            module.

                 5.4.2      The examination methods may include class tests, assignments, practical work etc.
                            The participation mark is the weighted mean of all marks earned in these
                            assessments.

                 5.4.3      No candidate shall be admitted to an end of module assessment (Exam) unless the
                            relevant participation requirements have been met, and a sub-minimum mark of at
                            least 40% has been obtained.

                 5.4.4      The final mark in a module will be made up by combining, with equal weighting, the
                            participation mark and the end-of-module examination mark.

                 5.4.5      A sub-minimum mark of 40% must be obtained in the main examination in order for a
                            module to be completed.
                            A sub-minimum is the lowest mark acceptable as proof that participation has occurred.
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     5.5 Pass Requirements
         The terms and condition of passing modules and curricula are set out in general rule A 8.7. A student will
         be deemed to have completed a programme only when all the modules prescribed have been passed.

     5.6 Number of Examination Opportunities
         The number of examination opportunities is governed by general rule A 8.1. An implication of this rule is
         that a student who fails a module will not be exempted from classes in that module.

     5.7 Readmission to a Programme
         5.7.1   In compliance with general rule A 9.1. a student who, at the end of one year of study in a
                                          degree or
               diploma programme, has obtained less than half the credits of level 1 of the curriculum
               will have to apply for re-admission.

          5.7.2   A student who at the end of two years of study in a degree or diploma programme will not have
                  obtained half the credits prescribed for the first two years of study in that programme will have to
                  apply for re-admission. If the re-admission is successful the student will not be permitted to take
                  any modules from level three but will only be permitted to register for outstanding modules in
                  levels 1 and 2.

          5.7.3   The principle on module load as in 5.7.2 above shall apply.

     5.8 Exemption from Modules completed towards another Diploma or Degree
         A candidate may apply for exemption from a module if credit has been obtained for the same or an
         equivalent module toward another diploma or degree of either this University or another recognized
         University in line with rule A 5.7.

          A candidate shall not be granted exemption from more than half of the total number of modules required
          for the curriculum.

     5.9 Registration for additional modules
         A candidate may be allowed to register for additional modules subject to the provisions of general
          rule A.5.8. The Faculty reserves the right to refuse registration in cases that may lead to time table
             clashes.
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6. MODULE CODES

6.1 BIOLOGY
OLD CODE      COURSE TITLE                            NEW CODE   CREDITS
BIO 106       ELEMENTS OF HUMAN ANATOMY               BIYM 111   12
BIO 116       ELEMENTS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY            BIYM 112   12
BIO 124       INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY            BIYM 114   12
BIO 156       HUMAN ANATOMICAL SYSTEMS                BIYM 121   12
BIO 165       APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY                    BIYM 122   12
BIO 166       SYSTEMS PHYSIOLOGY                      BIYM 124   12
ASDM 152      AGRIC ZOOLOGY                           BIYM 123   12
ASCM 162      AGRIC ZOOLOGY                           ASCM 122   12
ASCM 272      AGRIC BIOCHEMISTRY                      ASCM 221   12
BGY 103       PLANT MORPHOLOGY AND                    BGYM 111   6
              ORGANOGRAPHY
BGY 113       ANIMAL MORPHOLOGY AND                   BGYM 112   6
              ORGANOGRAPHY
BGY 153       ELEMENTS OF CELL BIOLOGY AND            BGYM 121   6
              BIOCHEMISTRY
BGY 163       ELEMENTS OF GENETICS                    BGYM 122   6
BGY 214       ELEMENTS OF ECOLOGY AND                 BGYM 211   12
              BIOSTATISTICS I
BGY 224       MOLECULAR GENETICS                      BGYM 212   12
BGY 254       ADVANCED MOLECULAR GENETICS AND         BGYM 221   12
              BIOCHEMISTRY
BGY 263       INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY               BGYM 222   12
BGY 274       ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR                        BGYM 223   6
BGY 314       ADVANCED ECOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS II   BGYM 311   12
BGY 334       TAXONOMY AND SYSTEMATICS                BGYM 312   12
BGY 364       MICROBIOLOGY                            BGYM 321   12
BGY 374       ENTOMOLOGY AND PARASITOLOGY             BGYM 322   12
BGY 384       PHISIOLOGY AND MORPHOGENESIS            BGYM 323   12
BGY 393       UNDERGRADUTE PROJECT                    BGYM 371   18
BEH 738       ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR                        BEHM 611   24
BEH 788       FURTHER ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR                BEHM 622   24
BMC 708       BACTERIOLOGY                            BMCM 613   24
BMC 718       VIROLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY                 BMCM 614   24
BMC 758       MYCOLOGY                                BMCM 621   24
BMC 768       ENVIRONMENTAL AND INDUSTRIAL            BMCM 622   24
              MICROBIOLOGY
CNR 718       CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES       BMCM 615   24
CNR 778       FURTHER CONSERVATION OF NATURAL         BMCM 625   24
              RESOURCES
ENT 708       APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY                      ENTM 616   24
ENT 758       FURTHER APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY              ENTM 626   24
PAR 748       PARASITOLOGY                            PARM 617   24
PAR 798       ECOLOGICAL PARASITOGY                   PARM 627   24
PTS 728       HIGHER PLANT TAXONOMY AND               PTSM 618   24
              SYSTEMATICS
PTS 778       FURTHER HIGHER PLANT TAXONOMY AND       PTSM 628   24
              SYSTEMATICS
RES 799       POSTGRADUATE HONOURS PROJECT            RESM 671   24
BIO 899       Master Dissertation                     BIYM 871   240
BIO 999       PHD THESIS                              BIYM 971   360
12                                            Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

6.2 CHEMISTRY
 OLD CODE     COURSE TITLE                                     NEW CODE     CREDITS
CHE 104         Introductory Chemistry-                        MCHE 111     12
CHE 112         Introductory Practical Chemistry-I             MCHE 112     6
CHE 154         Introductory Chemistry-II                      MCHE 123     12
CHE 162         Introductory Practical Chemistry-II            MCHE 124     6
PCP 102         Physical Science                               MCHE 115     12
ASC 172         Biochemistry of Animal Nutrition               MCHE 126     12
CHE 203         Physical Chemistry-I                           MCHE 211     12
CHE 222         Practical Physical Chemistry-I                 MCHE 212     6
CHE 213         Inorganic Chemistry-I                          MCHE 213     12
CHE 232         Practical Inorganic Chemistry-I                MCHE 214     6
CHE 253         Organic Chemistry-I                            MCHE225      12
CHE 263         Analytical Chemistry-I                         MCHE 227     12
CHE 272         Practical Organic Chemistry-I                  MCHE 226     6
CHE 282         Practical Analytical Chemistry-I               MCHE 228     6
CHE 304         Organic Chemistry-II                           MCHE 311     12
CHE 312         Practical Organic Chemistry-II                 MCHE 312     6
CHE 324         Analytical Chemistry-II                        MCHE 313     12
CHE 332         Practical Analytical Chemistry-II              MCHE 314     6
CHE 354         Physical Chemistry-II                          MCHE 325     12
CHE 362         Practical Physical Chemistry-II                MCHE 326     6
CHE 374         Inorganic Chemistry-II                         MCHE 327     12
CHE 382         Practical Inorganic Chemistry-II               MCHE 328     6
CHE 704         Physical Chemistry-I                           MCHE 611     12
CHE 714         Inorganic Chemistry-I                          MCHE 612     12
CHE 724         Organic Chemistry-I                            MCHE 613     12
CHE 734         Analytical Chemistry-I                         MCHE 614     12
CHE 754         Physical Chemistry-II                          MCHE 625     12
CHE 764         Inorganic Chemistry-II                         MCHE 626     12
CHE 774         Organic Chemistry-I                            MCHE 627     12
CHE 784         Analytical Chemistry-II                        MCHE 628     12
CHE 794         Evaluation & Ana.                              MCHE 629     12
CHE 798         Research Project                               MCHE 671     36
CHE 899         Master Dissertation                            MCHE 871     240
CHE 999         PHD THESIS                                     MCHE 971     360

6.3 COMPUTER SCIENCE
 OLD CODE     COURSE TITLE                                    NEW CODE      CREDITS
 CIS 116      Introduction to Computing                       CISM 111      12
 CIS 126      Programming and Problem Solving                 CISM 122      12
 CIS 127      Programming Practical                           CISM 123      6
 CIS 129      End User Computing                              CISM 124      12
 CIS 216      Alogrithms Design and Data Structures           CISM 211      12
 CIS 217      Imperative and Object oriented Languages        CISM 212      12
 CIS 226      Architecture and Operating Systems              CISM 223      12
 CIS 227      Introduction to Software Engineering            CISM 224      12
 CIS 316      Introduction to Databases                       CISM 311      24
 CIS 317      Theory of Computation and Translation           CISM 312      24
 CIS 326      Net-Centric Computing                           CISM 323      24
 CIS 327      Artificial Intelligence                         CISM 324      24
 CIS 328      Graphics                                        CISM 325      24
 CIS 701      Alogrithms and Data Structures                  CISM 611      24
 CIS 702      Programming Languages and Objects               CISM 612      24
 CIS 703      Operating Systems                               CISM 613      24
 CIS 704      Networks                                        CISM 624      24
 CIS 705      Databases Systems                               CISM 625      24
 CIS 706      Artificial Intelligence                         CISM 626      24
 CIS 799      Project                                         CISM 671      24
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                           13

6.4 GEOGRAPHY
OLD CODE      COURSE TITLE                                          NEW CODE   CREDITS
GEO 105          Introduction to Physical Geography                 GEOM 111   12
GEO 122          Introduction to map-work and interpretation pt1    GEOM 112   6
GEO 155          Introduction to human geography                    GEOM 121   12
GEO 172          Map work and interpretation pt2                    GEOM 122   6
GEO 205          Aspects of human geography                         GEOM 211   12
GEO 212          Geography and computers                            GEOM 212   6
GEO 222          Introduction to statistical techniques in          GEOM 213   6
                 geography
GEO 252          Introduction to aerial photography and remote      GEOM 222   6
                 sensing
GEO 255          Aspects of physical geography                      GEOM 221   12
GEO 262          Geographical report writing                        GEOM 223   6
GEO 305          Research project (Land Management)                 GEOM 371   24
GEO 314          Population geography                               GEOM 311   12
GEO 323          Practicals in soils and biogeography               GEOM 324   6
GEO 324          Aspects of Soils & biogeography                    GEOM 321   12
GEO 333          Practical advanced physical geography              GEOM 314   6
GEO 334          Advanced physical geography                        GEOM 312   12
GEO 355          Research project                                   GEOM 372   6
GEO 363          Practicals in advanced human geography             GEOM 315   6
GEO 364          Advanced human geography                           GEOM 313   12
GEO 373          GIS practical                                      GEOM 325   6
GEO 374          Introduction to geographical information systems   GEOM 322   12
GEO 384          Regional geography of Africa                       GEOM 323   12
GEO 707          Geography, Ideas and Methods                       GEOM 611   24
GEO 717          Selected Fields in human Geography                 GEOM 612   24
GEO 727          Technical Issues in Geographic Information         GEOM 613   24
                 Systems
GEO 737          Environment Problems and Management in             GEOM 614   24
                 Africa
GEO 757          Techniques and Methods in Geography                GEOM 621   24
GEO 767          Selected Fields in Physical Geography              GEOM 622   24
GEO 787          Applications in Geographic Information Systems     GEOM 623   24
GEO 797          Rural Geography                                    GEOM 624   24
GEO 798          Research Project                                   GEOM 671   24
GEO 899          Master Dissertation                                GEOM 871   240
GEO 999          PHD THESIS                                         GEOM 971   360

6.5 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
OLD CODE      COURSE TITLE                                          NEW CODE   CREDITS
APM 106       Introduction to Mechanics                             APMM 111   18
MTH 105       Consumer Mathematics                                  MAYM 111   12
MTH 106       General Mathematics                                   MAYM 113   18
MTH 116       Calculus-I                                            MAYM 114   18
APM 156       Intro. To Numerical Methods and Mathematical          APMM 121   18
              Modelling
MTH 155       Pre-Calculus II                                       MAYM 121   12
MTH 156       Calculus and Algebra                                  MAYM 122   18
MTH 166       Calculus II                                           MAYM 123   18
APM 206       Mathematical Modelling                                APMM 211   18
APM 213       Intro. To Linear Programming                          APMM 212   12
MTH 206       Linear Algebra                                        MAYM 211   18
MTH 213       Set Theory                                            MAYM 212   12
APM 256       Differential Equations and their Applications I       APMM 221   18
APM 263       Numerical Methods                                     APMM 222   12
MTH 256       Advanced Calculus                                     MAYM 221   18
MTH 273       Vector Calculus                                       MAYM 222   12
14                                          Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

APM   306     Mathematical Programming                           APMM 311    18
APM   316     Differential Equations and their Applications II   APMM 312    18
MTH   306     Real Análisis                                      MAYM 311    18
MTH   316     Differential Equations                             MAYM 312    18
APM   356     Fluid Mechanics                                    APMM 321    18
APM   366     Numerical Análisis                                 APMM 322    18
MTH   356     Complex Análisis                                   MAYM 321    18
MTH   366     Abstract Algebra                                   MAYM 322    18
              Algebra, Real and Complex Análysis                 APMM 611    18
              MAYM 311, MAYM 321, MAYM 322
APM 726       Optimal Control Theory                             APMM 614    18
APM 736       Theory of Dynamical Systems                        APMM 612    18
APM 756       Symmetries of Differential Equations               APMM 616    18
APM 746       Capita Selecta                                     APMM 613    18
APM 776       Capita Selecta                                     APMM 615    18
APM 716       Differential Geometry                              APMM 621    18
APM 766       Calculus Variations                                APMM 623    18
APM 796       Research Project                                   APMM 624    18
MTH 706       Topics in Group Theory                             MAYM 611    18
MTH 716       Advanced Real Análisis                             MAYM 613    18
MTH 726       Topology                                           MAYM 614    18
MTH 736       Functional Análysis I                              MAYM 621    18
MTH 746       Theory of Differential Equations                   MAYM 612    18
MTH 756       Capita Selecta                                     MAYM 615    18
MTH 766       Capita Selecta                                     MAYM 622    18
MTH 776       Capita Selecta                                     MAYM 623    18
MTH 786       Capita Selecta                                     MAYM 624    18
MTH 796       Research Project                                   MAYM 625    30
APM 866       Non-Linear dynamics                                APMM 811    30
APM 876       Capita Selecta                                     APMM 812    30
APM 886       Capita Selecta                                     APMM 821    30
APM 896       Research project                                   APMM 871    30
MTH 866       Capita Selecta                                     MAYM 811    30
MTH 876       Capita Selecta                                     MAYM 812    30
MTH 886       Capita Selecta                                     MAYM 821    30
MTH 896       Master Dissertation                                MAYM 871    30
MTH 996       PHD Thesis                                         MAYM 971    360

6.6 NURSING
 OLD CODE     COURSE TITLE                                       NEW CODE   CREDITS
 NAD 116      Ethos and Professional Practice                    NADM 111   12
 NAD 106      Nursing Management I                               NADM 112   12
 NAD 156      Nursing Management I                               NADM 121   12
 NAD 206      Nursing Management II and Practicals               NADM 211   24
 NAD 256      Nursing Management II and Practicals               NADM 222   24
 NAD 306      Nursing Management III                             NADM 311   18
 NAD 356      Nursing Management III                             NADM 322   18
 NED 106      Nursing Education I                                NEDM 111   12
 NED 156      Nursing Education I                                NEDM 122   12
 NED 206      Nursing Education II and Practicals                NEDM 211   24
 NED 256      Nursing Education II and Practicals                NEDM 222   24
 NED 306      Nursing Education III                              NEDM 311   18
 NED 356      Nursing Education III                              NEDM 322   18
 NCH 106      Community Nursing Science-I                        CHNM 111   12
 NCH 156      Community Nursing Science-I                        CHNM 122   12
 NCH 206      Community Nursing Science-II and Practicals        CHNM 211   30
 NCH 256      Community Nursing Science-II and Practicals        CHNM 222   30
 NCH 306      Community Nursing Science-III and Practicals       CHNM 311   18
 NCH 356      Community Nursing Science-III and Practicals       CHNM 322   30
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                      15

NRM 306          Research Methodology                          NRMM 311   12
NRP 356          Research Project                              NRPM 322   12
SOC101           Sociology 1                                   HSCO131    6
SOC102           Sociology 1                                   HSCO141    6
SOC103           Sociology 1                                   HSCO151    6
SOC104           Sociology 1                                   HSCO161    6
INF114           Computer Literacy for Human Science           INYM114    12
INF116           Computerised Information Systems              INYM116    12
MAN111           Marketing                                     MANM211    12
MAN211           Financial management                          MANM 221   12
COM206           Public relations                              HCOM215    12

6.7 NURSING SCIENCE
 OLD CODE      COURSE TITLE                                    NEW CODE   CREDITS
 EPP 106       Ethos and Professional Practice                 EPPM 111   6
 EPP 256       Ethos and Professional Prqactice                EPPM 221   6
 FNS 106       Fundamental Nursing Science and Practicals      FNSM 111   18
 FNS 156       Fundamentals of Nursing Science and             FNSM 122   18
               Practicals
 GNS 106       General Nursing Science I and Practicals        GNSM 111   24
 GNS 156       General Nursing Science I and Practicals        GNSM 122   24
 GNS 206       General Nursing Science II and Practicals       GNSM 211   24
 GNS 256       General Nursing Science II and Practicals       GNSM 222   24
 GNS 306       General Nursing Science Ill                     GNSM 311   12
 GNS 356       General Nursing Science III                     GNSM 322   12
 MID 306       Midwifery I                                     MIYM 311   24
 MID 356       Midwifery 1                                     MIYM 322   24
 MID 406       Midwifery II                                    MIYM 411   18
 MID 456       Midwifery II                                    MIYM 422   18
 NCH 106       Community Nursing Science I                     NCHM111    24
 NCH 156       Community Health Nursing I                      NCHM122    12
 NCH 206       Community Nursing Science II and Practicals     NCHM 211   12
 NCH 256       Community Nursing Science & Practicals          NCHM 222   24
 NCH 306       Community Health Nursing III and Practicals     NCHM 311   6
 NCH 356       Community Health Nursing Science and            NCHM 322   6
               Practicals
 NRM 306       Research Methodology                            NRMM 411   12
 NRP 356       Research Project                                NRPM 422   12
 PHM 106       Pharmacology                                    PHMM 112   12
 PNS 306       Psychiatric Nursing Science I and Practicals    PNSM 311   18
 PNS 356       Psychiatric Nursing Science I and Practicals    PNSM 322   18
 PNS 406       Psychiatric Nursing Science II and Practicals   PNSM 411   18
 PNS 456       Psychiatric Nursing Science and Practicals      PNSM 422   18
 BIO106        Elements of Human Anatomy                       BIYM 111   12
 BIO156        Human Anatomy Systems                           BIYM 121   12
 BIO206        Elements Of Human pphysiology Systems           BIYM 112   12
 BIO256        Human physiology                                BIYM 124   12
 SOC101        Sociology 1                                     HSOC131    6
 SOC102        Sociology 1                                     HSOC141    6
 SOC103        Sociology 1                                     HSOC151    6
 SOC104        Sociology 1                                     HSOC161    6
 INF114        Introduction To Computers                       INYM114    12
 INF116        End User Operating Systems                      INYM121    12
 PSY101        Psychology 1                                    HPSY 131   6
 PSY102        Psychology 1                                    HPSY 141   6
 PSY103        Psychology 1                                    HPSY 151   6
 PSY104        Psychology 1                                    HPSY 161   6
16                                           Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

6.8 PHYSICS
OLD CODE         COURSE TITLE                                NEW CODE    CREDITS
   PHY 112       Mechanics                                   PHYM 111    6
   PHY 122       Oscillations and Heat                       PHYM 112    6
   PHY 125       Introduction to Bio-Physics                 PHYM 113    6
   PHY 132       Physics Practical 1                         PHYM 114    6
   PHY 162       Introduction to Electricity & Magnetism     PHYM 125    6
   PHY 172       Optics and Introductory Modern Physics      PHYM 126    6
   PHY 182       Physics Practical 2                         PHYM 127    6
   PHY 213       Properties of Matter                        PHYM 211    6
   PHY 223       Atomic Physics                              PHYM 212    6
   PHY 233       Thermodynamics                              PHYM 213    6
   PHY 243       Experimental Physics 1                      PHYM 214    6
   PHY 263       Waves and Oscillations                      PHYM 225    6
   PHY 273       Electricity and Magnetism                   PHYM 226    6
   PCD 152       Physical Science                            PHYM 128    12
   PCP 152       Introduction to Basic Physics Concepts      PHYM 129    12
   PHY 283       Introduction to Quantum Mechanics           PHYM 227    6
   PHY 293       Experimental Physics 2                      PHYM 228    6
   PHY 313       Classical Mechanics                         PHYM 311    6
   PHY 323       Solid State Physics                         PHYM 312    6
   PHY 333       Quantum Mechanics                           PHYM 313    6
   PHY 343       Experimental Physics 3                      PHYM 314    6
   PHY 363       Electromagnetism                            PHYM 325    6
   PHY 373       Nuclear Physics                             PHYM 326    6
   PHY 383       Statistical Mechanics                       PHYM 327    6
   PHY 393       Experimental Physics 4                      PHYM 328    12
   PHY 707       Statistical Mechanics                       PHYM 611    12
   PHY 717       Quantum Mechanics                           PHYM 612    18
   PHY 727       Classical Mechanics                         PHYM 613    18
   PHY 737       Electromagnetism                            PHYM 614    18
   PHY 747       Nuclear Physics                             PHYM 615    12
   PHY 757       Solid State Physics                         PHYM 626    12
   PHY 767       Computational Physics                       PHYM 627    24
   PHY 777       Particle Physics                            PHYM 628    24
   PHY 787       Project or Prescribed Experiments           PHYM 624    24
   PHY 797       Astrophysics                                PHYM 629    12
  PHY 899        Master Dissertation                         PHYM 871    240
  PHY 999        PHD THESIS                                  PHYM 971    360


6.9 ELECTRONICS
  OLD CODE                     DESCRIPTION                  NEW CODE     CREDITS
    ELE 102   Electricity and Magnetism                      ELYM 111    6
    ELE 112   Circuits and Circuit Theory 1                  ELYM 112    6
    ELE 122   Electronics Practicals 1                       ELY M113    6
    ELE 162   Introduction to Basic Electronics              ELYM 124    6
    ELE 172   Circuits and Circuit Theory 2                  ELY M125    6
    ELE 182   Electronics Practicals 2                        ELYM126    6
    ELE 203   Analogue Electronics                           ELYM 211    6
    ELE 213   Electronics Practicals 3                       ELY M 212   6
    ELE 224   AC Theory and Practicals                       ELYM 213    12
    ELE 253   Basic Digital Electronics                      ELYM 224    6
    ELE 263   Digital Electronics                            ELYM 225    6
    ELE 274   Electronics Practicals 4                       ELYM 226    6
    ELE 303   Advanced Analogue Electronics                  ELYM 311    6
    ELE 314   Signals and Systems                            ELYM 312    12
    ELE 324   Electronics Practicals 5                       ELYM 313    12
    ELE 353   Advanced Digital Electronics                   ELYM 324    6
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                     17

   ELE 364      Microprocessors and Computer Systems        ELYM 325   12
   ELE 374      Electronics Practicals 6                    ELYM 326   12
   ELE 701      Microprocessor Systems Design               ELYM 611   18
   ELE 702      Signals and Systems                         ELYM 612   18
   ELE 703      Electronics Instrumentation                 ELYM 613   18
   ELE 704      Computational Methods                       ELYM 624   18
   ELE 707      Embedded Controllers (Elective)             ELYM 625   18
   ELE 708      Electromagnetics (Elective)                 ELYM 626   18
   ELE 709      Honours Project                             ELYM 671   30
   ELE 899      Masters Dissertation                        ELYM 871   240
   ELE 999      PHD THESIS                                  ELYM 971   360

6.10 APPLIED RADIATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
OLD CODE             COURSE TITLE                           NEW CODE     CREDITS
none                 Nuclear Physics                        ARSM 611     24
none                 Nuclear Chemistry                      ARSM 612     24
ARS 723              Laboratory Practicals                  ARSM 613     16
none                 Radiation and Environment              MARS 621     24
none                 Radioactive Waste Minimisation and     MARS 622     24
                     Management
ARS 776              Laboratory Practicals                  ARSM 623     16
none                 Radioanalytical Applications           MARS 811     12
none                 Environmental Applications             MARS 812     12
none                 Radioactive Wasste Minimisatiion and   MARS 813     12
                     Management
none                 Industrial Applications                MARS 814     12
none                 Technology Management                  MARS 815     12
none                 Research Dissertation                  MARS 873     120

6.11 ANIMAL HEALTH
OLD CODES        COURSE TITLE                               NEW CODE    CREDITS
AHD112           Intro to Animal Health                     AHDM 111    12
AHD132           Vet Anatomy and Physiology I               AHDM 112    12
AHD152           Vet Anatomy and Physiology II              AHDM 122    12
AHD162           Vet Toxicology                             AHDM 123    12
AHD182           Complexes of Diseases                      AHDM 124    12
AHD192           Obstetrics and Genital diseases            AHDM 125    12
AHD122           Vet Microbiology                           AHDM 211    12
AHD202           Vet Public Health                          AHDM 213    12
AHD212           Vet Pharmacology                           AHDM 212    12
AHD223           Viral diseases                             AHDM 214    18
AHD253           Vet Parasitology                           AHDM 223    18
AHD262           Preventive medicine                        AHDM 221    12
AHD273           Bacterial Diseases                         AHDM 226    18
AHD281           PRF Diseases                               AHDM 222    12
AHD302           Clinical Animal care I                     AHDM 311    12
AHD312           Applied Veterinary Science A               AHDM 312    12
AHD322           Applied Anatomy and Pathology              AHDM 313    12
AHD332           Applied Veterinary Science B               AHDM 314    12
AHD342           Work Experience I                          AHDM 315    12
AHD352           Clinical Animal Care II                    AHDM 321    12
AHD362           Applied Veterinary Science C               AHDM 322    12
AHD372           Clinical Laboratory Techniques             AHDM 323    12
AHD382           Applied Veterinary Science D               AHDM 324    12
AHD392           Work Experience II                         AHDM 325    12
AHA112           Intro to Animal Health                     AHAM 111    12
AHA132           Vet Anatomy and Physiol I                  AHAM 112    12
AHA152           Vet Anatomy and Physio II                  AHAM 122    12
AHA162           Vet Toxicology                             AHAM 123    12
18                                          Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

AHA282             Complexes of Diseases                       AHAM 224   12
AHA292             Obstetrics and Genital diseases             AHAM 225   12
AHA222             Vet Microbiology                            AHAM 211   12
AHA202             Vet Public Health                           AHAM 213   12
AHA212             Vet Pharmacology                            AHAM 212   12
AHA262             Preventive medicine                         AHAM 221   12
AHA273             Bacterial Diseases                          AHAM 226   18
AHA281             PRF Diseases                                AHAM 222    6
AHA323             Viral diseases                              AHAM 314   18
AHA342             Seminar I                                   AHAM 311   12
AHA353             Vet Parasitology                            AHAM 323   18
AHA372             Seminar II                                  AHAM 322   12
AHA392/AHAM329     Survey for Animal Health                    AHAM 329   12
AHA402             Clinical Animal care I                      AHAM 411   12
AHA412             Applied Veterinary Science A                AHAM 412   12
AHA422             Applied Anatomy and Pathology               AHAM 413   12
AHA432             Applied Veterinary Science B                AHAM 414   12
AHA442             Work Experience I                           AHAM 415   12
AHA452             Clinical Animal Care II                     AHAM 421   12
AHA462             Applied Veterinary Science C                AHAM 422   12
AHA472             Clinical Laboratory Techniques              AHAM 423   12
AHA482             Applied Veterinary Science A                AHAM 424   12
AHA492             Work Experience II                          AHAM 425   12
AHA712             Diseases I                                  AHAM 611   12
AHA722             Adv App Vet Science I                       AHAM 612   12
AHA731             Research methodology                        AHAM 613   6
AHA742             Vet External parasites                      AHAM 614   12
AHA741             Research project I                          AHAM 615   6
AHA752             Vet immunology                              AHAM 621   12
AHA762             Vet internal parasites                      AHAM 622   18
AHA772             Adv App Vet Science II                      AHAM 623   12
AHA782             Diseases II                                 AHAM 624   12
AHA793             Research project II                         AHAM 625   18
AHA 889            Masters Dissertation                        AHAM 871   240
AHA 899            PHD THESIS                                  AHAM 971   360


6.12 CROP SCIENCE AND LAND MANAGEMENT
OLD CODE       COURSE TITLE                                    NEW CODE   CREDITS
PCD 102        Physical Science                                MCHE 115   12
PCD 112        Botany for Agriculture                          PCDM 112   12
PCD 152        Physical Science                                PHYM 128   12
PCD 162        Introduction to Crop Production                 PCDM 124   12
PCD 202        Introduction to Soil Science                    PCDM 211   12
PCD 212        Farm Machinery and Equipment                    PCDM 213   12
PCD 221        Farm Practical I                                PCDM 212   12
PCD 252        Soil Fertility and Fertilizers                  PCDM 221   12
PCD 251        Farm Practicals II                              PCDM 223   12
PCD 264        Principles of Crop Improvement                  PCDM 222   12
PCD 302        Agronomy: Summer Crops                          PCDM 311   12
PCD 322        Plant Protection                                PCDM 312   12
PCD 332        Fruit and Vegetable Production                  PCDM 313   12
PCD 352        Agronomy: Winter Crops                          PCDM 321   12
PCD 362        Weeds and Weed Control                          PCDM 322   12
PCD 372        Elements of Irrigation                          PCDM 323   12
PCP 351        Experience/Field Attachment                     PCDM 324   12
PCP 101                                                        PCPM 111   12
PCP 112        Botany for Agriculture (Taxonomy, Morphology,   PCPM 112   12
               Anatomy)
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                 19

PCP 152         Physical Science                              PCPM 123   12
PCP 162         Introduction to Crop Production (Production   PCPM 124   12
                Principles)
PCP 202         Introduction to Soil Science                  PCPM 211   12
PCP 252         Soil Fertility and Fertilizers                PCPM 212   12
PCP 242         Agricultural Climatology                      PCPM 213   12
AHAM 211        Agricultural Microbiology                     PCPM 213   12
PCP 302         Agronomy: Summer Crops (Summer Cereals        PCPM 311   12
                and Grain Legumes)
PCP 322         Plant Protection                              PCPM 312   12
PCP 332         Horticulture: Fruit Production                PCPM 313   12
PCP 342         Physics and Chemistry of Soils                PCPM 314   12
PCP 352         Agronomy: Winter Crops (Wheat and Barley)     PCPM 321   12
PCP 362         Weeds and Weed Control                        PCPM 322   12
PCP 372         Plant Physiology                              PCPM 323   12
PCP 382         Horticulture: Vegetable Production            PCPM 324   12
PCP 412         Farm Machinery                                PCPM 411   12
PCP 432         Plant Breeding                                PCPM 412   12
PCP 442         Project and Seminar                           PCPM 413   12
PCP 413         Work Experience                               PCPM 414   12
PCP 472         Principles of Irrigation                      PCPM 421   12
PCP 482         Crop Physiology                               PCPM 422   12
PCP 492         Soil Conservation                             PCPM 423   12
PCP 452         Project and Seminar                           PCPM 424   12
PCP 463         Work Experience                               PCPM 425   12
PSS 332         Project and Seminar 1                         PSSM 311   12
PSS 362 (355)   Project and Seminar 11                        PSSM 321   12
PSS 382         Principles of Irrigation                      PSSM 322   12
PSS 392         Soil Conservation                             PSSM 323   12
PCP 703         Selected Topic in Crop Science/Research       PCPM 611   18
                Project
PCP 713         Applied Crop Physiology                       PCPM 612   12
PCP 723         Crop Projection                               PCPM 613   12
PCP 733         Agro-Meteorology                              PCPM 614   12
PSS 702         Research Project I (for Land Management)      PSRM 611   24
PSS 712         Research Project II (for Land anagement)      PSRM 621   24
PSS 714         Land and Water Management                     PSRM 613   12
PSS 723         Soil Microbiology                             PSRM 612   12
PSS 732         Soil Classification and Land Use Planning     PSRM 624   12
PCP 702         Research Project                              PCPM 611
PCP 753         Crop Production Systems                       PCPM 621   12
PCP 763         Soil Plant Water Relations                    PCPM 622   12
PCP 773         Horticultural Science                         PCPM 623   12
PSS 753         Irrigation Management                         PSSM 621
PCP 763         Advanced Plant Breeding                       PCPM 624   12
PCP 793         Selected Topic in Crop Science/Research       PCPM 625   24
                Project
PCP 899         MASTERS DISSERTATION                          PCPM 871   240
PCP 999         PHD THESIS                                    PCPM 971   360
20                                       Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

6.13 AGRIC ECONOMICS & EXTENSION
OLD CODE      COURSE TITLE                                   NEW CODE   CREDITS
ECONOMICS
ECD 102       Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics         ECDM 111   12
ECD 152       Farm Mangement and Accounting                  ECDM 221   12
ECD 312       Agric Project Appraisal                        ECDM 321   12
ECO 102       Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics`        ECOM 111   12
ECO 152       Farm Management and Accounting                 ECOM 221   12
ECO 262       Agricultural Marketing                         ECOM 222   12
ECO 252       Basic Micro-Economics                          ECOM 223   12
ECO 312       Farm Management and Accounting II              ECOM 311   12
ECO 362       Introduction to Land Resource Economics and    ECOM 321   12
              Environmental Management
ECO412        Agric Production Economics                     ECOM 411   12
ECO442        Agricultural and Economic Development Skill    ECOM 413   12
ECO472        Agricultural Statistics for Research           ECOM 414   12
ECO412        Agric Project Appraisal                        ECOM 415   12
ECO462        Agricultural Policy                            ECOM 421   12
ECO452        Agricultural Finance                           ECOM 422   12
ECO482        Project and Seminar                            ECOM 423   12
ECO 513       Agric Econs and Developmenet                   ECOM 514   18
ECO603        Micro-Economics                                ECOM 511   18
ECO613        Macro-Economics                                ECOM 512   18
ECO623        Rural Community Development                    ECOM 513   12
ECO653        Agricultural Project Appraisal                 ECOM 521   18
ECO663        Research methods and Data Analysis             ECOM 522   18
ECO657        Rural community Development                    ECOM 523   18
ECO583        Seminar                                        ECOM 524   18
ECO703        Agricultural Business Management               ECOM 611   18
ECO713        Agricultural Organisation and Administration   ECOM 612   18
ECO723        Land Resource and Environmental Management     ECOM 613   18
ECO733        Agricultural Financial Management              ECOM 614   18
ECO743        Introduction to Linear Programming             ECOM 615   18
ECO753        Food Security and Policy Analysis              ECOM 621   18
ECO763        Introduction to Econometrics                   ECOM 622   18
ECO773        Research Project                               ECOM 623   18
ECO899        MASTERS DISSERTATION                           ECOM 871   240
ECO999        PHD THESIS                                     ECOM 971   360
EXTENSION
EXD 102       Fundamental Concept in Extension               EXDM 211   12
EXD 242       Extension for Development                      EXDM 311   12
EXT 102       Fundamental Concept in Extension               EXTM 211   12
EXT 242       Extension for Development                      EXTM 311   12
EXT 392       Research in Extension                          EXTM 321   12
EXT 402       Rural Community Development                    EXTM 411   12
EXT 503       Essentials of Agricultural Extension           EXTM 511   18
EXT 513       Elements of Communication in Agricultural      EXTM 512   18
              Extension
EXT 523       Farming System Analysis                        EXTM 513   18
EXT 533       Change in Agriculture                          EXTM 521   18
EXT 553       Programme Planning and Evaluation in           EXTM 522   18
              Extension
EXT 563       Leadership Development in Extension            EXTM 523   18
EXT 573       Seminar                                        EXTM 524   18
EXT 703       Agricultural Extension Analysis                EXTM 611   18
EXT 713       Issues in Agricultural Extension               EXTM 612   18
EXT 723       Research Methods in Extension                  EXTM 613   18
EXT 733       Farming Systems Analysis                       EXTM 614   18
EXT 743       Change in Agriculture                          EXTM 625   18
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                  21

EXT 753       Programme Planning and Evaluation in         EXTM 621   18
              Extension
EXT 763       Communication and Agricultural Technology    EXTM 622   18
              Transfer
EXT 773       Human Resource Development                   EXTM 623   18
EXT 783       Research Project                             EXTM 624   18
EXT 899       Master dissertation                          EXTM 871   240
EXT 999       PHD THESIS                                   EXTM 971   360

6.14 ANIMAL SCIENCE

OLD CODE           COURSE TITLE                            NEW CODE   CREDITS

ASD 102            Agricultural Ecology                    ASDM 111   12
ASD 152            Introduction to Animal Science          ASDM 121   12
ASD162             Agricultural Zoology                    ASDM 122   12
FSD 154            Agricultural computerization            FSDM 121   12
ASD 202            Small Stock Production                  ASDM 212   12
ASD 212            Basic Animal Nutrition                  ASDM 211   12
AWD 252            Farm Practical                          AWDM 223   12
ASD 252            Beef Production                         ASDM 223   12
ASD 282            Animal Genetics and Breeding            ASDM 222   12
ASD 312            Introduction to Grazing Management      ASDM 311   12
ASD 322            Applied Animal Nutrition                ASDM 312   12
ASD 332            Meat Science                            ASDM 314   12
ASD 342            Dairy Production                        ASDM 313   12
AWD 302            Work Experience                         AWDM 315   12
ASD 352            Principles of Veld Management           ASDM 321   12
ASD 362            Poultry Science (Layers and Broilers)   ASDM 323   12
ASD 372            Pig Science                             ASDM 325   12
AWD 352            Work Experience (Excursions)            AWDM 326   12
ASC 102            Agric ecology                           ASCM 111   12
ASC 152            Introduction to Animal Science          ASCM 121   12
ASC 162            Agric zoology                           ASCM 122   12
ASC 172/ASCM 123   Biochemistry Animal Nutrition           MCHE 126   12
ASC 212            Basic Animal Nutrition                  ASCM 211   12
ASC 202            Ruminant Production                     ASCM 212   12
ASC 272            Agric Biochemistry                      ASCM 221   12
ASC 282            Animal Breeding & Genetics              ASCM 222   12
FSC 252            Intro to Biometry                       FSCM 221   12
ASC 311            Intro to Grazing Management             ASCM 311   12
ASC 322            Applied Animal Nutrition                ASCM 312   12
ASC 342            Meat, Milk, & Wool Science              ASCM 313   12
FSC 322            Applied Biometry                        FSCM 313   12
ASC 352            Principles of Veld Management           ASCM 321   12
ASC 362            Poultry Science                         ASCM 323   12
22                                   Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

ASC 361   Poultry Science                            ASCM 322     6
ASC 372   Pig Science                                ASCM 325     12
ASC 371   Pig Science                                ASCM 324     6
ASC 382   Agric Genetics                             ASCM 326     12
ASC 432   Physiology of Reproduction& Lactation      ASCM 411     12
ASC 422   Livestock Breeding                         ASCM 412     12
ASC 442   Research project/ Seminar                  ASCM 413     12
ASC 402   Work experience                            ASCM 414     12
ASC 452   Research project/Seminar                   ASCM 421     12
ASC 462   Grazing mgmt planning                      ASCM 422     12
ASC 472   Work experience                            ASCM 423     12
ASC 702   Wild life science                          ASCM 611     12
ASC 712   Pasture management                         ASCM 612     12
ASC 722   Pop & quantitative Genetics                ASCM 613     12
ASC 732   Ruminant prod. Science                     ASCM 614     12
ASC 742   Feed evaluation& Feeding practices         ASCM 615     12
ASC 793   Research project                           ASCM 616     24
ASC 752   Rangeland (Veld) management                ASCM 621     12
ASC 762   Conservation & management of wildlife      ASCM 622     12
ASC 772   Advanced Livestock breeding                ASCM 623     12
ASC 782   Monosgastric Animal Production             ASCM 624     12
ASC 792   Digestive physiology                       ASCM 625     12
FSC 702   Agricultural Stattistics                   FSCM 611     12
ASC 797   Research project                           ASCM 626     24
ASC 899   Masters Dissertation                       ASCM 871     240
ASC 999   PHD Thesis                                 ASCM 971     360
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                              23

7     AGRICULTURE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

      7.1       Minimum and Maximum Duration
                The minimum duration of the studies for the undergraduate diplomas is three years and the
                maximum duration is four years of full time study.

                The minimum duration of the studies for the degree in Land Management is three years and the
                maximum duration is four years of full time study.

                The minimum duration of the studies for the other first degree programmes in the school is four
                years and the maximum duration is five years of full time study.

      7.2       Admission
                To be admitted to diploma study programmes, a student must satisfy the requirements of general
                rule A 4.2.2

                To be admitted to degree study programmes, a student must satisfy the requirements of rule A 4.
                A pass in mathematics, physical science and/or biology will be an advantage.

                Students who hold a diploma in Animal Health may be admitted into the Animal Health degree
                programme and be exempted from courses in accordance with rule A 5.7.

      7.3       DIPLOMA IN ANIMAL HEALTH -- 266 100

                7.3.1       Purpose
                The purpose of the qualification is to train learners in the paraveterinary profession through a
                quality programme of study that includes remedial as well as sound academic study in the
                discipline of animal health.

                To train a cadre of animal health technicians who will have a good understanding of the animal
                health field and who will be able to continue to learn in the field at higher academic levels.

                To provide qualifiers with diploma level knowledge of animal health, competence in the practical
                application of animal health disease prevention in the field and competence in assisting a
                veterinary surgeon in curative veterinary medicine.

                To provide knowledgeable personnel who can bridge the gap between the rural livestock farmer
                and the veterinary surgeon by providing primary animal health care to subsistence and semi-
                commercial farmers in isolated areas who cannot afford the services of a veterinarian or who are
                beyond the reach of the veterinarian.

                7.3.2 Prescribed Curriculum N101M

                         Semester 1                                      Semester 2
            Year    Title                    Code                    Title                  Code            Cr
                    Introduction to Animal                           Vet Anatomy &
                    Health                   AHDM111           12    Physiology II          AHDM122         12
                    Vet Anatomy &                                    Veterinary
                    Physiology l             AHDM112           12    Toxicology             AHDM123         12
                    Basic Animal                                     Complexes of
            1
                    Nutrition                ASDM211           12    Diseases               AHDM124         12
                    Fund Concepts in                                 Obstetrics &
                    Extension                EXTM211           12    Genital Diseases       AHDM125         12
                                                                     Introduction to
                    Mathematics              MAYM111           12    Animal Science         ASDM121         12
                    Total sem 1 credits                        60    Total sem 2 credits                    60
24                                              Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology


                    Veterinary                                        Veterinary
                    Microbiology              AHDM211           12    Parasitology            AHDM223         16
                                                                      Preventative
                    Veterinary Public
                                              AHDM213          12     Veterinary              AHDM221        12
                    Health
                                                                      Medicine
                    Veterinary
                    Pharmacology              AHDM212           12    Bacterial Diseases      AHDM226         18
                                                                                              AHDM222
                    Viral Diseases            AHDM214           18    PRF Diseases                            12
                                                                      Animal Genetics &
                    Rum Production Sci        ASCM212           12    Breeding                ASDM222         12
                    Introduction to
                    Grazing Management        ASDM311           12    Poultry Science         ASDM323         12
                    Total sem 1 credits                         78    Total sem 2 credits                     82
                    Clinical Animal Care l    AHDM311           12    Clinical Animal         AHDM321         12
                                                                      Care ll
                    Applied Veterinary        AHDM312           12    Applied Veterinary      AHDM322         12
                    Science A                                         Science C
                    Applied Anatomy &         AHDM313           12    Clinical Laboratory     AHDM323         12
           3        Pathology                                         Techniques
                    Applied Veterinary        AHDM314           12    Applied Veterinary      AHDM324         12
                    Science B                                         Science D
                    Work Experience I         AHDM315           12    Work Experience II      AHDM325         12
                    Total sem 1 credits                         60    Total sem 2 credits                     60

           TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM 400

     7.4       DIPLOMA IN AGRIC IN ANIMAL SCIENCE – 279 100

               7.4.1      Purpose

               The aim of the Diploma in Agriculture (Animal Science) is to give students a vocational training in
               the practical application of scientific principles to animal production.

               7.4.2    Prescribed Curriculum N102M

                                     Semester 1                                      Semester 2

           Year     Title                     Code             Cr     Title                   Code            Cr
                    Agric-Ecology             ASDM 111         12     Intro to Animal         ASDM 121        12
                                                                      Science
                    Physical Science          MCHE 115         12     Agric                   FSDM 121        12
           1                                                          Computerization
                    Botany of Agric.          PCDM 112         12     Agric Zoology           ASDM 122        12
                    Consumer Maths            MAYM 111         12     Intro to Crop           PCDM 124        12
                                                                      Science
                    English and               HEAS 111         12     English &               HEAS 121        12
                    Academic Skills                                   Academic Skills
                    Total sem 1 Credits                        60     Total sem 2 Credits                     60
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                 25


                    Semester 3                                          Semester 4
                    Basic Animal Nutrition     ASDM 211         12      Animal Genetics &      ASDM 222        12
                                                                        Breeding
                    Small Stock Production     ASDM 212         12      Vet. Anatomy &         AHDM 122        12
                                                                        Physiology
                    Intro to Animal Health     AHDM 111         12      Farm Management        ECDM 221        12
            2                                                           & Accounting
                    Fund of Agric              ECDM 111         12      Beef Production        ASDM 223        12
                    Economics
                    Fund Concepts in           EXDM 211         12      Farm Practical         AWDM 223        12
                    Extension
                    Farm Machinery and         PCDM 213         12
                    Equipment

                    Total sem 1 Credits                         72      Total sem 2 Credits                    60

                    Semester 5                                          Semester 6
                    Vet Microbiology           AHDM 211         12      Principles of veld     ASDM 321        12
                                                                        Management
                    Intro to Grazing     ASDM 311               12      Pig Science            ASDM 325        12
                    Management
            3       Dairy Production     ASDM 313               12      Poultry Science        ASDM 323        12
                    Applied              ASDM 312               12      Work Experience        AWDM 326        12
                    Animal Nutrition                                    (Excursions)
                    Meat Science         ASDM 314               12
                    Work experience      AWDM 315               12
                    (attachment)
                    Total sem. 1 Credits                        72      Total sem. 2 Credits                   48
                    TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 360

     7.5        DIPLOMA IN AGRIC IN CROP SCIENCE – 279 101

                7.5.1   Purpose

                The aim of the Diploma in Agriculture (Crop Science) is to give students vocational training in the
                practical application of scientific principles in crop production.

                7.5.2   Prescribed Curriculum N103M

                                     Semester 1                                      Semester 2
           Year    Title                  Code                 Cr      Title               Code
             1     Physical Science 1     MCHE 115             12      Physical Science 11 PHYM 128

                   Agric. Botany              PCDM 112         12      Intro to Crop         PCDM 124
                                                                       Production
                   Agric Ecology              ASDM 111         12      Intro to Animal       ASDM 121
                                                                       Science
                   Consumer Maths             MAYM 111         12      Agric Computarisation FSDM 121
                   English & Academic         HEAS 111         12      English & Academic HEAS 121
                   Skils                                               Skills
                   Total sem. 1 Credits                        60      Total sem. 2 Credits
26                                                   Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology


                 Semester 3                                          Semester 4

           2     Intro. To Soil Science          PCDM 211      12    Soil Fertility &           PCDM 221
                                                                     Fertilizer

                 Farm Practicals I               PCDM 212      12    Principles of Crop         PCDM 222
                                                                     Improvement
                 Vet Microbiology        AHDM 211              12    Elementary Irrigation      PCDM 224
                 Fundamentals of Agric. ECDM 111               12    Farm Man &                 ECOM 221
                 Econ                                                Accounting
                 Fund of Agric Ext       EXDM 211              12    Farm Practicals II         PCDM 223
                 Farm Machinery          PCDM 214              6
                 Total Sem. 3 Credits                          66    Total Sem. 6
                                  Semester 5                                                  Semester 6
           3     Agronomy: Summer        PCDM 311              12    Agronomy: Winter           PCDM 321
                 Crops                                               Crops
                 Plant Protection        PCDM 312              12    Weeds and Weed              PCDM 322
                                                                     Control
                 Fruit and Vegetable   PCDM 313                12    Agric Project               ECDM 321
                 Prod.                                               Appraisal
                 Extension Development EXDM 311                12
                                                                     Research in Ext      EXDM 321
                 Work Exp/Field                                12    Work Exp/Field       PCDM 323
                 Attachment I         PCDM 314                       Attachment II
                 Total sem. 1 Credits                          60    Total sem. 2 Credits
                 TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 372

     7.6       BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE IN AGRIC ECONOMICS
               7.6.1  Purpose

               The purpose of this programme is to provide the country with qualifiers who can work as
               agricultural economists. Learners will be competent in appraising, developing, managing and
               evaluating agricultural development programmes. Learners will further be competent in
               interpersonal relations and communication to be able to work individually and/or in groups to
               contribute towards the betterment of agricultural business in the country and the region as a
               whole.

               7.6.2       Prescribed Curriculum N 104M - 267 100

                                        Semester 1                                          Semester 2
                   Year                  Title              Code    Cr             Title                 Code   Cr
                              Agric Ecology              ASCM111    12   Intro Animal Sci            ASCM121    12
                              Botany for Agric           PCPM112    12   Intro Crop Sci              PCPM124    12
                              Physical Science           MCHE 115   12   Agric Zoology               ASCM122    12
                       1      Consumer Maths             MAYM111    12   Biochem of Anim Nutrn       MCHE 126   12
                              Intr to Accounting         ACCM 111   12
                              Fundmls of Agric Econ      ECOM111    12   Physical Science            PHYM 128   12
                              Total sem 1 credits                   72   Total sem 2 credits                    60
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                               27


                           Veterinary Microbio        AHAM211      12    Farm Man 1             ECOM221       12
                           Intro Soil Sci            PCPM 211      12    Agric Marketing        ECOM222       12
                           Fund of Agric Ext          EXTM 211     12    Intro Biometry         FSCM 221      12
                           Basic Anim Nutrit.         ASCM211      12    Horticulture           PCPM324       12
                           Computer Literacy          INYM 115     12
                   2
                           End User Comp
                           Agronomy:                  PCPM311      12    Grazing Mngt Plann     ASCM 422      12
                           Summer Crops


                           Total sem 1 credits                     72    Total sem 2 credits                  60


                           Applied Biometry           FSCM 313     12    Interm Macro Econ      ECNM 222      12
                           App Anim Nutri or         ASCM312       12
                                                                         Poultry Science       ASCM 322       12
                           Rum Prod Sci              ASCM212       12
                           Basic Macro Econs          ECNM211      12    Inter Micro Econs      ECNM221       12
                           Basic Micro Econs          ECNM212      12    Intro to Land          ECOM 321      12
                   3
                                                                         Resource Environ
                                                                         Man
                           Farm Man Acc II            ECOM311      12    Prin Veld Managem      ASCM 321      12
                           Ext for Development        EXTM311      12    Res Meth Ext           EXTM 321      12
                           Total sem 1 credits                     72    Total sem 2 credits                  72


                           Rural Com Dev              EXTM 411     12    Agric Policy           ECOM 421     12
                           Agric Proj Appraisal      ECOM 415      12    Agric Finance          ECOM 422     12
                                                                         Pig Science or         ASCM 325     12
                           Prod Econ                 ECOM 411      12    Surv of Anim Health   AHAM 329      12
                                                                         Project & Seminar      ECOM 423     12
                   4
                           Agric & Econ Dev          ECOM 413      12    Internat. Economics   ECNM 322      12
                           Ag Stats for Research     ECOM 414      12    Grazing Management     ASCM 422     12
                                                                         Planning
                           Total sem 1 credits                     60    Total sem 2 credits                 72
                           TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM : 540


7.7   BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE IN ANIMAL HEALTH – 267 -101

      7.7.1   Purpose

              The purpose of the qualification is to offer students an opportunity to qualify for and enter the
              para-veterinary profession through a quality program of study that includes remedial and well as
              sound academic study in the discipline of animal health.

              The purpose of the qualification is to provide the country and the continent with a cadre of animal
              health technicians who will have a well grounded understanding of animal diseases and who will
              be able to continue to learn in the field at higher academic levels.

              The purpose of the qualification is to provide qualifiers with graduate level knowledge of animal
              health, competence in the practical application of animal health disease prevention in the field
              situation and competence in assisting the veterinary surgeon in curative and preventive medicine.
              A further purpose is to provide knowledgeable personnel in the field who can bridge the gap
              between the livestock farmer and the veterinarian by providing primary animal health care to
              subsistence, semi-commercial and commercial farmers.
28                                             Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology


     7.7.2   Practical Year Attendance
             Attendance of classes is compulsory. Students who miss classes may not be allowed to sit for the
             end of semester evaluations.
     7.7.3   Dress Code for Practicals

             Each student is expected to wear a clean white laboratory coat or clinical coat when doing
             practicals in the laboratories, the small animal clinic and the dairy. Students are also expected to
             wear a green, sleeveless overall for the practicals involving large animals and when doing
             practicals in the post mortem hall and the ambulatory clinic

     7.7.4   Prescribed Curriculum N105M

                            Semester 1                                            Semester 2
           Year           Title          Code              Cr             Title            Code            Cr
            1        Introduction to                              Veterinary Anatomy
                     Animal Health     AHAM111             12     & Physiology II       AHAM122            12
                   Veterinary
                   Anatomy &                                      Veterinary
                   Physiology I        AHAM112             12     Toxicology               AHAM123         12
                                                                  Introduction to
                   Mathematics            MAYM111          12     Animal Science           ASCM121         12
                   English and                                    Biochemistry of
                   Academic Skills I       HEAS111         12     Animal Nutrition         MCHE 126        12
                                                                  English &Academic
                   Physical Science        MCHE115                Skills II                HEAS121         12
                   Total                                   60     Total                                    60
                   Veterinary Public                              Preventive
                   Health                  AHAM213         12     Veterinary Medicine      AHAM221         12
                   Veterinary
                   Pharmacology            AHAM212         12     Bacterial Diseases       AHAM226         18
                   Veterinary
                   Microbiology            AHAM211         12     PRF Diseases             AHAM222          6
                   Basic Animal                                   Complexes of
       2
                   Nutrition               ASCM211         12     Diseases                 AHAM224         12
                   Fundamental
                   Agricultural                                   Obstetrics & Genital
                   Economics              ECOM111          12     Diseases                 AHAM225         12
                                                                  Animal Genetics
                                                                  and Breeding             ASCM222         12
                   Total                                   60     Total                                    72
                                                                  Veterinary
                   Viral Diseases          AHAM314         16     Parasitology             AHAM323         18
                   Seminar I               AHAM311         12     Seminar II               AHAM322         12
                   Ruminant                                       Introduction to
                   roduction Science       ASCM212         12     Biometry                 FSCM221         12
                   Introduction to
                   Grazing
       3
                   Management              ASCM311         8      Poultry Science          ASCM323         12
                   Applied Animal
                   Nutrition               ASCM312         12     Pig Science              ASCM325         12
                   Fundamental
                   Concepts
                   Extension               EXTM211         12
                                             Total         72                     Total                    66
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                               29


                       Clinical Animal
                       Care I             AHAM411  12               Clinical An Care II     AHAM421        12
                       Applied Veterinary                           Applied Veterinary
                       Science A          AHAM412  12               Science C               AHAM422        12
                       Applied Anatomy &                            Clinical Laboratory
                       Pathology          AHAM413  12               Techniques              AHAM423        12
        4
                       Applied Veterinary                           Applied Veterinary
                       Science B          AHAM414  12               Science D               AHAM424        12
                       Work Experience I  AHAM415  12               Work Experience II      AHAM425        12
                                Total              60                        Total                         60
                       TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM : 510


      Electives: Students intending to do their postgraduate research projects in microbiology are advised to
      take the following elective in addition to enhance their knowledge.




                                        Module Name                                       Code        Credits
        Advanced Veterinary Microbiology                                             AHAM227            12

7.8   BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE IN ANIMAL SCIENCE- 267 102

      7.8.1       Purpose
                  To offer an opportunity to students from the educationally deprived background in the Sciences
                  to become agricultural animal scientists. This will be achieved by designing a degree
                  programme with in-built remedial aspects.

      7.8.2    Prescribed Curriculum N106M
                              Semester 1                                              Semester 2
            Year           Title          Code                 Cr              Title           Code          Crs
                                                                      Intro to Animal
                       Agricultural Ecology    ASCM 111        12     Science                ASCM 121        12
                       Physical Science        MCHE 115        12     Agric Zoology          ASCM 122        12
                       Botany for                                     Biochem Ani
                       Agriculture             PCPM 112        12     Nutrition             MCHE 126         12
              1
                                                                      Eng & Academic
                       Consumer Maths          MAYM 111        12     Skills                 HEAS 121        12
                       Eng & Academic                                 Intr to Crop
                       Skills                  HEAS 111        12     Production             PCPM 124        12
                       Total                                   60     Total                                  60
                       Basic Anim Nutrition    ASCM 211        12     Agric Biochemistry    ASCM 221         12
                                                                      Vet Ana &
                       Ruminant Prod. Sci      ASCM 212        12     Physiology             AHAM 122        12
                                                                      Farm Man &
              2        Intro to Soil Science   PCPM 211        12     Accntng               ECOM 221         12
                       Computer Literacy       INYM 115        12     Agric Marketing       ECOM 222         12
                                                                      Introductory
                       Fundml Agric Econs      ECOM 111        12     Biometry               FSCM 221        12
                              Total                            60              Total                         60
30                                              Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology


                      Appl. Anim.                                    Prin. of Veld
                      Nutrition                ASCM 312       12     Mangmnt                 ASCM 321        12
                      Meat, Milk & Wool
                      Sc                       ASCM 313       12     Poultry Science         ASCM 323        12
                      Applied Biometry         FSCM 313       12     Pig Science             ASCM 325        12
              3
                      Fund. Concepts                                 Survey of Anim.
                      Extn                     EXTM 211       12     Health                  AHAM 329        12
                                                                     Agricultural
                      Vet Micro-biology        AHAM 211       12     Genetics                ASCM 326        12
                              Total                           60     Total                                   66
                      Physiology of                                  Research Project /
                      Reprod & Lactation       ASCM 411       12     Seminars                ASCM 421        12
                                                                     Grazing Mngt
                      Livestock Breeding ASCM 412   12               Planning                ASCM 422        12
              4       Research Project/                              Research Methods
                      Seminars           ASCM 413   12               in Extension            EXTM 321        12
                      Ext for Developm.  EXTM 311   12               Work Experience         ASCM 423        12
                      Work Experience    ASCM 414   12               Parasitology            AHAM 323        18
                               Total                60                        Total                          66
                      TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 452


7.9   BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE IN CROP SCIENCE – 267 - 103

      7.9.1       Purpose

               The aim of this BSc. Agric. is to offer an opportunity to students from the educationally deprived
               background in the Sciences to become agricultural crop scientists. This will be achieved by
               designing a degree programme with in-built remedial aspects.

      7.9.2       PRESCRIBED Curriculum N107M

                                 Semester 1                                           Semester 2
             Year             Title               Code          Cr           Title            Code           Cr
                                                                      Introduction to
                                                                      Basic physical
                      Physical Science          MCHE 115        12    concepts             PHYM129           12
                                                                      Introd. to Crop
                      Botany for Agriculture    PCDM 112        12    Production           PCPM124           12
         1                                                            Introd. to Animal
                      Agricultural Ecology      ASCM 111        12    Science              ASCM 121          12
                                                                      Biochemistry of
                      Consumer Maths            MAYM 111        12    Animal Nutrition     MCHE 126          12
                      English and Academic                            English and
                      Skills                    HEAS111         12    Academic Skills      HEAS121           12
                                                  Total         60             Total                         60
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                                                                    Agric.
                   Introd. to Soil Science    PCPM 211        12    Biochemistry           ASCM 221         12
                                                                    Farm Man. &
                   Fund. of Agric Econ        ECOM 111        12    Accnting               ECOM 221         12
                                                                    Agricultural
                   Agric. Microbiology       AHAM 211         12    Marketing              ECOM 222         12
         2
                   Soil Fertility and
                   Fertilizers                PCPM 212        12    Introd. Biometry       FSCM 221         12
                   Agric l Climatology        PCPM 213        12
                   Computer Literacy
                   End-user Computing         INYM 115        12
                            Total                             72             Total                          48
                   Agron: Summer                                    Agron: Winter
                   Crops                      PCPM311         12    Crops                  PCPM321          12
                                                                    Weeds & Weed
                   Plant Protection           PCPM312         12    Control                PCPM322          12
         3         Fruits Production          PCPM313         12    Plant Physiology       PCPM323          12
                                                                    Vegetable
                   Phy & Chem of Soils        PCPM314         12    Production             PCPM324          12
                   Applied Biometry           FSCM313         12    Agric. Genetics        ASCM 326         12
                          Total                               60             Total                          60
                                                                    Principles of
                   Farm Machinery             PCPM 411        12    Irrigation             PCPM 421         12
                   Plant Breeding             PCPM 412        12    Crop Physiology        PCPM 422         12
                                                                    Soil
         4         Project & Seminar I        PCPM 413        12    Conservation           PCPM 423         12
                                                                    Project &
                                   EXTM 311
                   Ext for Development                        12    Seminar                PCPM 424         12
                                   PCPM 414
                   Work Experience I                          12    Work Experience        PCPM 425         12
                                     Total                    60             Total                          60
         TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM : 480




7.10   BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN LAND MANAGEMENT - 268 100

       7.10.1 Purpose


              The aim of the BSc in Land Management is to provide South Africa with a significant number of
              graduates with scientific knowledge, specific skills, and applied competence in the area of land
              management that provide opportunities for personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity,
              and meaningful and rewarding contributions to society.
32                                        Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

     7.10.2 Prescribed Curriculum N108M

                           Semester 1                                    Semester 2
           Year          Title          Code        Cr          Title             Code    Cr
                  Botany for                             Introduction to
                  Agriculture         PCPM112       12   Human Geography       GEOM 121   12
                  Consumer Maths      MAYM 111      12
                                                         Eng & Academic
                  Eng & Acad Skills     HEAS111     12   Skills                HEAS121    12
                                                         Introduction to
       1                                                 Basic Physics
                  Physical Science I    MCHE 115    12   concepts              PHYM129    12
                                                         Computer
                  Computer Literacy     INYM115     12   Applications          INYM121    12
                  Intro. to Land
                  reform
                  Intro to Rural Dev     HLND111    12
                                           Total    60           Total                    60
                                                         Introduction
                  Agric Ecology         ASCM 111    12   Animal Production     ASCM 121   12
                  Elements of           BGYM 211         Farm Management
                  Ecology                           12   and Accounting        ECOM 221   12
                  Map Interpretation    GEOM 112    6    Map Interpretation    GEOM 122   6
       2
                  Aspects of Human                       Aerial Photography
                  Geography             GEOM 211    12   Interpretation        GEOM 221   12
                  Soil fertility and                     Intr Crop
                  fertilizers            PCPM212    12   Production            PCPM124    12
                                                         Agron Winter
                  Intr Soil Science     PCPM 211    12   Crops                 PCPM 321   12
                                          Total     66             Total                  60
                  Ext for                                Horticulture: Fruit
                  Development           EXTM 311    12   & Veg.                PCPM 324   12
                                                         Project and
                  GIS Practical         GEOM 325    6    Seminar II            PSSM 321   12
                  Introduction to                        Principles of
                  GIS                   GEOM 322    12   Irrigation            PSSM 322   12
                  Agron Summer
                  Crops                 PCPM 311    12   Soil Conservation     PSSM323    12
                  Project and
                  Seminar I              PSSM 312   12
                                    Electives                          Electives
                  Agricultural and HLND 312         12   Case Studies in HIKS 322         12
                  Land Use in the                        Local Community
                  Tropics                                Resource Use and
                                                         Management
                  Entrepreneurship MANM 219         12   The functions of MANM 121        12
                  and     Business                       Management
                  Opportunities
                  Contemporary      HLND224         12
                  Trends in Land
                  Reform Strategies
                        Total                       66           Total                    60
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                             33



8.   NURSING UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

     Minimum and Maximum Duration

     The minimum duration of the studies for the Bachelor of Nursing degree is three years and the maximum
     duration is four years of full time study. The minimum duration of the studies for the Bachelor of Nursing
     Science is four years and the maximum duration is five years.
     Admission

     To be admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing degree applicants must have a Diploma in General Nursing, a
     Standard 10 certificate or its equivalent, a minimum of two years working experience and proof of
     registration with the South African Nursing Council. To be admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing Science
     degree applicants must be in possession of a Matriculation certificate or its equivalent.

     8.1       BACHELOR OF NURSING

               8.1.1     Purpose

               To develop professional nurses to be competent managers, educators and health care providers,
               in all the spheres of health care delivery.

               Provide learning and teaching opportunities for individuals through the use of creative teaching
               and learning strategies, for the optimal health of the community.

               Empower professionals to offer comprehensive health services to the individuals, families and
               communities within the national health philosophy and mission by applying primary health care
               approach.

               8.1.2     Prescribed Curriculum for BN IN Management N109M 269- 100

                               Semester 1                                         Semester 2
           Year            Title            Code           Cr             Title           Code            Cr
                   Ethos and
           1       Professional
                   Practice              NADM 111          12
                   Community Nursing                             Community Nursing
                   Science I             CHNM 111          12    Science I               CHNM 122         12
                   Nursing                                       Nursing
                   Management I          NADM 112          12    Management I            NADM 121         12
                   Nursing Education I   NEDM 111          12    Nursing Education I     NEDM 122         12
                   Introduction to                               End User
                   Computers              INYM 114         12    Operating Systems        INYM121         12
                                              Total        60            Total                            48
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                           Semester 1                                   Semester 2
         Year          Title           Code         Cr         Title            Code         Cr
               Community Nursing                         Community
         2     Science II and                            Nursing Science II
               Practicals            CHNM 211       30   and Practicals      CHNM 222        30
               Nursing                                   Nursing
               Management II and                         Management II
               Practicals            NADM 211       24   and Practicals      NADM 222        24
               Introduction to
               Management and
               Management                                Functions of
               processes             MANM 111       12   Management              MANM 121    12
               Sociology I           HSOC 131       6    Sociology I             HSOC 151    6
               Sociology I           HSOC 141       6    Sociology I             HSOC 161    6
                                       Total        78           Total                       78
               Community Nursing                         Community
         3     Science III and                           Nursing Science
               Practicals            CHNM 311       18   III and Practicals      CHNM 322    30
               Nursing                                   Nursing
               Management III and                        Management III
               Practicals            NEDM 311       18   and Practicals          NEDM 322    18
               Introduction to
               Public Relations      HCOM 215       12
               Research
               Methodology           NRMM 311       12   Research Project        NRPM 322    12
                                       Total        60         Total                         60
         TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM : 384

     8.1.3    Prescribed Curriculum for BN IN Education N110M 269 101

                              Semester 1                                      Semester 2
             Year           Title          Code          Cr         Title            Code    Cr
                     Ethos and
                     Professional
                     Practice            NADM 111        12
                     Community                                Community
                     Nursing Science I  CHNM 111         12   Nursing Science     CHNM 122   12
                     Nursing                                  Nursing
         1
                     Management I       NADM 112         12   Management I        NADM 121   12
                     Nursing Education                        Nursing
                     I                  NEDM 111         12   Education I         NEDM 122   12
                                                              End User
                     Introduction to                          Operating
                     Computers          INYM 114         12   Systems             INYM121    12
                                            Total        60            Total                 48
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                               35


                                                                        Community
                         Community                                      Nursing Science
                         Nursing Science III                            III and
                         and Practicals        CHNM 211          30     Practicals           CHNM 222        30
                                                                        Nursing
                         Nursing Education                              Education II and
          2              II and Practicals     NEDM 211          24     Practicals           NEDM 222        24
                         Introduction to
                         Management and
                         Management                                     Functions of
                         processes             MANM111           12     Management          MANM 121         12
                         Sociology I           HSOC 131           6     Sociology I         HSOC 151         6
                         Sociology I           HSOC 141           6     Sociology I         HSOC 161         6
                                                   Total         78              Total                       78
                                  Semester 1                                         Semester 2
              Year              Title              Code          Cr            Title      Code               Cr
                                                                        Community
                         Community                                      Nursing Science
                         Nursing Science III                            III and
                         and Practicals        CHNM 311          18     Practicals      CHNM 322             30
                                                                        Nursing
          3              Nursing Education                              Education III
                         III and Practicals    NEDM 311          18     and Practicals  NEDM 321             18
                         Introduction to
                         Public Relations      HCOM215           12
                         Research                                       Research
                         Methodology           NRMM 311          12     Project             NRPM 322         12
                                      Total                      60              Total                       60
          TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM : 384

8.2   BACHELOR OF NURSING SCIENCE (BNSc) 270 102

      8.2.1    Purpose

               To develop an independent, caring and compassionate nurse practitioner and midwife.

               To equip students with skills that will enable them and provide comprehensive, scientific nursing
               and midwifery care to clients along all phases of life.

               To empower students with skills to conduct research and utilise research findings to improve
               nursing and health care to individuals, families and communities, and to contribute to the body of
               knowledge of the profession, as well as to health-related issues.

               To train professionals who will practice within legal framework of the nursing and health-related
               professions.

               To provide skills that will enable professionals respond efficiently and effectively to emergency
               and disaster situations to save lives and prevent disability.

      8.2.2    Admission

               8.2.2.1     Matriculation certificate or equivalent certificate
               8.2.2.2     Recognition of prior learning in health-related professions.
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     8.2.3   Credit Requirements

             To qualify for the BNSc degree, a candidate must pass all the prescribed courses/modules and
             complete 4000 hours of practical work as prescribed by the South African Nursing Council.

     8.2.4   Prescribed Curriculum for BNSc N111M

                                 Semester 1                                      Semester 2
                 Year          Title          Code           Cr            Title          Code       Cr
                         Ethos and
                         Professional
                         Practice I        EPPM 111           6
                         Fund Nursing Sc                           Fund Nursing Sc I
                         I and Practicals  FNSM 111          18    and Practicals         FNSM 122   18
                         Community                                 Community
             1           Nursing Science                           Nursing Science II
                         I and Practicals  NCHM 111          24    and Practicals         NCHM 122   12
                         Anatomy           BIYM 111          12    Anatomy                BIYM 121   12
                         Introduction                              End User Op
                         Computers         INYM114           12    Systems                INYM 121   12
                                           HSOC 131           6                           HSOC 151    6
                         Sociology I       HSOC 141           6    SociologyI             HSOC 161    6
                                              Total         84     Total                              66
                                                                   Ethos and
                                                                   Professional
                                                                   Practice II            EPPM 221    6
                         Community                                 Community
                         Nursing Science                           Nursing Science II
                         II and Practicals    NCHM 211       12    and Practicals         NCHM 222   24
                         General Nursing                           General Nursing
                         Science I and                             Science I and
             2           Practicals           GNSM 111       24    Practicals             GNSM 122   18
                         Pharmacology         PHMM 112       12

                         Psychology I         HPSY 131        6    Psychology I           HPSY 151   6

                         Pschology 1          HPSY 141        6    Psychology 1           HPSY 161   6
                         Elements of
                         Human                                     Systems
                         Physiology           BIYM 112       12    physiology             BIYM 124   12
                                                  Total      72                   Total               72
                         Community                                 Community
                         Nursing Science                           Nursing Science III
                         III and Practicals    NCHM 311       6    and Practicals         NCHM 322    6
                         General Nursing                           General Nursing
                         Science and                               Science and
             3           Practicals            GNSM 211      12    Practicals             GNSM 222   12
                         Midwifery I and                           Midwifery I and
                         Practicals            MIYM 311      24    Practicals             MIYM 322   24
                         Psychiatric                               Psychiatric
                         Nursing Science                           Nursing Science I
                         I and Practicals      PNSM 311      18    and Practicals         PNSM 322   18
                                              Total         60     Total                             60
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                37


                             Midwifery I and                             Midwifery I and
                             Practicals            MIYM 411        18    Practicals            MIYM 422       18
                             Psychiatric                                 Psychiatric
                             Nursing Science                             Nursing Science I
                     4       I and Practicals      PNSM 411        18    and Practicals        PNSM 422       18
                             Research
                             Methodology           NRMM 411        12    Research project      NRPM 422       12
                             General Nursing                             General Nursing
                             Science III           GNSM 311        12    Science III           GNSM 322       18
                                                      Total        60                  Total                  66
                TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: : 540
Notes:
    In order to satisfy regulations prescribed by the South African Nursing Council, student will have to spend
    1½ days per week in year 1 on clinical placement, 2 days per week in year 2, and 3 days per week in years
    three and four. Additional placement will also be carried out during the mid-semester breaks and between
    semesters. The details of these will be provided at the beginning of the programme.

9.     SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

       9.1      Minimum and maximum duration

                The minimum duration for the Bachelor of Science degree is three years and the maximum is
                four years.

       9.2       Admission
                In addition to meeting the requirements of general rule A.4.2.1, applicants are advised that North
                West University uses the M-Score rating system which awards points to four relevant
                matriculation subjects passed according to the scale below. The minimum rating for BSc is 15.

                              A             B              C             D             E              F
                HG            6             5              4             3             2              1
                SH            5             4              3             2             1              0

                In addition, there is a requirement that mathematics is passed as follows; D in SG or E in HG.

       9.3      Purpose
                To provide training that will satisfy the science and technology manpower needs of the North
                West province and the nation.
                To equip students with a high standard of theoretical and practical knowledge in the science and
                technology professions.
                To provide students with a sufficient breath of courses relevant to employment opportunities.
                To prepare students for advanced study and research in science and technology fields.

       9.4      Available Programmes for BSc

                Each Curriculum shall include Mathematics at the 100 level, and two major subjects. Computer
                Literacy and Language skills are also included in the curricula listed below.
38                                        Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

1. BSC (Applied Mathematics - Chemistry) N 112M - 200 146
            YEAR 1                          YEAR 2                       YEAR 3

         SEMESTER 1                       SEMESTER 1                   SEMESTER 1

     CODE            CREDIT          CODE            CREDIT      CODE             CREDIT

APMM 111               18        APMM 211              18     APMM 311              18

MCHE 111               12        APMM 212              12     APMM 312              18

MCHE 112               6         MCHE 211              12     MCHE 311              12

PHYM 111               6         MCHE 212               6     MCHE 312               6

PHYM 112               6         MCHE 213              12     MCHE 313              12

PHYM 113               6         MCHE 214               6     MCHE 314               6

MAYM 114               18        MAYM 211              18

HEAS 111               12


SEM 1 TOTAL            84        SEM 1 TOTAL           84     SEM 1 TOTAL           72

         SEMESTER 2                       SEMESTER 2                   SEMESTER 2

APMM 121               18        APMM 221              18     APMM 321              18

MCHE 123               12        APMM 222              12     APMM 322              18

MCHE 124               6         MCHE 225              12     MCHE 325              12

PHYM 125               6         MCHE 226               6     MCHE 326               6

PHYM 126               6         MCHE 227              12     MCHE 327              12

PHYM 127               6         MCHE 228               6     MCHE 328               6

MAYM 123               18        MAYM 221              18

CISM 124               12

SEM 2 TOTAL            84        SEM 2 TOTAL           84     SEM 2 TOTAL           72

YEAR 1                168        YEAR 2                168    YEAR 3                144
TOTAL                            TOTAL                        TOTAL
TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM : 480
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                         39

2. BSc (Applied Mathematics - Computer Science) N 113M - 200 146


                YEAR 1                           YEAR 2                              YEAR 3

             SEMESTER 1                       SEMESTER 1                          SEMESTER 1

     CODE                CREDIT          CODE                CREDIT         CODE              CREDIT

 APMM 111                  18        APMM 211                  18        APMM 311               18

 CISM 111                  12        APMM 212                  12        APMM 312               18

 ELECTIV*                  18        CISM 211                  12        CISM 311               24

 MAYM 114                  18        CISM 212                  12        CISM 312               24

 HEAS 111                  12        MAYM 211                  18

 SEM 1 TOTAL               78        SEM 1 TOTAL               72        SEM 1 TOTAL            72

             SEMESTER 2                       SEMESTER 2                          SEMESTER 2

 APMM 121                  18        APMM 221                  18        APMM 321               18

 MAYM 123                  18        APMM 222                  12        APMM322                18

 CISM 122                  12        MAYM 221                  18        CISM 323               24

 CISM 123                  6         CISM 223                  12        CISM 3242              24

 ELECTIV*                  18        CISM 224                  12
                                     SEM 2 TOTAL               72
 SEM 2 TOTAL               72                                            SEM 2 TOTAL            84

 YEAR 1                   150        YEAR 2                   144        YEAR 3                156
 TOTAL                               TOTAL                               TOTAL

 TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 450

* ELECTIVES: Chemistry, Physics, Statistics or Electronics

First Year

              Subject                   First Semester                  Second Semester
Chemistry                         MCHE 111, 112                     MCHE 123, 124
Physics                           PHYM 111, 112, 114                PHYM 125, 126, 127
Electronics                       ELYM 111, 112, 113                ELYM 124, 125, 126
Statistics                        STFM 111                          STFM 121
40                                         Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

3. BSc (Applied Mathematics - Electronics) N 114M – 200 146
            YEAR 1                           YEAR 2                       YEAR 3

         SEMESTER 1                        SEMESTER 1                   SEMESTER 1

     CODE            CREDIT           CODE            CREDIT      CODE             CREDIT

APMM 111               18         APMM 211              18     APMM 311              18

ELYM 111                6         APMM 212              12     APMM 312              18

ELYM 112                6         ELYM 211               6     ELYM 311               6

ELYM 113                6         ELYM 212               6     ELYM 312              12

MAYM 114               18         ELYM 213              12     ELYM 313              12

HEAS 111               12         MAYM 211              18

CISM 111               12
SEM 1 TOTAL           78          SEM 1 TOTAL           72     SEM 1 TOTAL           66

         SEMESTER 2                        SEMESTER 2                   SEMESTER 2

APMM 121               18         APMM 221              18     APMM 321              18

ELYM 124                6         APMM 222              12     APMM 322              18

ELYM 125                6         ELYM 224               6     ELYM 324               6

ELYM 126                6         ELYM 225               6     ELYM 325              12

MAYM 123               18         ELYM 226               6     ELYM 326              12

CISM 124               12         MAYM 221              18

SEM 2 TOTAL            66         SEM 2 TOTAL           72     SEM 2 TOTAL           66
                                  YEAR 2
YEAR 1                144                                144   YEAR 3                132
                                  TOTAL
TOTAL                                                          TOTAL

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: : 420
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                    41

4. BSc (Applied Mathematics - Mathematics) N 115M – 200 146
             YEAR 1                             YEAR 2                          YEAR 3

          SEMESTER 1                         SEMESTER 1                       SEMESTER 1

     CODE             CREDIT           CODE              CREDIT          CODE            CREDIT

APMM 111                18         APMM 211                18        APMM 311              18

MAYM 114                18         APMM 212                12        APMM 312              18

ELECTIV 100*            18         MAYM 211                18        MAYM 311              18
CISM 111
                        12         MAYM 212                12        MAYM 312              18

HEAS 111                12         ELECTIV                 24

SEM 1 TOTAL             78         SEM 1 TOTAL             84        SEM 1 TOTAL           72

          SEMESTER 2                         SEMESTER 2                       SEMESTER 2

APMM 121                18         APMM 221                18        APMM 321              18

MAYM 123                18         APMM 222                12        APMM 322              18

ELECTIV 100             18         MAYM 221                18        MAYM 321              18

CISM 124                12         MAYM 222                12        MAYM 322              18

                                   ELECTIV                 24

SEM 2 TOTAL             66         SEM 2 TOTAL             84        SEM 2 TOTAL           72

YEAR 1                 132         YEAR 2                 168        YEAR 3                144
TOTAL                              TOTAL                             TOTAL

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: : 444


* ELECTIVES: Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, Economics or Chemistry

First Year
         Subject               First Semester                   Second Semester
Statistics              STFM 111                         STFM 121
Computer Science        CISM 111                         CISM 122, 123
Physics                 PHYM 111, 112, 114               PHYM 125, 126, 127
Economics               ECNM 111                         ECNM 121
Chemistry               MCHE 111, 112                    MCHE 123, 124

Second Year
         Subject               First Semester                   Second Semester
Statistics              STFM 218, 219                    STFM 227, 228,229
Computer Science        CISM 211, 212                    CISM 223, 224
Physics                 PHYM 211, 212, 213, 214          PHYM 225, 226, 227, 228
Economics               ECNM 211, 212                    ECNM 221, 222
Chemistry               MCHE 211, 212, 213, 214          MCHE 222, 226, 227, 228
42                                         Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

5. BSc (Physics - Applied Mathematics) N 116M – 200 152
             YEAR 1                             YEAR 2                        YEAR 3

         SEMESTER 1                        SEMESTER 1                       SEMESTER 1

     CODE             CREDIT          CODE               CREDIT        CODE            CREDIT

APMM 111                18        APMM 211                 18      APMM 311              18

PHYM 111                6         APMM 212                 12      APMM 312              18

PHYM 112                6         PHYM 211                 6       PHYM 311               6

PHYM 114                6         PHYM 212                 6       PHYM 312               6

MAYM 114                18        PHYM 213                 6       PHYM 313               6
CISM 111               12
                                  PHYM 214                 6       PHYM 314               6

HEAS 111                12        MAYM 211                 18

SEM 1 TOTAL             78        SEM 1 TOTAL              72      SEM 1 TOTAL           60

         SEMESTER 2                        SEMESTER 2                       SEMESTER 2

APMM 121                18        APMM 221                 18      APMM 321              18

PHYM 125                6         APMM 222                 12      APMM 322              18

PHYM 126                6         PHYM 225                 6       PHYM 325               6

PHYM 127                6         PHYM 226                 6       PHYM 326               6

MAYM 123                18        PHYM 227                 6       PHYM 327               6

CISM 124                12        PHYM 228                 6       PHYM 328              12

                                  MAYM 221                 18

SEM 2 TOTAL             66        SEM 2 TOTAL              72      SEM 2 TOTAL           66

YEAR 1                 144        YEAR 2                  144      YEAR 3                126
TOTAL                             TOTAL                            TOTAL

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: : 414


* ELECTIVES: Computer Science

First Year

     Subject                   First Semester                   Second Semester
Computer Science        CISM 111                         CISM 122, 123
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                   43

6. BSc (Biology - Chemistry) N 117M – 200 147
            YEAR 1                              YEAR 2                         YEAR 3

         SEMESTER 1                        SEMESTER 1                        SEMESTER 1

     CODE            CREDIT           CODE               CREDIT        CODE             CREDIT

BGYM 111                6         BGYM 211                 12       BGYM 311              12

BGYM 112                6         BGYM 212                 12       BGYM 312              12

MCHE 111               12         MCHE 211                 12       BGYM 371

MCHE 112                6         MCHE 212                 6        MCHE 311              12

PHYM 111                6         MCHE 213                 12       MCHE 312               6

PHYM 112                6         MCHE 214                 6        MCHE 313              12

PHYM 113                6         ELECTV                            MCHE 314               6

MAYM 113               18

HEAS 111               12

SEM 1 TOTAL            78         SEM 1 TOTAL              60       SEM 1 TOTAL           60

         SEMESTER 2                        SEMESTER 2                        SEMESTER 2

BGYM 121                6         BGYM 221                 12       BGYM 321              12

BGYM 122                6         BGYM 222                 12       BGYM 322              12

MCHE 123               12         BGYM 223                 6        BGYM 323              12

MCHE 124                6         MCHE 225                 12       BGYM 371              18

PHYM 125                6         MCHE 226                 6        MCHE 325              12

PHYM 126                6         MCHE 227                 12       MCHE 326               6

PHYM127                 6         MCHE 228                 6        MCHE 327              12

MAYM 122               18         ELECTV                   12       MCHE 328               6

CISM 124               12

SEM 2 TOTAL            78         SEM 2 TOTAL              78       SEM 2 TOTAL           90

YEAR 1                 156        YEAR 2                  138       YEAR 3                150
TOTAL                             TOTAL                             TOTAL

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 444

* ELECTIVES: Physics

MAYM 124 changes to MAYM 123

Second Year
       Subject               First Semester                     Second Semester
Physics                PHYM 211, 212, 213, 214           PHYM 225, 226, 227, 228
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7. BSc (Biology - Geography) N 118M - 200 147
             YEAR 1                             YEAR 2                         YEAR 3

         SEMESTER 1                         SEMESTER 1                      SEMESTER 1

     CODE             CREDIT            CODE             CREDIT         CODE            CREDIT

BGYM 111                  6        BGYM 211                12       BGYM 311              12

BGYM 112                  6        BGYM 212                12       BGYM 312              12

GEOM 111                 12        GEOM 211                12       BGYM 371

GEOM 112                  6        GEOM 212                 6       GEOM 315              6

MAYM 113                 18        GEOM 213                 6       GEOM 313              12

CISM 111                 12

HEAS 111                 12        ELECTV                  12       GEOM 314              6

SEM 1 TOTAL              72        SEM 1 TOTAL             60       SEM 1 TOTAL           48

         SEMESTER 2                         SEMESTER 2                      SEMESTER 2

BGYM 121                  6        BGYM 221                12       BGYM 321              12

BGYM 122                  6        BGYM 222                12       BGYM 322              12

GEOM 121                 12        BGYM 223                 6       BGYM 323              12

GEOM 122                  6                                         BGYM 371              18

MAYM 122                 18        GEOM 222                 6       GEOM 321              12

CISM 124                 12        GEOM 221                12       GEOM 324              6

ELECTV 100               12        GEOM 223                 6       GEOM 322              12

                                   ELECTV                  12       GEOM 325              6
                                                                    GEOM 323              12

SEM 2 TOTAL              72        SEM 2 TOTAL             78       SEM 2 TOTAL           96

YEAR 1 TOTAL             144       YEAR 2 TOTAL            138      TEAR 3 TOTAL         144

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 426

* ELECTIVES: Chemistry

First Year

      Subject                  First Semester                   Second Semester
Chemistry                MCHE 111, 112                   MCHE 123, 124

Second Year
      Subject                  First Semester                   Second Semester
Chemistry                MCHE 211, 212, 213, 214         MCHE 222, 226, 227, 228
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                    45


8. BSc (Biology - Psychology) N 119M - 200 147
            YEAR 1                               YEAR 2                         YEAR 3

         SEMESTER 1                         SEMESTER 1                        SEMESTER 1

     CODE            CREDIT            CODE               CREDIT        CODE             CREDIT

BGYM 111                 6         BGYM 211                 12       BGYM 311              12

BGYM 112                 6         BGYM 212                 12       BGYM 312              12

HPSY 131                 6         HPSY 231                 6        BGYM 371

HPSY 141                 6         HPSY 241                 6        HPSY 331              12

MAYM 113                 18        ELECTV                   24       HPSY 341              12

ELECTV 100               12

HEAS 111                 12

SEM 2 TOTAL              54        SEM 2 TOTAL              72       SEM 2 TOTAL           48

         SEMESTER 2                         SEMESTER 2                        SEMESTER 2

BGYM 121                 6         BGYM 221                 6        BGYM 321              12

BGYM 122                 6         BGYM 222                 6        BGYM 322              12

HPSY 151                 6         BGYM 223                 6        BGYM 323              12

HPSY 161                 6         HPSY 251                 12       BGYM 371              18

MAYM 122                 18        HPSY 261                 12       HPSY 351               6

ELECTV 100               12        ELECTV                   24       HPSY 361               6

CISM 124                 12

SEM 2 TOTAL              54        SEM 2 TOTAL              78       SEM 2 TOTAL           78

YEAR 1                108          YEAR 2                  150       YEAR 3                126
TOTAL                              TOTAL                             TOTAL

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 408

* ELECTIVES: Chemistry

First Year
       Subject                 First Semester                    Second Semester
Chemistry                MCHE 111, 112                    MCHE 123, 124

Second Year
      Subject                  First Semester                    Second Semester
Chemistry                MCHE 211, 212, 213, 214          MCHE 222, 226, 227, 228
46                                         Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

9. BSc (Chemistry - Computer Science) N 120M - 200 148
            YEAR 1                           YEAR 2                       YEAR 3

         SEMESTER 1                        SEMESTER 1                   SEMESTER 1

     CODE            CREDIT          CODE             CREDIT      CODE             CREDIT

MCHE 111               12       MCHE 211                 12    MCHE 311              12

MCHE 112               6        MCHE 212                  6    MCHE 312               6

CISM 111               12       MCHE 213                 12    MCHE 313              12

PHYM 111               6        MCHE 214                  6    MCHE 314               6

PHYM 112               6        CISM 211                 12    CISM 311              24

PHYM 114               6        CISM 212                 12

MAYM 114               18       MAYM 211                 18

HEAS 111               12

SEM 1 TOTAL            78       SEM 1 TOTAL              78    SEM 1 TOTAL           60

         SEMESTER 2                        SEMESTER 2                   SEMESTER 2

MCHE 123               12       MCHE 225                 12    MCHE 325              12

MCHE 124               6        MCHE 226                  6    MCHE 326               6

CISM 122               12       MCHE 227                 12    MCHE 327              12

CISM 123               6        MCHE 228                  6    MCHE 328               6

PHYM 125               6        CISM 223                 12    CISM 323              24

PHYM 126               6        CISM 224                 12

PHYM 127               6        MAYM 221                 18

MAYM 123               18

SEM 2 TOTAL            72       SEM 2 TOTAL              78    SEM 2 TOTAL           60

YEAR 1                150       YEAR 2 TOTAL             156   YEAR 3                120
TOTAL                                                          TOTAL

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 426
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                 47


10. BSc (Chemistry - Electronics) N 121M - 200 148
            YEAR 1                            YEAR 2                         YEAR 3

         SEMESTER 1                        SEMESTER 1                     SEMESTER 1

     CODE            CREDIT           CODE             CREDIT        CODE             CREDIT

MCHE 111               12         MCHE 211               12       MCHE 311              12

MCHE 112                6         MCHE 212               6        MCHE 312              6

ELYM 111                6         MCHE 213               12       MCHE 313              12

ELYM 112                6         MCHE 214               6        MCHE 314              6

ELYM 113                6         ELYM 211               6        ELYM 311              6

PHYM 111                6         ELYM 212               6        ELYM 312              12

PHYM 112                6         ELYM 213               12       ELYM 313              12

PHYM 113                6         ELECTV                 12

MAYM 114               18

HEAS 111               12

SEM 1 TOTAL            90         SEM 2 TOTAL            72       SEM 2 TOTAL           66

         SEMESTER 2                        SEMESTER 2                     SEMESTER 2

MCHE 123               12         MCHE 225               12       MCHE 325              12

MCHE 124                6         MCHE 226               6        MCHE 326              6

ELYM 124                6         MCHE 227               12       MCHE 327              12

ELYM 125                6         MCHE 228               6        MCHE 328              6

ELYM 126                6         ELYM 224               6        ELYM 324              6

PHYM 125                6         ELYM 225               6        ELYM 325              12

PHYM 126                6         ELYM 226               6        ELYM 326              12

PHYM 127                6         ELECTV                 12

MAYM 123               18

CISM 124               12

SEM 2 TOTAL            84         SEM 2 TOTAL            66       SEM 2 TOTAL           66

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 444
* ELECTIVES: Physics or Mathematics
       Subject                First Semester                       Second Semester
Physics                PHYM 111, 112, 114              PHYM 125, 126, 127
Mathematics            MAYM 114                        MAYM 123
Physics                PHYM 211, 212, 213, 214         PHYM 225, 226, 227, 228
Mathematics            MAYM 211                        MAYM 221
48                                        Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

11. BSc (Geography- Chemistry) - N 122M – 200 150
            YEAR 1                          YEAR 2                         YEAR 3

         SEMESTER 1                       SEMESTER 1                    SEMESTER 1

     CODE            CREDIT          CODE            CREDIT        CODE             CREDIT

MCHE 111               12        MCHE 211              12       MCHE 311              12

MCHE 112               6         MCHE 212               6       MCHE 312                 6

MAYM 113               12        MCHE 213              12       MCHE 313              12

GEOM 111               12        MCHE 214               6       MCHE 314                 6

GEOM 112               6         GEOM 211              12       GEOM 312              12

PHYM 111               6         GEOM 212               6       GEOM 313              12

PHYM 112               6         GEOM 213               6       GEOM 315                 6

PHYM 113               6         ELECTV                12       GEOM 314                 6

HEAS 111               12

SEM 1 TOTAL            84        SEM 1 TOTAL           72       SEM 1 TOTAL           72

         SEMESTER 2                       SEMESTER 2                    SEMESTER 2

MCHE 123               12        MCHE 225              12       MCHE 325              12

MCHE 124               6         MCHE 226               6       MCHE 326                 6

MAYM 122               18        MCHE 227              12       MCHE 327              12

GEOM 121               12        MCHE 228               6       MCHE 328                 6

GEOM 122               6         GEOM 221              12       GEOM 324                 6

PHYM 125               6         GEOM 222               6       GEOM 323              12

PHYM 126               6         GEOM 223               6       GEOM 322              12
                                                                                     6
PHYM 127               6         ELECTV                12       GEOM 325


CISM 124               12

SEM 2 TOTAL            78        SEM 2 TOTAL           72       SEM 2 TOTAL           78

YEAR 1                162                              144                           150
TOTAL
6TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 456
First Year
       Subject               First Semester                 Second Semester
Physics                PHYM 111, 112, 114            PHYM 125, 126, 127
Mathematics            MAYM 113                      MAYM 122
       Subject               First Semester                 Second Semester
Physics                PHYM 211, 212, 213, 214       PHYM 225, 226, 227, 228
Mathematics            MAYM 211                      MAYM 221
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                  49

12. BSc (Chemistry - Mathematics) N 123M – 200 148


            YEAR 1                             YEAR 2                         YEAR 3

         SEMESTER 1                        SEMESTER 1                       SEMESTER 1

    CODE             CREDIT          CODE               CREDIT        CODE             CREDIT

MCHE 111               12        MCHE 211                 12       MCHE 311              12

MCHE 112               6         MCHE 212                 6        MCHE 312               6

MAYM 114               18        MCHE 213                 12       MCHE 313              12

PHYM 111               6         MCHE 214                 6        MCHE 314               6

PHYM 112               6         MAYM 211                 18       MAYM 311              18

PHYM 113               6         MAYM 212                 12       MAYM 312              18

HEAS 111               12        ELECTV                   12

CISM 111               12
SEM 1 TOTAL            78        SEM 1 TOTAL              78       SEM 1 TOTAL           72

         SEMESTER 2                        SEMESTER 2                       SEMESTER 2

MCHE 123               12        MCHE 225                 12       MCHE 325              12

MCHE 124               6         MCHE 226                 6        MCHE 326               6

MAYM 123               18        MCHE 227                 12       MCHE 327              12

PHYM 125               6         MCHE 228                 6        MCHE 328               6

PHYM 126               6         MAYM 221                 18       MAYM 321              18

PHYM 127               6         MAYM 222                 12       MAYM 322              18

ELECTV 100             12        ELECTV                   12

CISM 124               12

SEM 2 TOTAL            78        SEM 2 TOTAL              78       SEM 2 TOTAL           72

YEAR 1                156        YEAR 2                  156       YEAR 3                144
TOTAL                            TOTAL                             TOTAL

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 456

* ELECTIVES: Computer Science or Physics

First Year
       Subject                First Semester                   Second Semester
Computer Science       CISM 111                         CISM 122, 123
Physics                PHYM 111, 112, 114               PHYM 125, 126, 127

Second Year
       Subject               First Semester                    Second Semester
Computer Science       CISM 211, 212                    CISM 223, 224
Physics                PHYM 211, 212, 213, 214          PHYM 225, 226, 227, 228
50                                           Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology


13. BSc (Chemistry - Physics) N 124M 200 148
               YEAR 1                             YEAR 2                        YEAR 3

             SEMESTER 1                      SEMESTER 1                       SEMESTER 1

     CODE               CREDIT          CODE               CREDIT        CODE            CREDIT

MCHE 111                  12        MCHE 211                 12      MCHE 311              12

MCHE 112                   6        MCHE 212                 6       MCHE 312               6

PHYM 111                   6        MCHE 213                 12      MCHE 313              12

PHYM 112                   6        MCHE 214                 6       MCHE 314               6

PHYM 113                   6        PHYM 211                 6       PHYM 311               6

MAYM 114                  18        PHYM 212                 6       PHYM 312               6
CISM 111                  12
                                    PHYM 213                 6       PHYM 313               6

HEAS 111                  12        PHYM 214                 6       PHYM 314               6

                                    MAYM 211                 18

SEM 1 TOTAL               78        SEM 1 TOTAL              78      SEM 1 TOTAL           60

             SEMESTER 2                      SEMESTER 2                       SEMESTER 2

MCHE 123                  12        MCHE 225                 12      MCHE 325              12

MCHE 124                   6        MCHE 226                 6       MCHE 326               6

PHYM 125                   6        MCHE 227                 12      MCHE 327              12

PHYM 126                   6        MCHE 228                 6       MCHE 328               6

PHYM 127                   6        PHYM 225                 6       PHYM 325               6

MAYM 123                  18        PHYM 226                 6       PHYM 326               6
CISM 124
                          12        PHYM 227                 6       PHYM 327               6

                                    PHYM 228                 6       PHYM 328              12

                                    MAYM 221                 18

SEM 2 TOTAL               66        SEM 2 TOTAL              78      SEM 2 TOTAL           66

YEAR 1                    144       YEAR 2                  156      YEAR 3                126
TOTAL                               TOTAL                            TOTAL

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 426

* ELECTIVES: Computer Science

First Year

     Subject                     First Semester                   Second Semester
Computer Science          CISM 111                         CISM 122, 123
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                   51




14. BSc (Computer Science - Electronics) N 125M - 200 153
               YEAR 1                            YEAR 2                        YEAR 3

             SEMESTER 1                     SEMESTER 1                       SEMESTER 1

     CODE               CREDIT         CODE               CREDIT        CODE            CREDIT

CISM 111                  12       CISM 211                 12      CISM 311              24

ELYM 111                   6       CISM 212                 12      ELYM 311               6

ELYM 112                   6       ELYM 211                 6       ELYM 312              12

ELYM 113                   6       ELYM 212                 6       ELYM 313              12

MAYM 114                  18       ELYM 213                 12

ELECTV 100                12       MAYM 211                 18

HEAS 111                  12

SEM 1 TOTAL               72       SEM 1 TOTAL              66      SEM 1 TOTAL           54

             SEMESTER 2                     SEMESTER 2                       SEMESTER 2

CISM 122                  12       CISM 223                 12      CISM 323              24

CISM 123                   6       CISM 224                 12

ELYM 124                   6       ELYM 224                 6       ELYM 324               6

ELYM 125                   6       ELYM 225                 6       ELYM 325              12

ELYM 126                   6       ELYM 226                 6       ELYM 326              12

MAYM 123                  18       MAYM 221                 18

ELECTV 100                12

SEM 2 TOTAL               66       SEM 2 TOTAL              60      SEM 2 TOTAL           54

YEAR 1                    138      YEAR 2                  126      YEAR 3                108
TOTAL                              TOTAL                            TOTAL

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM : 372
* ELECTIVES: Physics

First Year

       Subject                  First Semester                   Second Semester
Physics                   PHYM 111, 112, 114              PHYM 125, 126, 127
52                                            Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology


15. BSc (Computer Science - Geography) N 126M – 200 153
               YEAR 1                            YEAR 2                        YEAR 3

             SEMESTER 1                     SEMESTER 1                      SEMESTER 1

     CODE               CREDIT         CODE               CREDIT        CODE            CREDIT

 CISM 111                 12       CISM 211                 12      CISM 311              24

 MAYM 114                 18       CISM 212                 12      GEOM 312              12

 GEOM 111                 12       GEOM 211                 12      GEOM 313              12

 GEOM 112                  6       GEOM 212                 6       GEOM 314                 6
                                                                                         6
 ELECTV 100               12       GEOM 213                 6       GEOM 315

 HEAS 111                 12       MAYM 211                 18

 SEM 1 TOTAL              72       SEM 1 TOTAL              66      SEM 1 TOTAL           60

             SEMESTER 2                     SEMESTER 2                      SEMESTER 2

 CISM 122                 12       CISM 223                 12      CISM 323              24

 CISM 123                  6       CISM 224                 12      GEOM 324                 6

 GEOM 121                 12       GEOM 221                 12      GEOM 323              12

 GEOM 122                  6       GEOM 222                 6       GEOM 322              12

 ELECTV 100               12       GEOM 223                 6       GEOM 325                 6


 MAYM 123                 18       MAYM 221                 18

 SEM 2 TOTAL              66       SEM 2 TOTAL              66      SEM 2 TOTAL           66

 YEAR 1                   138      YEAR 2                  132      YEAR 3 TOTAL          126
 TOTAL                             TOTAL

 TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM : 390


* ELECTIVES: Statistics

First Year

         Subject                First Semester                   Second Semester
Statistics                STFM 111                        STFM 121
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                     53



16. BSc (Computer Science - Mathematics) N 127M 200 153
               YEAR 1                          YEAR 2                            YEAR 3

             SEMESTER 1                     SEMESTER 1                         SEMESTER 1

     CODE               CREDIT         CODE             CREDIT           CODE             CREDIT

CISM 111                  12       CISM 211               12          CISM 311              24

MAYM 114                  18       CISM 212               12          MAYM 311              18

ELECTV                    12       MAYM 211               18          MAYM 312              18

ELECTV* 100               18       MAYM 212               12

HEAS 111                  12       ELECTV                 36

SEM 1 TOTAL               72       SEM 1 TOTAL            90          SEM 1 TOTAL           60

             SEMESTER 2                     SEMESTER 2                         SEMESTER 2

CISM 122                  12       CISM 223               12          CISM 323              24

CISM 123                   6       CISM 224               12          MAYM 321              18

MAYM 123                  18       MAYM 221               18          MAYM 322              18

ELECTV                    12       MAYM 222               12

ELECTV* 100               18       ELECTV                 36

SEM 2 TOTAL               66       SEM 2 TOTAL            90          SEM 2 TOTAL           60

YEAR 1                    138      YEAR 2                180          YEAR 3                120
TOTAL                              TOTAL                              TOTAL

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 438

* ELECTIVES: Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Applied Mathematics

First Year

         Subject                First Semester                 Second Semester
Applied Mathematics        APMM 111                     APMM 121
Physics                    PHYM 111, 112, 114           PHYM 125, 126, 127
Electronics                ELYM 111, 112, 113           ELYM 124, 125,126
Chemistry                  MCHE 111, 112                MCHE 123, 124

Second Year

         Subject                 First Semester                 Second Semester
Applied Mathematics        APMM 211, 212                  APMM 221, 222
Physics                    PHYM 211, 212, 213, 214        PHYM 225, 226, 227, 228
Electronics                ELYM 211, 212, 213             ELYM 224, 225, 226
Chemistry                  MCHE 211, 212, 213, 214        MCHE 222, 226, 227, 228
54                                            Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

17. BSc (Computer Science - Physics) N 128M 200 153
               YEAR 1                           YEAR 2                           YEAR 3

             SEMESTER 1                      SEMESTER 1                        SEMESTER 1

     CODE               CREDIT          CODE             CREDIT           CODE            CREDIT

CISM 111                  12       CISM 211                  12       CISM 311              24

MAYM 114                  18       CISM 212                  12       PHYM 311               6

PHYM 111                   6       PHYM 211                   6       PHYM 312               6

PHYM 112                   6       PHYM 212                   6       PHYM 313               6

PHYM 113                   6       PHYM 213                   6       PHYM 314               6

ELECTV 100                12       PHYM 214                   6

HEAS 111                  12       MAYM 211                  18

ELECTV 100

SEM 1 TOTAL               72       SEM 1 TOTAL               66       SEM 1 TOTAL           48

             SEMESTER 2                      SEMESTER 2                        SEMESTER 2

CISM 122                  12       CISM 223                  12       CISM 323              24

CISM 123                   6       CISM 224                  12       PHYM 325               6

MAYM 123                  18       PHYM 225                   6       PHYM 326               6

PHYM 125                   6       PHYM 226                   6       PHYM 327               6

PHYM 126                   6       PHYM 227                   6       PHYM 328              12
                   7
PHYM 127                   6       PHYM 228                   6

ELECTV 100                12       MAYM 221                  18

SEM 2 TOTAL               66       SEM 2 TOTAL               66       SEM 2 TOTAL           54

YEAR 1                    138      YEAR 2                    132      YEAR 3                102
TOTAL                              TOTAL                              TOTAL

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 372

* ELECTIVES: Statistics, Applied Mathematics or Chemistry

First Year

          Subject               First Semester                     Second Semester
Statistics                 STFM 111                         STFM 121
Applied Mathematics        APMM 111                         APMM 121
Chemistry                  MCHE 111, 112                    MCHE 123, 124
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                    55

18. BSc (Electronics - Mathematics) N 129M 200 149
               YEAR 1                             YEAR 2                        YEAR 3

             SEMESTER 1                         SEMESTER 1                    SEMESTER 1

     CODE               CREDIT             CODE            CREDIT        CODE            CREDIT

ELYM 111                   6           ELYM 211               6      ELYM 311               6

ELYM 112                   6           ELYM 212               6      ELYM 312              12

ELYM 113                   6           ELYM 213              12      ELYM 313              12

MAYM 114                  18           MAYM 211              18      MAYM 311              18

CISM 111                  12

ELECTV 100                12           MAYM 212              12      MAYM 312              18

HEAS 111                  12           ELECTV                12

SEM 1 TOTAL               72           SEM 1 TOTAL           66      SEM 1 TOTAL           66

             SEMESTER 2                         SEMESTER 2                    SEMESTER 2

ELYM 124                   6           ELYM 224               6      ELYM 324               6

ELYM 125                   6           ELYM 225               6      ELYM 325              12

ELYM 126                   6           ELYM 226               6      ELYM 326              12

MAYM 123                  18           MAYM 221              18      MAYM 321              18

ELECTV 100                12           MAYM 222              12      MAYM 322              18

ELECTV 100                12           ELECTV                12

CISM 124                  12

SEM 2 TOTAL               72           SEM 2 TOTAL           60      SEM 2 TOTAL           66

YEAR 1                    144          YEAR 2                126     YEAR 3                132
TOTAL                                  TOTAL                         TOTAL

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 402

* ELECTIVES: Computer Science or Applied Mathematics

First Year

        Subject                      First Semester               Second Semester
Computer Science               CISM 111                    CISM 122, 123
Applied Mathematics            APMM 111                    APMM 121


Second Year

        Subject                     First Semester                Second Semester
Computer Science               CISM 211, 212               CISM 223, 224
Applied Mathematics            APMM 211, 212               APMM 221, 222
56                                             Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

19. BSc (Electronics - Physics) N 130M - 200 149
               YEAR 1                            YEAR 2                        YEAR 3

             SEMESTER 1                        SEMESTER 1                   SEMESTER 1

     CODE               CREDIT            CODE            CREDIT        CODE            CREDIT

ELYM 111                  6           ELYM 211              6       ELYM 311              6

ELYM 112                  6           ELYM 212              6       ELYM 312              12

ELYM 113                  6           ELYM 213              12      ELYM 313              12

PHYM 111                  6           PHYM 211              6       PHYM 311              6

PHYM 112                  6           PHYM 212              6       PHYM 312              6

PHYM 113                  6           PHYM 213              6       PHYM 313              6

MAYM 114                  18          PHYM 214              6       PHYM 314              6

CISM 111                  12

HEAS 111                  12          MAYM 211              18

SEM 1 TOTAL               78          SEM 1 TOTAL           66      SEM 1 TOTAL           54

             SEMESTER 2                        SEMESTER 2                   SEMESTER 2

ELYM 124                  6           ELYM 224               6      ELYM 324              6

ELYM 125                  6           ELYM 225              6       ELYM 325              12

ELYM 126                  6           ELYM 226              6       ELYM 326              12

PHYM 125                  6           PHYM 225              6       PHYM 325              6

PHYM 126                  6           PHYM 226              6       PHYM 326              6

PHYM 127                  6           PHYM 227              6       PHYM 327              6

MAYM 123                  18          PHYM 228              6       PHYM 328              12

CISM 124                  12          MAYM 221              18



SEM 2 TOTAL               78          SEM 2 TOTAL           60      SEM 2 TOTAL           60

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM : 396

* ELECTIVES: Computer Science or Applied Mathematics

First Year

        Subject                     First Semester               Second Semester
Computer Science              CISM 111                    CISM 122, 123
Applied Mathematics           APMM 111                    APMM 121
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                      57


20. BSc (Mathematics - Physics) N 131- M 200 151


             YEAR 1                             YEAR 2                            YEAR 3

          SEMESTER 1                         SEMESTER 1                       SEMESTER 1

     CODE             CREDIT            CODE             CREDIT           CODE             CREDIT

PHYM 111                 6          MAYM 211                  18       MAYM 311              18

PHYM 112                 6          MAYM 212                  12       MAYM 312              18

PHYM 113                 6          PHYM 211                  6        PHYM 311              6

MAYM 114                18          PHYM 212                  6        PHYM 312              6

ELECTV 100              12          PHYM 213                  6        PHYM 313              6

CISM 111                12
HEAS 111                12          PHYM 214                  6        PHYM 314              6

                                    ELECTV                    24

SEM 1 TOTAL             72          SEM 1 TOTAL               78       SEM 1 TOTAL          60

          SEMESTER 2                         SEMESTER 2                       SEMESTER 2

PHYM 125                 6          PHYM 225                  6        MAYM 321              18

PHYM 126                 6          PHYM 226                  6        MAYM 322              18

PHYM 127                 6          PHYM 227                  6        PHYM 325              6

MAYM 123                18          PHYM 228                  6        PHYM 326              6

ELECTV 100              12          MAYM 221                  18       PHYM 327              6

CISM 124                12          MAYM 222                  12       PHYM 328              12

                                    ELECTV                    24

SEM 2 TOTAL             60          SEM 2 TOTAL               78       SEM 2 TOTAL           66

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM : 414

* ELECTIVES: Electronics, Statistics or Applied Mathematics

First Year
          Subject                 First Semester                Second Semester
Applied Mathematics          APMM 111                    APMM 121
Electronics                  ELYM 111, 112, 113          ELYM 124, 125,126
Statistics                   STFM 111                    STFM 121

Second Year
          Subject                  First Semester                   Second Semester
Applied Mathematics          APMM 211, 212                    APMM 221, 222
Electronics                  ELYM 211, 212, 213               ELYM 224, 225, 226
Statistics                   STFM 218, 219                    STFM 227, 228,229
58                                           Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

21. BSc (Statistics – Mathematics ) N 132M - 200 126
             YEAR 1                            YEAR 2                            YEAR 3

          SEMESTER 1                        SEMESTER 1                       SEMESTER 1

     CODE             CREDIT           CODE             CREDIT           CODE             CREDIT

MAYM 114                18         STFM 218               12          STFM 318              12

STFM 111                12         STFM 219               12          STFM 319              12

HEAS 111                12         MAYM 211               18          MAYM 311              18

ELECTV 100*             18         MAYM 212               12          MAYM 312              18

CISM 111                12         ELECTV                 30

SEM 1 TOTAL             72         SEM 1 TOTAL            84          SEM 1 TOTAL           60

          SEMESTER 2                        SEMESTER 2                       SEMESTER 2

STFM 121                12         STFM 227               12          STFM 328              12

MAYM 123                18         STFM 228               12          STFM 329              12

ELECTV 100              18         STFM 229               12          MAYM 321              18

CISM 124                12         STOM 228               12          MAYM 322              18

                                   MAYM 221               18          STOM 229              12

                                   MAYM 222               12

                                   ELECTV
SEM 2 TOTAL             60         SEM 2 TOTAL            78          SEM 2 TOTAL           72

TOTAL FOR THE CURRICULUM: 426

* ELECTIVES: Physics, Electronics, Chemistry or Applied Mathematics

First Year
         Subject               First Semester                  Second Semester
Applied Mathematics       APMM 111                      APMM 121
Physics                   PHYM 111, 112, 114            PHYM 125, 126, 127
Electronics               ELYM 111, 112, 113            ELYM 124, 125,126
Chemistry                 MCHE 111, 112                 MCHE 123, 124

Second Year
         Subject                First Semester                  Second Semester
Applied Mathematics       APMM 211, 212                   APMM 221, 222
Physics                   PHYM 211, 212, 213, 214         PHYM 225, 226, 227, 228
Electronics               ELYM 211, 212, 213              ELYM 224, 225, 226
Chemistry                 MCHE 211, 212, 213, 214         MCHE 222, 226, 227, 228
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                  59

10.     AGRICULTURE POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

10.1    POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN AGRICULTURE IN ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

10.1.1 Aim

The aim of the programme is to provide locally trained agricultural and rural development specialists to
government ministries and agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), development projects and
institutions in the country and other countries in the Southern African sub-region. The students shall be
introduced to and be acquainted with methods and principles of appraising and managing agricultural and/or rural
development projects/programmes from an economics perspective.

10.1.2 Admission Requirements

A person shall be admitted as a candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics and
Management if he or she in possession of a BAgric or B.Sc Agric degree of this university or its equivalent as
approved by Senate .

10.1.3 Duration

The Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics and Management may be awarded to candidates after a
period of two semesters of full-time study or four semesters of part-time study.

10.1.4 Programme Requirements

The postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics and Management will be awarded to candidates who have
completed 132 credits from the list of modules under 18.5.

10.1.5 Prescribed Curriculum N501M - 272 100

  Semester.                    Modules                                 Course Title                   Credits
                       Old Codes       New codes
       1               ECN211       ECNM 211              Basic Microeconomics                          12
       1               ECN212       ECNM 212              Basic Macroeconomics                          12
       1               ECO523       ECOM 514              Agric and Econ Dev                            12
       1               ECO553       ECOM 521              Agric Project Appraisal                        18
       2               ECO563       ECOM 522              Res Meth Data Anal                            18
       2               ECO573       ECOM 523              Rur Com Dev                                   18
       2               ECN222       ECNM 222              Intermediate Macroeconomics                   12
       2               ECN221       ECNM 221              Intermediate Microeconomics                   12
       2               ECO583       ECOM 524              Seminar Paper                                 18
                                                           TOTAL                                        132

10.2    POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN AGRICULTURE IN EXTENSION

10.2.1 Aim

The aim of the programme is to provide locally trained agricultural extension and rural development specialists to
government ministries and agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), development projects and
institutions in the country and other countries in the Southern African sub-region. Emphasis will be placed on the
general aspects of agricultural extension and rural development.

10.2.2 Admission Requirements

A person shall be admitted as a candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension if he or she is in
possession of a BSc Agric or BSc Agric degree at this University of this university or its equivalent as approved by
Senate.
60                                              Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

10.2.3 Duration

The Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension after a period of two semesters of full-time study or four
semesters of part-time study.

10.2.4 Programme Requirements

The postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension will be awarded to candidates who have completed 126
credits, i.e. passed the prescribed modules listed in 19.5.

10.2.5 Prescribed Curriculum N502M - 272 101

  Sem.                Modules                                    Course Title                      Credits
          Old codes    New codes

     1       EXT503          EXTM 511        Essential Agric Extension                               18
     1       EXT513          EXT M512        Elem of Com in Extension                                18
     1       ECO553          ECOM 521        Agric Project Appraisal                                 18
     2       EXT533          EXTM 521        Change in Agriculture                                   18
     2       ECO573          ECOM 513        Rural community development                             18
     2       EXT563          EXTM 523        Leadership Dev in Extension                              18
     2       EXT573          EXTM 524        Seminar Project                                         18
                                              TOTAL                                                 126

10.3     HONOURS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN LAND MANAGEMENT

10.3.1 Aim

The aim of the BSc. in Land Management is to provide South Africa with a significant number of post-graduates
with scientific knowledge, specific skills, and applied competence in the area of land management that provide
opportunities for personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity, and meaningful and rewarding
contributions to society.

10.3.2 Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the BSc Honours (Land Management) study programme, a student must be in possession of a
BSc in Land Management or Geography and other Environmental Sciences approved by the University Senate.

10.3.3 Duration

The BSc (Land Management) may be awarded after completion of the prescribed modules as outlined below.
This will normally take a minimum of 2 semesters of full time study.

10.3.4 Assessment and Examination

The assessment of each student=s performance in every module will be based on continuous assessment and
formal examination. The weighting of these components will be equal. A research project is expected to reflect
competency in all the programme modules.

10.3.5 Prescribed Courses for Honours BSc IN Land Management N601M 202 112

Sem     Modules         New Modules     Course Title                                          Credits
   1      PSS 714       PSRM 613        Land and Water Management                                   12
   1      ECO 722       ECOM 613        Land Resources and Environmental Management                 18
1or1 &2   PSS 712       PSRM 611        Research Project 1                                          24
          GEO 798       GEOM 671                                                                  or 24
                                        Electives
     1      GEO 727     GEOM 613        Technical Issues in GIS                                     24
     1      GEO 737     GEOM 614        Environmental Problems and Man in Africa                    24
     2      PSS 732     PSRM 614        Soil classification and Land use Planning                   12
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    2         PSS 702    PSRM 621        Research project 11                                              24
                                         Electives

    2         GEO 787    GEOM 623        Applications in GIS                                           24
    2         GEO 757    GEOM 621        Techniques and Methods in Geography                            24
    2         GEO 797    GEOM 624        Rural Geography                                               24
                                         TOTAL                                                         120

10.4        HONOURS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
            Honours BSc in Agric Econ

10.4.1 Aim

The aim of the programme is to provide locally trained agricultural and rural development specialists to
government ministries and agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), development projects and
institutions in the country and other countries in the Southern African sub-region. The students shall be
introduced to and be acquainted with methods and principles of appraising and managing agricultural and/or rural
development projects/programmes from an economics perspective.

10.4.2 Admission Requirements

A person shall be admitted as a candidate for the BSc Honours in Agricultural Economics if he or she is in
possession of a BSc Agric (Economics) or the Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economic and Management
of this University; or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate.

10.4.3 Duration

The degree of BSc Honours (Agricultural Economics) may be awarded to candidates after a period of two
semesters of full-time study or four semesters of part-time study.

10.4.4 Programme Requirements

The degree of B.Sc. (Agricultural Economics) will be awarded to candidates who have completed 126 credits, i.e.
passed the prescribed modules listed in under 24.5. The modules marked with an asterisk are optional.

10.4.5 Prescribed Curriculum N602M - 276 103

   Sem.                 Modules                                Course Title                       Credits
                Old codes     New code
        1       ECO703       ECOM 611            Agric Bus Management                                18
        1       ECO713       ECO M612            Agric Org and Administration                        18
        1       ECO723       ECOM 613            Land Res and Env. Management.                      18
        1       ECO733       ECOM 614            Agric Fin Management                               18
        1       ECO743       ECOM 615            Intr Linear Programme                              18
        2       ECO753       ECOM 621            Food Security and Policy Analysis                  18
        2       ECO763       ECOM 622            Intro Econometrics                                 18
        2       ECO773       ECOM 623            Research Project                                   18
                                                  TOTAL                                             144



10.5    HONOURS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION Hons
BSc. In Agric in Agricultural Extension

10.5.1 Aim

The aim of the programme is to provide locally trained agricultural extension and rural development specialists to
government ministries and agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), development projects and
institutions in the country and other countries in the Southern African sub-region. Emphasis will be placed on the
general aspects of agricultural extension and rural development.
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10.5.2   Admission Requirements

A person shall be admitted as a candidate for the BSc Honours in Agricultural Extension if he or she is in
possession of a BSc in Agriculture or the Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economic and Management of
this University or an equivalent qualification as approved by Senate.

10.5.3 Duration

The degree of BSc. Honours (Agricultural Extension) may be awarded to candidates after a period of two
semesters of full-time study or four semesters of part-time study.

10.5.4 Programme Requirements

The degree of BSc Honours (Agricultural Extension) will be awarded to candidates who have passed all the
prescribed modules under 25.4. Only one module may by chosen from those marked with an asterisk.

10.5.5 Prescribed Curriculum N603M - 276 104

Sem                    Modules                  Module Title                                         Credits
         OLD CODES        NEW CODES
   1       EXT703           EXTM 611            Agric Extension Analysis                                   18
   1       EXT713           EXT M612            Issues in Agric Development                                18
   1       EXT743           EXTM 621            Programme Planning and Evaluation               in         18
                                                Extension
   1       EXT723             EXTM 613          Res Meth in Extension                                      18
   2       EXT733             EXTM 614          Farm System Analysis                                       18
   2       EXT763             EXTM 622          Com Agric Techn Trans                                      18
   2       EXT773             EXTM 623          Human Resource Development                                 18
   2       EXT783             EXTM 624          Research Project                                           18
                                                 TOTAL                                                     144

10.6     HONOURS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE IN ANIMAL HEALTH Hons BSc in Agric
         in Animal Health

10.6.1 Purpose

The purpose of the qualification is to add to the skills base of the graduates in animal health to the extent that they
will be more qualified in the field of animal health and will be better able to find employment both in the
government service and in the private sector among private practitioners.

The purpose of the qualification is to provide animal health workers with an integrated and effective mix of skills in
working with animals that builds on prior graduate level knowledge, specific skills and competence in assisting the
veterinary surgeon in the preventative and curative medical care of animals in such a way that a high degree of
further growth related to the care of animals and support of the livestock industry will be take place.

The purpose of the qualification is to provide individuals in the field of animal health who can bridge the gap
between the rural livestock farmer and the scientific world, who can relate to the problems experienced by the
farmer at the village level and address those problems at the scientific level through applied research which
meets the needs of the farmer.

10.6.2 Admission Requirements

Candidates with a BSc Agric (Animal Health) may be admitted into the BSc Agric (Honours) Animal Health

Candidates who do not hold the BSc Agric in Animal Health Degree of this University may be admitted to this
programme if they meet such requirements as may be laid down from time to time by the Department of Animal
Health.

10.6.3 Duration
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The BSc Agric Hons (Animal Health) qualification may be awarded after a minimum of 2 semesters of full time
study. Students may also study part time.
10.6.4 Programme Requirements

Candidates for the BSc Agric Honours in Animal Health must complete the prescribed modules listed in 10.6.6

10.6.5 Assessment

The assessment of each student=s performance in every taught module will be based on continuous assessment
(tests, assignments, etc) presented as a semester mark and a formal written examination.

A candidate must obtain a final mark of at least 50% and a sub-minimum of 40% in the examination before credit
for a module can be awarded. The semester mark and the examination mark will carry equal weight in the
calculation of the final mark.

If a candidate fails a BSc Agric Honours (Animal Health/Parasitology) module, then rule A.12.3.5. shall apply.

10.6.6 Prescribed Curriculum N605M 276 100

The electives that a student chooses in either semester should be related to the field of research they are
undertaking within the department.

    Sem                       Title                     Old Code             New Code               Credits
              Diseases I                            AHA 712               AHAM 611                    12
              Adv App Vet Science 1                 AHA 722               AHAM 612                    12
       1      Research Methodology                  AHA 731               AHAM 613                     6
              Vet External Parasites                AHA 742               AHAM 614                    12
              Research Project I                    AHA 741               AHAM 615                     6
              Veterinary Immunology                 AHA 752               AHAM 621                    12
              Vet internal parasites                AHA 762               AHAM 622                    18
       2      Adv App Vet Science 11                AHA 772               AHAM 623                    12
              Diseases II                           AHA 782               AHAM 624                    12
              Research Project II                   AHA 793               AHAM 625                    18
                                           TOTAL                                                     120

10.7       HONOURS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE IN ANIMAL SCIENCE Hons BSc in Agric
           in Animal Science

10.7.1 Aim

To give BSc Agriculture (Animal Science) graduates an opportunity to broaden their knowledge in specific areas
in Animal Science.

The BSc Agriculture Honours (Animal Science) programme is available to students who achieved an acceptable
standard in their undergraduate studies in the various disciplines of animal science viz. Animal Production, Animal
Nutrition, Animal Breeding/Genetics, and Pasture/Veld science. The syllabus consists of major and elective
subjects, with some related modules as compulsory component.

10.7.2 Admission Requirements

10.7.2.1Candidates with BSc. (Animal Science) of this University shall be admitted into the BSc. (Hons) Animal
               Science programme.

10.7.2.2Candidates who do not hold the BSc. (Animal Science) degree of this University may be admitted to this
               programme if they meet such requirements as may be laid down, from time to time, by the
               Department in consultation with the Faculty's Higher Degrees Committee.

10.7.3 Duration

The BSc Agric (Hons) Animal Science may be awarded after a minimum of two semesters of full time study or
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four semesters of part-time study.

10.7.4 Programme Requirements

Candidates for BSc. Honours (Animal Science) must complete a minimum of 7 taught modules and one Research
Project in their approved programme as detailed under 10.7.6

10.7.5   Assessment and Examination

10.7.5.1 The assessment of each student's performance in every taught module will be based on continuous
         assessments (tests, assignments, practical reports etc.) and a formal written examination.

10.7.5.2 A candidate must obtain a final mark of at least 50%, and a sub-minimum of 45% in the examination
         before credit for a module can be awarded.

10.7.5.3 If a candidate fails the BSc (Honours) Animal Science examination then rule A.13.3.5 shall apply.

10.7.6   Prescribed Curriculum N605M 276 - 101

         Sem                       Modules                      Module Title                          Credits
                       OLD CODES           NEW CODES
                       Compulsory
           2            ASC 797             ASCM 626            Research Project                        24
           1            ASC 793             ASCM 616            Research Project                        24
                Electives depends on the
                  area of specialisation
           1            ASC 702             ASCM 611            Wild Life Sciences                      12
           1            ASC 712             ASCM 612            Pasture Management                      12
           1            ASC 722             ASCM 613            Pop & Quantitative Genetics             12
           1            ASC 732             ASCM 614            Ruminant Production                     12
           1            ASC 742             ASCM 615            Feed Eval & Feeding Practices           12
           1            FSC 702             FSCM 611            Agricultural Statistics                 12
           2            ASC 752             ASCM 621            Rangeland (Veld) Management             12
           2            ASC 762             ASCM 622            Cons & Management of Wildlife           12
           2            ASC 772             ASCM 623            Advanced Livestock Breeding             12
           2            ASC 782             ASCM 624            Monogastric Anim Production             12
           2            ASC 792             ASCM 625            Digestive Physiology                    12
                                                                TOTAL                                   120

         A. Major: Pasture Science N660M
         Semester I: Compulsory                            Semester II: Compulsory
         ASCM 612                                          ASCM 621
         FSCM 611                                          ASCM 626
         ASCM 616
         Any one of the following elective                 Any two of the following elective
         ASCM 613                                          ASCM 623
         ASCM 614                                          ASCM 624
         ASCM 615                                          ASCM 625
                                                           TOTAL                                120
         B. Major: Animal Breeding and Genetics N661M
         Semester I: Compulsory                            Semester II: Compulsory
         ASCM 613                                          ASCM 623
         FSCM 611                                          ASCM 626
         ASCM 616
         Any one of the following elective                 Any two of the following elective
         ASCM 612                                          ASCM 621
         ASCM 614                                          ASCM 624
         ASCM 615                                          ASCM 625
                                                           TOTAL                                 120
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         C. Major: Animal Production N662M
         Semester I: Compulsory                               Semester II: Compulsory
         ASCM 614                                             ASCM 624
         FSCM 611                                             ASCM 626
         ASCM 616
         Any one of the following elective                    Any two of the following elective
         ASCM 612                                             ASCM 621
         ASCM 613                                             ASCM 623
         ASCM 615                                             ASCM 625
                                                              TOTAL                                   120
         D. Major: Animal Nutrition N663M
         Semester I: Compulsory                               Semester II: Compulsory
         ASCM 615                                             ASCM 625
         FSCM 611                                             ASCM 626
         ASCM 616
         Any one of the following elective                    Any two of the following elective
         ASCM 612                                             ASCM 621
         ASCM 613                                             ASCM 623
         ASCM 614                                             ASCM 624
                                                              TOTAL                                   120

10.8    HONOURS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE IN CROP SCIENCE Hons BSc. In Agric.
        In Crop Science

10.8.1 Aim

To give BSc Agriculture (Crop Science) graduates an opportunity to broaden their knowledge in specific areas of
Crop Science. Emphasis will be placed on those aspects of Crop Production that are relevant to dryland
agriculture.

The BSc Agriculture Honours (Crop Science) programme is available to students who have achieved an
acceptable standard in their undergraduate studies in the fields of Crop Science, Soil Science, or related
disciplines. The syllabus will consist of modules selected from topics covering crop ecology, sustainable crop
production, crop physiology, general crop management, plant protection, horticulture, land reclamation, irrigat ion
science, agro- meteorology, crop nutrition, pedology, etc.

10.8.2 Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the programme candidates must be in possession of a BSc Agriculture (Crop Science) degree
or its equivalent as approved by Senate. Candidates who do not hold the BSc. Agriculture (Crop Science) degree
may be admitted to this Programme on meeting such requirements as may be laid down, from time to time, by the
Department in consultation with the Faculty's Higher Degrees Committee.

10.8.3 Duration

The BSc Honours (Crop Science) may be awarded after a minimum of two semesters of full-time study or four
semesters of part-time study.

10.8.4 Programme Requirements

Candidates for BSc Honours (Crop Science) must complete a minimum of 8 modules of which FSC 702, PCPM
611 and PCPM 625 are compulsory.

Senate, upon the recommendation of the Department, may require a candidate for the degree to complete a
module in any prescribed subject as ancillary to the subject which the candidate takes for the degree.

10.8.5 Assessment and Examination

The assessment of each student's performance in every taught module will be based on continuous assessments
(tests, assignments, etc.) and a formal written examination each weighted equally.
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A candidate must obtain a final mark of at least 50%, and a sub-minimum of 45% in the examination before credit
for a module can be awarded.

If a candidate fails the BSc. Honours (Crop Science) examination then rule A.12.3.5.

10.8.6 Prescribed Curriculum N606M - 176 102

                     Semester 1                                              Semester 2
       Code                 Title             Credits        Code                 Title               Credits
                COMPULSORY
                MODULES
  FSCM 611      Agric Statistics                 12     PCPM 625         Selected Topics in Crop         24
                                                                         Sci./Research Project
                ELECTIVES
                                                        EXTM 622         Comm. & Agric Tech              18
                                                                         Transfer
  PCPM 611      Selected Topics in Crop          18     PCPM 621         Crop Production System          12
                Science/Research Project
  PCPM 612      Applied Crop Physiology          12     PCPM 624         Advanced Plant Breeding         12
  PCPM 613      Crop Protection                  12     PCPM 623         Horticultural Science           12
  PCPM 614      Agro-Meteology                   12     PSRM 623         Irrigation Management           12
  PSRM 613      Land       and       Water       12     PCPM 622         Soil Plant Water Relations      12
                Management
  PSRM 612      Soil Microbiology                12
  PSRM 622      Soil Classification & Land       12
                Use Planning
                                                                         TOTAL                           120




12.      SCIENCE POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

12.1     HONOURS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN RADIATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
         Hons BSc in ARST

12.1.1 Purpose

The Honours degree in Applied Radiation Science and Technology is a 120 credits fourth year (BSc+1year) exit
level qualification. It focuses on the basic science disciplines generally ascience training. The successful
completion of Honours degree is a pre-requisite for entry into a 180 credits Masters degree of ARST.

12.1.2 Admission Requirements

A BSc or its equivalent (as approved by Senate) with majors in two of the following disciplines can apply:
Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. Other majors with Mathematics on a second year level will also be
considered.
Admission may also be gained through the principle of RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) with proven record of
appropriateexpertise, approved by Senate.

12.1.3 Duration

Candidates for the Honours degree in Applied Radiation Science and Technology must be registered for a
minimum of two semesters of full time study.

12.1.4 Programme Requirements

The Honours degree will only be awarded if a student passes ALL four modules and the practical training.
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12.1.5 Assessment

Assessment of performance will be based on tests, assignments, laboratory experiments, other written or oral
presentations and formal examination. The Semester mark and examination mark will be weighted equally in
each module.

The candidate who fails a module will be allowed to repeat the module and rewrite the examination once only. If
he/she fails the module for the second time, a two year period will be required before he/she can register for the
Honours degree again.

12.1.6 Prescribed Curriculum N609M - 202 145

The modules and credit allocations are described below:
                                         Year 1: Semesters 1 and 2

        Code                                       Title of Module                                 Credits
 ARSM 611                Nuclear Physics                                                               24
 ARSM 612                Nuclear Chemistry                                                             24
 ARSM 613                Laboratory Practicals                                                         16
 MARS 621                Radiation and Environment                                                     24
 MARS 622                Radioactive Waste Minimisation and Management                                 24
 ARSM 623                Laboratory Practicals                                                         16
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12.2 HONOURS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Hons BSc

12.2.1 Objectives

To train graduates for Masters degree studies or for employment in industry.

12.2.2 Admission

A student should normally obtain a assessment mark of at least 60% in the final year of the relevant subject.

12.2.3 Duration

The honours programme shall extend over a minimum period of two semesters and a maximum of four semesters
of full-time study.

12.2.4 Examinations

A candidate will receive credit for a module only if he/she obtains at least 50% in the examination.
To obtain a distinction the distinction aggregate prescribed in the general rules must be obtained.

12.2.5 BSc Honours Programmes

Prescribed Curriculum N609M – Applied Mathematics - 202 140

A student will be required to complete APMM 625 (Research Project) and two compulsory courses APMM 616
(Symmetries of Differential Equations) and MAYM 612 (Theory of Differential Equations) and any three courses or
at least one applied mathematics course from the list below, while the remaining two (Capita Selecta) may be
chosen from mathematics, physics, statistics or computer science, in consultation with the head of department.
Note that APMM 611 is compulsory for students who did mathematics only up to second level. It runs over two
semesters and is not offered to students who majored in Mathematics.
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                             Semesters 1 or 2

Course Code                         Title                                               Credits

APMM 616          Symmetries of Differential equations        Compulsory                    18
MAYM 612          Theory of Differential Equations            Compulsory                    18
APMM 625          Research Project                            Compulsory                    30
                  Electives                                                                 18
APMM 611          Algebra,Real and Complex Analysis                                         18
                  MAYM 311, MAYM 321, MAYM 322                                              18
APMM 612          Theory of Dynamical Systems                                               18
APMM 614          Optimal Control Theory                                                    18
APMM 621          Differential Geometry                                                     18
APMM 623          Calculus of variations                                                    18
APMM 613          Capita Selecta                                                            18
APMM 615          Capita Selecta                                                            18
APMM 622          Capita selecta                                                           18
                                                              TOTAL                        120

Prescribed Curriculum N610M – Biology - 202 141

OPTION 1 N601M

Semester    Old Code          New           Title                                       Credits


      1     CNR 718        CNRM       615   Conservation of Natural Resources                     24
      1     PTS 728        PTSM       618   Higher Plant Taxonomy and Systematics                 24
      2     CNR 778        CNRM       625   Further Conservation of Natural Resources             24
      2     PTS 778        PTSM       628   Further Higher Plant Taxonomy and                     24
                                            Systematics
      2     RES 799        RESM             Postgraduate Honours Project                          24
            671
                                            TOTAL                                             120

OPTION 2 N664M

SEM         OLD CODE       NEW CODE         TITLE                                     CREDITS
      2     BMC 768        BMCM 622         Environmental and Industrial Microbiology      24
      1     ENT 708        ENTM 616         Applied Entomology                             24
      1     PAR 748        PARM 617         Parasitology                                   24
      2     BEH 788        BEHM 622         Further Animal Behavriour                      24
      2     PAR 798        PARM 627         Ecological Parasitology                        24
      2     RES 799        RESM 671         Postgraduate Honours Project                      24
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Microbiology concentration: All modules are compulsory including a research project on a topic chosen from any
of the four modules

Prescribed Curriculum N640M – Microbiology - 202 143

 Semester       New Codes      Module Code and Title                                                   Credits
  1             BMCM 613       BMC 708 Bacteriology                                                      24
  1             BMCM 614       BMC 718 Virology and Immunology                                           24
  1&2           RESM 671       RES 799 Research Project                                                  24
  2             BMCM 621       BMC 758 Mycology                                                          24
  2             BMCM 622       BMC 768 Environmental and Industrial Microbiology                         24
                                                         TOTAL                                          120
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Prescribed Curriculum N623M – Chemistry – 202 117
.0BSc01      SEMESTER 1
(Hons)       OLD CODE     NEW CODE
             CHE 704:     MCHE 611     Physical Chemistry-I                                         12
             CHE 714:     MCHE 612     Inorganic Chemistry-I                                        12
             CHE 724:     MCHE 613     Organic Chemistry-I                                          12
             CHE 734:     MCHE 614     Analytical Chemistry-I                                       12
             SEMESTER 2
             OLD CODE     NEW CODE
             CHE 754:     MCHE 625 Physical Chemistry-II                                            12
             CHE 764:     MCHE 626 Inorganic Chemistry-II                                           12
             CHE 774:     MCHE 627 Organic Chemistry-II                                             12
             CHE 784:     MCHE 628 Analytical Chemistry-II                                          12
             CHE 798:     MCHE 671 Research Project                                                 36
             Elective
             MCHE 774/MCHE 627: Organic Chemistry-II                                                12
             or
             MCHE 794: MCHE 629 Evaluation of analytical data                                        12
                                            TOTAL                                                   132

Prescribed Curriculum N612M – Computer Science – 202 142

              Code and Title                                         Credits
 SEM 1        CIS 701: Alogrithms and Data Structures                24
              New code: CISM 611                                     24
              CIS 702: programming Languages and Objects
              New code: CISM 612
 SEM 2        CIS 703: Operating Systems                             24
              New code: CISM 613                                     24
              CIS 704: Networks                                      24
              New code: CISM 624                                     24
              CIS 705: Databases
              New code: CISM 625
              Systems
              CIS 706: Artificial Intelligence
              New code: CISM 626
 Y1 & Y2      CIS 799 : Project                                      24
              New code: CISM 671
                                                                     TOTAL            120

Prescribed Curriculum N613M – Electronics – 202 146

Semester     Old Code New                 Title                                     Credits
    1        ELE 701    ELYM 611          MicroprocessorSystems Design                         18
             ELE 702    ELYM 612          Signals and Systems                                  18
             ELE 703    ELYM 613          Electronic Instrumentation                           18
             ELE 704    ELYM 624          Computational Methods                                18
     2       ELE 707    ELYM 625          Embedded Controllers                                 18
             ELE 708    ELYM 626          Electromagnetics                                     18
             ELE 709    ELYM 671          Project                                              30
             TOTAL                                                                            138

Prescribed Curriculum N628 M – Mathematics - 202 119

A student will be required to complete MAYM 796 (Research Project) and two compulsory courses MAYM 706
(Topics in Group Theory) and MAYM 716 (Advanced Real Analysis) and any three courses or at least one
mathematics course from the list below, while the remaining two (Capita Selecta) may be chosen from applied
mathematics, physics, statistics or computer science, in consultation with the head of the department:
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                                Semesters 1 or 2                                      Credits

Course Code                            Title

MAYM 611                    Topics in Group Theory        Compulsory                  18

MAYM 613                    Advanced real Analysis        Compulsory                  18

MAYM 625                    Research           Project    Compulsory                  30

MAYM 614                    Topology                                                  18

MAYM 612                    Theory Of Differential                                    18
                            Equations
MAYM 621                    Functional Analysis                                       18

MAYM 615                    Capita Selecta                                            18
MAYM 622                    Capita             Selecta                                18

MAYM 623                    Capita             Selecta                                18

MAYM 624                    Capita selecta                                            18
Total                                                                                 120

Prescribed Curriculum N616M – Physics 202 144

The BSc Honours degree will be awarded after the successful completion of 7 modules selected from the
ones given below subject to the following:

                      Semester 1                                            Semester 2
OLD      NEW                                             OLD     NEW
                                                         CODES
CODES                                                    PHY717: PHYM 612 Quantum Mechanics 18
PHY727: PHYM 613 Classical Mechanics           18        PHY767: PHYM 627 Computational Physics 24
PHY737: PHYM 614 Electromagnetism              18        PHY787: PHYM 628 Project or Prescribed 24
PHY767: PHYM 627 Computational Physics         24        Experiments
PHY787: PHMY 628 Project or Prescribed         24        Plus Two Electives from:
Experiments                                              PHY707: PHYM 611 Statistical Mechanics 12
                                                         PHY747: PHYM 615 Nuclear Physics        12
                                                         PHY757: PHYM 626 Solid State Physics    12
                                                         PHY797: PHYM 624 Astrophysics          12

Compulsory Modules                                       Credi   Two Electives must be selected from Credits
                                                         ts
PHY717: PHYM 612 Quantum Mechanics                         18    PHY707: PHYM 611 Statistical            12
PHY727: : PHYM 613 Classical Mechanics                     18    Mechanics                               12
PHY737: PHYM 614 Electromagnetism                          18    PHY747: PHYM 615 Nuclear Physics        12
PHY767: PHYM 627 Computational Physics                     24    PHY757: PHYM 626 Solid State            12
PHY787: PHYM 628 Project or Prescribed                     24    Physics                                 12
Experiments                                                      PHY797: PHY797: PHYM 624
                                                                 Astrophysics Astrophysics               12
                                                                 TOTAL                                   120

Prescribed Curriculum N614M Geography and Environmental Studies – 202 118

A student must complete five modules. GEO 798/725 is compulsory. Modules may be offered in either semester.
  All modules offerings are subject to staff availability. Students must have obtained an average mark of 60% in
their undergraduate year, to enter the honours programme, and must have obtained at least 60% in their
undergraduate research projects.

Students who have an average undergraduate mark of between 55% and 59% may be allowed to enter on
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probation for the first semester. If they pass all their modules, they may continue. If they fail a module, they will
not be allowed to continue.

The department requires BSc (Hon) students to obtain a minimum mark of 50% in their semester coursework and
a minimum mark of 50% in their final examination in order to pass the course/module.


B.Sc (Hons)       SEMESTER 1
                  OLD CODE NEW CODE                  TITLE                                           CREDITS
Electives         GEO 707    GEOM 611                Geography, ideas and methods                    24
                  GEO 717    GEOM 612                Selected fields in human geography              24
                  GEO 727    GEOM 613                Technical issues in Geographic                  24
                                                     Information systems
                  GEO 737         GEOM 614           Environmental problems and management           24
                                                     in Africa
                  SEMESTER 2
Electives         GEO 757    GEOM 621                Techniques and methods in Geography             24

                  GEO 767         GEOM 622           Selected fields in Physical Geography           24
                  GEO 787         GEOM 623           Applications in Geographic Information          24
                                                     Systems
                  GEO 797         GEOM 624           Rural Geography                                 24
Compulsory        GEO 798         GEOM 671           Research project                                24
                                                     TOTAL                                           120

Prescibed Curriculum N615M Statistics – 202 115
SEMESTER       MODULE TITLE                  MODULE TILE                                             CREDITS
1              STFM 611                      Schochastic Models                                      15
1              STFM 612                      Advanced Probability Theory                             15
1              STFM 613                      Multivariate Analysis                                   15
1              STFM 614                      Statistical Quality Control                             15
1              STFM 615                      Decision Theory                                         15
1              STFM 616                      Applied Regression Analysis                             15
2              STFM 621                      Design Of Experiments and Samp                          15
2              STFM 671                      Research Projects                                       30
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13.     MASTERS PROGRAMMES

13.1    MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE (MSc IN AGRIC)

13.1.1 Admission

To be admitted to this qualification the candidate should be in possession of the BSc. Agric Honours degree or an
equivalent qualification as approved by Senate.

13.1.2 Duration

A student shall be registered for a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of four semesters of full-time study.
For part-time study, the maximum duration is eight semesters.

13.1.3 Proposed Curricula
       The qualification is a research based (with the exception of Agric Economics) and research is done under
       the following major fields of study:

        Animal Health
        Animal Science
        Crop Science
        Agricultural Economics
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       The modules to be registered for the qualifications are listed in section 6

MSc IN Agric IN Animal Science N870M – 277 100
Course Code                    Description                        Credits                Semester
ASCM 871                       Dissertation                        240                     1&2

MSc IN Agric IN Animal Health N871N – 277 101
Course Code                   Description                         Credits                Semester
AHAM 871                       Dissertation                        240                     1&2

MSc IN Agric IN Crop Science N872M – 277 102
Course Code                   Description                         Credits                Semester
AHAM 871                       Dissertation                        240                     1&2


MSc IN Agric IN Economics N873M - 277 103
Course Code                       Description                 Credits                 Semester
ECOM 871                          Dissertation                  240                     1&2
In addition to the dissertation (ECOM 871) a student will be requested to register ECNM 611 and ECNM 612

MSc IN Agric IN Extension N874M – 277 104
Course Code                   Description                         Credits                Semester
EXTM 871                      Dissertation                         240                     1&2

13.2   MASTER OF SCIENCE MSc

13.2.1 General

       The rules must be read in conjunction with the general academic rules A.13 for Masters degrees.

13.2.2 Objective

       To train graduates for doctoral studies or employment in industry.

13.2.3 Admission

       To be permitted to register for a MSc degree, a candidate should, unless otherwise determined by the
       Faculty Board, be in possession of an honours degree.

13.2.4 Duration

13.3.4.1 Candidates for the general MSc degree must be registered for a minimum of two semesters and a
               maximum of four semesters of full-time study.
13.2.5 Examination

       Candidates must submit a full dissertation for examination.

13.2.6 Curriculum

MSc IN Biology - N804M - 203 122
Course Code                   Description                         Credits                Semester
BIYM 871                       Dissertation                        240                     1&2

MSc IN Chemistry - N805M - 203 123
Course Code                   Description                         Credits                Semester
MCHE 871                      Dissertation                         240                     1&2

MSc IN Geography - N806M – 203 124
Course Code                  Description                          Credits                Semester
GEOM 871                     Dissertation                          240                     1&2
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MSc IN Mathematics - N806M - 203 135

MSc BY COURSE WORK AND RESEARCH
For MSc by course Work and Research Report, a student will be required to complete MAYM 822 (Research
Project – mini dissertation) and any three courses approved by the head of the department in consultation with
the external examiner, and which lies within the fields of interest of the lecturing staff and student.

SEMESTER I                                                                          CREDITS
MAYM 811 Capita Selecta                                                               30
SEMESTER II
MAYM 812     Capita Selecta                                                              30
SEMESTER I
MAYM 821    Capita Selecta                                                               30
SEMESTER II
MAYM 822 :   Research Project                                                            30

MSC IN Mathematics BY RESEARCH- N830M - 203 135
 Course Code               Description                            Credits                     Semester
 MAYM 871                  Dissertation                            240                          1&2


MSc IN Applied Mathematics - N803M – 203 121

MSC BY COURSE WORK AND RESEARCH

For MSc by Course Work and Research Report, a student will be required to complete APMM 822 (Research
Project – mini –dissertation) and any three courses approved by the head of the department in consukltation with
the external examiner, and which lies within the fields of interest of the lecturing staff and student.

SEMESTER I                                                                       Credits
APMM 811                              Capita Selecta                                30

SEMESTER II
APMM 812                              Capita Selecta                                30

SEMESTER I
APMM 821                              Capita Selecta                                30


SEMESTER II
APMM 822                              Research Project                              30



MSC IN Applied Mathematics BY RESEARCH ONLY N804M – 203 121

Course Code                        Description                    Credits                     Semester
APMM 871                           Dissertation                    240                          1&2

MSc IN Physics - N807M – 203 136
Course Code                   Description                         Credits                     Semester
PHYM 871                      Dissertation                         240                          1&2

MSc IN Computer Science - N808M – 203 180

Course Code                        Description                    Credits                     Semester
CISM 871                           Dissertation                    240                          1&2
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13.3   MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED RADIATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MSc in ARST
13.3.1 Purpose

The programme is intended to offer an opportunity to students whose main interest is Applied Radiation Science
and Technology, to train for employment and research in the field.


13.3.2 Admission Requirements

A candidate qualifies for acceptance if he/she satisfies all the requirements prescribed for entry into NWU's BSc
(Honours), or has other qualifications which are deemed suitable and equivalent to the above by Senate, or other
qualifications that are deemed pre-requisites for entry into an MSc programme at the North-West University.
Specific requirements are necessary for the processing of applications to the MSc programme in Applied
Radiation Science and Technology. An average of 60% in the Honours year is required for acceptance into the
Masters programme.

Mathematics or Applied Mathematics to second year level

A confirmation of acceptance is required when an offer of admission to the programme is issued. This is very
important as it enables the programme Manager to seek financial support for the candidate.

Note that all other regulations governing MSc degrees at NWU also apply to the MSc (ARST) and all regulations
governing Postgraduate diplomas at NWU also apply to the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Radiation Science
and Technology (PGD-ARST).

13.3.3 Duration

The programme is spread over one-and-half to two-year period. It consists of 60 credits of advanced topics and a
full research dissertation of 120 credits. The research will be carried out in the laboratories of CARST and our
nuclear industry stakeholders such as NECSA, iThemba Labs, PBMR, NNR, ESKOM, etc under the guidance of
qualified and approved study leader.


13.3.4 Assessment

        The continuous assessment of the student progress will take place during the period of study. Students
        are expected to make oral presentations to an audience and a panel of adjudicators on at least two
        occasions. The first of these is a description of research proposal and the second on the research results
        prior to the submission of the research dissertation.

13.3.5 Prescribed Curriculum MSc – ARST N881M - 285 100

The curriculum is as follows:

ONE SEMESTER ADVANCED COURSE WORK MODULES

 Code           Title of Module                                Credits
 MARS 811       Radioanalytical Applications                     12
 MARS 812       Environmental Applications                       12
 MARS 813       Radioactive Waste Manaement                      12
 MARS 814       Industrial applications                          12
 MARS 815       Technology Management                            12
                                  TOTAL                          60

RESEARCH MODULE (One to one and half years)
 MARS 873 Research Dissertation                                  120
                    GRAND TOTAL                                  180
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14.     DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PhD

14.1    Admission

See general academic rules A.14 for doctoral degrees.

14.2    Programme

This is a research degree and the candidate is expected to conduct independent research on a topic approved by
the Faculty Academic Board and submit a thesis for examination.

14.3    Curriculum

PhD IN Animal Health N901M – 204 125
Course Code                   Description                        Credits                    Semester
AHAM 971                        Thesis                            360                         1&2

PhD IN Animal Science N902M - 204 126
Course Code                   Description                        Credits                    Semester
ASCM 971                        Thesis                            360                         1&2


PhD IN Crop Science N903M - 204 127
Course Code                   Description                        Credits                    Semester
PCPM 971                         Thesis                           360                         1&2

PhD IN Agric Economics N904M – 204 128
Course Code                 Description                          Credits                    Semester
ECOM 971                       Thesis                             360                         1&2

PhD IN Agric Extension N905M – 204 129
Course Code                   Description                        Credits                    Semester
EXTM 971                        Thesis                            360                         1&2

PhD IN Biology - N930M - 204 119
Course Code                    Description                       Credits                    Semester
BIYM 971                         Thesis                           360                         1&2

PhD IN Chemistry - N931M – 204 120
Course Code                   Description                        Credits                    Semester
MCHE 971                         Thesis                           360                         1&2

PhD IN Geography - N932M – 204 121
Course Code                  Description                         Credits                    Semester
GEOM 971                        Thesis                            360                         1&2

PhD IN Mathematics - N933M – 204 122
Course Code                  Description                         Credits                    Semester
MAYM 971                        Thesis                            360                         1&2

PhD IN Applied Mathematics - N934M – 204 123
Course Code                   Description                        Credits                    Semester
APMM 971                         Thesis                           360                         1&2

PhD IN Physics N935M – 204 124
Course Code                  Description                         Credits                    Semester
PHYM 971                       Thesis                             360                         1&2
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15      COURSE DETAILS AND OUTCOMES

15.1 BSc Hons ARST MODULE OUTCOMES


     CODE: ARSM 611              CREDITS: 24              SEMESTER: 1                  NQF LEVEL: 6

TITLE: Nuclear Physics

PURPOSE: To introduce students to the principles of radioactivity, accelerator and reactor sciences

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students should understand and be able to explain the basic
radioactive decay processes and be able to use different detecting and measuring techniques.

PRE-REQUISITES: As stated for admission

CO-REQUISITES: None

DELIVERY MODES: Full-time contact

CONTENT: Properties of the nucleus
  Basic features of radioactivity and the radioactive decay process
  The radiations emitted by radioactive substances and their interaction with matter
  Comparison of atomic decays
  Nuclear reactions

ASSESSMENT: One semester test 3 hours duration        (25%)
         Mark for laboratory practicals               (25%)
         Three 2 hour examinations at end of semester (50%)

     CODE: ARSM 612              CREDITS: 24             SEMESTER: 1                   NQF LEVEL: 6

TITLE: Nuclear Chemistry

PURPOSE: To introduce students to an understanding of the occurrence and behaviour of radioactive
            substances and man-made sources; the chemical effects of nuclear transformations and the
            influence of ionising energy on inorganic and organic substances

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students are expected to explain the chemical consequences of
nuclear transformations and the effects of ionising energy.

PRE-REQUISITES: As stated for admission

CO-REQUISITES: None

DELIVERY MODES: Full-time contact

CONTENT: Handling of radioactive materials. The occurrence and preparation of radioactive substances
  Selection and availability of radionuclides
  Radiotracer principles and analytical applications
  Radiotracers in the study of chemical reactions
  Chemical effects of nuclear transformations
  Chemical effects of ionising energy on inorganic and organic substances and compounds

ASSESSMENT: One semester test 3 hours duration                    (25%)
Mark for laboratory practicals                                     (25%)
Three 2 hour examinations at end of semester                      (50%)

     CODE: ARSM 613              CREDITS: 16             SEMESTER: 1                   NQF LEVEL: 6
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TITLE: Laboratory Practicals

PURPOSE: To introduce students to scientific experimentation, the use of instruments, the application of
            analytical techniques and the qualitative and quantitative analysis of data

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: To teach students skills and techniques required for research and
industrial applications in the field of nuclear energy

PRE-REQUISITES: Admission to the B Sc Hons degree

CO-REQUISITES: Studying modules ARS 611 and ARS 612

DELIVERY MODES: Hands-on experimentation

   CONTENT: The laboratory experimental programme will be determined by the instrumentation and
   techniques available in the laboratories of CARST, NECSA and iThemba Labs, applicable to the two
   modules of Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Chemistry.

ASSESSMENT: Students will be assessed on their understanding of the basics of experimental techniques,
and instrumental qualitative and quantitative analysis applicable in the field of nuclear physics and nuclear
chemistry. A semester mark will be allocated based on the results of prescribed experiments, tutorials and oral
evaluation of students’ ability and performance.


    CODE: MARS 621                CREDITS: 24              SEMESTER: 2                   NQF LEVEL: 6

TITLE: Radiation and Environment

PURPOSE: To give the students a sound understanding of the characteristics of ionizing radiation and
radio-nuclides, interactions of radiation with matter, biological effects, protection of persons and the
environments against harmful effects of radiation, and detection and measurement of radiation.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: The students should be able to work with radiation and radio-nuclides
safely and to use detectors and monitors for the measurements of main radiation parameters. Students should
understand and explain biological damage and the concepts of radiation detriment.

PRE-REQUISITES: As stated for admission

CO-REQUISITES: None

DELIVERY MODES: Full-time contact

CONTENT:

     Characteristics of ionizing radiation
     Properties of radio-nuclides and other sources of       Protection of people and the environment
     radiation                                               against harmful effects of radiation
     Main radiation quantities and units                     Radiation detection, measurement and
                                                             spectrometry
     Physical, chemical and biological effects of
                                                             Monitoring of environmental radioactivity
     radiation


ASSESSMENT: One semester test of 3 hours duration                       (25%)
          Mark for laboratory practicals                                 (25%)
          Three 2 hour examinations at end of semester                  (50%)

    CODE: MARS 622                CREDITS: 24              SEMESTER: 2                   NQF LEVEL: 6

TITLE: Radioactive Waste Minimisation and Management

PURPOSE: Students shall acquire understanding of radioactive waste classification, safe manipulation and
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isolation of radioactive discharges and solid radioactive waste, phases of radioactive waste repositories, their
design and safety assessment.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students should be able to identify and explain the fundamental
principles of radioactive waste management, explain approaches to waste categorization and identify and
explain the principles for rehabilitation. They should also identify decommissioning options and explain
legislation on radioactive waste management.

PRE-REQUISITES: As stated for admission

CO-REQUISITES: None

DELIVERY MODES: Full-time contact

CONTENT:
      o Fundamental principles and basic steps                    o   Safety requirements, concepts and
         in radioactive waste management                              strategies
      o Classification of radioactive waste,                      o   Management of spent sealed sources
         exemption and clearance from                             o   Safety requirements, siting and design
         regulatory control                                           of disposal facilities
      o Responsibilities of regulatory body and                   o   Radioactive discharges and regulatory
         licence holders                                              control
      o Pre-disposal of radioactive waste
ASSESSMENT: One semester test of 3 hours duration                         (25%)
           Mark for laboratory practicals                                  (25%)
           Three 2 hour examinations at end of semester                   (50%)

     CODE: MARS 623               CREDITS: 16               SEMESTER: 1                   NQF LEVEL: 6

TITLE: Laboratory Practicals

PURPOSE: To introduce students to scientific experimentation, the use of instruments, the application
of analytical techniques and the qualitative and quantitative analysis of data.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: To teach students skills and techniques required for research and
industrial applications in the field of nuclear energy.

PRE-REQUISITES: Admission to the B Sc Hons degree

CO-REQUISITES: Studying modules ARS 621 and ARS 622

DELIVERY MODES: Hands-on experimentation

    CONTENT: The laboratory experimental programme will be determined by the instrumentation and
techniques available in the laboratories of CARST, NECSA and iThemba Labs, applicable to the two modules
of Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Chemistry.

ASSESSMENT: Students will be assessed on their understanding of the basics of experimental
techniques, and instrumental qualitative and quantitative analysis applicable in the field of
radiobiology and radiation protection. A semester mark will be allocated based on the results of
prescribed experiments, tutorials and oral evaluation of students’ ability and performance.

15.1.2. MSc (ARST) MODULE OUTCOMES

CODE
                                CREDITS: 12                SEMESTER:                     NQF LEVEL8(9)
MARS 811

TITLE: Radioanalytical Applications

PURPOSE: To give the students a profound understanding of three fields of applied radioanalytical science,
i.e.
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    •   Radiopharmacy
    •   Neutron Radiography & Diffraction
    •   NORM & Dose Calculations
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Radiopharmacy
Students will understand fully how radiopharmaceuticals are produced, what the requirements are for
radionuclidic and radiochemical purity as well as the radioanalytical techniques that are used to determine their
purity.

Neutron Radiography & Diffraction
Students will understand fully the advancement of neutron diffraction in residual stress analysis as well as to
gain expertise in instrument control software and data acquisition.

NORM & Dose Calculation
Students will understand fully to which mining and mineral processing industries NORMs (Natural Occurring
Radioactive Materials) are associated with, the radioanalytical techniques used to analyse for the individual
radionuclides as well as how the radiological impact on humans and the environmental is determined.
PRE-REQUISITES: None

CO-REQUISITES: None

DELIVERY MODES: Contact

CONTENT:

Radiopharmacy
Radiotracer labelling principles in radiopharmaceutical applications
The determination of radionuclidic and radiochemical purity
Neutron Radiography & Diffraction
Neutron diffraction in residual stress analysis
Instrument control software and data acquisition

NORM & Dose Calculations
Pathways of NORM in mining and mineral processing
NORM analysis
Dose calculations
ASSESSMENT:
Three assignment presentations of 30 minutes each        (50%)
Two x 2-hour written examinations
CODE
                            CREDITS: 12           SEMESTER:                        NQF LEVEL: 8(9)
MARS 812

TITLE: Environmental Applications

PURPOSE: To give the student a profound understanding of three fields of applied environmental sciences.
i.e.
          • Water Resource Management
          • Environmental Radioanalysis and
          • Environmental Impact Assessment
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Water Resource Management
Students are expected to understand fully the various     ways to determine dam leakages as well as the
application of isotope hydrology to determine the sustainable re-supply of underground water resources

Environmental Impact Assessment
Students are expected to understand fully the  applications of radiotracer experiments in the environment to
measure variations in the environment and accordingly to evaluate the potential impact on the environment.
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Environmental Radioanalysis
Students are expected to understand fully the principles of ways neutron activation analysis and radiotracer
measurement in environmental studies as well as analytical criteria, sampling and analysis of water, soil and
air.

PRE-REQUISITES: BSc Hons (ARS) or equivalent

CO-REQUISITES: None

DELIVERY MODES: Full-time Contact

CONTENT:
Water Resource Management
Conservation of surface water resources
Conservation of ground water resources
Environmental Impact Assessment

Radiotracer experiments in the field
The use of radioactivity detectors and radioactive sources for in situ measurements

Environmental Radioanalysis
Principles of INAA and radiotracer measurements
Sampling, pre-concentration and analysis of water, soil and air.


ASSESSMENT:
Three assignment presentations of 30 minutes each        (50%)
Two x 2-hour written examinations
CODE                        CREDITS : 12
                                                  SEMESTER:                       NQF LEVEL: 8(9)
MARS 813

TITLE: Radioactive Waste Minimisation and Management

PURPOSE: The module focuses on the fundamental aspects of radioactive waste minimization and
management. The course aims at developing in-depth knowledge to students on the sources of waste,
volumes involved, the treatment, storage and methods for disposal. Emphasis is placed on critical topics of
the nuclear fuel cycle the decontamination and decommissioning of facilities and the transportation of
radioactive waste.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Students will be able to:
     • Carry out speciation in the immobilization of radioactive waste, explain the role of waste
       container durability including modeling of environmental condition on durability mechanisms and
       demonstrate knowledge of the management of waste dispodal sites. Furthermore they will
       demonstrate knowledge of ILW-LLW treatment and encapsulation for final despal, identify HLW
       packages and explain the role of underground research laboratories.

A student should be able to discuss biological damage and concepts of radiation detriment.

PRE-REQUISITES: BSc Hons (ARS) or equivalent

CO-REQUISITES: None

DELIVERY MODES:Full-time Contact

CONTENT:
Nuclear reactor technology
             • Role of speciation in the immobilization of radioactive waste
             • Role of waste container durability – modelling of environment conditions on durability
                mechanism
             • Management of radioactive waste disposal site
             • ILW/LLW treatment and encapsulation for final disposal
             • Role of underground research laboratories
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             • Proposed HLW packages
             • Proposed HLW repositories
ASSESSMENT:
Three assignment presentations of 30 minutes each        (50%)
Two x 2-hour examinations
CODE
                            CREDITS: 12           SEMESTER:                        NQF LEVEL: 8(9)
MARS 814

TITLE: Industrial Applications

PURPOSE: Students will be introduced to principles of radiation chemistry, nuclear chemical reactions,
how high intensity radiation generated by man-made         radiation sources can be utilised to modify
materials. They will learn how isotopes and radiation is used for commercial purposes in the fields of
agriculture, medicine, food industry, polymers and textiles and the petrochemical industry.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Students must be able to:
            • Explain the principles f the interaction of high energy radiation with matter
            • Differentiate between the types of radiation sources
            • Describe the various applications in industry
            • Identify and apply dose-meter systems for commercial radiation processing
            • Explain the concept “Industrial Radiation Processing
PRE-REQUISITES: BSc Hons (ARS) or equivalent

CO-REQUISITES: None

DELIVERY MODES: Full-time Contact

CONTENT:
                •     Fundamental principles of radiation chemistry
                •     The development and characteristics of industrial radiation processing, including the
                    developments in South Africa
                •     The design elements of industrial radiation plants, inclusive of large gamma irradiators and
                      electron beam accelerators
                •     The use of dosimetry and quality control measure in industrial irradiators and the
                     international traceability and inter-calibration of dosimetric systems
                •     The principles and practice of the radiation sterilisation of medical devices and
                     pharmaceutical products, inclusive of the innovative developments in this regard in
                     South Africa
                •     The principles and practice of the radiation treatment of various foodstuffs, inclusive
                    of the leading role that South Africa played and the innovative developments in this
                    regard in South Africa
                •     The role of radiation processing in agriculture with regard to the sterile male
                    technique, quarantine applications, parasite control, mutation breeding and the
                    protection of the bee industry
                •     The unique role of the radiation modification of both synthetic and biopolymers,
                    inclusive of the leading role that South Africa played in the development of the Raprex
                    process
                •     The role of radiation in environmental applications such as the disinfection of sewage
                    sludge, the decontamination of biological wastes and the treatment of industrial flue
                    Gases.
ASSESSMENT:
Three assignment presentations of 30 minutes each                  (50%)
Two x 2-hour examinations

CODE
                               CREDITS: 12             SEMESTER:                   NQF LEVEL: 8(9)
MARS 815
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TITLE: TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT I

PURPOSE: To enable students to understand project management and its application in a working
environment
                        • To expose students to the various operating systems, capacity management
                             techniques and control of operating systems
                        • To expose students to financial management of an academic/business unit
.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
                     • Students should be able to manage projects within the context of existing
                       competition for scarce resources in all organisations
                     • Students must be able to initiate projects, defend these with senior
                       management for approval and implement them
                     • Students must be able to evaluate a project whether value has been added
                     • Students must be able to understand operations planning, organising and
                       control as effective management of an operational unit
                     • Students must be able to understand financial planning of a business unit
                     • Students must read and interpret financial statements


PRE-REQUISITES:         B Sc Hons (ARS) or equivalent

CO-REQUISITES:          None

DELIVERY MODES:         Full-time Contact
CONTENT:

                             •   Competing for resources in organisations
                             •   Value proposition
                             •   Formulation of business concept
                             •   Nature of operating systems in a scientific environment
                             •   Operations planning and control
                             •   Quality management and reliability
                             •   Long term and short term financial planning
                             •   Classification of financial information
                             •   The budgeting process
                             •   Delegation of authority
                             •   Fruitless expenditure and its consequences
ASSESSMENT:
Three assignments presentation of 30 minutes each                 (50%)
Three x 2-hour written examinations                                (50 %)
CODE
                             CREDITS: 120             SEMESTER:                  NQF LEVEL: 8(9)
MARS 821
TITLE:          RESEARCH DISSERTATION
PURPOSE:
To develop research capacity through a research project
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
A research dissertation examined by external examiners complying with the minimum requirements as partial
fulfilment for the Masters Degree in Applied Radiation Science and Technology.
PRE-REQUISITES: BSc Hons (ARS) or equivalent

CO-REQUISITES: None

DELIVERY MODES: Full-time Contact

CONTENT: A description of the research project in the form of a written dissertation.
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ASSESSMENT: 1. A presentation of the Research Proposal
             2. Research results presentation
BOTH OF THESE PRESENTATIONS ARE EVALUATED BY AN EXTERNAL PANEL OF ASSESSORS
            3. An examination of the dissertation by three external examiners nominated by CARST
            and appointed by North-West University

15.2. BIOLOGY

BIOLOGY ANCILLARY/ MINOR MODULES (BIO)

These are offered as service modules to Nursing Science students as well as other students not intending to
major in Biology. Students intending to register for these modules must do so in consultation with the
Department.
15.2.1BIOLOGY COURSE STRUCTURE

                OLD            NEW           COURSE TITLE                          CREDITS
                CODE           CODE
  Semester 1    BIY 106        BIYM 111      Elements of Human Anatomy             12
                BIY 116        BIYM 112      Elements of Human Physiology          12
                BIY 124        BIYM 114      Introduction to Microbiology          12
  Semester 2    BIY 156        BIYM 121      Human Anatomical Systems              12
                BIY 165        BIYM 122      Applied Biochemistry                  12
                BIY 166        BIYM 124      Systems Physiology                    12

BIOLOGY MAJOR (BGY)

This concentration is designed to provide a solid background of basic information and foundation for students
interested in pursuing careers in various areas of biology or medically oriented fields preparing for postgraduate
studies.


Semester     Old Code          New             Title                                      Credits



             BIO 106          BIO 111          Elements of Human Anatomy                            12
      1

             BIY 116          BIYM   112       Elements of Human Physiology                         12
             BIY 124          BIYM   114       Introduction to Microbiology                         12
             BIY 156          BIYM   121       Human Anatomical System                              12
      2      BIY 165          BIYM   122       Applied Biochemistry                                 12

             BIY 166          BIYM 124         System Physiology                                    12

Semester     Old Code         New              Title                                   Credits
    3        BGY 103         BGYM 111          Plant Morphology and Organography                6
             BGY 113         BGYM 112          Animal Morphology and Organography               6
             BGY 153         BGYM 121          Element of Cell Biology and Biology              6
             BGY163          BGYM 122          Elements of Genetics                             6
      4      BGY 214         BGYM 211          Elements of Ecology and Biostatistics 1         12
             BGY 224         BGYM 212          Molecular Genetics                              12
             BGY 254         BGYM 221          Advanced Molecular Genetics and                 12
                                               Biochemistry
             BGY 263         BGYM 222          Introduction Microbiology                       12
Semester     Old Code         New              Title                                   Credits

      5      BGY 273         BGYM 223          Introductory Entomology and                          12
                                               Parasitology
             BGY 274         BGYM      224     Animal Behaviour                                     6
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             BGY 314        BGYM     311     Advance Ecology and Biostatistics II           12

             BGY 334        BGYM 312         Taxonomy and Systematics                       12

      6      BGY 364        BGYM     313     Microbiology                                   12
             BGY 384        BGYM     323     Physiology and Morphogenesis                   12

             BGY 393        BGYM     324     Undergraduate Project                          18

             BEH 738        BEHM     611     Animal Behaviour                               24


15.2.2 MODULE OUTCOMES


OLD CODE BIO 106
NEW CODE BIYM 111                  CREDITS 12            SEMESTER 1                NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: ELEMENTS OF HUMAN ANATOMY
PURPOSE:
To provide students with the basic information on the physical construction and functioning of the
human body.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The ability to identify and locate the various body structures
demonstrate understanding of various body organ systems and their functions.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Matriculation exemption
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Organization of human body: A brief overview of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems; terminology
and body plan.
Skeletal System: the axial and appendicular skeleton
Muscular System: kinds of muscles, their structure-function relationships
Cardiovascular and lymphatic system: blood vascular system and the lymphatic system
Respiratory System: the lungs and associated structures
Digestive System: the alimentary canal and associated structures.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2-3 x Tests, assignments and practical report/test 50%
1 x 3 hour end-of-the semester written examination 50%
OLD CODE BIO 116
NEW CODE BIYM 112                  CREDITS 12              SEMESTER 1               NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: ELEMENTS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
PURPOSE: To provide students with information on the various physiological processes and related
phenomena in the human body as well as understanding of basic principles governing such processes
and physiological changes.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The ability to:
demonstrate understanding of the concept of homeostasis and its controls.
collect, interpret and communicate physiological data
demonstrate understanding of the functioning of body systems and the principles governing them.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Matriculation exemption
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                               85

CONTENT:
Physiological processes in respect of the skeletal, muscular, cardio-vascular, lymphatic and respiratory
systems.
Blood cell activities, Antigen- Antibody reactions; Immunity, Blood clotting and blood groups.
Blood Tests and their applications to nursing art and skills.
Homeostasis and abnormalities.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 - 3 x Tests, assignments, practical reports
1 x 3 hour end-of-semester written examination.
OLD CODE BIO 124
NEW CODE BIYM 114                             CREDITS 12                   SEMESTER 1        NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY
PURPOSE: To provide basic information on the nature of micro-organisms, their growth and control, as
well as awareness of their pathogenicity in humans.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to demonstrate the understanding of microbial growth and control.
Ability to identify and communicate symptoms of viral/bacterial infections.
To demonstrate understanding of basic principles of anti-microbial/ antibiotic mode of action in man.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Matriculation exemption
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Topics covered will include:
A brief historical perspective; generalized viral and bacterial structures.
Culture of bacteria and control of microbes by means of physical, chemical and antibiotic (anti-microbial)
agents.
Viral replication and a few viral diseases.
A select few bacterial infections.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 - 3 x Tests, assignments, practical test/reports
1 x 3 hours end-of-year written examination
OLD CODE BIO 156
NEW CODE BIYM 121                  CREDITS 12               SEMESTER 2                  NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: HUMAN ANATOMICAL SYSTEMS
PURPOSE: To provide students with knowledge and information on histological and functional aspects
of vital body tissues and organs systems in relation to irritability, growth, metabolism and reproduction.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
To demonstrate understanding of the structure and functioning of different tissue and organ systems.
Ability to recognize, and relate, different systems to, various physiological body responses.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Matriculation exemption
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Nervous System: the central and peripheral nervous systems and sense organs
Endocrine System: the endocrine glands and their related functions.
Reproductive System: male and female reproductive systems
Integumentary System: the skin
Urinary System: kidney and associated structures.
Digestive System: organs of the alimentary canal.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2-3 x Tests, assignments and practical tests/reports
1 x 3 hour end-of-semester examination.
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OLD CODE BIO 165
NEW CODE BIYM 122                                CREDITS 12               SEMESTER 2 NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY
PURPOSE: To provide students with a broad based knowledge of the body chemistry, as well as co-
ordination of various biochemical processes required in the maintenance of a stable internal
environment - homeostasis.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to demonstrate understanding and interpretation of basic rules of metabolism
Ability to identify and analyse various factors that might influence normal functioning of the body.
Application of basic knowledge in explaining abnormalities that might be associated with hereditary
phenomena.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Matriculation exemption
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Atoms and molecules as chemical basis of life;
Basic principles of chemical reactions;
Bio-molecules and their metabolism; enzymes and their functioning
Homeostasis and its control mechanism
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 - 3 Tests, assignments, practical report
1 x 3 hour end-of-semester written examination.
OLD CODE BIO 166
NEW CODE BIYM 124                 CREDITS 12                              SEMESTER 2            NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: SYSTEMS PHYSIOLOGY
PURPOSE:
To provide students with the in-depth knowledge and understanding of normal and abnormal bodily structure
and functions.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
demonstrate understanding of the general structure and function of a number of bodily systems.
interpret and communicate the coordinated physiological functions of the major organ systems.
recognize and explain some abnormalities pertaining to organ systems.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Matriculation exemption
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Physiology of the major systems of the body: digestive, urinary, reproductive, mental and endocrine systems.
Sense organs
Metabolism
Homeostasis and its central mechanisms
A few abnormalities pertaining to these systems.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x 3 Tests, assignments, practical tests/reports
1 x 3 hour end-of-semester written examination
OLD CODE BGY 103
NEW CODE BIYM 111                  CREDITS 6                  SEMESTER 1                     NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: PLANT MORPHOLOGY AND ORGANOGRAPHY
PURPOSE: To provide students with a solid, broad-based foundation in modern plant biology as well as
skills, knowledge and attitudes to understand major issues of organismal biology.
* To develop an understanding of origins and diversity of organisms.
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                           87

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate understanding, and the interpretation of structure-function relationships at organismal levels
Demonstrate understanding of the basic evolutionary concepts and process
Ability to apply evolutionary principles in the explanation of the concept of unity in diversity
Appreciate morphological and physiological aspects of major plant groups.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Matriculation Exemption or equivalent with Biology, Mathematics and Science.
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
The topics covered will include the following:
The cell, structure and function
An overview of the cell theory and continuity of life
Basic plant design; a morphological perspective
Reproduction and developmental biology
Basic concepts and principles of plant taxonomy and diversity
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x Tests, assignments, practical tests/reports
1 x 3 hour end-of-module written examination
OLD CODE BGY 113
NEW CODE BGYM 112                               CREDITS 6                SEMESTER 1              NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: ANIMAL MORPHOLOGY AND ORGANOGRAPHY
PURPOSE: To provide students with a solid, broad-based foundation in modern biology as well as skills,
knowledge and attitudes to understand major issues of organismal biology with reference to animals.
To develop an understanding of origins and diversity of organisms.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Students must be able to:
discuss the adaptive features that have contributed to the survival of various animals on land and water, as
well as evolutionary diversity among animals, and their classification.
demonstrate understanding of the structure-function relationships among animal taxa.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Matriculation exemption or equivalent with Biology, Mathematics and Science.
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Grades of organization in animal complexity, body structure and symmetry.
Basic concepts in animal diversity and taxonomy.
Major evolutionary trends.
Structure-function relationships
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 - 3 x Tests, assignments, practical tests/reports
1 x 3 hour end-of-module written examination
OLD CODE BGY 153
NEW CODE BGYM 121                  CREDITS 6          SEMESTER 2                       NQF LEVEL6
TITLE: ELEMENTS OF CELL BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PURPOSE: To promote basic understanding of the cell as a fundamental unit of life, as well as the concept
of cell cycle and cell division.
To develop an awareness of cell structure and function.
To provide an understanding of the structure and function of biomolecules.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Familiarity with the use and working of the light microscope.
Competency in the understanding of the architectural and functional aspects of different types of cells
Knowledge and understanding of biomolecules, their classification and nomenclature
Ability to demonstrate understanding of basic rules of metabolism as well as basic kinetic and mechanisms of
enzyme action.
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PRE-REQUISITES:
Matriculation exemption or equivalent with Biology, Mathematics and Science.
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Review of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells as well as light and electron microscopy.
Structural and functional aspects of eukaryotic cell organelles.
Elements of cell biochemistry: biomolecules and their metabolism; enzymes and principles of enzyme kinetics.
History of cell biology.
Cell architecture.
Light microscopy.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 - 3 Tests, assignments, practical tests/reports
1 x 3 hour end-of-module written examination
OLD CODE BGY 163
NEW CODE BGYM 122                    CREDITS 6                     SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: ELEMENTS OF GENETICS
PURPOSE: To provide a broad foundation for the understanding of basic concepts and principles of
genetics as well as solid background for Molecular Genetics.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Understanding of the origin and transmission of genetic information
Understanding and application of Mendel=s principles of heredity.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Matric exemption or equivalent with Biology, Mathematics and Science.
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
The topics covered in this module will include:
Cell division and cell cycle
Concepts of heredity and Mendel=s principles
Chromosomal theory of inheritance
Chromosomal aberrations
Introduction to population genetics
Sex determination
Applied genetics
Probability in genetics
Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 - 3 x Tests, assignments, practical tests/reports
1 x 3 hour end-of-module written examination
OLD CODE BGY 214
NEW CODE BGYM 211               CREDITS 12             SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: ELEMENTS OF ECOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS I
PURPOSE: To provide students with the basic concepts of an ecosystem as an ecological unit and how it
functions.
To introduce students to the quantitative treatment of biological data.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learning outcomes will include:
The understanding of the interrelationships of the sub-components of an ecosystem
Understanding of energy flow in an ecosystem
The ability to demonstrate understanding of basic bio-statistical information.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Any three modules at the BGY 100 level.
CO-REQUISITES:
None
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                         89

DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Definitions of ecosystems
Interrelationships
Populations, communities, ecosystems
Ecological problems; pollution, greenhouse effect, population dynamics
Introduction to quantitative treatment of biological data
Nature of biological variation.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 - 3 x Tests, assignments, practical tests/reports
1 x 3 hour end-of-semester written examination
OLD CODE BGY 224
NEW CODE BGYM 212                    CREDITS 12                    SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: MOLECULAR GENETICS
PURPOSE: To provide students with knowledge as well as the skills in the understanding of basic molecular
aspects of genetics.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to demonstrate understanding of the chromosome structure at molecular level.
Ability to discuss the DNA structure and its replication.
Understanding and the interpretation of the principles of genetic transcription and translation.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Any three modules at the BGY 100 level.
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
A brief overview on the origin of genetics and molecular biology
Structure of DNA and its replication
Transcription
Types of RNA
Chromosome structure and function
Genetic code and its translation
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2-3 x Tests, assignments, practical tests/reports
1 x 3 hour end-of-semester written examination
OLD CODE BGY 254
NEW CODE BGYM 221                 CREDITS 12              SEMESTER 2                    NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: ADVANCED MOLECULAR GENETICS AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PURPOSE: To provide students with the advanced aspects of molecular genetics.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
An understanding and interpretation of gene expression.
Appreciation of recombinant DNA technology.
Competency in the interpretation of gene mutations.
Understanding of key topics in contemporary molecular biology.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Any three BGY 100 level modules plus BGY 224.
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Control of gene expression
Types of gene mutations
Recombinant DNA technology
Tumour cells and carcinogens
Protein purification
Cellular and molecular evolution
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ASSESSMENT MODES:
2-3 x Tests, assignments, practical tests/reports
1 x 3 hour end-of-semester written examination
OLD CODE BGY 263
NEW CODE BGYM 222                          CREDITS 12                     SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY
PURPOSE:
To provide an understanding of fundamental theoretical aspects of bacteriology as well as an introduction to
mycology.
To provide a practical experience in culture techniques, aseptic techniques for handling of bacteria.
To provide an understanding of selected bacterial groups, their characteristics, some infectious diseases
caused by bacteria and viruses.
To provide platform for more advanced courses.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to explain, and apply basic techniques for isolation, identification and handling of bacteria in the
laboratory.
Demonstrate ability to describe salient features of selected bacterial groups.
Ability to describe basic themes in bacterial and other microorganisms = infectious diseases.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Any three modules at the BGY 100 level and BGY 214 or BGY 224.
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
A brief historical perspective.
Generalized bacterial structure (ultra structure), growth, cultivation and ways of limiting microbial growth
(control) including antibiotics and antibiograms.
Viruses and viral replications. Few examples of viral infections in man. Selected examples of anaerobes.
Skin and wound infections.
Sexually transmitted diseases.
Microbial pollution of water.
Introductory mycology.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
3 x Tests, practical tests/reports.
1 x 3 hour end of semester written examination.
OLD CODE BGY 273
NEW CODE BGYM 224                 CREDITS 12          SEMESTER 2                      NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: INTRODUCTORY ENTOMOLOGY AND PARASITOLOGY
PURPOSE:
To develop and promote an awareness of insects and their economic importance to man.
To provide an understanding of the classification and systematics of insects and insect parasites.
To provide an understanding of the principles of host parasite relationships.
To develop an awareness of insects as vectors of diseases.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
To demonstrate the ability to recognize and identify major insect groups of economic importance.
To demonstrate the ability to distinguish between beneficial and harmful insect groups.
Ability to describe the basic principles of host-parasite relationships.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Any three modules at the BGY 100 level and either BGY 214 or BGY 224.
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                 91

CONTENT:
General characteristics of arthropods with emphasis on insects.
Basic structure of insect, i.e. external, internal morphology and physiology of all the systems.
The economic importance of insects i.e. beneficial insects and harmful insects.
The structure of the integument and moulting
Parasitology - Definitions of terms. An introduction to host parasite relationships, parasites and insects as
vectors of diseases.
General biology and ecology - Taxonomy of insects and parasites.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
3 x Tests, practical tests/reports
1 x 3 hour end of semester written examination
OLD CODE BGY 274
NEW CODE BGYM 223                                       CREDITS 6         SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
PURPOSE:
To provide an integrated approach to functional animal behaviour in terms of ecology and evolutionary
biology.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Students must be able to:
demonstrate understanding of the concept of learning in animals as opposed to instinctive behaviour
demonstrate knowledge and understanding of communication mechanisms in animals.
demonstrate competency in the skills of observation required to conduct scientific studies in animal
behaviour.
PRE-REQUISITES:
All BGY 100 level modules, BGY 214 and BGY 263 or BGY 273, plus any other module at BGY 200 level.
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and project
CONTENT:
Fundamentals of behavioural science, learning theory and instinct
Evolution of behaviour, adaptation and natural selection.
Experimental approaches to the study of behavioural genetics, conflict, ritualization, inclusive fitness, kinship,
altruism, societies
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 - 3 Tests, assignments, project/practical report
1 x 2 hours end-of-module examination
OLD CODE BGY 314
NEW CODE BGYM 311                            CREDITS 12                SEMESTER 1              NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: ADVANCED ECOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS II
PURPOSE:
To provide extended information on ecological principles with particular emphasis on population modelling.
To provide information on techniques in vegetation analysis, as well as awareness of the available software.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
To demonstrate the ability to explain the concept of population structure and modelling.
Ability to analyse, and interpret ecological data statistically.
To demonstrate the ability to explain and apply principles of population dynamics in wildlife management.
PRE-REQUISITES:
All BGY 100 level modules, BGY 214, and any other two BGY 200 level.
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
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CONTENT:
Population modelling.
Techniques of vegetation and analysis.
Population dynamics and wildlife management.
Community structure, classification and ordination techniques, soils: development, profile, texture, problems
of ecosystems.
Evaluation and time scales.
The Biome system. Veld types, vegetation types (Southern Africa).
Biostatistics.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x Tests, Assignments, practical tests/reports.
1 x 3 hour end of semester written examination
OLD CODE BGY 334
NEW CODE BGYM 312                  CREDITS 12          SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: TAXONOMY AND SYSTEMATICS
PURPOSE:
To provide an integrated approach to bio-diversity, as well as skills and understanding of evolutionary
concepts and principles.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to explain and interpret the concept of bio-diversity.
Ability to recognize and interpret morphological characters of taxonomic significance.
Ability to collect, interpret, and present systematic data.
Ability to apply evolutionary principles in the explanation of diversity.
Ability to contrast the three major classification approaches.
PRE-REQUISITES:
All BGY 100 level modules, (BGY 263 / BGY 273), and ANY other two BGY 200 level modules.
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Principles of taxonomy and the species concept
Biological aspects of systematics
Speciation and the classification systems
An overview of phylogenetic relationships
Biodiversity and biogeography
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x 3 Theory test; practical test/report; 2-3 Assignments
1 x 3 hour end-of-module semester written examination
OLD CODE BGY 364
NEW CODE BGYM 321                  CREDITS 12          SEMESTER 2                    NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: MICROBIOLOGY
PURPOSE:
To provide platform for more advanced courses in microbiology
To provide an introduction to medical or public health microbiology
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
To demonstrate the understanding of how bacteria and other pathogenic micro-organisms cause diseases.
To demonstrate the ability to explain the immune response in the human body.
Demonstrate the ability to collect and analyse samples for microbial activities.
Demonstrate the ability to apply laboratory techniques in the isolation and identification of bacteria.
PRE-REQUISITES:
BGY 263
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                               93

CONTENT:
General viral characteristics, Baltimore classification, with examples of economic importance from each crop,
cultivation, replication and tumour development.
Normal flora of the human body. Host-parasite interactions - virulence and defence mechanisms of the body.
Microbiology of natural waters, drinking water and waste water.
Microbiology of foods and food preservation. Food processed by microbes and industrial applications of
microbiology.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x Tests, Assignments, practical Tests
1 x 3 hour end of semester written examination
OLD CODE BGY 374
NEW CODE BGYM 322                               CREDITS 12              SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: ENTOMOLOGY AND PARASITOLOGY
PURPOSE:
To provide platform for more advanced courses
To provide information on insect morphogenesis
To provide information on the biochemical pest-control with particular emphasis on pheromones.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the ability in the understanding of insect morphology and development for purposes of pest
management.
To demonstrate the ability in the design of basic experiments for collection and analysis of data.
Ability to describe and apply host-parasite systems in solving pest problems.
PRE-REQUISITES:
BGY 100 level modules, BGY 273, and any other two modules of BGY 200 level except BGY 263.
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Entomology: Types of metamorphosis and hormones involved. Exoskeletal structure and hormonal control
of moulting.
Pests: Insects as pests and pest management - chemical, biological and integrated pest management -
pheromones of insects and insect societies.
Parasitology: host -parasite relationships. Methods of transmission, life cycles of parasites, epidemiology
and treatment.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x Tests, Assignments, practical tests/reports
1 x 3 hour end of semester written examination
OLD CODE BGY 384
NEW CODE BGYM 323                  CREDITS 12         SEMESTER 2                     NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: PHYSIOLOGY AND MORPHOGENESIS
PURPOSE:
To provide an integrated, broad-spectrum understanding of biological principles governing organismal growth and
development.
To provide awareness of the foundations and application of modern biotechnology
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to formulate, interpret, and apply physiological concepts and principles in solving biological problems.
Understanding and interpretation of biochemical regulation of homeostasis
Ability to collect, present and interpret morphogenetic data.
To demonstrate understanding of the principles of biotechnology.
PRE-REQUISITES:
All BGY 100 level modules; BGY 224 or BGY 254; and BGY 263 or BGY 273.
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and practical
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CONTENT:
Biochemistry of photosynthesis and cellular respiration
Systemic animal physiology with reference to homeostasis
Morphogenesis and biotechnology
Immunity - an overview of the lymphatic system and immune response.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 - 3 x Theory tests; Assignments, practical tests/reports
1 x 3 hour end-of-semester written examination
OLD CODE BGY 393
NEW CODE BGYM 324                                      CREDITS 18        SEMESTER 0           NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: UNDERGRADUATE PROJECT
PURPOSE:
To develop and promote experimental and investigative skills that are subject specific.
To introduce students to basic research techniques and ethics.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Development of self-management skills with regard to planning and conducting a research project
Ability to research and review or interpret literature
Skills to perform basic experimental techniques.
Ability to monitor and evaluate experimental work
Ability to record and examine data, using statistical analyses where appropriate
To produce a report which presents findings in an appropriate format
To present results using suitable means (texts, tables, figures, etc.)
PRE-REQUISITES:
All BGY 100 level modules; any three modules at the BGY 200 level
CO-REQUISITES:
BGY 300 level modules
DELIVERY MODES:
Project
CONTENT:
Literature search
Proposal writing
Experimental work
Project write-up
ASSESSMENT MODES:
1-2 Oral presentations
Project report
OLD CODE BEH 738
NEW CODE BEHM 611                                      CREDITS 24        SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
PURPOSE:
To provide students with the general concepts that govern the manner in which animals behave; as well as
appreciation of the range of mechanisms by which animals adapt to their environmental conditions.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The ability to:
design, carry out (analyse, talk and write up) small projects on (from observation of) behavioural activities
demonstrate the understanding of selfishness, maximise inclusive fitness, and kin selection
demonstrate understanding of the concepts and principles of sociobiology
PRE-REQUISITES:
B Sc degree with approved majors
CO-REQUISITES:
Any other Honours Module selected from the following: CNR, ENT, PTS or PAR
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Project
CONTENT:
The topic covered will include:
Foraging and anti-predator behaviour
Social organisation, mating system and parental care regimes, aggression: conflict.
Communication systems with particular emphasis on how signals are produced, transmitted and received, their
information content on how they are sometimes used in social manipulation
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                95

ASSESSMENT MODES:
2-3 Tests, assignments; oral presentations
1 x 3 hours end-of-semester written examination
OLD CODE BEH 788
NEW CODE BEHM 622                  CREDITS 24             SEMESTER 2                     NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: FURTHER ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
PURPOSE:
Students should be able to understand the biological basis of behaviours.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Students should be able to understand territoriality systems of mating, biological clocks.
PRE-REQUISITES:
B Sc with approved majors.
CO-REQUISITES:
Any other Honours Module; BEH, CNR, ENT, PAR or PTS
DELIVERY MODES:
CONTENT:
Territoriality; definition and functions
Sexual systems; mating system and sexual selection
Orientation and migration and homing
Biological clocks
Aggression; evolutionary stable strategy - ESS
Theories of sociobiology
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x Tests, Assignments, Practical Tests
1 x 3 hour end of semester written examination
OLD CODE BMC 708
NEW CODE BMCM 613                                     CREDITS 24            SEMESTER 1         NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: BACTERIOLOGY
PURPOSE:
To prepare the learners on most group characteristics of bacterial genera, with emphasis on those of
medical/economical/agricultural importance.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The learners will be on completion of the course, able to identify the main bacterial groups.
PRE-REQUISITES:
B Sc degree or equivalent with relevant majors
CO-REQUISITES:
BMC 718
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Gram positive Cocci, Gram-positive Rods
Bacterial nomenclature and classification.
Gram negative cocci, gram negative rods (facultative enteric rods zoonotic agents)
Spirochaetes, mycobacteria, obligate intracellular parasites (chlamydia and rickettsiae, miscellaneous
pathogenic bacteria) (mycoplasma, legionella and corynebacteria)
Listeria and actinomycetales
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x Tests, practical tests
1 x 3 hour end of semester written examination
OLD CODE BMC 718
NEW CODE BMCM 614                     CREDITS 24             SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: VIROLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
PURPOSE:
To provide a broad exploration of virology, strategies of viral replication and pathogenesis of viral diseases.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
At the completion the course, students are expected to:
demonstrate awareness of the major groups of vertebrate viruses and be able to explain the key concepts.
describe current key areas of advance in virology, e.g. AIDS and cancer.
demonstrate capacity for critical scientific analysis of issues in virology
communicate in writing an awareness of concepts and debates in virology
PRE-REQUISITES:
B Sc degree or equivalent with Biology as one of majors.
CO-REQUISITES:
BMC 708
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and project
CONTENT:
Morphology and cytopathology of DNA and RNA viruses, control and implication in cancer
Molecular aspects of immunoglobulin function
Extent and control of antibody diversity
Cell surface immunology a recognition
Hypersensitivity
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 - 3 Theory tests; assignments
1 – 3 hours end-of-semester written examination
OLD CODE BMC 758
NEW CODE BMCM 621                                       CREDITS 24          SEMESTER 2      NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: MYCOLOGY
PURPOSE:
To provide students with a broad based knowledge of the microbial diversity with reference to fungi.
To stimulate interest in the economic importance of fungi.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to identify and characterize different forms of fungi.
Ability to relate fungal nutrition and metabolism to economic implications.
Ability to interpret, evaluate/analyse and apply fungal bio-technological data
PRE-REQUISITES:
B Sc degree with relevant major(s).
CO-REQUISITES:
BMC 768
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical, Project
CONTENT:
Fungal diversity - principles and practices of fungal classifications
Physiology and biochemistry of principle fungal taxa
Fungal diseases of humans and plants.
Fungal biotechnology, an overview.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 - 3 x Tests, assignments; practical/project reports
1 x 3 hour end-of-semester written examination.
OLD CODE BMC 768
NEW CODE BMCM 622                  CREDITS 24             SEMESTER 2                NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: ENVIRONMENTAL AND INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY
PURPOSE:
Make the learners aware of the ubiquity of microorganisms and their roles in bio geo chemical cycling of
some elements and their roles in agriculture/food and industrial settings.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The learners will know ways of sampling water and foods for contaminants. The role of the root nodule and
possible microbial use on pollution. Micro-organisms and food poisoning. Genetic engineering.
PRE-REQUISITES:
B Sc with microbiology as major.
CO-REQUISITES:
BMC 708, BMC 718
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                               97

DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Concepts of microbial ecology, microorganisms and bio-geochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, sulphur and
phosphorus and iron. Aquatic microbiology, agricultural microbiology food microbiology. Food poisoning
industrial microbiology. Production of single cell protein. Production of alcohol beverages. Genetic engineering
and Industrial micro gene amplification.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x Tests, Oral presentation in class
1 x 3 hour end of semester written examination
OLD CODE CNR 718
NEW CODE BMCM 615                                  CREDITS 24               SEMESTER 1         NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
PURPOSE:
To provide detailed information and principles of conservation ecology.
To promote further awareness of the maintenance of ecological balance within a terrestrial ecosystem.
To develop the techniques and use of information technology in vegetation analysis.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to apply ecological principles in solving vegetation problems with particular emphasis on deforestation
and bush encroachment.
Ability to recognise and identify plant communities.
Demonstrate the ability to employ modern software in the analyses of vegetation communities.
Demonstrate the ability to analyse and interpret ecological information for purposes of conservation and
wildlife management.
PRE-REQUISITES:
B Sc degree with approved major(s).
CO-REQUISITES:
One Honours module selected from BEH, ENT, PAR or PTS
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Principles of conservation
Ecological concepts in conservation
Natural vegetation and man
Wildlife management
Practical problems of ecosystem
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x Tests, Oral presentation in class
1 x 3 hour end of semester written examination
OLD CODE CNR 778
NEW CODE BMCM 625                 CREDITS 24            SEMESTER 2                     NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: FURTHER CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
PURPOSE:
To provide extended information on, and detailed principles of conservation ecology.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
To demonstrate the understanding of conservation problems and strategies of various ecosystems.
PRE-REQUISITES:
CNR 718
CO-REQUISITES:
Any other one module selected from BEH, CNR, ENT, PAR or PTS
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Fishers and related aquatic resources
Pesticides - Problems and solutions
Pollution - Air, chemical, solid wastes, radiation
Human population problems
98                                             Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x Tests, Oral presentation in class
1 x 3 hour end of semester written examination
OLD CODE ENT 708
NEW CODE ENTM 616                                CREDITS 24            SEMESTER 1              NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY
PURPOSE: Know the skills needed in applied entomology.
Study the taxonomy, life histories, economic importance of insects.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Recognize insect pest-structure, life histories and behaviour.
Taxonomy of insect pest-importance in veterinary science, medicine stored product, agriculture and
medicine.
PRE-REQUISITES:
B Sc degree with approved majors.
CO-REQUISITES:
Any other one module selected from BEH, CNR, PAR or PTS
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Objectives in applied entomology; systematics, Insect Biology anatomy and physiology of selected species of
economic importance. Ecological methods in entomology significance of insects to man and specific control
measures of selected insects of importance in the areas: medicine, agriculture and related fields, stored
products veterinary science.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x Tests, Oral presentation in class
1 x 3 hour end of semester written examination
OLD CODE ENT 758
NEW CODE ENTM 626                  CREDITS 24              SEMESTER 2                    NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: FURTHER APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY
PURPOSE:
To introduce the information on insect pest and control methods.
Help in the dilemma between a farmer and conservationist.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
knowledge of beneficial insects and harmful insects
knowledge of pesticides chemistry and toxicity
knowledge of biological method and integrated pest management
PRE-REQUISITES:
B Sc degree with approved majors.
CO-REQUISITES:
Any other Honours modules selected from BEH, CNR, PAR or PTS
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Beneficial insects - honey bee, cocchineal insects, parasitic hymenopteral, the theory and practice on insect
pest control, ecological methods, pesticides (chemistry, toxicity and mode of action selectivity, specific
features) traps and pheromones etc (biological methods), integrated pest management.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x Tests, Oral presentation in class
1 x 3 hour end of semester written examination
OLD CODE PAR 748
NEW CODE PARM 617                                      CREDITS 24       SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: PARASITOLOGY
PURPOSE:
To survey most common parasites of human and veterinary importance.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to recognise, identify parasites.
Ability to recognise life cycle of parasites and diseases,
Survey the epidemiology of parasites.
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                             99

PRE-REQUISITES:
B Sc degree with relevant majors.
CO-REQUISITES:
Any other Honours modules selected from BEH, CNR, ENT, PAR or PTS
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact, practical and project.
CONTENT:
General taxonomy of parasite
Ectoparisites and endoparasite - structure, life cycles
Host parasite relationships
Pathology and adaptability to parasitic mode of life.
Prophylaxis, epidemiology
Control and treatment
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x 3 tests, assignments
1 x 3 hour end-or-semester examination
OLD CODE PAR 798
NEW CODE PARM 627                 CREDITS 24          SEMESTER 2                       NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: ECOLOGICAL PARASITOLOGY
PURPOSE:
To provide awareness of parasite immunology.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
To demonstrate the ability in the understanding and interpretation of host-parasite systems and immunology.
PRE-REQUISITES:
PAR 748
CO-REQUISITES:
Any other Honours modules selected from BEH, CNR, ENT or PTS
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Establishment of host-parasite systems
Host specificity, site location
Immunology of parasitic infections, specific and non-specific
The immunoglobulin: structure and function, synthesis of antibodies
Theories of antibodies, hypersensitivity, passively acquired immunity and immunisation
Control of vectors and environmental problems.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x 3 tests, assignments
1 x 3 hour end-of-semester examination
OLD CODE PTS 728
NEW CODE PTSM 618                                      CREDITS 24           SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: HIGHER PLANT TAXONOMY AND SYSTEMATICS
PURPOSE:
To provide information on taxonomic principles and procedures necessary to construct an information retrieval
system about plants.
To develop awareness of phylogenetic relationships among plant taxa
To promote awareness of plants and their importance in conservation and ecotourism.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
To be able to collect and prepare herbarium specimens as an inventory of plant taxa.
To be able to identify and classify common plants of the North West Province.
To be familiar with the construction and use of keys for the identification of plant taxa.
To demonstrate the ability in interpreting bio-diversity and relationships among plants.
Ability to collect, analyse and interpret taxonomic data.
Ability to interpret the concept of shared derived characteristics to the classification of plant taxa.
PRE-REQUISITES:
B Sc degree with approved major(s).
CO-REQUISITES:
Any other Honours module selected from BEH, CNR, ENT, or PAR.
100                                               Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

DELIVERY MODES:
Contact, practical and project.
CONTENT:
Principles of nomenclature - major provisions;
Sources of taxonomic information;
The herbarium, its uses and management;
Classification systems of the angiospermae;
Selected angiosperm families/taxa in the North West Province.
Phenetic and cladistic approaches to classification.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 - 3 Tests, Assignments; Project/Practical reports
1 x 3 hour end of semester written examination
OLD CODE PTS 778
NEW CODE PTSM 628                   CREDITS 24        SEMESTER 2                       NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: FURTHER HIGHER PLANT TAXONOMY AND SYSTEMATICS
PURPOSE:
To provide extended knowledge required in the gathering and analysis of systematic data.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to collect, present and interpret taxonomic data.
To be able to identify and classify common plants of the North West Province.
Ability to identify indigenous plants of importance.
Ability to analyse and evaluate bio-diversity/plant diversity in relation to conservation and eco-tourism.
Ability to apply the concept of shared derived characteristics in the classification of plant taxa.
PRE-REQUISITES:
PTS 728
CO-REQUISITES:
Any other Honours modules selected from BEH, ENT, CNR or PAR.
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Applications of taxonomy and systematics: conservation, bio-diversity and eco-tourism; data gathering,
presentation and analysis.
Survey of indigenous angiosperm families/taxa.
The concept of homology and cladistics.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 - 3 Tests, Assignments; Project/Practical reports
1 x 3 hour end of semester written examination
OLD CODE RES 799
NEW CODE RESM 630                            CREDITS 24             SEMESTER 0                NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: POSTGRADUATE HONOURS PROJECT
PURPOSE:
To develop and promote experimental and investigative skills that are subject specific.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Development of self management skills with regard to planning and conducting of a research project.
Capacity to plan and design experimental work appropriate to project.
Ability to research and interpret literature.
Competence to identify and perform particular techniques relevant to the project undertaken.
Ability to monitor and evaluate experimental work.
Ability to record and examine data, using statistical analysis, or other software facilities, where appropriate.
To present results using suitable means, as well as to critically appraise and discuss them where
appropriate.
PRE-REQUISITES:
B Sc degree with appropriate majors.
CO-REQUISITES:
Any other one module selected from BEH, CNR, ENT, PAR or PTS
DELIVERY MODES:
Project
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                101

CONTENT:
Proposal writing
Literature search
Experimental work
Project write-up
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 x Oral presentations
Project reports

15.3 CHEMISTRY

15.3.1COURSE STRUCTURE

YEAR 1         SEMESTER 1:                                                                           CREDITS
               OLD CODE    NEW CODE
               CHE 104:    MCHE 111  Introductory Chemistry-I                                            12
               CHE 112:    MCHE 112  Introductory Practical Chemistry-I                                  6
               PCP 102      MCHE 115 Physical Science                                                    12
               SEMESTER 2:
               OLD CODE
               CHE 154:    MCHE 123  Introductory Chemistry-II                                           12
               CHE 162:    MCHE 124  Introductory Practical Chemistry-II                                 6
               ASC 172      MCHE 126   Biochemistry of Animal Nutrition                                  12
YEAR 2         SEMESTER 1
               OLD CODE    NEW CODE
               CHE 203:    MCHE 211 Physical Chemistry-I                                                 12
               CHE 222:    MCHE 212  Practical Physical Chemistry-I                                      6
               CHE 213:     MCHE 213  Inorganic Chemistry-I                                              12
               CHE 232:    MCHE 214  Practical Inorganic Chemistry-I                                     6
               SEMESTER 2
               OLD CODE
               CHE 253:    MCHE 225  Organic Chemistry-I                                                 12
               CHE 272:    MCHE 226  Practical Organic Chemistry-I                                       6
               CHE 263:    MCHE 227  Analytical Chemistry-I                                              12
               CHE 282:    MCHE 228  Practical Analytical Chemistry-I                                    6
YEAR 3         SEMESTER 1
               OLD CODE    NEW CODE
               CHE 304:    MCHE 311   Organic Chemistry-II                                               12
               CHE 312:    MCHE 312   Practical Organic Chemistry-II                                     6
               CHE 324:    MCHE 313   Analytical Chemistry-II                                            12
               CHE 332:    MCHE 314   Practical Analytical Chemistry-II                                  6
               SEMESTER 2
               OLD CODE    NEW CODE
               CHE 354:    MCHE 325   Physical Chemistry-II                                              12
               CHE 362:    MCHE 326   Practical Physical Chemistry-II                                    6
               CHE 374:    MCHE 327   Inorganic Chemistry-II                                             12
               CHE 382:    MCHE 328   Practical Inorganic Chemistry-II                                   6

15.3.2 MODULE OUTCOMES

   OLD CODE CHE 104              CREDITS 12
  NEW CODE MCHE 111                                   SEMESTER 1                       NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Introductory Chemistry-I
PURPOSE:
To give an introduction to the fundamental principles, concepts, facts and applications of chemistry, and also
to simultaneously train students in the intellectual skills and strategies needed for learning science effectively
and for solving problems.
102                                              Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
recall the fundamental principles, concepts, facts, and applications of chemistry
apply, in a logical manner, the principles, concepts and facts of chemistry to solve chemical problems
PRE-REQUISITES:
Matriculation exemption with a ‘pass’ in Mathematics
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Elements, compounds and mixtures. Methods for separating mixtures.
Introduction to some important elements and compounds used in everyday life.
Examples of various types of physical and chemical changes.
Physical quantities and their SI units.
Molecular formulae and calculations based on them.
The mole concept, Avogadro constant, molar mass, molar quantities.
Balancing of equations for acid-base, oxidation-reduction and other types of reactions. Calculations based
on balanced equations.
Concentration concept. Calculations involving concentrations and balanced equations (e.g. volumetric and
gravimetric analysis).
Models of atomic structure.
Nuclear reactions, radioactivity, uses of isotopes.
Atomic orbitals, electron arrangement in atoms.
Periodic Table of the elements, explanation of trends in physical and chemical properties along Groups and
Periods.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the
final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 112                  CREDITS 6            SEMESTER 1                      NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 112
TITLE: Introductory Practical Chemistry-I
PURPOSE:
To introduce training in basic practical skills required for carrying out chemistry practicals and for analysis of
substances and materials.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Should be:
competent in the basic practical skills needed for carrying out chemistry practicals
able to analyse simple substances to identify them and find their composition
familiar with laboratory safety
PRE-REQUISITES:
Registration for CHE 104
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
CONTENT:
Experiments to illustrate the CHE 104 course
ASSESSMENT MODES: Practical reports and minimum 1 test during the semester contributing 50% towards
the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 154                 CREDITS 12            SEMESTER 2                     NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 123
TITLE: Introductory Chemistry-II
PURPOSE:
To give an introduction to the basic concepts of general and organic chemistry including chemical bonding,
molecular geometry, acid/base and redox theory, titrimetric analysis, organic nomenclature, organic
reaction mechanisms and synthesis
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                103

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
Describe ionic bonding, covalent bonding, metallic bonding, hydrogen bonding, intermolecular forces,
molecular shapes using VSEPR model.
Understand and use the Arrhenius and Bronsted-Lowry theories of acids and bases and the concepts pH,
Ka, pKa, kw.
Balance acid-base and redox equations and explain the changes in pH and concentrations during acid-
base and redox titrations.
Explain the importance of organic chemistry.
Describe the types of bonding in organic compounds.
Predict acidity and basicity of organic compounds and the reactivity of organic compounds.
Name hydrocarbons by IUPAC system
Draw structures of hydrocarbons and name structural, conformational and geometric isomers.
Write equations and mechanisms for the synthesis and reactions of non-aromatic hydrocarbons and
polymers.
PRE-REQUISITES: Registration for CHE 104
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact
CONTENT:
Bonding between atoms, molecules and ionic and covalent bonding, molecular orbitals, polar molecules,
electronic structures and shapes of molecules, VSEPR theory, structures of ionic crystals, intermolecular
bonds, hydrogen bonds.
Industrial chemistry: Purification of ores; isolation of metals such as Fe, Al, Cu, Mg, Pt, Au from ores; the
industrial manufacturer of ammonia, sulphuric acid, sodium hydroxide, chlorine.
Titrimetric analysis: acid-base, oxidation-reduction and precipitation titrations, gravimetric analysis.
Systematic qualitative inorganic analysis.
Overview of organic chemistry and its importance.
Formulae, bonding and structures of organic compounds.
Acidity and basicity of organic compounds.
Basic concepts concerning structure and reactivity of organic compounds.
Systematic study of non-aromatic hydrocarbons.
Natural and synthetic polymers and their importance.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 162                  CREDITS 6               SEMESTER 2                    NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 124
TITLE: Introductory Practical Chemistry-II
PURPOSE:
To introduce training in basic practical skills required for carrying out chemistry practicals and for analysis
of substances and materials.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Should be:
competent in the basic practical skills needed for carrying out chemistry practicals
able to analyse simple substances to identify them and find their composition
familiar with laboratory safety
PRE-REQUISITES:
Registration for CHE 154
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
CONTENT:
Experiments to illustrate the CHE 154 course
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Practical reports and minimum 1 test during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a
final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 203                  CREDITS 12              SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 211
TITLE: Physical Chemistry-I
104                                              Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

 PURPOSE:
To introduce the important principles, concepts, facts and applications of the following sections of physical
chemistry: thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, quantum mechanics and chemical kinetics and
simultaneously train students in the intellectual sills and strategies needed in this learning.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
define the symbols and terms in the Schrodinger equation;
account for the wave functions of atoms;
write equilibrium constant expressions for various types of reversible reactions;
solve problems involving equilibrium constants;
solve problems involving buffer solutions;
apply logically the principles, concepts and facts in the sections mentioned.
PRE-REQUISITES: Either CHE 104 and CHE 112 or CHE 154 and CHE 162
CO-REQUISITES:           None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact
CONTENT:
First law of thermodynamics, work, heat, internal energy, enthalpy, internal energy and enthalpy charges,
heat capacity, variation of ÿH with temperature.
Second law of thermodynamics, entropy and free energy changes and their applications, prediction of
spontaneity and reaction yields using Gibbs free energies.
Clapeyron equation, Van’t Hoff equation, chemical potentials, open systems.
Third law of thermodynamics.
Phase diagrams, construction and importance of phase diagrams, phase diagrams of water, binary liquid
mixtures and solid-liquid systems
Quantum mechanics, Schrodinger equation, energy levels and wave functions for translational, vibrational
and rotational motion and for atoms.
Chemical equilibria, equilibrium constant (KP, KC), equilibria in water (ionic product), acids (dissociation
constants), salt solutions (hydrolysis), and sparingly soluble electrolytes (solubility products). Buffer
solutions.
Rates and mechanisms of reactions, collision theory, influence of temperature on rates, activation energy.
Complex reactions, steady-state approximation. Mechanisms of catalytic and photochemical reactions.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 222                  CREDITS 6                 SEMESTER 1                     NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 212
TITLE: Practical Physical Chemistry-I
PURPOSE:
To:
illustrate the principles and concepts associated with the CHE 203 theory course through practical
experiments,
collect, analyse, and present data and
become familiar with scientific instruments
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
understand better the principles and concepts introduced in the CHE 203 course
become more competent in collecting, analysing and presenting data (i.e . writing reports of practical work
carried out)
become more confident in handling and using scientific equipment
PRE-REQUISITES:
Either CHE 104 and CHE 112 or CHE 154 and CHE 162
CO-REQUISITES:
CHE 203
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
CONTENT:
Experiments to illustrate the CHE 203 course
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Practical reports and minimum 1 test during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a
final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                           105

OLD CODE CHE 213
NEW CODE MCHE 213                 CREDITS 12              SEMESTER 1                   NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Inorganic Chemistry-I
PURPOSE:
To introduce the important principles, concepts, facts and applications of bonding, main group, transition
and rare earth elements and their environmental impact.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
Describe atoms and molecules in terms of wave mechanics;
Describe covalent bonding of molecules using molecular orbital theory and valence bond theory;
Compare and contrast molecular orbital theory and valence bond theory;
Describe the main group, transition and rare earth elements, and the compounds formed by them;
Write equations involving the reactions of main group elements;
Describe industrial processes involving main group elements and their compounds;
Describe environmental issues involving main group elements and their compounds.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Either CHE 104 and CHE 112 or CHE 154 and CHE 162
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Wave mechanical descriptions of atoms and molecules, covalent bonding, molecular orbital theory
Systematic chemistry of the main group elements.
Industrial chemistry, environmental chemistry.
Chemistry of transition elements, lanthanides and actinides
Chemical reactions in non-aqueous solvents.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 232                  CREDITS 6          SEMESTER 1                   NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 214
TITLE: Practical Inorganic Chemistry-I
PURPOSE:
To:
illustrate the principles and concepts associated with the CHE 213 theory course through practical
experiments, collect, analyse, and present data and become familiar with scientific instruments
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
understand better the principles and concepts introduced in the CHE 213 course
become more competent in collecting, analysing and presenting data (i.e. writing reports of practical work
carried out)
become more confident in weighing small amounts, crystallization and inorganic analysis.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Either CHE 104 and CHE 112 or CHE 154 and CHE 162
CO-REQUISITES:
CHE 213
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
CONTENT:
Experiments to illustrate the CHE 213 course
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Practical reports and minimum 1 test during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a
final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.

OLD CODE CHE 253               CREDITS 12          SEMESTER 2                    NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 225
TITLE: Organic Chemistry-I
106                                             Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

PURPOSE:
To introduce the basic concepts of organic halogen, aromatic and hetero aromatic compounds.
To develop a mechanistic to the chemistry of organic oxygen compounds.
To learn the use of physical methods for the identification and structure elucidation of organic compounds.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Students should be able to:
describe the types of bonding, predict acidity and basicity and the reactivity of organic halogen, aromatic
and hetero aromatic compounds.
use of physical methods for the identification and structure elucidation of organic compounds.
write equations and mechanisms for the synthesis and reactions of organic oxygen compounds.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Either CHE 104 and CHE 112 or CHE 154 and CHE 162
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
A mechanistic approach to the chemistry of some organic oxygen compounds: alcohols, phenols,
carboxylic acids and their derivatives, ethers, epoxides
Organic halogen compounds
Aromatic compounds including hetero-aromatics
Physical methods for the identification and structure elucidation of organic compounds
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 263                   CREDITS 12              SEMESTER 2                   NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 227
TITLE: Analytical Chemistry-I
PURPOSE:
To give an introduction to sampling and data analysis. To reinforce the theoretical basis of the classical
methods of analysis, namely, volumetry and gravimetry.
To reinforce the principle of the respective methods of separation.
To introduce instrumental analysis methods; UV/VIS, IR, NMR spectrophotometry; atomic absorption,
atomic emission, atomic fluorescence, x-ray spectroscopy.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to obtain a representative sample on the basis of given criteria;
estimate the reliability of the results;
explain the underline principles of the volumetric and gravimetric methods
explain the theory of atomic and molecular spectroscopy;
separate solutes by crystallization, distillation and solvent extraction.
select a method of analysis.
PRE-REQUISITES:
Either CHE 104 and CHE 112 or CHE 154 and CHE 162
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Physical and chemical methods of analysis
Sampling, data analysis
Separation techniques: crystallization, distillation, extraction, chromatography
Volumetric and gravimetric methods of analysis
Spectroscopic methods of analysis
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 272                   CREDITS 6              SEMESTER 2                   NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 226
TITLE: Practical Organic Chemistry-I
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                           107

PURPOSE:
To:
illustrate the principles and concepts associated with the CHE 253 theory course through practical
experiments, collect, analyse, and present data and become familiar with standard organic techniques like
distillation melting point and boiling point determinations.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
understand better the principles and concepts introduced in the CHE 253 course
become more competent in collecting, analysing and presenting data (i.e. writing reports of practical work
carried out) become more confident in handling and using scientific equipment
become familiar with standard organic techniques like distillation melting point and boiling point
determinations.
PRE-REQUISITES:
CHE 104 and CHE 112 or CHE 154 and CHE 162
CO-REQUISITES:
CHE 253
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
CONTENT:
Experiments to illustrate the CHE 253 course
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Practical reports and minimum 1 test during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a
final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 282                     CREDITS 6              SEMESTER 2                 NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 228
TITLE: Practical Analytical Chemistry-I
PURPOSE:
To familiarize with the manipulation of analytical equipment and instrumentation;
To reinforce the principles taught in the theoretical component of the course (CHE 263)
To instruct in the planning and execution of practical work;
To recognize the presence of interference in a method;
To identify the safety requirements applicable for a given practical session.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
choose a suitable method of analysis;
perform volumetric and gravimetric determinations;
decide when to perform crystallization, distillation or solvent extraction procedures;
use a spectrophotometer for acquiring analytical data;
be safety conscious in a laboratory eliminate interferences in a given method.
PRE-REQUISITES:
CHE 104 and CHE 112 or CHE 154 and CHE 162
CO-REQUISITES:
CHE 263
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
CONTENT:
Experiments to illustrate the CHE 263 course
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Practical reports and minimum 1 test during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a
final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 304                    CREDITS 12              SEMESTER 1                 NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 311
TITLE: Organic Chemistry-II
PURPOSE:
To introduce the important principles, concepts, facts and uses of carbonyl compounds, steroids,
carbohydrates, lipids, organic nitrogen compounds and synthetic polymers.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
name carbonyls and organic nitrogen compounds.
synthesize, isolate, identify and relate the chemical and physical properties to structure.
Use the correct methods for function group interconversions
PRE-REQUISITES:
CHE 104 and CHE 112, CHE 154 and CHE 162, CHE 253 and 272
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Carbonyl compounds, steroids, carbohydrates and lipids
Organic nitrogen compounds including amines, amides, alkaloids, proteins and enzymes
Synthetic polymers
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 312
NEW CODE MCHE 312                   CREDITS 6           SEMESTER 1                            NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Practical Organic Chemistry-II
PURPOSE:
To instruct the learner on:
the safe handling and procedure in the laboratory.
chemical and physical properties of various functional groups of oxygen containing compounds.
Interconversion among various functional groups, tests and reactions specific to particular functional
groups
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in:
organic laboratory safety
identifying the chemical and physical properties of various functional groups of oxygen containing
compounds.
qualitative organic analysis
PRE-REQUISITES:
CHE 104 and CHE 112 or CHE 154 and CHE 162; CHE 252 and CHE 272
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
CONTENT:
Experiments to illustrate the CHE 304 course
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Practical reports and minimum 1 test during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a
final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 324                    CREDITS 12                  SEMESTER 1                     NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODES MCHE 313
TITLE: Analytical Chemistry-II
PURPOSE:
To introduce the various chromatographic methods of separation; gas; liquid; supercritical fluid.
To introduce electrochemical methods of analysis; potentiometry; voltametry; coulometry.
To introduce radiochemical methods of analysis: measurement of radioactivity present in the sample;
measurement of induced radioactivity.
To highlight the applications of analytical chemistry in industry with reference to clinical chemistry, drug analysis
and pollution.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
explain the theory of chromatography and to distinguish between the various methods;
give the underlying principles of the different electrochemical methods;
give the theory of radiochemical methods;
appreciate the theoretical basis of the applications of analytical chemistry in various industries.
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PRE-REQUISITES:
CHE 104 and CHE 112, CHE 154 and CHE 162; CHE 263 and CHE 282
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Fractional processes, chromatography
Electrochemical, thermo-chemical, radio-chemical and spectroscopic methods of analysis
Analytical chemistry in industries.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 332                       CREDITS 6              SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 314
TITLE: Practical Analytical Chemistry-II
PURPOSE:
To familiarize with the manipulation of analytical equipment and instrumentation.
To reinforce the principles taught in the theoretical component of the course (CHE 324).
To instruct in the planning and execution of practical work.
To create awareness of the safety regulations to be observed in a laboratory.
To instruct on the fire drill and first aid procedures.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
choose the appropriate chromatographic methods for a given separation;
perform potentiometric measurements, for instance, pH;
select an appropriate working electrode for a voltametric determination;
exercise safety awareness in a given laboratory setting;
administer first aid when the situation arises;
take appropriate action in a fire emergency situation;
distinguish between a working, reference and auxiliary electrodes.
PRE-REQUISITES:
CHE 104 and CHE 112, CHE 154 and CHE 162; CHE 263 and CHE 282
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
CONTENT:
Experiments to illustrate the CHE 324 course
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Practical reports and minimum 1 test during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a
final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 354                     CREDITS 12            SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 325
TITLE: Physical Chemistry-II
PURPOSE:
To introduce the important principles, concepts, facts and applications of m olecular spectroscopy,
electrochemistry, solid state chemistry and macromolecules, and simultaneously to train students in the
intellectual skills and strategies needed for this learning.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
recall the important principles, concepts, facts and applications associated with molecular spectroscopy,
electrochemistry, solid state chemistry and macromolecules.
apply logically the principles, concepts and facts, in the sections mentioned, to solve chemical problems.
PRE-REQUISITES:
CHE 104 and CHE 112, CHE 154 and CHE 162; CHE 203 and CHE 222, PHY 100
CO-REQUISITES:
None
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DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Molecular spectroscopy: spectra due to rotational, vibrational and electronic energy transitions;
determination of molecular structure from spectroscopic data,
Electrochemistry: types of electrodes, electrode reactions, electrode potentials, electrochemical cells, e.m.f.
of cells, applications of e.m.f. measurements.
Electrolysis, decomposition voltage, discharge potential, over voltage, diffusion current, voltametry,
polarography.
Electrochemical industries: extraction of metals, chlorakali industry, electroplating.
Corrosion and its prevention.
Physical chemistry of solids, adsorption, heterogeneous catalysis.
Physical chemistry of macromolecules, kinetics of polymerization reactions.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 362                    CREDITS 6             SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 326
TITLE: Practical Physical Chemistry-II
PURPOSE:
To: Illustrate the principles and concepts associated with the CHE 354 theory course through practical
experiments,
collect, analyse, and present data and
become familiar with scientific instruments
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
understand better the principles and concepts introduced in the CHE 354 course
become more competent in collecting, analysing and presenting data (i.e. writing reports of practical work
carried out)
become more confident in handling and using scientific equipment
PRE-REQUISITES:
CHE 104 and CHE 112, CHE 154 and CHE 162; CHE 203 and CHE 222, PHY 100
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
CONTENT:
Experiments to illustrate the CHE 354 course
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Practical reports and minimum 1 test during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a
final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 374                   CREDITS 12             SEMESTER 2                   NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 327
TITLE: Inorganic Chemistry-II
PURPOSE:
To introduce coordination compounds in octahedral, tetrahedral and square planar stereochemistries.

To examine the bonding, physical and chemical properties of these compounds in terms of the valence bond,
crystal field, ligand field and molecular orbital theories.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
Name coordination compounds and account for their stability.
Explain, magnetic, spectroscopic, structural and thermodynamic properties of coordination compounds using
crystal field and ligand field theory.
Compare molecular orbital and valence bond theories as applied to coordination compounds.
Appreciate the strengths and shortcomings of all the bonding theories.
PRE-REQUISITES:
CHE 104 and CHE 112, CHE 154 and CHE 162, CHE 213; CHE 232
CO-REQUISITES:
None
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DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Solid state chemistry, crystal structures
Coordination chemistry, ligand field theory
Inorganic electron spectroscopy
Nuclear chemistry
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 382                     CREDITS 6            SEMESTER 2                NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 328
TITLE: Practical Inorganic Chemistry-II
PURPOSE:
To illustrate the principles and concepts associated with the CHE 374 theory course through practical
experiments.
To familiarize with UV and IR spectrophotometers.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
Synthesize, isolate, wash and dry coordination compounds operate UV-visible and IR spectra observe safety
precautions.
PRE-REQUISITES:
CHE 104 and CHE 112, CHE 154 and CHE 162, CHE 213; CHE 232
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
CONTENT:
Experiments to illustrate the CHE 374 course
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Practical reports and minimum 1 test during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a
final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.

BSc HONOURS

OLD CODE CHE 704                  CREDITS 12         SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 7
NEW CODE MCHE 611
TITLE: Physical Chemistry-I
PURPOSE:
To guide students to learn, critically, by themselves, at an advanced level: thermodynamics, quantum
mechanics, statistical thermodynamics, spectroscopy and macromolecules.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Should have an advanced and critical knowledge in the fields of thermodynamics, quantum mechanics,
statistical thermodynamics, spectroscopy and macromolecules.
Should be able to read and understand scientific literature in these fields.
PRE-REQUISITES:
BSc degree with Chemistry as a major subject
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Selected topics in thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, statistical thermo-dynamics, spectroscopy and
macromolecules.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
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OLD CODE CHE 714                 CREDITS 12               SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 7
NEW CODE MCHE 612
TITLE: Inorganic Chemistry I
PURPOSE:
To guide students to learn critically, boron chemistry, comparative study of d and f block elements.

To examine the mechanisms of inorganic reactions.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate ability to:
calculate styx numbers and deduce structures of boron compounds understand and explain differences and
similarities between d and f block elements interpret ligand substitution reactions in terms of SN1, SN2 and
SN1CB mechanisms.
understand and explain inner and outer sphere redox mechanisms.
PRE-REQUISITES:
BSc degree with Chemistry as a major subject
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Selected topics in the chemistry of main group elements, transition elements, lanthanides and actinides
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 724                  CREDITS 12                   SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 7
NEW CODE MCHE 613
TITLE: Organic Chemistry I
PURPOSE:
Instruct learner as to nomenclature, physical and chemical properties synthesis and reactions of non-
benzonoid organic compounds and organic polymo compounds. Methods in organic synthesis and examples
of organic reaction mechanism.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Proficiency in major methods of carbon-carbon formation, mechanism of carbon-carbon formation.
Demonstrate understanding of basic features and examples of organic polymers.
PRE-REQUISITES:
BSc degree with Chemistry as a major subject
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Selected topics in non-benzonoid aromatic compounds, organic polymers, reaction mechanisms and organic
synthesis.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 734                  CREDITS 12              SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 7
NEW CODE MCHE 614
TITLE: Analytical Chemistry I
PURPOSE:
To instruct on liquid chromatography: partition; adsorption; ion exchange; size exclusion.

To instruct on gas chromatography; gas liquid; gas solid.

To introduce potentiometric and amperometric titrations.

To instruct on atomic and molecular spectroscopic methods of analysis: UV/VIS; FTIR; MS; NMR; AAS; AES;
AFS; XRF.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
select a suitable chromatographic technique for the separation of a given mixture;
use a gas and/or liquid chromatograph for quantitations;
derive potentiometric and amperometric titration curves;
set-up potentiometric and amperometric titration apparatus and to carry out the titrations;
perform determinations for atomic and molecular species using a spectrophotometer.
PRE-REQUISITES:
BSc degree with Chemistry as a major subject
CO-REQUISITES:
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Selected topics in analytical separations, titrimetry and spectroscopic methods of analysis.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 754                    CREDITS 12              SEMESTER 2                  NQF LEVEL 7
NEW CODE MCHE 625
TITLE: Physical Chemistry II
PURPOSE:
To guide students to learn, critically, by themselves, at an advanced level: chemical kinetics, electrochemistry
and surface chemistry.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Should have advanced and critical knowledge in chemical kinetics, electrochemistry and surface chemistry.

Should be able to read and understand scientific literature in these fields.
PRE-REQUISITES:
BSc degree with Chemistry as a major subject
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Selected topics in chemical kinetics, electrochemistry and surface chemistry.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 764                   CREDITS 12                SEMESTER 2                   NQF LEVEL 7
NEW CODE MCHE 626
TITLE: Inorganic Chemistry II
PURPOSE:
To guide students to learn critically solid state chemistry and organometallic chemistry.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate ability to:
predict lattice defects in solids
describe the structures of solid solutions metal clusters and semiconductors.
predict stability or organometallics using 18 electron rule.
organise the syntheses and reactivity of organometallics by ligand type.
prescribe and explain catalysis involving organometallics.
PRE-REQUISITES:
BSc degree with Chemistry as a major subject
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Selected topics in structure, bonding, solid state chemistry and organometallic chemistry
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ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 774                    CREDITS 12              SEMESTER 2                   NQF LEVEL 7
NEW CODE MCHE 627
TITLE: Organic Chemistry II
PURPOSE:
To instruct learner in nomenclature, physical properties in relation to chemical structure, synthesis and reactions
of heterocyclic, polycyclic, aromatic and non-aromatic compounds. Physical basis for spectroscopic techniques
interpretation of spectra data with a view to molecular structure determination. Chemistry of natural products e.g.
carbohydrates and proteins.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate knowledge of synthetic routes and chemical reactions of heterocyclic, polycyclic aromatic and
non aromatic heterocyclic compounds.

Ability to evaluate molecular structure using spectroscopic techniques.

Knowledge of the Chemistry of natural products e.g. carbohydrates and proteins.
PRE-REQUISITES:
BSc degree with Chemistry as a major subject
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Selected topics in heterocyclic chemistry, molecular structure elucidation and natural products chemistry.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE CHE 784                  CREDITS 12                SEMESTER 2                    NQF LEVEL 7
NEW CODE MCHE 628
TITLE: Analytical Chemistry II
PURPOSE:
To instruct on voltametric methods; linear sweep; cyclic; polarographic (normal and differential pulse);
stripping (anodic and cathodic).

To introduce thermal and calorimetric methods, namely, differential thermal analysis, differential scanning
calorimetry, and thermometric titrimetry, direct-injection enthalpimetry, respectively.

To introduce kinetic methods of analysis.

To instruct on automation and analytical chemistry applications.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to:
carry out determinations using a voltammograph;
use the various voltametric methods for the determination of analytes from minor to trace levels;
appreciate the scope of application of thermal and calorimetric methods;
perform determinations of biochemical species (for example, enzymes) by kinetic methods; describe the
automatic and automated instrumentation that is used in industrial applications.
PRE-REQUISITES:
BSc degree with Chemistry as a major subject
CO-REQUISITES:
DELIVERY MODES:
Contact
CONTENT:
Selected topics in electrochemical analysis, thermal analysis, kinetic analysis, automation and analytical
chemistry applications.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final
assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
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OLD CODE CHE 798                    CREDITS 24              SEMESTER 2                  NQF LEVEL 7
NEW CODE MCHE 629
TITLE: Research Project
PURPOSE:
To train students in research methods, the conduct of research and the presentation of the results obtained.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to define simple research problems, conduct research to solve the problems and present the results
both orally and as a research report.
PRE-REQUISITES:
BSc degree with Chemistry as a major subject
CO-REQUISITES:
None
DELIVERY MODES:
Experimental
CONTENT:
A research project involving chemistry
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Written research project report.

OLD CODE PCP 102
NEW CODE MCHE 115               CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: PHYSICAL SCIENCE
PURPOSE:          To give an introduction to the fundamental principles, concepts, facts and applications of
chemistry.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 Learners will be able to:
recall the fundamental principles, concepts, facts and applications of chemistry;
apply the principles concepts and facts of chemistry to solve chemical problems;
demonstrate critical and creative scientific thinking.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Classification of matter; solids, liquids and gases; atoms, molecules, ions and subatomic particles; Periodic
Table; elements, compounds and mixtures; chemical bonding; chemical equations and calculations, mole
and Avogadro constant; acids, bases and salts; nuclear reactions and radioactivity; introductory organic
chemistry, functional groups.
Practical:
Experiments in chemistry to illustrate the theory: measurement, metals, compounds, separation of mixtures,
volumetric analysis.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 3 theory tests/assignments and practical reports during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASC 172
NEW CODE MCHE 126 CREDITS 12                                           SEMESTER 2            NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: BIOCHEMISTRY OF ANIMAL NUTRITION
PURPOSE: To give an introduction to the fundamental principles, concepts, facts and applications of organic
chemistry and biochemistry.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Explain the importance of organic chemistry and biochemistry; describe the different types of isomers; name and
draw structures of organic compounds; write equations for organic reactions; describe the structures of lipids,
carbohydrates, nitrogenous compounds, proteins, enzymes and DNA.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
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CONTENT:
Theory:
Introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry ant its importance; hydrocarbons, IUPAC nomenclature;
isomers; reactions of hydrocarbons; functional groups, alcohols, carboxylic acids, esters, amines,
condensation polymers; biochemistry, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, metabolism
Practical:
Experiments in chemistry to illustrate the theory: reactions of alkanes, alkenes and aromatics; reactions of
alcohols; qualitative organic analysis.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 3 theory tests/assignments and practical reports during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.


15.4 COMPUTER SCIENCE

15.4.1 COURSE STRUCTURE

           Code and Title                                            Credits    Pre-requisites
 YEAR 1    CIS 116: Introduction to Computing                        12         None
           New code: CISM 111                                        12
           CIS 126: Progamming and Problem Solving
           New code: CISM 122                                        12         CISM 111
           CIS 127: Programming Practicals
           New code: CISM 123                                        12         CISM 111
           CIS 129: End User Computing
           New code: CISM 124
 YEAR 2    CIS 216: Alogrithms Design and Data Structures            12         CISM122 and CISM 123
           New code: CISM 211
           CIS 217: Imperative and Object oriented Languages         12         CISM122 and CISM 123
           New code: CISM 212
           CIS 226: Architecture and Operating Systems               12         CISM122 and CISM 123
           New code: CISM 223
           CIS 227: Introduction to Software Engineering             12         CISM122 and CISM 123
           New code: CISM 224
 YEAR 3    CIS 316: Introduction to Databases                        24         CISM211 and CISM 212
           New code: CISM 311
           CIS 317*: Theory of Computation and Translation           24         CISM211 and CISM 212
           New code: CISM 312
           CIS 326: Net-Centric Computing                            24         CISM211 and CISM 212
           New code: CISM 323
           CIS 327*: Artificial Intelligence                         24         CISM211 and CISM 212
           New code: CISM 324
           CIS 328*: Graphics                                        24         CISM211 and CISM 212
           New code: CISM 325

15. 4,2 MODULE OUTCOMES

   CODE : CIS 116
                                                          SEMESTER
 NEW CODE: CISM 111               CREDITS 12                                       NQF LEVEL
 TITLE: Introduction to Computing
 PURPOSE: To give learners to an overview of computing. They will learn what computers are and how
 they work and what they can do.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Identify and explain various components of a computer science
 as a field of study.
     - Use various components of a computer system for basic computing
     - Describe methods and tools of analysis
     - Identify and explain social and ethical issues of computer systems
     - Describe and design a basic program using a programming language
 Technical skills, personal skills and social skills
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 PRE-REQUISITES: None
 CO-REQUISITES:
 DELIVERY MODES:
 CONTENT: History of computing, foundations of human-computer interaction, overview of systems,
 machine-level representation of data, social context of computing, professional and ethical
 responsibilities, intellectual property, privacy and civil liberties, risks and liabilities of computer-based
 system, building a simple user interface.
 ASSESSMENT MODES: Assignments, quizzes, practicals and formal tests 50%and examination 50%
 CODE CIS 126
                                                               SEMESTER
 New code CISM 122                   CREDITS 12                                            NQF LEVEL
 TITLE: Programming and problem solving
 PURPOSE: To equip learners with programming skills. A learner will be able to apply problem solving
 (come up with a computing solution) using a structured methodology and implement solutions using a
 programming language.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Design algorithms to solve problems
        Write fundamental data types to implement solution
        Build programs using modular-design and modular programming
        Compile, find and fix errors in programs in order to execute programs
        Describe object-oriented programming
 Technical skills, personal skills and social skills.
 PRE-REQUISITES: CIS 116
 CO-REQUISITES:
 DELIVERY MODES:
 CONTENT: History and evolution of programming, fundamental programming constructs, algorithms
 and problem solving, data structures, functions, recursion, event-driven programming and object-
 oriented programming
 ASSESSMENT MODES: Assignments, tests, group or individual projects 50%
 and / or examination 50%
 CODE CIS 127
                                                               SEMESTER
 NEW CODE CISM 123                    CREDITS 6                                            NQF LEVEL
 TITLE: Programming practicals
 PURPOSE: To equip learners with programming skills. A learner will be able to apply problem solving
 (come up with a computing solution) using a structured methodology and implement solutions using a
 programming language. This is a practical experience course for CIS 126.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Design algorithms to solve problems.
 * Write fundamental data types to implement solution.
 * Build programs using modular-design and modular programming to implement algorithms
 * Compile, find and fix errors in programs in order to execute programs.
 * Technical skills, personal skills and social skills.
 PRE-REQUISITES: CIS 116
 CO-REQUISITES:
 DELIVERY MODES:
 CONTENT: History and evolution of programming, fundamental programming constructs, algorithms
 and problem solving, data structures, functions, recursion, event-driven programming and object-
 oriented programming.
 ASSESSMENT MODES: Group or individual projects
 CODE CIS 129
                                                               SEMESTER
 NEW CODE CISM 124                   CREDITS 12                                            NQF LEVEL
 TITLE: End-user computing
 PURPOSE: To equip learners with computing skills for personal productivity and knowledge working
 through the use of package software. The learner will use the computer for writing documents,
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presentations, data analysis, data manipulation and web browsing.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Explain the importance of technology to future development and
knowledge worker productivity.
       Explain and identify methods for achieving productivity in the workplace.
       Use appropriate computer tools (Hardware and software) to solve problems and work efficiently
       and effective.
       Develop an HCI
       Technical skills, personal skills and social skills.
PRE-REQUISITES:
CO-REQUISITES:
DELIVERY MODES:
CONTENT: Common office applications (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics and
the web browser), foundations of HCI, hypertext and hypermedia, using the web, overview of operating
systems
ASSESSMENT MODES: Assignments, tests 50%and examinations 50%.
CODE CIS 216
                                                        SEMESTER
NEW CODE CISM 211               CREDITS 12                                       NQF LEVEL
TITLE: Algorithmic design and data structures
PURPOSE
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: : Describe and explain algorithms concepts and methods.
* Define, explain and apply problem solving using algorithms
* Develop computing solutions for the algorithms using a programming language.
* Create and manipulate static data structures and dynamic data structures
* Develop methods for traversal of trees.
PRE-REQUISITES: CIS 126 and CIS 127
CO-REQUISITES:
DELIVERY MODES:
CONTENT: Basic algorithm analysis, algorithm strategies, fundamental computing algorithms,
distributed algorithms, graphs and trees, fundamental data structures and recursion.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Assignment, tests, individual and group projects50% and/or examination
50%
CODE CIS 217
                                                        SEMESTER
NEW CODE CISM 212                 CREDITS                                        NQF LEVEL
TITLE: Imperative and object-oriented languages
PURPOSE: To equip learners with programming skills object oriented software development
methodology. This builds on what the learners has learnt in CIS 126.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Describe nature and scope of object-oriented programming in
comparison to other programming languages.
PRE-REQUISITES: CIS 126 and CIS 127
CO-REQUISITES:
DELIVERY MODES:
CONTENT: Overview of programming languages, virtual machines, introduction to language
translation.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Group and / or individual assignments, tests, group 50% and individual
projects and / or examination 50%.
CODE CIS 226
                                                        SEMESTER
NEW CODE CISM 223               CREDITS 12                                       NQF LEVEL
TITLE: Architecture and operating systems
PURPOSE: Equip the learner with skills of basic hardware engineering. A learner should be able to
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 install and configure the hardware and operating systems.

 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Describe and explain the different hardware components of
 computer and their functions.
     - Identify, install and configure hardware components.
     - Describe and explain different systems software and their functions.
     - Use binary system to explain machine level representation of data
 Write instructions using assembly level language.
 - Technical skills, personal skills and social skills.
 PRE-REQUISITES: CIS 116
 CO-REQUISITES: CIS 126 and CIS 127
 DELIVERY MODES:
 CONTENT: Digital logic and digital systems, machine level representation of data, assembly level
 machine organisation, memory system management, interfacing and communication, functional
 organisation multiprocessing and alternative architecture, performance enhancements, overview of
 operating systems, operating systems principles, concurrency, scheduling and dispatch, and memory
 management.
 ASSESSMENT MODES: Individual and / or group assignment, quizzes, tests 50%, formal examination,
 practicals 50%.
 CODE CIS 227
                                                             SEMESTER
 NEW CODE CISM 224                CREDITS 12                                         NQF LEVEL
 TITLE: Introduction to software engineering
 PURPOSE: To enable learners to develop software responsibly by using software tools and software
 development methodologies and effectively managing the software development project. This course
 provides an overview of a software engineering process / project.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Describe software engineering and its process.
    - Describe and apply different software development methodologies to solve problems.
    - Implement a solution using the appropriate software development methodology
    - Develop and validate a basic system using a DBMS using software requirements and
        specifications.
    - Write software engineering documentation such as reports, and user manuals.
 Technical skills, personal skills and social skill.
 PRE-REQUISITES: CIS 116
 CO-REQUISITES: CIS 126 and CIS 127
 DELIVERY MODES:
 CONTENT: Software design, software tools and environments, software processes, software
 requirements and specifications, software validation, software evolution and software project
 management.
 ASSESSMENT MODES: Individual and / or group assignments, tests, individual 50% and / or group
 projects and presentations 50%.
 CODE CIS 316
                                                             SEMESTER
 NEW CODE CISM 311                CREDITS 24                                         NQF LEVEL
 TITLE: Introduction to database systems
 PURPOSE: To introduce learners to database management systems and development thereof for
 enterprise use.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Describe nature and scope of database system.
     - Explain and apply information models and systems to address everyday problems.
     - Describe and explain data modelling concepts and techniques.
     - Design a relational database.
 Develop a DBMS and manipulate it using a data manipulation language.
 - Technical skills, personal skills and social skills.
 PRE-REQUISITES: CIS 227
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CO-REQUISITES:
DELIVERY MODES:
CONTENT: Information models and systems, database systems, data modelling, relational database,
database query languages and relational database design.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Tests, group and individual assignments, group or individual projects and
presentation 50%, and / or examination 50%.
CODE CIS 317
                                                         SEMESTER
NEW CODE CISM 312                CREDITS 24                                       NQF LEVEL
TITLE: Theory of computation and translation
PURPOSE: This course will educate learners on the importance of computational mathematics to
development of computers.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Describe the nature and scope of computational theory in a
computer science environment.
    - Write advanced algorithms to solve problems in computing.
    - Describe and explain automata theory and its application to computing.
Translate advanced algorithms to machine language.
PRE-REQUISITES: CIS 216 and CIS 217
CO-REQUISITES:
DELIVERY MODES:
CONTENT: Basic computability, automata theory, Turing machines, advanced algorithmic analysis,
parallel algorithms, and introduction to language translation.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Assignments, project, presentations, tests 50%and formal examinations 50%.
CODE CIS 326
                                 CREDITS 24              SEMESTER                 NQF LEVEL
NEW CODE CISM 323
TITLE: Net-centric computing
PURPOSE: Equipping learners with skills in a networking environment.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Describe and explain the different network components and their
uses (importance)
   - Describe, explain and differentiate telecommunications technologies.
   - Install, configure and maintain network
   - Develop web applications.
   - Describe and explain the social issues of networks and ways of dealing with them.
Technical skills, personal skills and social skills.
PRE-REQUISITES: CIS 226
CO-REQUISITES:
DELIVERY MODES:
CONTENT: Introduction to net-centric computing, communication and networking, network security, the
web as an example of client-server computing, building web applications, and network management.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Assignments, tests, individual or group projects, presentations 50% and/ or
formal examination 50%.
CODE CIS327
                                                         SEMESTER
NEW CODE CISM 324                CREDITS 24                                       NQF LEVEL
TITLE: Artificial intelligence fundamentals
PURPOSE: The artificial intelligence concepts of searching, reasoning and planning are introduced
towards development of AI systems.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Describe and explain the nature and scope of artificial intelligence.
   - Describe fundamental issues in intelligent systems.
   - Design patterns for searching and apply searching and constraints satisfaction to draw inferences
       and conclusions.
   - Design patterns for application of knowledge representation and reasoning.
Describe different artificial intelligence applications.
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 Technical skills, personal skills and social skill.
 PRE-REQUISITES: CIS 317
 CO-REQUISITES:
 DELIVERY MODES:
 CONTENT: Fundamental issues in intelligent systems, search and constraint satisfaction, knowledge
 representation and reasoning, advanced search, advanced knowledge representation and reasoning.
 ASSESSMENT MODES: Assignments, tests, individual or group project, presentations 50% and / or
 formal examination 50%.
 CODE CIS 328
                                                          SEMESTER
 NEW CODE CISM 325                   CREDITS 24                                     NQF LEVEL
 TITLE: Graphics
 PURPOSE: The module offers a complete overview of graphics, a learner will be able to apply and
 model graphics.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Describe and explain the nature and scope of graphics.
    - Differentiate between different graphics applications.
    - Describe, explain and apply graphic communication.
    - Develop graphics using geometric modelling.
 Technical skills, personal skills and social skills.
 PRE-REQUISITES: CIS 216 and / or CIS 217
 CO-REQUISITES:
 DELIVERY MODES:
 CONTENT: Fundamental techniques in graphics, graphics systems, graphics communication, geometric
 modelling and basic rendering.
 ASSESSMENT MODES: Assignments, tests, individual or group project, presentations 50% and / or
 formal examination 50%.
 CODE CIS 701
                                                          SEMESTER
 NEW CODE CISM 611                    CREDITS 24                                    NQF LEVEL
 TITLE: Algorithms and data structures.
 PURPOSE: The module equips the student with advanced problem solving techniques using data
 structures and algorithms.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Technical skills, personal skills and social skills.
 PRE-REQUISITES:
 CO-REQUISITES:
 DELIVERY MODES:
 CONTENT: Basic algorithmic analysis, algorithmic strategies, fundamental computing algorithms,
 distributed algorithms, graphs and trees, fundamental data structures, and recursion, geometric
 modelling, parallel algorithms, event-driven programming, cryptographic algorithms, fundamental data
 structures, fundamental programming constructs, automata theory.
 ASSESSMENT MODES: Assignments, tests, individual or group project, presentations 50% and / or
 formal examination 50%.
 CODE CIS 702
                                                          SEMESTER
 NEW CODE CISM 612                    CREDITS 24                                    NQF LEVEL
 TITLE: Programming languages and objects
 PURPOSE: Equipping students with advanced programming skills using several different languages.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Technical skills, personal skills and social skills.
 PRE-REQUISITES: None
 CO-REQUISITES:
 DELIVERY MODES:
 CONTENT: Overview of programming languages, virtual machines, introduction to language translation,
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declarations and types, abstraction mechanisms, object oriented programming, functional programming,
language translation systems, type systems, programming language semantics, and programming
language design.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Assignments tests, individual or group projects, presentations 50% and / or
formal examination 50%.
CODE CIS 703
                                                         SEMESTER
NEW CODE CISM 613                CREDITS 24                                        NQF LEVEL
TITLE: Operating Systems
PURPOSE: The module equips learners with advanced operating systems concepts and management
aiming toward development of O/S.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Technical skills, personal skills and social skills.
PRE-REQUISITES: None
CO-REQUISITES:
DELIVERY MODES:
CONTENT: Overview of operating systems, operating systems principles, concurrency, scheduling and
dispatch, and memory management, device scheduling, security and protection, file systems, real-time
and embedded systems, fault tolerance, system evaluation.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Assignments, tests, individual or group projects, presentations 50% and / or
formal examination 50%.
CODE CIS 704
                                                         SEMESTER
NEW CODE CISM 624                CREDITS 24                                        NQF LEVEL
TITLE: Networks
PURPOSE: The module and advanced level of net-centric computing.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Technical skills, personal skills and social skills.
PRE-REQUISITES: None
CO-REQUISITES:
DELIVERY MODES:
CONTENT: Introduction to net-centric computing, communication and networking, network security, the
web as an example of client-server computing, building web applications, and network manage-ment,
compression and decompression, multimedia data technologies, wireless and mobile computing.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Assignments, tests, individual or group projects, presentations 50% and / or
formal examination 50%.
CODE CIS 705
                                                         SEMESTER
NEW CODE CISM 625                CREDITS 24                                        NQF LEVEL
TITLE: Database systems
PURPOSE: The module offers a complete overview of graphics, a learner will be able to apply and
model graphics.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Technical skills, personal skills and social skills.
PRE-REQUISITES: None.
CO-REQUISITES:
DELIVERY MODES:
CONTENT: Information models and systems, database systems, data modelling, relational databases,
database query languages, relational database design, transactional processing, distributed databases,
physical design, data mining and data warehousing, hypertext and hypermedia, multimedia information
and systems, digital libraries.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Assignments, tests, individual or group projects, presentations 50% and / or
formal examination 50%.
CODE CIS 706
                                                         SEMESTER
NEW CODE CISM 626                CREDITS 24                                        NQF LEVEL
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        TITLE: Artificial intelligence
        PURPOSE: Advanced AI topics are introduced with the aim of developing artificial intelligence systems.
        INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Technical skills, personal skills and social skills.
        PRE-REQUISITES: None
        CO-REQUISITES:
        DELIVERY MODES:
        CONTENT: Fundamental issues in intelligent systems, search and constraint satisfaction, knowledge
        representation and reasoning, advanced search, advanced knowledge representation and reasoning,
        agents, natural language processing, machine learning and neural networks, AI planning systems and
        robotics.
        ASSESSMENT MODES: Assignments, tests, individual or group projects, presentations 50% and / or
        formal examination 50%.
        CODE CIS 799
                                                                 SEMESTER
        NEW CODE CISM 671                CREDITS 24                                       NQF LEVEL
        TITLE: Project
        PURPOSE: A learner should be able to incorporate all the learning experiences and come up with a
        research project.
        INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Technical skills, personal skills and social skills.
        PRE-REQUISITES:
        CO-REQUISITES:
        DELIVERY MODES:
        CONTENT: Foundations of HCI, graphical users interface (GUI) design, GUI design, Software design,
        software tools and environments, software processes, software requirements and specifications, software
        validation, software evolution, software projects management, team management, communications skills
        and elective topics.
        ASSESSMENT MODES: Individual project and / or presentation.

       15.5 GEOGRAPHY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

       15.5.1 COURSE STRUCTURE


YEAR     Semester Old Code         New Code       Course Title                                             Credit
                                                                                                           s
            1        GEO 105      GEOM 111        Introduction to physical geography                         12
                     GEO 122      GEOM 112        Introduction to map-work and interpretation part1          6
  1         2        GEO 155      GEOM 121        Introduction to human geography                            12
                     GEO 172      GEOM 122        Map-work and interpretation part 2                         6
            3        GEO 205      GEOM 211        Aspects of human geography                                12
                     GEO 212      GEOM 212        Geography and computers                                    6
  2                  GEO 222      GEOM 213        Introduction to statistical techniques in geography        6
            4        GEO 255      GEOM 221        Aspects of physical geography                              12
                     GEO 252      GEOM 222        Introduction to aerial photography and remote sensing      6
                     GEO 262      GEOM 223        Geographical report writing                                6
            5        GEO 314      GEOM 311        Population geography                                       12
                     GEO 334      GEOM 312        Advanced physical geography                                12
                     GEO 364      GEOM 313        Advanced human geography                                   12
                     GEO 333      GEOM 314        Practical advanced physical geography                       6
  3                  GEO 363      GEOM 315        Practical advanced human geography                          6
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      6       GEO 324     GEOM 321           Aspect soils and biogeography                              12
              GEO 374     GEOM 322           Introduction to geographical information systems (GIS)     12
              GEO 384     GEOM 323           Regional geography of Africa                               12
              GEO 323     GEOM 324           Practicals in soils and biogeography                        6
              GEO 373     GEOM 325           Practicals in GIS                                           6
              GEO 355     GEOM 372           Research project*                                           6

* Students intending to register for the department’s BSc (Hon) programme are required to take GEO 355/326.
NB: All module offerings are subject to staff availability
15.5.2 MODULE OUTCOMES

    OLD CODE: GEO105
   NEWCODE: GEOM 111               CREDITS: 12             SEMESTER: 1                        NQF: 6
 TITLE:           Introduction to Physical Geography
 PURPOSE:         The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the science of physical geography
                  and its related …
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will be able to explain the major theories and concepts in
 the area of climatology, geomorphology, biogeography and soils. And they will also be able to explain how
 the atmospheric and geomorphologic process act in varied environments.
 PRE-REQUISITES: As stated for admission
 CO-REQUISITES: GEOM 112
 DELIVERY MODES: Lectures, Assigned Readings
 CONTENT: Introduction to Physical Geography, the earth as a rotating planet, Weather and climate
 systems, Systems and cycles of the solid earth, Systems of landform evolution , Systems and cycles of the
 soil and biosphere.
 ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/ 2 assignments during the semester =50% and a final exam of
 3 hours =50%.
 OLD CODE: GEO122
 NEW CODE: GEOM 112                    CREDITS: 6        SEMESTER: 1                      NQF: 6
 TITLE:           Introduction to Mapwork and Map Interpretation: Part I
 PURPOSE:         The purpose of this course is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the
 principles of map reading and map interpretation.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: The student will be able to read, interprete and analyse information
 on topographic maps.
 PRE-REQUISITES: As stated for admission
 CO-REQUISITES:
 DELIVERY MODES: Practical demonstration and field work exercises.
 CONTENT: Basic map information, Introduction to cartography, Introduction to map reading, Recognition
 and classification of phenomena on a topographic map, Countour mapping, Typical landform mapping,
 Cross-section and map descriptions
 ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 1 test, 1 fieldassignment and an exam of 2 hours
 OLD CODE: GEO155
 NEW CODE: GEOM 121                   CREDITS: 12         SEMESTER: 2                        NQF: 6
 TITLE:           Introduction to Human Geography
 PURPOSE:         To sensitize students to the geographical distribution and cultural variation of humankind.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: To acquire a good mental map of the world.
 PRE-REQUISITES: As stated for admission
 CO-REQUISITES: GEOM 122
 DELIVERY MODES: Lecture, Assigned Readings
 CONTENT:
 Distribution and characteristics of the human population
 Means of livelihood
 Religion
 Language
 Political geography
 ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum of 3 tests/assignments during the semester = 50% and a final
 assessment of 3 hours =50%.
 OLD CODE: GEO172
 NEW CODE: GEOM 122                    CREDITS: 6           SEMESTER: 2                       NQF: 6
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TITLE:            Introduction to Mapwork and Map Interpretation, Part 2
PURPOSE:          To provide students with a thorough grounding in the principles of map reading and map
interpretation
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: The student will be able to combine the reading and interpretation
of maps to build a geographic analysis about the area on the map.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEOM 112
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Practical demonstrations and practical exercises
CONTENT: Introduction to cartography, Map interpretation, Introduction to Geographic Information
Systems
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum of 1 tests/ 1 field assignments during the semester = 50% and a final assessment of 3 hours =
50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 205
NEW CODE: GEOM 211                    CREDITS: 12        SEMESTER: 1                    NQF: 6
TITLE: Aspects of Human Geography
PURPOSE:          To introduce students to approaches in human geography, methods in human geography,
economic activity, communications and international aid.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will have an understanding of approaches and methods
in human geography, various economic activities, types of communications, and issues pertaining to
international aid.
PRE-REQUISITES:            GEO 155/121
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES: Lectures and assigned readings
CONTENT:
Approaches to human geography, Human geography today
People and their environment
Behaviour and perception
Relativity
Spatial analysis
Techniques of explanation
The use of theories and models
Classification of industry
The nature of manufacturing
Types of communications
Transport competition and modal choice
Types of trade
Composition and volume of trade
National trading links
Free trade and protection
Forms of international aid
Development of international aid
Arguments for and against international aid
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 2 tests and 2 assignments = 50% and a final assessment of 3 hours = 50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 212
NEW CODE: GEOM 212                       CREDITS: 6        SEMESTER: 1                    NQF: 6
TITLE: Geography and Computers
PURPOSE: To familiarize students with the core spartial concepts in Geography and expose students
geographically related software programmes to prepare students for the use of Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) in the analysis and presentation of spatial data.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students should acquire a basic understanding of spatial concepts
and computer literacy (MS Explorer, MS Word, and MS Excel). Students must be able to demonstrate
practical use of a hand-held Global Position System (GPS) and knowledge and ability to use
geographically related software programmes.

PRE-REQUISITES: GEOM 112 and GEOM 122
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Tutorials and Practical Exercises
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CONTENT:
Spatial concepts
Computer literacy (MS Explorer, MS Word, MS Excel)
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
ASSESSMENT MODES: 1 Test and practical assignments = 50% and a final assessment of 3 hours =
50%.
    OLD CODE: GEO 222
   NEW CODE:GEOM 213               CREDITS: 6         SEMESTER: 1                     NQF: 6
TITLE: Introduction to Statistical Techniques in Geography.
PURPOSE: To introduce and familiarise the students with statistical techniques used in Geography and
Environmental Sciences
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will achieve competency in the calculation of measures of
central tendency, deviation and correlation.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEOM 112, 122
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Tutorial and Laboratory Exercises.
CONTENT: Role of statistics in geography and envinmental science, Populations and samples,
Descriptive statistics, Normal distribution: Nature and characteristics, Confidence and limits, Tests of
significance, correlation, Mean Mode and Median, Mean and Standard Deviation, Measures of Correlation
such as Spearman Rank and Pearson Product Moment.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 3 Tests/Assessments during the semester = 50% and a final
assessment of 3 hours = 50%.
        OLD CODE: GEO 252
      NEW CODE: GEOM 222                 CREDITS: 6           SEMESTER: 2                     NQF: 6
TITLE: Introduction to Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to techniques of air photo interpretation
and its applications.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students must be able to use and apply appropriate techniques of
air photo interpretation.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEO 122/112 and 172/122
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES: Tutorial and Laboratory Exercises.
CONTENT:
The use and application of aerial and satellite imagery in geography.
Principles of aerial photography.
General principles of air photo interpretation.
Introduction to the field and development of remote sensing.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Tests and practical exercises = 50% and a final assessment of 3 hours = 50%.
    OLD CODE: GEO255
  NEW CODE: GEOM 221              CREDITS: 12           SEMESTER: 2                      NQF: 6
TITLE: Aspects of Physical Geography
PURPOSE: The purpose of this module is to provide students with greater understanding and appreciation
of the physical environment and the physical processes operating on our planet.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students must understand the processes that are continually taking
place on the earth’s surface and the resultant landforms that are created and destroyed. Emphasis will be
played on processes and landforms.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEOM 111
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Formal lectures, discussions, assigned readings in the library
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CONTENT:
Basic concepts in geomorphology
Weathering
Karst geomorphology
Soils and soil erosion
Slope processes and landforms
Fluvial geomorphology
Glacial geomorphology
Periglacial geomorphology
Coastal geomorphology
Aolian and arid geomorphology
ASSESSMENT MODES: 2 tests and 2 assignments =50% and a final assignment of 3 hours = 50%
OLD CODE: GEO 262
NEW CODE: GEOM 223                      CREDITS: 6       SEMESTER: 2                  NQF: 6
TITLE: Geographical Report Writing
PURPOSE: To introduce students to the project and field work techniques in geography, as well as basic
report writing techniques used by geographers
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students must be able to:
Identify a research problem
Plan a research report
Conduct an investigation
Write an appropriate research report
PRE-REQUISITES: GEOM 112 AND 122
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Tutorials and practical exercises
CONTENT:
Planning your research
Choosing a project title
Research design
Data collection and field work techniques in geography
Data analysis
Research report
ASSESSMENT MODES: 1 tset, 1 field assignment = 50% and a final assessment of 2 hours=50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 305
NEW CODE: GEOM 371                    CREDITS: 24        SEMESTERS: 1 & 2                NQF: 6
TITLE: Research Project (for BSc Land Management students only)
PURPOSE: To enable students to demonstrate their research capabilities in a specific sub-discipline of
Geography.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will be able to conduct geographical field research and
submit an acceptable research report.
 PRE-REQUISITES: Completion of 100 and 200 level Geography
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Tutorial sessions with supervisors
CONTENT: Choosing a project title and identifying a research problem, Literature review, Methodology,
Data collection, Data analysis, Write a research report.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Research Project will be internally and externally assessed.
OLD CODE: GEO 314
NEW CODE: GEOM 311                     CREDITS: 12        SEMESTER: 1                 NQF: 6
TITLE:            Population Geography
PURPOSE:          To understand the past and contemporary distribution of the human population and its
relationship with the physical environment.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: To understand demographic concepts and population theories.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEOM 313
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Lectures and assigned readings
CONTENT:
Demographic Concepts.
Population Theories and Measurements.
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ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests and 2 assignments during the semester = 50% and a final
assessment of 3 hours = 50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 334
NEW CODE: GEOM 312                      CREDITS: 12          SEMESTER: 1                   NQF: 6
TITLE: Advanced Physical Geography
PURPOSE: The purpose of this module is to examine selected themes in applied geomorphology and
applied climatology. It introduces students to some of the relationships between the atmospheric/physical
environment and human activity.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Geomorphology:
Students will know the different processes acting on the earth’s environmental problems.
Climatology:
Students will acquire an understanding of the current debates in the field of applied climatology as well as
the knowledge of the circulation patterns and weather-producing processes over southern Africa.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEOM 221
CO-REQUISITES: GEOM 314
DELIVERY MODES: Formal lectures and discussions
CONTENT:
Geomorphology:
The scope and role of applied Geomorphology
Defining geomorphology as a science
Applied weathering studies
Slope processes
Erosion
Aeolian and arid geomorphology
Climatology:
The scope of applied climatology
Climate change
Weather forecasting
Weather modification
Man-made climates (urban climates; pollution)
Climate and human comfort
Atmospheric circulation and weather over southern Africa
ASSESSMENT MODES: 2 tests, 2 assignments = 50% and a final assessment of 3 hours = 50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 364
NEW CODE: GEOM 313                     CREDITS: 12         SEMESTER: 1                    NQF: 6
TITLE:            Advanced Human Geography
PURPOSE:          To familiarize students with urbanization in the third world, development planning, urban
trends and urban policies, recent debates in South Africa.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will have an understanding of the process of urbanization
- its origins and problems, urban policies and planning and urban debates in South Africa.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEOM 121 & 211
CO-REQUISITES: GEOM 313
DELIVERY MODES: Lectures, assigned readings
CONTENT:
An introduction to modern urban geography
The city in time and space
Urban development in a world system
Urbanization
Urban trends and urban policies
Development planning
The housing of the urban poor
Urban political and radical debates in South Africa
ASSESSMENT MODES:
2 Tests and 2 assignments = 50% and a final assessment of 3 hours = 50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 333
NEW CODE: GEOM 314                        CREDITS: 6           SEMESTER: 1                   NQF: 6
TITLE: Practicals in Advanced Physical Geography
PUPURPOSE: This module examines the essential aspects of practical work in Physical Geography
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will be acquire skills and field techniques in the
interpretation of synoptic weather maps and weather forecasting; slope measurement, drainage basin
analysis, particle shape analysis, presentation and analysis of orientated data (fabric analysis), particle size
analysis, Atterberglimits and rock properties.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEOM 221
CO-REQUISITES: GEOM 312
DELIVERY MODES: Tutorials, laboratory exercises
CONTENT:
Analysis of climatic data and climatic maps
Interpretation of synoptic maps
Weather forecasting techniques
Drainage basin analysis
Techniques in slope measurement and mapping
Particle shape analysis
Presentation and analysis of orientated data (Fabric analysis)
Atterberg limits
Rock properties
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Practical exercises = 50% and a final assessment of 3 hours = 50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 363
NEW CODE: GEOM 315                      CREDITS: 6       SEMESTER: 1                      NQF: 6
TITLE: Practicals in Advanced Human Geography
PURPOSE: To familiarize students with different methods of delimiting geographical boundaries.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students should be able to determine the criteria and justifications
for boundary delimitation. Students should be able to apply relevant methods.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEO 155/121 and 205/211
CO-REQUISITES: GEO 314/311 or 364/313
DELIVERY MODES:
Laboratory Exercises and Field Excursions.
CONTENT: Give and take methods, buffering, coding and classification, ranking, local neighborhoods,
extended neighborhoods.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Practical exercises and 1 test = 50% and a final 3 hour examination = 50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 324
NEW CODE: GEOM 321                  CREDITS: 12        SEMESTER: 2                       NQF: 6
TITLE: Aspects of Soils and Biogeography
PURPOSE: The module covers aspects of soils and biogeography.
The purpose of the biogeographic section is to foster an understanding of Ecology and Ecosystem, and the
spatial distribution of plants and animals.

The purpose of the pedology section is to examine the physical and chemical characteristics at the soil, soil
development and the major world soil orders.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students must be able to identify environmental problems, think
ecologically and apply ecological principles in environmental management.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEO 105/111 and 255/221
CO-REQUISITES:            GEO 323/324
DELIVERY MODES: Formal lectures, and assigned readings
CONTENT:
Biogeography:
The scope and development of biogeography
Life forms and ecosystems
Biogeographic distribution controls
Human impact on the ecosystem
Biogeographical divisions of Southern America
Pedology:
Soil origin and characteristics
Factors in soil development
Soil classification and world soil orders
Soil erosion and conservation
Environmental problems and management
Environmental economics
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ASSESSMENT MODES: 2 Tests, 2 assignments, a fieldwork project = 50% and a final assessment of 3
hours = 50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 374
NEW CODE: GEOM 322                      CREDITS: 12         SEMESTER: 2                  NQF: 6
TITLE: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
PURPOSE: To introduce the students to the core theory behind Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
and its application is in the real world.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students should be able to explain the development, concepts,
uses and applications of GIS.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEOM 212
CO-REQUISITES: GEOM 325
DELIVERY MODES: Lectures
CONTENT:
Introduction to Geography Information and Systems (GIS)
The history of GIS
Spatial data models
Datums and coordinate systems
Projetions
Georeferencing
Spatial entities
GIS data sourses and metadata
Spatial data query and analysis
ASSESSMENT MODES: 2 Tests and 2 assignments = 50% and a final assessment of 3 hours = 50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 384
NEW CODE: GEOM 323                         CREDITS: 12           SEMESTER: 2                 NQF: 6
TITLE:            Regional Geography of Africa
PURPOSE:          To illustrate the contribution a geographical perspective can advance to the study and
resolution of development problems in Africa.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: To achieve competency in the application of geographical
perspectives towards the study and possible resolution of development problems in Africa.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEOM 205/211, and 255/221
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Lectures and Tutorials.
CONTENT: Lectures emphasising the environmental and spatial aspects of African development,
including the study of urbanization and rural development.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 3 tests/assignments during the semester = 50% and a final
assessment of 3 hours =50%.
OLDCODE: GEO 323
NEW CODE: GEOM 324                        CREDITS: 6       SEMESTER: 2                   NQF: 6
TITLE: Practicals in Soil and Biogeography
PURPOSE: The purpose of these practicals is to provide students with practical application skills on soil
analysis and biogeographical techniques.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: The students will have skills in the use and the application of soil
analysis and biogeographical techniques.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEO 105/111 and 255/221
CO-REQUISITES: GEO 324/321
DELIVERY MODES: Tutorials, practical demonstrations, laboratory experiments and fieldwork.
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CONTENT:
Soils Practical:
Soil profiles interpretation
Determining soil moisture
Soil organic matter
Soil chemistry
soil texturing
Soil temperature
Vegetation:
Vegetation sampling: vegetation quadrat survey
Vegetation identification
Vegetation patterns: nearest neighbour analysis
Vegetation condition: vegetation die back due to trampling, rank correlation methods
Vegetation and soil survey
Climate, vegetation and soil relationships survey
ASSESSMENT MODES: Practical exercises, a fieldwork project = 50% and a final assessment of 3 hours
= 50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 373
NEW CODE: GEOM 325                     CREDITS: 6        SEMESTER: 2                 NQF: 6
TITLE: Practicals in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
PURPOSE: To introduce students to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students should demonstrate knowledge of basic GIS operations
and the use of ArcGIS.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEOM 212
CO-REQUISITES: GEOM 322
DELIVERY MODES: Tutorial and Lab Exercises
CONTENT:
Making sense of spatial information
Map design
GIS introduction and applications
ArcGIS software
ASSESSMENT MODES: Practical tests = 50% and a final assessment of 3 hours = 50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 355
NEW CODE: GEOM 372                     CREDITS: 6        SEMESTER: 1 & 2               NQF: 6
TITLE: Research Project
PURPOSE: To enable students to demonstrate their research capabilities in a specific sub-discipline of
Geography.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: The student will be able to conduct a geographical field research
and submit an acceptable research report.
PRE-REQUISITES: Completion of 100 and 200 level Geography
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Tutorial sessions with supervisors
CONTENT:
Choosing a project title and identify a research problem
Literative review
 Methodology
Data collection
Data analysis
Write a research report
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Research Project will be internally and externally assessed.
OLD CODE: GEO 707
NEW CODE: GEOM 611                       CREDITS: 24       SEMESTER: 1 or 2              NQF: 7
TITLE: Geography, Ideas and Methods
PURPOSE: To familiarize the students with the intellectual development of geography as a discipline as
well as the state of contemporary thinking and debate.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students Will be able to explain and synthesize the main ideas,
methods and developments in the field of geography.
PRE-REQUISITES: As stated for admission to honours
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CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Seminar presentations
CONTENT: Geography, development since ancient times to and including 19th and 20th century
movements such as the Gaia hypothesis, role of GIS.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Research papers, oral and written tests =50%, final assessment =50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 717
NEW CODE: GEOM 612                   CREDITS: 24         SEMESTER:        1 or 2           NQF: 7
TITLE: Selected Fields in Human Geography
PURPOSE: To focus in depth on one or more topics in the field of human geography.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: The learner should acquire sufficient expertise in an area of study
to proceed to a master of arts program.
PRE-REQUISITES: As stated for admission to honours
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Seminar
CONTENT: Any of the sub-disciplines of human geography, cultural, economic, agricultural, historical,
environmental, urban, population, industrial, rural and so on.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Seminar presentation and research papers, tests = 50%, final assessment =
50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 727
NEW CODE: GEOM 613                 CREDITS: 24           SEMESTER: 1                   NQF: 7
TITLE: Technical Issues in Geographic Information Systems
PURPOSE: To examine GIS theories and technical issues that are important in the application of GIS.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: To understand the GIS theories and technical issues.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEOM 322 and GEOM 325 or equivalent.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Formal and Applied
CONTENT:
Data collection, inputs and accuracy
Data quality and standards
Creating and maintainingdatabases
GIS visualization products and cartographic communication
Spatial analysis
Project management and GIS implimentation
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Tests and assignments during the semester =50%, and a final assessment of 3 hours = 50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 737
NEW CODE: GEOM 614                    CREDITS: 24         SEMESTER:      1 or 2            NQF: 7
TITLE:            Environment Problems and Management in Africa
PURPOSE:          To study the nature and extent of environmental problems in Africa and environmental
principles in South Africa
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will understand the environmental and management
problems of Africa as a whole and Southern Africa in particular.
PRE-REQUISITES: As stated for admission
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Lectures
CONTENT:
Environmental problems in Africa
Environmental management in South Africa
ASSESSMENT MODES: Assignments during the module = 50%, final assessment = 50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 757
NEW CODE: GEOM 621                   CREDITS: 24         SEMESTER:      1 or 2            NQF: 7
TITLE: Techniques and Methods in Geography
PURPOSE: To familiarize students with the latest human and physical geographical research techniques,
with special emphasis on remote sensing and GIS techniques.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will be able to use techniques to do independent
geographic research
PRE-REQUISITES: As stated for admission to honours.
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CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Tutorials and practical demonstration
CONTENT:
Selected field work techniques in human geography
Selected fieldwork techniques in physical in physical geography
Introduction and application of remote sensing
Introduction and application of GIS
Introduction and application of GPS
ASSESSMENT MODES: Seminar presentation, fieldwork project = 50%, and a final assessment = 50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 767
NEW CODE: GEOM 622                  CREDITS: 24          SEMESTER:     1 or 2             NQF: 7
TITLE: Selected Fields in Physical Geography
PURPOSE: To focus in depth on one or more topics in the field of geomorphology
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: The learner should acquire sufficient expertise in an area of study
to proceed to an MSc
PRE-REQUISITES: GEOM 312 or 314 or equivalent
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Tutorials, seminar and Laboratory work
CONTENT: Any of the sub-disciplines of geomorphology.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Seminar presentations, research papers, tests = 50%, and a final assessment =
50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 787
NEW CODE: GEOM 623                  CREDITS: 24           SEMESTER: 2                  NQF: 7
TITLE: Applications in Geographic Information Systems
PURPOSE: To introduce the students to the theoretical and practical aspects of creating and maintaining
a GIS to solve an environmental problem.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical
aspects of managing a GIS, practical project management skills and use of different GIS applications.
PRE-REQUISITES: GEOM 613
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Formal and Applied
CONTENT:
Databases and data analysis;
GIS managemnt and applications
G-bussiness: GIS assets, constraints, risks and strategies
Operational aspects of GIS
New developments in GIS
Software training in ArcGIS
ASSESSMENT MODES: Tests and practical project = 50% assignment (project orientated) = 50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 797
NEW CODE: GEOM 624                    CREDITS: 24         SEMESTER: 1 or 2               NQF : 7
TITLE: Rural Geography
PURPOSE: To illustrate the ways in which geography contributes to the study of rural production systems
and rural landscapes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will achieve competency in the critical analysis of
changing rural landscapes and production systems
PRE-REQUISITES: As stated for admission to honours
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Lectures, Tutorials and Seminars
CONTENT: An analysis of the ways in which rural production systems and landscape are changing with
particular emphasis on South Africa
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum of 2 tests/assignments during the semester = 50% , and a final
assessment + 50%.
OLD CODE: GEO 798
NEW CODE: GEOM 671                 CREDITS: 24          SEMESTER: 1 or 2                NQF: 7
TITLE: Research Project
PURPOSE: A summative module in which the students uses all he/she has learned to write a properly
researched and referenced research paper
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 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: The ability to produce a research report
 PRE-REQUISITES: None
 CO-REQUISITES:           None
 DELIVERY MODES: Tutorial Sessions with Directing Supervisors
 CONTENT: Library and Field Work, Internet
 ASSESSMENT MODES:
 Research project will be internally and externally marked.

15.6 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

15. 6. 1 APPLIED MATHEMATICS COURSE STRUCTURE

BSc in Applied Mathematics

YEAR 1 SEMESTER I                                           COURSE TITLE                         CREDITS
       APMM 111                                                                                    18
                                       Introduction to Mechanics
        SEMESTER II                                                                                  18
        APMM 121                       Introduction to Numerical Methods and Mathematical
                                       Modelling
       SEMESTER I
YEAR 2 APMM 211                        Mathematical Modelling.                                       18
       APMM 212                        Introduction to Linear Programming                            12
       SEMESTER II
       APMM 221                        Differential Equations and their Applications I               18
       APMM 222                        Numerical Methods                                             12
       SEMESTER I
YEAR 3 APMM 311                        Mathematical Programming                                      18
       APMM 312                        Differential Equations and their Applications II              18
       SEMESTER II
       APMM 321                        Fluid Mechanics                                               18
       APMM 322                        Numerical Analysis                                            18

 15.6.2 MODULE OUTCOMES


   APMM 111                   CREDITS 18               SEMESTER I            NQF LEVEL 5
  TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICS
  PURPOSE: To introduce students to the principles and applications of mechanics.
  INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  Competence in the understanding of classical mechanics.
  Competence in identifying problems, and application of classical mechanics to solve the problems.
  Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of classical mechanics to relevant
  stake holders.
  PRE-REQUISITES: Matriculation Mathematics, Symbol D (SG) or E (HG)
  CO-REQUISITES: MAYM 114
  DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
  CONTENT: Vector algebra, forces at a point, friction, kinematics, Newton=s laws of motion, motion under
  gravity, work, power, energy, circular motion and simple harmonic motion.
  ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
  paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

                           CREDITS 18               SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 5
  APMM 121
 TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL METHODS AND MATHEMATICAL MODELLlNG
 PURPOSE:      To introduce students to the principles and applications of numerical methods and
 mathematical modeling.
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 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 Competence in the understanding of principles of numerical methods and mathematical modelling.
 Competence in identifying problems, and application of numerical methods and mathematical modelling to
 solve the problems.
 Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of numerical methods and
 mathematical modeling to relevant stake holders.
 PRE-REQUISITES: Matriculation Mathematics, Symbol D (SG) or E (HG)
 CO-REQUISITES: MAYM 123
 DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
 CONTENT: Errors, bisection method, secant method, numerical differentiation and integration, growth and
 decay, cooling, electrical series circuits, mixture problem, logistic equations, chemical reactions, law of mass
 action.
 ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
 paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

  APMM211                      CREDITS 18                SEMESTER I          NQF LEVEL 6
 TITLE: MATHEMATICAL MODELLING
 PURPOSE:          To equip students with the principles and applications of mathematical modelling.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 Competence in the understanding of principles of mathematical modelling.
 Competence in identifying problems, and application of mathematical modeling to solve the problems.
 Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of mathematical modelling to
 relevant stake holders.
 PRE-REQUISITES: APMM 111, APMM 121, MAYM 114 AND MAYM 123
 CO-REQUISITES: MAYM 211
 DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
 CONTENT: Second-order ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients, some second-order
 ordinary differential equations with variable coefficients, Laplace transforms, models with more than one
 species, stability and phase plane analysis.
 ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
 paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

  APMM 212                     CREDITS 12              SEMESTER I          NQF LEVEL 6
 TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR PROGRAMMING
 PURPOSE:         To introduce students to the principles and applications of linear programming.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 Competence in the understanding of principles of linear programming.
 Competence in identifying problems, and application of linear programming to solve the problems.
 Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of linear programming to relevant
 stake holders.
 PRE-REQUISITES: APMM 111, APMM 121, MAYM 114 AND MAYM 123
 CO-REQUISITES: MAYM 211
 DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
 CONTENT: Linear inequalities, linear programming problems, elementary post-optimal analysis, simplex
 method, sensitivity analysis.
 ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
 paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

  APMM 221                   CREDITS 18               SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 6
 TITLE: DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS I
 PURPOSE:       To equip students with principles and applications of differential equations.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 Competence in the understanding of principles of differential equations.
 Competence in identifying problems, and application of differential equations to solve the problems.
 Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of differential equations to relevant
 stake holders.
 PRE-REQUISITES: APMM 111, APMM 121, MAYM 114 AND MAYM 123
 CO-REQUISITES: MAYM 221
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 DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
 CONTENT: Series solutions, Laplace transforms on systems of differential equations, Fourier series, Sturm-
 Liouville theory, integral transforms on partial differential equations.
 ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
 paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

  APMM 222                    CREDITS 12               SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 6
 TITLE: NUMERICAL METHODS
 PURPOSE:         To introduce students to the principles and applications of numerical methods.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 Competence in the understanding of principles of numerical methods.
 Competence in identifying problems, and application of numerical methods to solve the problems.
 Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of numerical methods to relevant
 stake holders.
 PRE-REQUISITES: APMM 111, APMM 121, MAYM 114 AND MAYM 123
 CO-REQUISITES: MAYM 221
 DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
 CONTENT: Polynomial interpolation, divided differences, interpolation using splines, elimination methods,
 computation of inverse, LU decomposition , Gauss-Seidel, convergence of Jacobi and G S methods, Givens
 method, Householder method, QR method, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
 ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
 paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

  APMM 311                    CREDITS 18              SEMESTER I          NQF LEVEL 7
 TITLE: MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING
 PURPOSE: To further equip students with the principles and applications of mathematical programming.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 Competence in the understanding of principles of mathematical programming.
 Competence in identifying problems, and application of mathematical programming to solve the problems.
 Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of mathematical programming to
 relevant stake holders.
 PRE-REQUISITES: All second year mathematics (MAYM) and applied mathematics (APMM) courses
 CO-REQUISITES: None
 DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
 CONTENT: Sensitivity, duality problem, revised simplex method, degeneracy and anti-cycling,
 transportation problem, integer programming, goal programming, non-linear programming, computer
 applications.
 ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
 paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

  APMM 312                     CREDITS 18              SEMESTER I           NQF LEVEL 7
 TITLE:           DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS II
 PURPOSE:         To further equip students with the principles and applications of differential equations.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 Competence in the understanding of principles of advanced differential equations.
 Competence in identifying problems, and application of advanced differential equations to solve the
 problems.
 Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of advanced differential equations
 to relevant stake holders.
 PRE-REQUISITES: All second year mathematics (MAYM) and applied mathematics (APMM) courses
 CO-REQUISITES: None
 DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
 CONTENT: Separation of variables, Fourier series, the Fourier convergence theorem, heat conduction
 problems, non-homogeneous boundary conditions, wave equation, Laplace=s equation, Dirichlet problem,
 Neumann problem, two-point boundary value problems, linear homogeneous boundary value problems,
 Sturm-Liouville boundary value problems, non-homogeneous boundary value problems for partial differential
 equations, Green=s function, integral equations.
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 ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final mark
 examination paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

  APMM 321                           CREDITS 18               SEMESTER II         NQF LEVEL 7
 TITLE: FLUID MECHANICS
 PURPOSE:          To equip students with the principles and applications of fluid mechanics.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 Competence in the understanding of principles of fluid mechanics.
 Competence in identifying problems, and application of fluid mechanics to solve the problems.
 Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of fluid mechanics to relevant stake
 holders.
 PRE-REQUISITES: All second year mathematics (MAYM) and applied mathematics (APMM) courses
 CO-REQUISITES: None
 DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
 CONTENT:
 Velocity of a fluid at a point; local and particle rate of change; acceleration; streamlines; equation of
 continuity.
 Euler’s equation of motion; Bernoulli’s equation; flows involving axial symmetry; flow past a sphere.
 The stream function; complex velocity potential; uniform streams; line sources; sinks; doublets; line vortices;
 vortex streets; Karman’s vortex street; The Milne Thomson Circle Theorem.
 The Navier-Stokes equations; some solvable problems in viscous flow; diffusion of vorticity; similarity;
 Prandtl’s boundary layer theory.
 ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
 paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

  APMM 322                      CREDITS 18              SEMESTER 2            NQF LEVEL 7
 TITLE: NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
 PURPOSE:          To equip students with the principles and applications of numerical analysis.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 Competence in the understanding of principles of numerical analysis.
 Competence in identifying problems, and application of numerical analysis to solve the problems.
 Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of numerical analysis to relevant
 stake holders.
 PRE-REQUISITES: All second year mathematics (MAYM) and applied mathematics (APMM) courses
 CO-REQUISITES: None
 DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
 CONTENT: The best approximation problem, Chebyshev polynomials, least squares approximation, Taylor
 Method, Euler's method, Runge-Kutta methods, multistep methods, stability of numerical methods, systems
 of differential equations, shooting methods, partial differential equations, computer applications.
 ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
 paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

 Special Courses for Honours Students

 APMM 611 is compulsory for those students who did not major in Mathematics. It runs over two semesters and
 is not offered to students who majored in Mathematics.


APMM 611                      CREDITS 18              SEMESTERS I and NQF LEVEL 6
                                                      2
TITLE: ALGEBRA AND ANALYSIS
PURPOSE: To enable students to understand the principles and applications of abstract algebra and
analysis.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of principles of abstract algebra and analysis.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of abstract algebra and analysis to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of abstract algebra and analysis to
relevant stake holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least 60% in Third Year Applied Mathematics.
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CO-REQUISITES: NONE
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Theory of sets, equivalence relations, congruences, residue classes, groups, examples, subgroups,
Lagrange's theorem, normal subgroups, quotient groups, homomorphisms, isomorphism theorems, Cayley's
theorem, introduction to rings, the familiar number system, polynomials and quotient rings. Real analysis: The
real number system, limits, continuity, differentiation, Riemann integration, uniform convergence. Complex
analysis: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s theorem, singularities, Taylor and Laurent series, residues and poles,
contour integration, conformal mapping.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

APMM 621                    CREDITS 18              SEMESTER 1 or 2 NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY
PURPOSE:         To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of differential
geometry.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of principles of differential geometry.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of differential geometry to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of differential geometry to relevant
stake holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least 60% in Third Year Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Co-ordinate systems, Euclidean space, Riemannian and pseudo-Riemannian spaces, simplest
groups of transformations of the Euclidean space, the Serret-Frenet formulae, pseudo- Euclidean spaces,
geometry on a surface in space, the second fundamental form, geodesics, parallel transport, Weingarten map.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

APMM 614                         CREDITS 18              SEMESTER 1 or 2       NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: OPTIMAL CONTROL THEORY
PURPOSE:          To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of optimal
control theory.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of principles of optimal control theory.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of optimal control theory to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of optimal control theory to relevant
stake holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least 60% in Third Year Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Formulation, a sufficient condition for optimal control, theory of Lagrange multipliers, global and
local theories, applications of Lagrange multipliers, maximum principle, dynamic programming, differentiability of
Bellman's function, the general maximum principle of Pontryagin for time-optimal problems, the indifference
principle, autonomous systems, controllability and observability of linear systems, Stochastic and adaptive
control.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

APMM 612                     CREDITS 18              SEMESTER 1 or 2         NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: THEORY OF DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
PURPOSE:       To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of dynamical
systems.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of principles of dynamical systems.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of dynamical systems to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of dynamical systems to relevant
stake holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least 60% in Third Year Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.
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CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Introduction, stability of equilibria and orbits, the Poincare-Bendixson theorem, structural
stability, one-dimensional abstract dynamical systems, chaotic dynamical systems and abstract dynamical
systems theory.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

APMM 616                        CREDITS 18                 SEMESTER 1              NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: SYMMETRIES OF DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
PURPOSE:         To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of
symmetries of differential equations.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of principles of symmetries of differential equations.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of symmetries of differential equations to solve the
problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of symmetries of differential
equations to relevant stake holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least 60% in Third Year Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Lie transformations, prolongations, invariance of ordinary differential equations, first and
second-order invariants, invariant solutions, applications to boundary-value problems, invariance of partial
differential equations, scalar partial differential equations, systems of partial differential equations.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).
APMM 617                        CREDITS 18                 SEMESTER 1 or 2         NQF LEVEL 7

TITLE: SYMMETRY AND FINANCE
PURPOSE:           To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of Symmetry
and Finance.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of Symmetry and Finance.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of Symmetry and Finance.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of Symmetry and Finance.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least 60% in Third Year Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Theory; An introduction to Futures, Forwards and Options, Options markets, Derivation of
Black-Scholes Option Valuation, Using the Black-Scholes Formula. Applications; Black–Scholes Equation:
complete symmetry analysis of the one-dimensional Black–Scholes model, Jacobs–Jones equations:
classification of the two-dimensional Jacobs–Jones equations according to their symmetry groups.
Construction of exact (invariant) solutions, Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation: symmetry reductions of a
Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation arising in Financial Mathematics.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).
 APMM 622, 613, 615 & 624 CREDITS 18                   SEMESTER            NQF LEVEL 7

TITLE: CAPITA SELECTA
PURPOSE:         To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of a topic of
relevant interest.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of the topic.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of the topic to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of the topic to relevant stake
holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final
examination paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).
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CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: A topic approved by the head of the department in consultation with the external examiner and
which lies within the fields of interest of the lecturing staff and students.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).
 APMM 624
                                 CREDITS 30                SEMESTER           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: RESEARCH PROJECT
PURPOSE: To equip students with research methods in their fields of interest.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of research methods.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of research methods to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting and ability to communicate results to relevant stake holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final
examination paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark)
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Assignments.
CONTENT: A research project of limited scope approved by the head of the department in consultation with
the external examiner and which lies within the fields of interest of the lecturing staff and student.
ASSESSMENT: Written research project report.
APMM 626                         CREDITS 18                SEMESTER 1 or 2 NQF LEVEL 7

TITLE: PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
PURPOSE:         To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of partial
differential equations.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of partial differential equations.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of partial differential equations.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of partial differential equations.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least 60% in Third Year Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Linear equations: First integrals, homogenous and non-homogenous equations, characteristics.
    Quasi-linear equations: Laplace’s method, extension to many variables, reduction to the
    homogeneous linear equation. Nonlinear equations: Complete, general and singular integrals,
    solution of Cauchy’s problem via complete integrals. Monge’s theory of characteristics. Systems of
    linear equations: The operator notation, linearly connected, independent and equivalent operators,
    commutator, complete systems, Jacobian systems, integration of complete systems.

ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

APMM 627                       CREDITS 18              SEMESTER 1 or 2 NQF LEVEL 7

TITLE: INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS
PURPOSE:         To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of Industrial
Mathematics.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of Industrial Mathematics.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of Industrial Mathematics.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of Industrial Mathematics.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least 60% in Third Year Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Heat and diffusion equations, dimensional analysis and scaling, Boltzmann similarity solutions,
stretching transformations, method of regular perturbations, bifurcation analysis, method of Fourier
expansions. Case Studies: Continuous casting, Water filtration, Laser drilling, Factory fires and Irrigation.
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 ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination
 paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

MASTERS OF SCIENCE (MSc) IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS

APMM 811, 812, 821               CREDITS 30                 SEMESTER 1 or 2      NQF LEVEL 8
TITLE: CAPITA SELECTA
PURPOSE:          To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of a topic
of relevant interest.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of the topic.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of the topic to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of the topic to relevant stake
holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: BSc (Hons) degree or an equivalent qualification.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: A topic approved by the head of the department in consultation with the external examiner
and which lies within the fields of interest of the lecturing staff and student.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final
examination paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

APMM 822                       CREDITS 30                 SEMESTER 1 or 2            NQF LEVEL 8
TITLE: RESEARCH PROJECT
PURPOSE:         To enable students to use research methods to obtain results to problems of a topic of
relevant interest.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of the topic.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of the topic to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of the topic to relevant stake
holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: BSc (Hons) degree or an equivalent qualification.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Assignments.
CONTENT: A research topic approved by the head of the department in consultation with the external
examiner and which lies within the fields of interest of the lecturing staff and student.
ASSESSMENT: Written research project report.


APMM 813                      CREDITS 30              SEMESTER 1 or 2 NQF LEVEL 8
TITLE: SYMMETRY AND CONSERVATION LAWS
PURPOSE:       To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of
symmetry and conservation laws.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of symmetry and conservation laws.
Competence in identifying problems and applications of symmetry and conservation laws.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of symmetry and conservation
laws.
PRE-REQUISITES: BSc (Hons) degree or an equivalent qualification.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
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CONTENT: Outline of methods from Lie group analysis: Infinitesimal symmetries, three methods of
    construction of groups from infinitesimal generators. Conservation laws: Motivation and definition,
    conserved quantities. On calculus of variations: Variation of action integrals, derivation of Euler-
    Lagrange equations. Noether’s theorem: Invariance of action integrals, Noether symmetries, the
    fundamental operator identity, proof of Noether’s theorem. Applications in classical mechanics: Free
    particle, the energy and the angular momentum in a central field, two-body problem, derivation of
    Kepler’s laws. Relativistic conservation laws: Space time intervals, the Lorentz group, relativistic
    principle of least action, relativistic Lagrangian of a freely moving particle, and relativistic
    conservation laws.

ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final
examination paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).


APMM 814                          CREDITS 30            SEMESTER 1 or 2 NQF LEVEL 8
TITLE: SECOND-ORDER PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
PURPOSE:           To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of second-
order partial differential equations.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of second-order partial differential equations.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of the second-order partial differential equations.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of the second-order partial
differential equations.
PRE-REQUISITES: BSc (Hons) degree or an equivalent qualification.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
C CONTENT: Modelling by differential equations: Heat conduction, wave propagation, variational
principles, different types of equations. Hyperbolic equations with two variables: Characteristics, conjugate
operators, the fundamental identity. Laplace’s method: Equivalent transformations, Laplace’s invariants,
integration by Laplace’s method, Ovsyannikov’s invariants. Riemann’s method: Riemann’s function,
solution of the Cauchy problem, use of the Laplace and Ovsyannikov invariants for construction of
Riemann’s function, examples of application of the method, telegrapher’s equation.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final
examination paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

APMM 815                        CREDITS 30             SEMESTER 1 or 2 NQF LEVEL 8
TITLE: DIFFERENTIAL ALGEBRA
PURPOSE:          To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of
differential algebra.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of differential algebra.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of differential algebra.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of differential algebra.
PRE-REQUISITES: BSc (Hons) degree or an equivalent qualification.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
 CONTENT: Differential functions: Main variables and total derivatives, the space of differential functions,
Faä de Bruno’s formula. Extended transformations: Point transformations and their extension to
derivatives, properties of extended generators, differential invariants and invariant differentiation,
infinitesimal contact transformations. Operators and identities: The Euler-Lagrange operator, test for total
derivatives, Lie-Bäcklund operators, main identities. Lie-Bäcklund transformation groups: Formal groups,
solution of Lie-Bäcklund equations.

ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final
examination paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).


APMM 816                       CREDITS 30               SEMESTER 1 or 2 NQF LEVEL 8
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TITLE: APPROXIMATE TRANSFORMATION GROUPS
PURPOSE: To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of a topic of
relevant interest.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of the approximate transformation groups.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of the approximate transformation groups.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of the approximate
transformation groups.
PRE-REQUISITES: BSc (Hons) degree or an equivalent qualification.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
C CONTENT: Motivation: Perturbations and instability of Lie symmetries of differential equation. Definition
of approximate transformations: One-parameter approximate transformation groups, approximate group
generator. Lie equations: Solution of Lie equations in the first order of precision. The approximate
exponential map: Main theorem, examples. Approximate invariance: Equations with a small parameter
and approximate invariance test. Approximate symmetries: Deformations of symmetry Lie algebras, stable
symmetries, applications.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final
examination paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

 APMM 823                          CREDITS 30              SEMESTER 1 or 2 NQF LEVEL 8
TITLE: INVARIANCE PRINCIPLE IN INITIAL VALUE PROBLEMS
PURPOSE:           To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of
invariance principle in initial value problems.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of invariance principle in initial value
problems.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of invariance principle in initial value problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of invariance principle in initial
value problems.
PRE-REQUISITES: BSc (Hons) degree or an equivalent qualification.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Introduction to the theory of distributions: Differentiation of discontinuous functions, Dirac’s δ -
function, definition of fundamental solutions, application for solution of initial value problems. Extension of
group transformations to distributions: Transformation of regular functionals, infinitesimal representation,
formulation of the invariance principle. Heat equation: Lie algebra of the equation, symmetry of the initial
value problem for the fundamental solution, derivation of the fundamental solution from the invariance
principle. Differential equations involving distributions: Differential forms, the Leray form and Dirac’s
measure on surfaces, auxiliary equations. Wave equation: Lie algebra of the equation, fundamental
solution of the Cauchy problem, symmetry of the initial data, derivation of the fundamental solution from
the invariance principle, solution of the Cauchy problem.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final
examination paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

 APMM 824                     CREDITS 30              SEMESTER 1 or 2 NQF LEVEL 8
TITLE: SYMMETRY OF FLUIDS
PURPOSE:        To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of
symmetry of fluids.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of symmetry of fluids.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of symmetry of fluids.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of symmetry of fluids.
PRE-REQUISITES: BSc (Hons) degree or an equivalent qualification.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
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CONTENT: Incompressible ideal fluids: Symmetry, conservation laws. Gasdynamics: Group classification,
group-invariant solutions, submodels. Shallow-water model: Symmetry, conservation laws, invariant
solutions. Viscous fluids: Navier-Stokes, invariant solutions, turbulent flows. Non-Newtonian fluids: Flow
and heat transfer of visco-plastic media, nonlinear filtration of a chemically active liquid, waves with a
nonlinear dissipation.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final
examination paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

 APMM 825                      CREDITS 30             SEMESTER 1 or 2 NQF LEVEL 8
TITLE: GROUP THEORETIC MODELLING
PURPOSE:         To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of group
theoretic modelling.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of group theoretic modelling.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of group theoretic modelling.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of group theoretic modelling.
PRE-REQUISITES: BSc (Hons) degree or an equivalent qualification.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
 CONTENT: Derivation of equations from invariance principles: Galilean principle in heat conduction.
Hidden symmetry of Newton’s gravitation: A Lie-Bäcklund symmetry, derivation of Laplace’s vector and its
quantization. Newton-Cotes potential: Motion of a particle in the Newton-Cotes potential field and
monatomic gas, additional conservation laws. Huygen’s principle: Conformal invariance and propagation
of light in curved space times, the fundamental solution and solution of Cauchy’s problem. Dynamics in
the de Sitter universe: Particle mechanics in the de Sitter space, splitting for neutrinos by the curvature.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final
examination paper (contributing 50% toward the final mark).

15.7 MATHEMATICS

15.7.1 COURSE STRUCTURE

MAYM 111 Consumer Mathematics is offered as a service course.

MAYM 113/122 General Mathematics/Calculus and Algebra
To register these courses, students should have at least symbol D (SG), E (HG) in matriculation mathematics or
an equivalent qualification.
These are terminal service courses for science students. Students who wish to do second year Mathematics/
Applied Mathematics should not register these modules. However, students who wish to register for second year
Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics will have to obtain a minimum average mark of 70% in MAYM 113/122.

MAYM 114/123 Calculus I /Calculus II

Students who wish to major in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics should register these modules. Students who
are required to do second year mathematics modules by other departments (Physics, Information Systems etc)
should also register for these courses. To register these courses, students should have at least symbol D (SG), E
(HG) in matriculation mathematics or an equivalent qualification.

YEAR 1                SEMESTER I                                                                   CREDITS
                      MAYM 111        Consumer Mathematics                                           12
                      MAYM 113        General Mathematics                                            12
                      MAYM 114        Calculus I                                                     12
                      SEMESTER II
                      MAYM 122        Calculus and Algebra                                             12
                      MAYM 123        Calculus II                                                      12
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   YEAR 2               SEMESTER I
                        MAYM 211         Linear Algebra                                                 18
                        MAYM 212         Set Theory                                                     12
                        SEMESTER II
                        MAYM 221         Advanced Calculus                                              18
                        MAYM 222         Vector Calculus                                                12
   YEAR 3               SEMESTER I
                        MAYM 311         Real Analysis                                                  18
                        MAYM 312         Differential Equations                                         18
                        SEMESTER II
                        MAYM 321         Complex Analysis                                               18
                        MAYM 322         Abstract Algebra                                               18


  15.7.2 MODULE OUTCOMES


MAYM 111                   CREDITS 12                         SEMESTER I         NQF LEVEL 4
TITLE: CONSUMER MATHEMATICS
PURPOSE:       To introduce students to the principles and applications of algebraic functions.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the use of algebraic principles.
Competence in the algebra and graphing of elementary functions.
Competence in the application of elementary functions in related fields.
PRE-REQUISITES: Matric Exemption
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
 ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests and 1 three hours final examination paper.

MAYM 113                          CREDITS 12               SEMESTER I             NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: GENERAL MATHEMATICS
PURPOSE:          To equip students with principles and applications of algebraic functions, trigonometric functions
and differential calculus.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of algebraic functions, trigonometric functions and differential calculus.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of algebraic functions, trigonometric functions and differential
calculus principles to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of algebraic functions, trigonometric
functions and differential calculus principles to relevant stake holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: Matriculation Mathematics, Symbol D (SG) or E (HG) or an equivalent qualification.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Circular measure, trigonometry, inverse trigonometric functions, theory of polynomials, inequalities,
principle of mathematical induction, binomial theorem, circles, method of mathematical proof, arithmetic of complex
numbers, sets, limits and their properties, differentiation, applications of differentiation.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark)
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 MAYM 114                     CREDITS 12               SEMESTER I          NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: CALCULUS I
PURPOSE:          To equip students with principles and applications of algebraic functions, trigonometric functions
and differential calculus.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of algebraic functions, trigonometric functions and differential calculus.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of algebraic functions, trigonometric functions and
differential calculus principles to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of algebraic functions, trigonometric
functions and differential calculus principles to relevant stake holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: Matriculation Mathematics, Symbol D (SG) or E (HG) or an equivalent qualification.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Trigonometry, theory of polynomials, inequalities, principle of mathematical induction, binomial
theorem, circles, method of mathematical proof, arithmetic of complex numbers, sets, limits, continuity and
derivatives of functions, implicit differentiation, mean value theorem, applications of differentiation in particular to
related rates, curve sketching, optimization problems and Newton’s method.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark)


MAYM 122                              CREDITS 12            SEMESTER 2               NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: CALCULUS AND ALGEBRA
PURPOSE:           To equip students with principles and applications of analytic geometry, integral calculus, complex
numbers and first-order differential equations.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of analytical geometry, integral calculus, complex numbers and first-order
differential equations.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of analytic geometry, integral calculus, complex numbers and
first-order differential equations to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of analytic geometry, integral calculus,
complex numbers and first-order differential equations to relevant stake holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: Matriculation Mathematics, Symbol D (SG) or E (HG) or an equivalent qualification.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT : The definite integral, applications of the definite integral, logarithmic and exponential functions,
techniques of integration, conic sections, polar coordinates and parametric equations, partial derivatives, first-order
ordinary differential equations, algebra of complex numbers.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).
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MAYM 123                        CREDITS 12                SEMESTER 2                NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: CALCULUS II
PURPOSE:          To equip students with principles and applications of analytic geometry, integral calculus,
complex numbers and first-order differential equations.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of analytical geometry, integral calculus, complex numbers and first-order
differential equations.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of analytic geometry, integral calculus, complex numbers
and first-order differential equations to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of analytic geometry, integral calculus,
complex numbers and first-order differential equations to relevant stake holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: Matriculation Mathematics, Symbol D (SG) or E (HG) or an equivalent qualification.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Antiderivatives and indefinite integration, Riemann sums and definite integral, the two fundamental
theorems of integral calculus, logarithmic and exponential functions and their derivatives, areas between curves,
volumes of solids of revolution, techniques of integration, conic sections, polar coordinates and parametric
equations, partial derivatives, first-order ordinary differential equations, algebra of complex numbers.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).



MAYM 211                       CREDITS 18             SEMESTER I                   NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: LINEAR ALGEBRA
PURPOSE:        To equip students with principles and applications of linear algebra.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of principles of linear algebra.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of linear algebra to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of linear algebra to relevant stake holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: MAYM 114 and MAYM 123 or minimum average mark of 70% in MAYM 113/122.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Systems of linear equations and matrices, determinants, invertible matrices, bases and change of
bases, vector spaces, inner products spaces, orthogonality, linear transformations, similarity, Gram-Schmidt
orthonormalisation process, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).

MAYM 212                           CREDITS 12            SEMESTER I             NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: SET THEORY
PURPOSE:        To equip students with the principles and applications of set theory.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of principles of set theory.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of set theory to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of set theory to relevant stake holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: MAYM 114 and MAYM 123 or minimum average mark of 70% in MAYM 113/122.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Logic and proofs, set theory, relations, functions, cardinality, binary operations.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).

MAYM 221                     CREDITS 18              SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: ADVANCED CALCULUS
PURPOSE:    To equip students with the principles and applications of advanced calculus.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of principles of advanced calculus.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of advanced calculus to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of advanced calculus to relevant
stakeholders.
PRE-REQUISITES: MAYM 114 and MAYM 123 or minimum average mark of 70% in MAYM 113/122.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Indeterminate forms and L=Hopital=s rule, improper integrals, sequences, infinite series, functions of
several variables, multiple integration, second-order ordinary differential equations, series solutions of differential
equations.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).

MAYM 222                            CREDITS 12              SEMESTER 2            NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: VECTOR CALCULUS
PURPOSE:           To equip students with the principles and applications of vector calculus.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of principles of vector calculus.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of vector calculus to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of vector calculus to relevant stakeholders.
PRE-REQUISITES: MAYM 114 and MAYM 123 or minimum average mark of 70% in MAYM 113/122.
CO-REQUISITES: MAYM 221
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Vectors in three-dimensional space, inner products, cross product, scalar and vector fields, gradient and
directional derivatives, paths and velocity, divergence and curl of a vector field, line integral in vector fields, work,
circulation, flux, Green= theorem, surface integrals, divergence theorem, Stokes theorem, path independence and
conservative fields.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).

MAYM 311                           CREDITS 18              SEMESTER I             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: REAL ANALYSIS
PURPOSE:         To equip students with the principles and applications of real analysis.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of principles of real analysis.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of real analysis to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of real analysis to relevant stakeholders.
PRE-REQUISITES: All second year mathematics (MAYM) modules
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: The real number system, sequences, limits, monotone sequences, Cauchy convergence, uniform
convergence, continuity, uniform continuity, Lipschitz condition, differentiation, the topology of R, Riemann
integration, Riemann-Stieljes integral, sequence of functions, elementary metric spaces.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).




 MAYM 312                         CREDITS 18             SEMESTER I            NQF LEVEL 7
 TITLE:         DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
 PURPOSE:       To equip students with principles and applications of differential equations.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 Competence in the understanding of principles of differential equations.
 Competence in identifying problems, and application of differential equations to solve the problems.
 Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of differential equations to relevant stake
 holders.
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PRE-REQUISITES: All second year mathematics (MAYM) modules
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Riccati=s, Clairant=s and Lagrange=s equation, envelopes, reduction of order, systems of linear
differential equations, equations of the form Pdx + Qdy + Rdz = 0, dx/P = dy/Q = dz/R, first and second-order partial
differential equations, characteristics, separation of variables, orthogonality, Sturm-Liuoville problems, boundary
value problems.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark)

MAYM 321                         CREDITS 18             SEMESTER 2            NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: COMPLEX ANALYSIS
PURPOSE:        To equip students with the principles and applications of complex analysis.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of principles of complex analysis.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of complex analysis to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of complex analysis to relevant
stakeholders.
PRE-REQUISITES: All second year mathematics (MAYM) modules
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Elementary functions, analytic functions, Cauchy=s theorem, singularities, Taylor and Laurent series,
residue and poles, contour integration, conformal mapping.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).

MAYM 322                            CREDITS 18            SEMESTER 2            NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: ABSTRACT ALGEBRA
PURPOSE:          To equip students with the principles and applications of abstract algebra.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of principles of abstract algebra.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of abstract algebra to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of abstract algebra to relevant
stakeholders.
PRE-REQUISITES: All second year mathematics (MAYM) modules
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Introduction to groups, equivalence relations, congruence, divisibility, groups, group homomorphisims,
introduction to rings, the familiar numbers systems, polynomials, quotient rings.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).


 MAYM 611                          CREDITS 18            SEMESTER 1 or 2 NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE:           TOPICS IN GROUP THEORY
PURPOSE:         To equip students with the fundamental principles and applications of group theory.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of group theory.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of group theory to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of group theory to relevant stakeholders.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least an Average of 60% in Third Year Mathematics.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Group acting on a set, normal series, Jordan-Holder theorem, solvable groups,
 nilpotent groups, extensions, linear groups, simple groups.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).
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 MAYM 613                         CREDITS 18               SEMESTER 1 or 2 NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: ADVANCED REAL ANALYSIS
PURPOSE:        To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of real analysis.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of real analysis.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of the fundamental principles of real analysis to solve the
problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of advanced real analysis to relevant
stakeholders.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least an Average of 60% in Third Year Mathematics.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: The topology of the Cartesian space R p, sequences of functions, continuous functions on Rp,
convergence of infinite series in Rp, series of functions, Fourier series, differentiation and integration in R p ,
Riemann-Stieltjies integral.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).

 MAYM 614                        CREDITS 18             SEMESTER 1 or 2           NQF LEVEL7
TITLE: TOPOLOGY
PURPOSE:        To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of topology.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of topology.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of topology to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of topology to relevant stake holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least an Average of 60% in Third Year Mathematics.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Topological spaces, base, semi base, connectedness, compactness, paracompactness, compact
spaces, Zorn's lemma, product spaces, Tychonoff's theorem, the Euclidean spaces.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).

 MAYM 621                        CREDITS 18             SEMESTER 1 or 2            NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS I
PURPOSE:        To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of functional
analysis.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of functional analysis.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of functional analysis to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of functional analysis to relevant
stakeholders.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least an Average of 60% in Third Year Mathematics.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Metric spaces, Banach spaces, linear operators and functionals, dual spaces, Hahn-Banach theorem,
uniform bounded theorem, open mapping theorem and the closed graph theorem.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).

MAYM 612                        CREDITS18               SEMESTER 1 or 2          NQF LEVEL7
TITLE: THEORY OF DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
PURPOSE:         To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of theory of
differential equations.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of theory of differential equations.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of theory of differential equations to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of theory of differential equations to
relevant stakeholders.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least an Average of 60% in Third Year Mathematics.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: Existence and uniqueness of solutions of first-order equations, the Gronwall inequality and uniqueness
of solutions, existence theory of second-order equations, the Sturmain and oscillation theory, eigenvalue problems
and the Green's function.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).

 MAYM 615, 616, 622, 623                  CREDITS 18           SEMESTER 1 or 2     NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: CAPITA SELECTA
PURPOSE:           To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of a topic of relevant
interest.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of the topic.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of the topic to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of the topic to relevant stake holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least an Average of 60% in Third Year Mathematics.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
CONTENT: A topic approved by the head of the department in consultation with the external examiner and which
lies within the fields of interest of the lecturing staff and students.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).

 MAYM 625                       CREDITS 30                 SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: RESEARCH PROJECT
PURPOSE:       To equip students with research methods in their fields of interest.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of research methods.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of research methods to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting and ability to communicate results to relevant stake holders.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least an Average of 60% in Third Year Mathematics.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Assignments.
CONTENT: A research project of limited scope approved by the head of the department in consultation with the
external examiner and which lies within the fields of interest of the lecturing staff and student.
ASSESSMENT: Written research project report.

 MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN(MSc) IN MATHEMATICS


MAYM 811, 812, 821               CREDITS 30             SEMESTER 1 or 2            NQF LEVEL 8
TITLE: CAPITA SELECTA
PURPOSE:       To enable students to understand the fundamental principles and applications of a topic of relevant
interest.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of the topic.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of the topic to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of the topic to relevant stakeholders.
PRE-REQUISITES: BSc (Hons) degree or an equivalent qualification.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching.
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CONTENT: A topic approved by the head of the department in consultation with the external examiner and which
lies within the fields of interest of the lecturing staff and student.
ASSESSMENT: At least 2 tests (contributing 50% toward the final mark) and three hours final examination paper
(contributing 50% toward the final mark).

MAYM 822                           CREDITS 30                SEMESTER 1 or 2       NQF LEVEL 8
TITLE: RESEARCH PROJECT
PURPOSE:        To enable students to use research methods to obtain results to problems of a topic of relevant
interest.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Competence in the understanding of fundamental principles of the topic.
Competence in identifying problems, and application of the topic to solve the problems.
Competence in interpreting results and ability to communicate principles of the topic to relevant stakeholders.
PRE-REQUISITES: BSc (Hons) degree or an equivalent qualification.
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Assignments
CONTENT: A research topic approved by the head of the department in consultation with the external examiner
and which lies within the fields of interest of the lecturing staff and student.
ASSESSMENT: Written research project report.

    NURSING SCIENCE

    BN PROGRAMME

    COMMUNITY NURSING SCIENCE

YEAR                   MODULE                SEMESTER              CREDITS                PRE-REQUISITES
1                      CHNM111               1                     12                    None
                       CHNM122               2                     12                    None
2                      CHNM211               1                     30                    CHNM111&122,
                       CHNM222               2                     30                    NADM112,
                                                                                         NEDM111&122,NEDM1
                                                                                         11 &122
3                      CHNM311               1                     18                    NADM/NEDM211 &222
                       CHNM322               2                     30                    CHNM211 &222,
TOTAL=156


    NURSING EDUCATION

YEAR                   MODULE                SEMESTER              CREDITS                 PRE-REQUISITES
1                      NEDM111               1                     12
                       NADM 112              1                     12
                       NEDM122               2                     12
                       NEDM211               1                     24                    NEDM111&122,
2                      NEDM222               2                     24                    CHNM111&122,
                                                                                         NADM112, NADM111
                                                                                         &122
3                      NEDM311             1                       18                    NEDM211& 222
                       NEDM322             2                       18                    CHN211&222
                                      TOTAL=120


    NURSING MANAGEMENT

YEAR                   MODULE                SEMESTER              CREDITS           PRE-REQUISITES
1                      NADM 111              1                     12
                       NADM 112              1                     12
                       NADM122               2                     12
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2                        NADM 211                 1                  24            NEDM111&122&
                         NADM 222                 2                  24            CHNM111&122, NADM112,
                                                                                   NADM111 &122
3                        NADM 311                 1                  18            NADM211&NADM 222
                         NADM 322                 2                  18            CHN211&222
                                                                             TOTAL= 120




    NURSING RESEARCH METHODOLOGY & PROJECT

    YEAR                 MODULE             SEMESTER           CREDITS                PRE-REQUISITES
    3                    NRMM 311           1                  12                    NADM211&NADM222,
                                                                                     NEDM211&NEDM222,
                                                                                     CHNM211 &CHNM222
                         NRPM 322           2                  12                    NRMM 311
                                                       TOTAL = 24

    COMPUTER LITERACY

    YEAR                 MODULE                   SEMESTER           CREDITS               PRE-REQUISITES
    1                    INYM 114                 1                  12                   None
                         INYM116                  2                  12
                                                      TOTAL= 24


    SOCIAL SCIENCES

    YEAR                 MODULE                   SEMESTER           CREDITS               PRE-REQUISITES
    2                    HSOC 131                 1                  6                    None
                         HSOC 141                 1                  6
                         HSOC 151                 2                  6
                         HSOC 161                 2                  6
    3                    HCOM 215                 1                  12
                                                     TOTAL = 36

    MANAGEMENT

    YEAR                 MODULE                   SEMESTER           CREDITS               PRE-REQUISITES
    2                    MAN 211                  1                  12
                         MAN 221                  2                  12
                                                     TOTAL = 24

    NB Refer to Commerce calendar for INY and MAN module details
    Refer to HSS calendar for HSOC and HSOC 215 module details.

    LEARNING PROGRAMME

    MACRO-STRUCTURE AND CREDITS

    NQF                          Type           of Modules                 Total
                                 Learning                                  Credits
    6 (a) Exit point for Diploma Core            Professional Practice and 12
    in Nursing Management                        Ethos
                                                 Community Nursing Science 84
                                                 Nursing Education
                                                                           24
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                          Fundamental    Computer Skills         24
                                         Sociology               24
                                         Marketing &             12
                                         Financial Management    12

                          Electives      Nursing Management    72
                                                              TOTAL =264
NQF                     Type       of Modules                   Total
                        Learning                                Credits
6.(b) Exit Point Nursing Core         Professional Practice and 12
Education                             Ethos
                                      Nursing Management        24
                                      Community Nursing Science 84
                        Fundamental Computer Skills             24
                                      Sociology                 24
                                      Marketing &               12
                                      Financial Management      12

                          Electives      Nursing Education       72

TOTAL                                                            264
NQF                         Type        of Modules                Total
                            Learning                             Credits
7.Exit at Degree in Nursing Core         Professional Practice   12
Management                  1,2,3        And Ethos
                                         Nursing Management        24
                                         Community Nursing Science
                                                                   12
                           Fundamental Computer Skills             24
                                         Sociology                 24
                                         Marketing                 12
                                         Financial Management      12
                                         Public Relations          12.
                                         Nursing Research          24
                           Electives     Nursing Education         24
                                         Nursing Management        104
                                                                TOTAL = 384
NQF                        Type       of Modules                    Total
                           Learning                                Credits
7 Exit for Degree       in Core                                    12
Nursing Education
                                                                 112

                                                                 24
                          Fundamental    Computer Skills         24
                                         Sociology
                                         Marketing               24
                                         Financial Management    12
                                         Public Relations        12
                                         Nursing Research        12.
                                                                 24
                          Electives      Nursing Education.      104

                                                                TOTAL = 384

MODULE DETAILS

Bachelor of Nursing (BN)

NADM112                           CREDITS 12             SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 5
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TITLE: ETHOS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
PURPOSE:         To introduce students to the ethics of the profession.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Apply principles of professionalism in nursing and midwifery practice
Assume autonomy, responsibility for effective nursing and midwifery care
Maintain professional excellence and credibility through continuing education
 for Professional growth and development
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            CHNM 111, NEDM 111, NADM 111
DELIVERY MODES:           Problem based strategies, tutorials, lectures, and practicals, peer group teaching
CONTENT:
Patients charter
Scope of practice
Nursing as a profession
Statutory control of nursing
Ethics in nursing.
Customer care and policies ( Bathopele Principles)
Professional and labour organisations for nurses
ASSESSMENT MODE:
Continuous assessment and 1 x 3 hour written examination
NADM 111                             CREDITS 12                SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 5
PURPOSE:         To equip the professional nurses with the necessary competencies to function effectively
within the multidisciplinary team in management of health care services.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Plan, implement, & evaluate quality improvement in health care services.
Plan, organise manage and evaluate the health care services effectively..

PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             CHNM 122, NEDM 122,
DELIVERY MODES:            Problem based strategies, tutorials, practicals, case studies and peer group teaching
CONTENT:
Management levels, theories and styles
Management process
Management principles
Communication skills and self-assessment
PURPOSE:          To equip the professional nurses with the necessary competencies to function effectively
within the multidisciplinary team in management of health care services.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Plan, implement, & evaluate quality improvement in health care services.
Plan,organise manage and evaluate the health care services effectively.
CODE NADM 121                 CREDITS 12                 SEMESTER 2                    NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: NURSING MANAGEMENT I
PURPOSE:          To develop professional nurses to internalise and apply the leadership theories and styles in
the relevant field of nursing management.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Application of leadership and management theories and styles to manage health care units
Demonstration of effective leadership skills in the management of health care
services.
Application of the leadership process for effective management of health care
services.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             CHNM 111, NEDM 111, NADM 112
DELIVERY MODES:            Problem based strategies, tutorials, practicals, case studies and peer group teaching
CONTENT:
Leadership theories and styles
Leadership process
Leadership principles
Components of effective leadership
Different types of management.
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ASSESSMENT MODES:            Continuous assessment, 1 x 3 hour written examination
NADM 211                      CREDITS 24               SEMESTER 1                 NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: NURSING MANAGEMENT II and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:     To develop professional nurses to be competent health service managers.


INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Formulation of organizational structures, culture and climate for health care services
Formulation of health care policies within the ethical and legal framework
Develop human resources for health care services.

PRE-REQUISITES:            NEDM111&122& CHNM111&122, NADM112, NADM111 &122
CO-REQUISITES:             NEDM 211, CNSM 211, MAN 111
DELIVERY MODES:            Problem based strategies, tutorials, practicals, case studies and peer group teaching
CONTENT:
Organizational structures, behaviour ,climate and culture
Human resource development and management ( Recruitment. Selection placement and empowerment and
appraisal.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Continuous assessment, 1 x 3 hour written examination
NADM222                         SEMESTER 2                 CREDITS 24        NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: NURSING MANAGEMENT II and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To develop professional nurses to be effective managers by applying strategies to make
decisions, solve problems and conflicts, and enhance productivity,
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Application of principles and processes of decision-making and problem solving-Demonstrate the ability to
manage and resolve conflict in an organization.
Demonstrate the ability to render quality nursing care and prevent health risks
against health consumers.
Identify and reduce risks in the organisation
Demonstrate communication skills to facilitate effective management and collaboration processes.
PRE-REQUISITES:            : NADM211&222,OR NEDM211&222, CHNM211 &CHNM222
CO-REQUISITES:
DELIVERY MODES:            Problem based strategies, tutorials, practicals, case studies and peer group teaching
CONTENT:
Problem solving and decision making
Conflict management
Risk and Quality control, evaluation and improvement
Communication process and structures
Group dynamics
Team building
Meeting procedures and public speaking.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Continuous assessment, 1 x 3 hour written examination
NADM 311                            CREDITS 18                   SEMESTER 1                 NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: NURSING MANAGEMENT III
PURPOSE:          To enhance and refine the management skills of the nursing students.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the ability to plan strategically for effective health care delivery
Utilise strategies to plan and manage time
Demonstrate the ability to plan, manage, and implement change
Identify personnel and unit sources of stress and manage them.
PRE-REQUISITES:            NADM 211 NADM 222
CO-REQUISITES:             NRMM 311, CNSM 311
DELIVERY MODES:            Problem based strategies, tutorials, case studies and peer group teaching
    Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                157

   CONTENT:
   Strategic management
   Time management
   Change management
   Diversity management
   Stress management
   ASSESSMENTS MODES: Continuous assessment, 1x3 hour written examination
   NADM 322                             CREDITS 18                   SEMESTER 2                  NQF LEVEL 7
   TITLE: NURSING MANAGEMENT III
   PURPOSE:          To develop a professional nurse to be competent in labour practices.
   INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
   Apply strategies enhancing fair labour relations in health care settings.
   Interpret the legal and professional –ethical context of fair labour practices.
   Coordinate effectively with key stake holders in labour relations.
   PRE-REQUISITES:           NADM 211 & NADM 222
   CO-REQUISITES:            NRPM 322, CNSM 322
   DELIVERY MODE:            Problem based strategies, case studies, peer group teaching, tutorials
   CONTENT:
   Labour Relations (structures, procedures and processes)
   Labour Relation legislation.
   Rights and responsibilities of the worker and employees.
   Disciplinary & grievance procedures, absenteeism and staff turnover.
   Strikes and lockouts.
   ASSESSMENT MODES:                   Continuous assessment, 1 x 3 hour written examination
   NEDM 111                     CREDITS 12                    SEMESTER 1                          NQF LEVEL 5
   TITLE: NURSING EDUCATION I
   PURPOSE:          To develop professional nurses in internalizing and applying factors influencing teaching-
   learning environment to nursing education
   INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
   Application of the nature of human cognition and the theories of teaching-learning into the teaching-learning
   process
   Demonstration of the knowledge of factors influencing the teaching-learning
   process
   Application of different educational philosophies and styles into the teaching-
   learning environment
   PRE-REQUISITES:           None
   CO-REQUISITES:            NADM 111, NADM112, &CHNM111
   DELIVERY MODES:           Problem based strategies, case studies, peer group teaching, tutorials
   CONTENT:
   Learning theories
   Philosophy and theories of nursing education
   Pedagogy and andragogy
   Learning styles.
   Contempory issues in nursing education
   ASSESSMENT MODES:                    Continuous assessment, 1 x 3 hour written examination
NEDM 122                           CREDITS 12                   SEMESTER 2                       NQF LEVEL 5
   TITLE: NURSING EDUCATION I
   PURPOSE:          To develop learners to be competent in effective utilization of teaching-learning strategies,
   materials, and technology, and the ability to consider cultural diversity when facilitating a teaching-learning
   session.
   INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
   Demonstrate the knowledge of different teaching-learning strategies to facilitate a learning session
   Demonstrate competence in using relevant teaching materials during a teaching-learning session
   Demonstrate the ability to utilise relevant technology in facilitating a teaching-learning session
   Demonstrate the ability to consider cultural diversity in the utilisation of teaching-learning materials, strategies
   and technology.
   PRE-REQUISITES:           NEDM 111
   CO-REQUISITES:            NADM 122, CHNM 122
   DELIVERY MODES: Formal teaching, group, seminars, presentations, peer group teaching
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CONTENT:
Teaching-learning strategies
Teaching-learning materials
Use of technology.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Continuous assessment, 1 x 3 hour written examination
NEDM 211                            CREDITS 24                  SEMESTER 1                NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE:            NURSING EDUCATION II and Practicals
PURPOSE:          To prepare professional nurses to implement and evaluate a teaching-learning session
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the ability to plan, facilitate and evaluate a teaching-learning session
Demonstrate the ability to integrate theory and practice
Application of different assessment strategies to evaluate a teaching-learning session
PRE-REQUISITES: NEDM 122 & NEDM 122 CNHM111 & 122.
CO-REQUISITES:            NADM 211, CHNM 211
DELIVERY MODES:           Formal teaching, group, seminars, presentations, peer group teaching
CONTENT:
Planning, facilitation and evaluation of a learning approaches
Clinical teaching and approaches.
Evaluation/assessment strategies
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Continuous assessment, 1 x 3 hour written examination
 NEDM 222                    CREDITS 24                  SEMESTER 2                     NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE:            NURSING EDUCATION II and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To prepare professional nurses to design, implement and review learning programmes in
accordance with relevant legislation and regulations
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Apply the knowledge of relevant legislation in designing curriculum
Demonstrate the ability to design learning programmes
Demonstrate competence in evaluating and reviewing curriculum
PRE-REQUISITES:           NADM111&122, OR NEDM111 & 222, CHN1211 &CHNM122
CO-REQUISITES:            CNSM 311 & NRMM 311
DELIVERY MODES:           Formal lectures, observations, projects, seminars, group discussions, peer-group
teaching
CONTENT:
Curriculum design process
Education Acts and bodies relevant for curriculum and learning programmes, and their functions
Nursing programmes offered in South Africa

NEDM 312                    CREDITS 12               SEMESTER 1                     NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: NURSING EDUCATION III
PURPOSE:         To acquaint learners with knowledge and skills for establishing and managing a nursing
education institution
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Apply management principles to nursing education
Apply relevant legislation to nursing education institutions
Demonstrate the ability to monitor standards and ensure quality in nursing education institutions
PRE-REQUISITES: NADM211&222, OR NEDM211&222, CHNM211 &CHNM222
CO-REQUISITES:            CHNM 322 & NRPM 322
DELIVERY MODES:           Formal lectures, observations, projects, seminars, group discussions, peer-group
teaching
CONTENT:
Nursing education management ( nursing school management)
Human resource development ( recruitment , selection , training and placement)
Quality standards and assurance in nursing education
Community outreach programmes
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Continuous assessment, 1 x 3 hour written examination
NEDM 322                     CREDITS 12              SEMESTER 2                     NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: NURSING EDUCATION III
PURPOSE:         To develop a professional nurse to be competent in labour practices.
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                        159

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Apply strategies enhancing fair labour relations in educational settings.
Interpret the legal and professional –ethical context of fair labour practices.
Coordinate effectively with relevant or key stake holders in labour relations.
PRE-REQUISITES:           : NADM211&222,OR NEDM211&222, CHNM211 &CHNM222
CO-REQUISITES:            NRPM 322, CHNM 322
DELIVERY MODE:            Problem based strategies, case studies, peer group teaching, tutorials
CONTENT:
Labour Relations (structures, procedures and processes)
Labour Relation legislation.
Rights and responsibilities of the worker and employees.
Disciplinary & grievance procedures, absenteeism and staff turnover.
Strikes and lockouts.

CHNM 111                                CREDITS 12                 SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: COMMUNITY NURSING SCIENCE I
PURPOSE:          To acquaint the learner with knowledge about factors that influence the health of
communities, and skills to do community assessment
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
To recognize all factors influencing health in communities
To apply relevant knowledge and skills for community assessment and
 development
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES:              NADM 111, NEDM 111, CNSM 111
DELIVERY MODES: Seminars, formal lecturers, projects, group discussions, problem based teaching
CONTENT:
Trends and indicators affecting health
Social and cultural diversities
Biostatistics - Environmental Health
The health profile of the population
Family And community assessment,
ASSESSMENT MODES:                     Continuous assessment, 1 x 3 hour written examination
CHNM 122                        CREDITS 12               SEMESTER 2                        NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING I
PURPOSE:          To prepare learners with the knowledge and skills to diagnose, prevent and provide
treatment for communicable and non-communicable diseases and environmental factors affecting the health
of communities.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate knowledge of common diseases in the communities
Demonstrate the ability to control and prevent the environmental factors affecting health of individuals,
families and communities
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES:              NADM 122, NEDM 122
DELIVERY MODES: Seminars, formal lecturers, projects, group discussions, problem based teaching
CONTENT:
Control of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Community Based And Home Based Health
Palliative care.
National Nutrition Plan
ASSESSMENT MODES:                     Continuous assessment, 1 x 3 hour written examination
CHNM 211                          CREDITS 24                 SEMESTER 1                      NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE:            COMMUNITY NURSING SCIENCE II and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To prepare the learner to apply and utilize scientific approach in the provision of
comprehensive health care to individuals, families and communities.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles of comprehensive health care
Demonstrate the ability to assess and provide treatment to individuals, families and communities
Display the ability to utilise the primary health care approach in assessing and managing conditions in
communities
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PRE-REQUISITES: NADM111, 112 &122, NEDM111&222, CHNM111 &CHNM122
CO-REQUISITES:            NADM 211 OR NEDM 211
DELIVERY MODES: Seminars, formal lecturers, projects, group discussions, problem based teaching
CONTENT:
Health promotion models and strategies.
Health education models and strategies
Clinical, assessment, diagnostic and treatment skills
National essential drug plan
Rehabilitation services
ASSESSMENT MODES:                   Continuous assessment, 1 x 3 hour written examination
CHNM 222                             CREDITS 24                  SEMESTER 2                    NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING II and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To prepare learners to promote health, prevent injury and disease in specific settings in the
community
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate knowledge of health care of specific groups in the community
Apply relevant policies and legislation in the care of these groups
PRE-REQUISITES:           NADM111, 112 &122,OR NEDM111&222, CHNM111 &CHNM122
CO-REQUISITES:            NADM 222, NEDM 222
DELIVERY MODES:           Seminars, formal lecturers, projects, group discussion, problem based teaching
CONTENT:
Contemporary issues in the following:
School Health Services
Adolescent Health
Occupational Health Services
Geriatric Health
Mother and child and Reproductive Health. Including (Prevention of Mother To Child transmissions PMTC &
Integrated Management of Child Infections IMCI)
Relevant policies and legislation
ASSESSMENT NODES:                 Continuous assessment, 1 x 3 hour written examination
CHNM 311                             CREDITS 16                  SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE:            COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING III and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To prepare learners to identify environmental risks in various situations in the community,
and to ensure safe and quality care to individuals, families and community.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the ability to identify emergency and/or disaster situations in the community
Display assessment skills in any emergency and/or disaster situation
Demonstrate the ability to participate in the development of a data base on emergency and disaster
management
Apply relevant policies and legislation in the management of the said situation
Demonstrate the ability to set, monitor and ensure standards in the various nursing care situations
PRE-REQUISITES: NADM211&222,OR NEDM211&222, CHNM211 &CHNM222
CO-REQUISITES:            NADM 311, OR NEDM 311, NRMM 311
DELIVERY MODES:           Seminars, formal lecturers, projects, group discussions, problem based teaching
CONTENT:
Emergency and disaster care and management
Crisis intervention in an emergency/disaster situation
Relevant policies, guidelines and protocols
Quality assurance and improvement
Nursing audits
ASSESSMENT MODES:                 Continuous assessment, 1 x 3 hour written examination
CHNM 322                             CREDITS 24                  SEMESTER 2                    NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE:            COMMUNITY NURSING SCIENCE III and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To prepare learners to promote community participation, development and collaboration, to
assist in empowerment as well as capacity building of the nation
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                              161

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the ability to identify, establish and co-ordinate consultative forums with the relevant
stakeholders in the community
Display assessment skills of available resource utilization to improve empowerment and capacity building
Demonstrate the ability to participate in the development of health care projects in collaboration with the
necessary stakeholders
Apply relevant policies and legislation in the management of identified projects
PRE-REQUISITES:           NADM211& 222,OR NEDM211&222, CHNM211 &CHNM222
CO-REQUISITES:            NADM 322, NEDM 322, NRPM 322
DELIVERY MODES:           Seminars, formal lecturers, projects, group discussions, problem based teaching
CONTENT:
Community empowerment and development
Self-development and the basic processes of creativity
Project planning, management, marketing and networking
Collaboration and consultation
Recruitment and training of community workers
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Continuous assessment, 1 X 3 hour written examination
NRMM311                               CREDITS 12                 SEMESTER 1                   NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE:            RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
PURPOSE:          To develop professional nurses to be competent in conducting research to improve solve
problems in the health care services
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the knowledge of different research methods
Demonstrate the knowledge of the research process
PRE-REQUISITES:           NADM211&222,OR NEDM211&222, CHNM211 &CHNM222
CO-REQUISITES:            NADM 311OR NEDM 311 CHNM 311
DELIVERY MODES:           Problem based strategies, tutorials, reports, case studies
CONTENT:
Different types of research methods
Quantitative research process
Qualitative report process
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Continuous assessment, 1 x 3 hour written examination
NRPM 322                              CREDITS 12                 SEMESTER 2                   NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE:            RESEARCH PROJECT
PURPOSE:          To develop professional nurses to be competent in scientific writing skills on reporting and
publishing conducted research
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the ability to design a research proposal
Display the ability to conduct a research study
Compilation of reports on research findings
PRE-REQUISITES:           NRMM 311
CO-REQUISITES:            NADM 322 OR NEDM 322, CNSM 322
DELIVERY MODES:           Problem based strategies, tutorials, reports, case studies
CONTENT:
Research proposal
Report
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Continuous assessment

BNSc

COMMUNITY NURSING SCIENCE

YEAR 1 MODULE                SEMESTER 2          CREDITS         PRE-REQUISITES
1                                                                ENGLISH (HG) D
       NCHM111               1                  24               Any Science Subject
       NCH M122              2                  12               None
2      NCH 211               1                  12               FNSM 111 & 122, NCHM111 &122, BIYM111
       NCH 222               2                  24               &BIY122
3      NCHM 311              1                  6                PHMM 211,NCH 211 & 222, GNSM 211 &
162                                 Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

        NCHM 322     2              6               222, BIYM112,& 124
                                        TOTAL=84

GENERAL NURSING SCIENCE (GNSM)

YEAR    MODULE           SEMESTER       CREDITS     PRE-REQUISITES
2                                       24          FNSM 111 & 122, NCHM111 &122, BIYM111 &
        GNSM 111.        1                          BIY121
        GNSM 122.        2              24
3       GNSM 211.        1              24         PHMM 211,NCH 211 & 222, GNSM 211 & 222 ,
        GNSM 222.        2              24         BIYM112,& 124
4       GNSM 311.        1              12         NCH M 311 & 322, GNSM 211 & 222,MIYM311
        GNSM 322.        2              12         &322, PNSM311 &322
                                         TOTAL =120

MIDWIFERY

YEAR    MODULE                SEMESTER             CREDITS          PRE-REQUISITES
3       MIYM 311              1                    24              BIYM112,& 124 PHMM
        MIYM 322              2                    24              211,NCH 211 & 222, GNSM
                                                                   211 & 222
4       MIYM 411              1                    18              NCH M 311 & 322, GNSM
        MIYM 422              2                    18              211 & 222,MIYM311 &322,
                                                                   PNSM311 &322
TOTAL                                              84

PSYCHIATRIC NURSING SCIENCE (PNS)

YEAR    MODULE                SEMESTER             CREDITS         PRE-REQUISITES



3       PNSM 311              1                    18              PHMM 211, NCH 211 & 222,
        PNSM322               2                    18              GNSM 211 & 222
                                                                   BIYM112,& 124
4       PNSM 411              1                    18              NCH M 311 & 322, GNSM
        PNSM 422              2                    18              211 & 222,MIYM311 &322,
                                                                   PNSM311 &322
TOTAL                                              72

FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING SCIENCE

YEAR    MODULE                SEMESTER             CREDITS         PRE-REQUISITES
1       FNSM 111              1                    18              NONE
        FNSM122               2                    18
                                                   36

HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

YEAR    MODULE                SEMESTER             CREDIT          PRE-REQUISITES
1       BIYM111               1                    12              None
        BIY M121              2                    12              None
2       BIYM 112              1                    12              BIYM111 &122
        BIYM 124              2                    12
TOTAL                                               48

ETHOS & PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

YEAR    MODULE                SEMESTER             CREDIT          PRE-REQUISITES
1       EPPM 111              1                    6               NONE
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                         163

2        EPPM 222                    2                     6                   EPPM 111
TOTAL                                                      12

PHARMOCOLOGY (PHMM)

YEAR     MODULE                      SEMESTER              CREDIT             PRE-REQUISITES
2        PHMM 211                    1                     12                 FNSM 111 & 122, BIYM111
                                                                              &122
TOTAL                                                      12

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY & PROJECT

YEAR     MODULE                      SEMESTER              CREDIT             PRE-REQUISITES
4        NRMM 411                    1                     12                 NCHM311 &322, GNSM211
         NRPM 422                    2                     12                 &222, MIY311&
                                                                              322,PNSM311 &322
TOTAL                                                       24

SOCIAL SCIENCES

YEAR         MODULE                  SEMESTER              CREDIT              PRE-REQUISITES
1            HSOC 131                1                     6
             HSOC 141                1                     6
             HSOC 151                2                     6
             HSOC 161                2                     6
TOTAL                                                      24

PSYCHOLOGY

YEAR         MODULE                  SEMESTER              CREDIT              PRE-REQUISITES
1            HPSY 131                1                     6
             HPSY 141                1                     6
2            HPSY 151                2                     6
             HPSY 161                2                     6
TOTAL                                                      24


COMPUTER LITERACY

YEAR         MODULE                  SEMESTER              CREDIT              PRE-REQUISITES

1            INYM 114                1                     12
             INYM 121                2                     12
TOTAL                                                      24

Refer to Commerce calendar for INY module details.
TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS = 564



DETAILED COURSE OUTLINES: Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc)


EPPM 111                           CREDITS 6                SEMESTER 1                   NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE:         ETHOS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
PURPOSE:       Develop principles of basic professional practice including relevant legislation
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate knowledge of principles of professional practice including relevant
legislation
Demonstrate value clarification skills
164                                              Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES: NCHM111, FNSM111, INYM114, BIY7M111B &HSOC131 &141, EPPM111
DELIVERY MODES:            Lectures, case presentations, group discussions, self-activity, demonstration
CONTENT:
Core concepts (ethics, ethos, nurse, nursing)-      Brief history of nursing
Statutory bodies / Professional nursing associations and relevant trade unions
Bathopele principles
Bill of rights
Nursing as a profession
Ethical conduct
Discipline
ASSESSMENT MODE:
Continuous assessment, 1 x 90 minute written examination
EPPM 222                              CREDITS 6                  SEMESTER 3                   NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE:             ETHOS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
PURPOSE:
Develop interpersonal skills in dealing with clients throughout life-span
Act within ethical and legal framework of the nursing profession
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Apply relevant legislation and basic professional practice in a clinical situation
Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills
PRE-REQUISITES:            NCHM111, FNSM111, INYM114, BIY7M111B &HSOC131 &141, EPPM111
CO-REQUISITES:             GNSM 222, CNSM 22
DELIVERY MODES:            Lectures, case presentations, group discussions, self-activity, demonstration
CONTENT:
Nurse’s pledge / code of service
Ethical decision making
Professional accountability of nurses
Nursing Act
Nursing Philosophy
Duty to care
Advocacy
Consent to treatment
Scope of practice
ASSESSMENT MODE:
Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 90 minute written examination 50%
FNSM 111                            CREDITS 18                 SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE:             FUNDAMENTAL NURSING SCIENCE and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To enable learners to apply holistic nursing care to individuals, families and communities to
meet basic physiological needs utilizing the nursing process.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Application of the knowledge of physiological needs in assessing and planning f or the care of individuals,
families and communities.
Utilization of the nursing process in meeting the physiological human needs.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             : NCHM111, FNSM111, INYM114, BIY7M111B &HSOC131 &141, EPPM111
DELIVERY MODES:            Tutorials, case presentation, projects, demonstration, problem based strategies
CONTENT:
Related theories; Maslow and Henderson
Basic human needs; physiological
Nursing process
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 90 minute written examination 50%.
 FNSM 122                   CREDITS 18            SEMESTER 2                           NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE:             FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING SCIENCE and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To enable the learner to apply holistic nursing care to individuals, families and communities
to meet basic physiological needs utilizing the nursing process
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                               165

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Application of the knowledge of safety and security, love and belonging, self-esteem and self-actualization
needs in assessing and planning for the care of individuals, families and communities
Identification of hazards that individuals, families and communities are faced with
Utilization of the nursing process in meeting the human needs and preventing occurrence of these hazards
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES: NCHM122FNSM111, INYM121, BY121&HSOC15 &161.
DELIVERY MODES:             Tutorials, case presentation, projects, demonstration, problem based strategies
CONTENT:
Basic human needs; Others
Communication and team building skills
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 90 minute written examination 50%.
GNSM 211                         CREDITS 24                 SEMESTER 3                       NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: GENERAL NURSING SCIENCE I and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To develop competency in assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating
nursing management of patients with respiratory, cardiovascular and gastro-intestinal tract conditions.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners should be able to:
Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the management of patients with respiratory conditions
Relate the clinical manifestations of the respiratory conditions to the patho-Pysiology
Advise individuals, families and the communities regarding the promotive and preventive measures of the
respiratory conditions
Demonstrate the knowledge of causes, contributory and potential problems of the respiratory conditions
PRE-REQUISITES: NCHM111, FNSM111 &122, HSOC131,141,151 &161,BIY111, &121, INYM114 &115
CO-REQUISITES:              NCHM 211, PHMM 211
DELIVERY MODES:             Formal lectures, group discussions, case study / presentation, demonstrations, self
activity
CONTENT:
Upper respiratory tract infections: sinusitis, common cold, pharyngitis, laryngitis, tonsilitis and tonsillectomy
Lower respiratory tract infections: hemo-pneumothorax, pneumonia, bronchitis and asthma
Cardiovascular system: hypertension and congestive cardiac failure, endocarditis and rheumatic heart
disease, myocardial infarction and angina pectoris
Gastro-intestinal tract: acute abdomen and laparotomy, peptic ulcers, hemorrhoids and haemorrhoidectomy,
liver cirrhosis and liver failure
ASSESSMENT MODES:                    Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%
GNSM 222                          CREDITS 24               SEMESTER 4                        NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: GENERAL NURSING SCIENCE I and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To develop competency in assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating
nursing management of patients with urinary, endocrine and nervous system conditions.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners should be able to:
Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the management of patients with urinary, endocrine and
nervous system conditions
Relate the clinical manifestations of the urinary, endocrine and nervous system conditions to the patho
physiology
Advise individuals, families and the communities regarding the promotive and preventive measures of the
urinary, endocrine and nervous system conditions
Demonstrate the knowledge of causes, contributory and potential problems of the urinary, endocrine and
nervous system conditions
PRE-REQUISITES:NCHM111, FNSM111 &122, HSOC131,141,151 &161,BIY111, &121, INYM114 &115.
CO-REQUISITES:              NCHM 222, BIY 116, PSY 105, EPPM 222
DELIVERY MODES:             Formal lectures, group discussions, case study, presentation, demonstrations, self
activity
CONTENT:
Urinary tract: urinary tract infections, nephritis and nephritic syndrome, and renal failure
Endocrine system: thyrotoxicosis and diabetes mellitus
Nervous system: epilepsy, CVA, head injuries, meningitis and headaches
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%.
166                                             Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

GNSM 311                        CREDITS                SEMESTER 5                          NQF LEVEL 7
                                    24
TITLE: GENERAL NURSING SCIENCE II and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To develop competency in assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating
nursing management of patients with skeleto-muscular and immunity conditions
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners should be able to:
Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the management of patients with skeleto-muscular and
immunity conditions
Relate the clinical manifestations of the skeleto-muscular and immunity conditions to the patho physiology
Advise individuals, families and the communities regarding the promotive and preventive measures of the
skeleto-muscular and immunity conditions
Demonstrate the knowledge of causes, contributory and potential problems of the skeleto-muscular and
immunity conditions
Provide pre, intra and post operative nursing care and care for those under anesthesia.
PRE-REQUISITES:GNSM 211 & 222, NCHM 211 & 222 AND PHMM112 ,NCH211 &222 BIYM112 &124
CO-REQUISITES:             MIDM 311, PHSM 112, NCHM 311
DELIVERY MODES:            Formal lectures, group discussions, case study, presentation, demonstrations, self
activity
CONTENT:
Skeleto-muscular conditions
Immunity conditions
Theatre and anesthetic nursing
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%
GNSM 322                         CREDITS 24              SEMESTER 6                       NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: GENERAL NURSING SCIENCE II and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To develop competency in assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating
nursing management of patients with special senses and the reproductive system conditions
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners should be able to:
Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the management of patients with special senses and the
reproductive system conditions
Relate the clinical manifestations of the special senses and the reproductive system conditions to the patho
physiology
Advise individuals, families and the communities regarding the promotive and preventive measures of the
special senses and the reproductive system conditions
Demonstrate the knowledge of causes, contributory and potential problems of the special senses and the
reproductive system conditions
PRE-REQUISITES:GNSM 211 & 222, NCHM 211 & 222 AND PHAM112 ,NCH211 &222 BIYM112 &124
CO-REQUISITES:             MIDM 311, PNSM 311, NCHM 311
DELIVERY MODES:            Formal lectures, group discussions, case study, presentation, demonstrations, self
activity
CONTENT:
Special senses conditions
Reproductive system conditions
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%
GNSM 411                   CREDITS 12                SEMESTER 1                          NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: GENERAL NURSING SCIENCE III
PURPOSE:          To develop professional nurses to internalize and apply the leadership theories and styles in
the relevant field of nursing management
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Application of leadership theories and styles to manage health care units
Demonstration of effective leadership skills in the management of health care units
Application of the leadership process for effective management of health care services
PRE-REQUISITES:            GNSM 311 & GNSM 322,CHNM311 &322.MIYM311 322, PNSM311 322
CO-REQUISITES:             MIDM 411, PNSM 411, NRPM 411
DELIVERY MODES:            Problem based strategies, tutorials, practicals, case studies and peer group
teaching
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                          167

CONTENT:
Leadership theories, styles, process, principles and effective attributes of leadership.
Management theories, levels, process and style.
Unit Management
Unit Teaching and staff development
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%.
GNSM 422                  CREDITS 12                SEMESTER 8                         NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: GENERAL NURSING SCIENCE III
PURPOSE:          To develop professional nurses to be effective managers of health care units through
utilization of management processes within the context of national health=s mission, philosophy and policies
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Application of organisational culture and climate to manage health care units
Demonstration of effective management processes in the management of health care nits
Application of the decision-making processes and conflict resolution through effective utilization of human,
material and financial resources.
Debate ethical issues in health care settings
PRE-REQUISITES: NCHM111, FNSM111, INYM114, BIY7M111B &HSOC131 &141, EPPM111
CO-REQUISITES:            MIDM 422, PNSM 422 PNS 322, NRPM 422
DELIVERY MODES:           Problem based strategies, tutorials, practicals, case studies and peer group
teaching
CONTENT:
Organisation climate and culture
Decision-making and problem solving processes
Conflict Management
Ethical dilemmas
Labour Relations
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%
MIYM 311                   CREDITS 24              SEMESTER 6                         NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE:            MIDWIFERY I AND PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To develop learners to be competent in assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementing
and evaluation of problems during antenatal nursing care.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ensuring normal pregnancy whenever possible, by maintaining and improving general health of the pregnant
woman
Ensuring early detection, referral and management of complications during pregnancy
Provision of nursing care and careful screening of all pregnant women to prevent occurrence of
complications
Provision of health education and family planning
PRE-REQUISITES:           GNSM 211 & 222, NCHM 211 & 222 AND PHAM112 ,NCH211 &222 BIYM112
&124
CO-REQUISITES:            GNSM 311, NCHM 311, PNSM 311
DELIVERY MODES:           Problem based strategies, tutorials, practicals, case studies and peer group
teaching
CONTENT:
Embryology
Anatomical and physiological changes of pregnancy
Antenatal care
Midwifery skills during pregnancy
Prevention and management of complications during pregnancy
Emergency care and use of technology during pregnancy
Promotion of health through advice and health education during pregnancy
Relevant legislation
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%
MIY311                         CREDITS                SEMESTER 2                         NQF LEVEL 7
                                   24
TITLE:            MIDWIFERY I AND PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To develop learners to be competent in assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementing
and evaluation of problems during intra-natal nursing care
168                                            Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ensuring normal labour whenever possible, by maintaining and improving general health of the pregnant
woman
Ensuring early detection, referral and management of complications during labour
Provision of nursing care and careful screening of all pregnant women during labour to prevent occurrence of
complications
Ensuring quality midwifery care and prevention of medico-legal hazards during labour
PRE-REQUISITES: PHMM211,GNS 211 & GNS 222, NCH 211 & NCH 222,
CO-REQUISITES:            GNSM 322, PNSM 322, NCHM 322
DELIVERY MODES:           Problem based strategies, tutorials, practicals, case studies and peer group
teaching
CONTENT:
Mechanism of labour
Anatomical and physiological changes of labour
Intra-natal care
Midwifery skills during labour
Prevention and management of complications and medico-legal hazards during labour
Emergency care and use of technology during labour
Promotion of health through advice and health education during labour
Relevant legislation
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%.
MIYM 411                   CREDITS 16             SEMESTER 1                          NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE:            MIDWIFERY II and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To develop learners to be competent in assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementing
and evaluation of problems of a newborn after delivery.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ensuring normal and healthy newborn whenever possible, by maintaining and improving general health of
the pregnant woman
Ensuring early detection, referral and management of complications of a newborn after delivery
Provision of nursing care and careful screening of all newborn babies to prevent occurrence of complications
and medico-legal hazards
PRE-REQUISITES:           MID 311 & MIDM 322, GNS 311 & GNS 322, PNS311 &322,NCHM311 &322
CO-REQUISITES:            NRMM 411, GNSM 411, PNSM 411
DELIVERY MODES:           Problem based strategies, tutorials, practicals, case studies and peer group
teaching
CONTENT:
Anatomical and physiological changes of pregnancy
Nursing care of a newborn baby-           Midwifery skills on a newborn baby
Prevention and management of complications and medico-legal hazards when caring for a newborn
Emergency care and use of technology when caring for a newborn
Relevant legislation
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%
MIYM 422                  CREDITS 16          SEMESTER 2                          NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE:            MIDWIFERY II and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To develop learners to be competent in assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementing
and evaluation of problems during post-natal nursing care.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ensuring normal puerperium whenever possible, by maintaining and improving general health of the
pregnant woman
Ensuring early detection, referral and management of complications during puerperium
Provision of nursing care and careful screening of all women during puerperium to prevent occurrence of
complications
Provision of health education and family planning during puerperium
Ensuring quality midwifery care and prevention of medico-legal hazards
PRE-REQUISITES:           MIYM 311 & 322, GNSM 311 & GNSM 322, PNSM311 & 322 NCH311 &322
CO-REQUISITES:            GNSM 422, PNSM 422, NRPM 422
DELIVERY MODES:           Problem based strategies, tutorials, practicals, case studies and peer group
teaching
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                            169

CONTENT:
Anatomical and physiological changes during puerperium
Postnatal care
Midwifery skills during puerperium
Midwifery audit
Prevention and management of complications during puerperium
Emergency care and use of technology during puerperium
Promotion of health through advice and health education during puerperium
Relevant legislation
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%.
NCHM 111                            CREDITS 24                    SEMESTER 1                   NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE:             COMMUNITY NURSING SCIENCE I and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:           To assist learners to recognize the implication of social, cultural, economic and political
trends on the provision of nursing care
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Identification of trends and indicators affecting health
Utilization of the knowledge of epidemiology in determining factors affecting health
Demonstration of the ability to accommodate social and cultural diverse individuals and communities
Display competence in assessing the communities to identity their health needs, resources and problems
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             FNSM 111, EPPM 111, BIYM111
DELIVERY MODES:            Tutorials, case presentation, projects, demonstration, problem based strategies
CONTENT:
Health indicators
Community profile
Bio-statistics
 Approaches to health measurement
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 90 minute written examination 50%.
NCHM 122                            CREDITS 12                     SEMESTER 2                  NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE:             COMMUNITY NURSING SCIENCE I and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:           To assist learners in understanding and applying the holistic nursing care to individuals,
families and communities to meet basic needs throughout the life span.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the knowledge of basic human needs of individuals, families and communities.
Demonstrate basic communication processes in interacting with individuals, families and communities.
Apply the nursing process in the assessment and diagnosis o the basic needs of individuals, families and
communities.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             FNSM 122, BIYM 122
DELIVERY MODES:            Tutorials, case presentation, projects, demonstration, problem based strategies
CONTENT:
Politics and health
Family assessment
Health promotion models and strategies
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 90 minute written examination 50%.
 NCHM 211                            CREDITS 12                   SEMESTER 3                   NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: COMMUNITY NURSING SCIENCE II and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:           To equip the learner with the knowledge and skill to assess, diagnose, prevent and manage
common ailments, non- and communicable diseases.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the competence of assessing, diagnosing, preventing, treating and rehabilitating common, non-
and communicable diseases.
PRE-REQUISITES:            NCHM 111, NCHM 122, EPPM 111 ,BIYM111 &122 FNSM111 &122 INYM114 121
CO-REQUISITES:             GNSM 211, PHMM 211
DELIVERY MODES:             Tutorials, case presentation, projects, demonstration, problem based strategies
CONTENT:
Communicable diseases
Mother and child
Geriatric health
170                                            Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%.
NCHM 222                             CREDITS 24                  SEMESTER 4                         6
TITLE: COMMUNITY NURSING SCIENCE II and PRACTIC ALS
PURPOSE:          To develop learners to be competent in applying the nursing process to promote health,
prevent injury and disease in specific settings in the community.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate knowledge of health care of specific groups in the community
Apply relevant policies and legislation in the care of these groups
PRE-REQUISITES:           NCHM 111, NCHM 122, EPPM 111 ,BIYM111 &122 FNSM111 &122 INYM114 121
CO-REQUISITES:            GNSM 222, BIYM 222
DELIVERY MODES:           Tutorials, case presentation, projects, demonstration, problem based strategies
CONTENT:
School health services
Adolescent health
Occupational health
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 90 minute written examination 50%.
NCHM 311                           CREDITS 6                     SEMESTER 5                  NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: COMMUNITY NURSING SCIENCE III and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To prepare learners to identify environmental disasters and emergencies in various
situations in the community
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the ability to identify emergency and/or disaster situations in the community
Display assessment skills in any emergency and/or disaster situation
Demonstrate the ability to participate in the development of a data base on emergency and disaster
management
Apply relevant policies and legislation in the management of the said situation
PRE-REQUISITES:           GNSM 211 & 222, NCHM 211 & 222 AND PHAM112 ,NCH211 &222 BIYM112
&124
CO-REQUISITES:            GNS 211, MIY 311, PSN 311
DELIVERY MODES:           Tutorials, case presentation, projects, demonstration, problem based strategies
CONTENT:
Emergency and disaster care and management
Crisis intervention in an emergency/disaster situation
Relevant policies, guidelines and protocols
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 90 minute written examination 50%.
NCHM 322                           CREDITS 6                     SEMESTER 6                  NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: COMMUNITY NURSING SCIENCE III and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To prepare learners to promote community participation, development and collaboration, to
assist in empowerment as well as capacity building of the nation.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the ability to identify, establish and co-ordinate consultative forums with the relevant
stakeholders in the community
Display assessment skills of available resource utilisation to improve empowerment and capacity building
Demonstrate the ability to participate in the development of health care projects in collaboration with the
necessary stakeholders
Apply relevant policies and legislation in the management of identified projects
PRE-REQUISITES:            GNSM 211 & 222, NCHM 211 & 222 AND PHAM112 ,NCH211 &222 BIYM112
&124
CO-REQUISITES:            GNSM 322, MIDM 322, PNSM 322
DELIVERY MODES:           Seminars, formal lectures, projects, group discussions, problem based teaching
CONTENT:
Community empowerment and development
Self-development and the basic processes of creativity
Project planning, management, marketing and networking
Collaboration and consultation
Recruitment and training of community workers
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hours written examination 50%.
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                             171

NRMM 411                           CREDITS 12                    SEMESTER 5                   NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
PURPOSE:          To develop professional nurses to be competent in conducting research to improve and
solve problems in the health care services
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the knowledge of different research methods
Demonstrate the knowledge of the research process
PRE-REQUISITES:NCH311 &322, MIY NCH311 &322, PNSM NCH311 &322,GNSM NCH311 &322
CO-REQUISITES:            MIDM 411, PNSM 411, GNSM 411
DELIVERY MODES:           Problem based strategies, tutorials, reports, case studies
CONTENT:
Different types of research methods
Quantitative research process
Qualitative report process
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hours written examination 50%.
NRPM 422                           CREDITS 12                    SEMESTER 6                   NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: RESEARCH PROJECT
PURPOSE:          To develop professional nurses to be competent in scientific writing skills on reporting and
publishing conducted research.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the ability to design a research proposal
Display the ability to conduct a research study
Compilation of reports on research findings
PRE-REQUISITES:           GNSM311 &322, NCHM311 &322, MIYM311 &322, PNSM311 &322
CO-REQUISITES:            MIDM 422,, PNSM 422, GNSM 422
DELIVERY MODES:           Problem based strategies, tutorials, reports, case studies
CONTENT:
Research proposal
Report
ASSESSMENT MODES: Research proposal, Research report
PHMM112                     CREDITS 12                   SEMESTER 3                      NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: PHARMACOLOGY
PURPOSE:          Develop knowledge about the development and sources of drugs, how drugs function, and
high risks of adverse reactions of drugs.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the knowledge of the development and sources of drugs
Apply the knowledge of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutics in prescribing
drugs for patients
Assess patients to identify a potential high risk for adverse side effects
PRE-REQUISITES:           GNSM311 &322, NCHM311 &322, MIYM311 &322, PNSM311 &322
CO-REQUISITES:            NCHM 211,GNSM 111
DELIVERY MODES: Lectures, case presentations, groups discussions, self-activity, demonstration
CONTENT:
Pharmacological concepts
Drug development
Factors influencing the effects of drugs
Pharmacodynamics
Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacotherapeutics
Toxicology
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 90 minute written examination 50%.
PNSM311                               CREDITS 18             SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: PSYCHIATRIC NURSING SCIENCE I and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To develop learners to be competent in assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementing
and evaluating mental health problems of individuals, families and communities.
172                                           Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the knowledge of the history of psychiatric nursing care
Apply the ethical, legal and statutory aspects of psychiatric nursing practices
Demonstrate the ability to assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care of common
psychiatric disorders
PRE-REQUISITES:            GNSM 211 & 222, NCHM 211 & 222 AND PHAM112 ,NCH211 &222 BIYM112
&124
CO-REQUISITES:             GNSM 311, MIDM 311
DELIVERY MODES:            Problem based strategies, tutorials, practicals, case studies and peer group
teaching.
CONTENT:
Basic concepts
History of psychiatric nursing
Common psychiatric conditions
Drug therapy
Relevant legislation
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%
PNSM322                              CREDITS 18                 SEMESTER 2                    NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: PSYCHIATRIC NURSING SCIENCE I and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To develop learners to be competent in assessment and diagnosis of mental health
problems of individuals, families and communities, utilising effective psychiatric skills.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate the ability to create an conducive therapeutic environment in psychiatric nursing care
Demonstrate competence in intervening during an emotional crisis
Demonstrate the ability to participate and utilize group therapy in a psychiatric institution
PRE-REQUISITES:           NCHM 211 & NCHM 222, , GNS 211 & GNS 222
CO-REQUISITES:            GNSM 322, NCHM 322, MIYM311, & PNS311
DELIVERY MODES:           Problem based strategies, tutorials, practicals, case studies and peer group
teaching.
CONTENT:
Therapeutic environment
Crisis intervention
Counselling skills
Group therapy
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%.
 PNSM 411                 CREDITS 18                 SEMESTER 7                          NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: PSYCHIATRIC NURSING SCIENCE II and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To develop learners to be competent in assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and
evaluating nursing care of the mentally handicapped / retarded individuals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate competence in assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluation of nursing care
of the mentally handicapped/retarded individuals.
PRE-REQUISITES:           GNSM311 &322, NCHM311 &322, MIYM311 &322, PNSM311 &322
CO-REQUISITES:            , GNSM 411, MIYM 411, NRMM 411
DELIVERY MODES:           Problem based strategies, tutorials, practicals, case studies and peer group
teaching.
CONTENT:
Mental retardation
Mental retardation skills
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%.
PNSM 422                     CREDITS 18                SEMESTER 8                           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: PSYCHIATRIC NURSING SCIENCE II and PRACTICALS
PURPOSE:          To develop learners to be competent in assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and
evaluating mental health problems of individuals, families and communities
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate competence in forensic psychiatric nursing
Demonstrate the ability to promote mental health through health education programmes
PRE-REQUISITES: GNSM311 &322, NCHM311 &322, MIYM311 &322, PNSM311 &322
CO-REQUISITES:            GNSM 422, MIYM 422, NRPM 422
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                           173

DELIVERY MODES:          Problem based strategies, tutorials, practicals, case studies and peer group
teaching.
CONTENT:
Forensic psychiatric nursing
Mental health promotion
community involvement and participation in the promotion of mental health
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%.

BACHELOR OF NURSING SCIENCE HONOURS (BNSc HONS)

PRESCRIBED CURRICULUM

        SEMESTER 1                                       SEMESTER 2
        Module                                           Module
Title                    Code         Credits   Title                        Code              Credits
Management               MAN 111      12        Health Education             NCH 726           12
                                                or
                                                Advanced Psychiatric
                                                Methods and Therapies        NAY 726
                                                or
                                                Advanced Medical and
                                                Surgical Nursing             or

                                                                             NAS 726
Scope of Community     NCH 611        12        Special Fields in            NCH 612           12
Health Nursing Science                          Community Health Nursing
or                                              Science
Ethos and Science                               or
Development            Or                       Community Mental Health      Or
or                     NAY 611                  and Consultation             NAP 612
Nursing Dynamics                                or
                                                Scientific Foundations of
                      Or                        Critical Care Nursing        Or
                      NAS 611                                                NAS 612
Community Partnership NCH 613         12        Primary Health Nursing       NCH 623           12
or                                              Science
Advanced Psychiatric Or                         or                           Or
Nursing Science       NAY 613                   Advanced Psychiatric         NAP 623
or                                              Nursing Practice
Critical Care Nursing                           or
                      Or                        Nursing leadership           Or
                      NAS 613                                                NAS 623
Research Methodology RM 622           12        Mini Dissertation            MD 621            36

To qualify for BNSc (Hons) degree, a candidate must obtain a minimum of 1 20 course credits.
OLD CODE NAS 706
NEW CODE NAS 611                   CREDITS 12                 SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE:           NURSING DYNAMICS
PURPOSE:         To prepare learners to manage the nursing process across all levels of health care
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Apply the nursing process through primary, secondary and tertiary health care
Demonstrate knowledge of pathophysiology and technology advances in critical care
PRE-REQUISITES:         None
CO-REQUISITES:          None
DELIVERY MODES:
Lectures
Demonstrations
Discussions
Case studies
Seminars
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CONTENT
Philosophy and theories of nursing
Primary, secondary and tertiary care of medical/surgical conditions
Technology advances in critical care
Common medical/surgical emergencies
ASSESSMENT MODES:                   Projects, examinations, case studies
OLD CODE NAS 766
NEW CODE NAS 622                      CREDITS 12                    SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE:          RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
PURPOSE:        To assist learners to develop the knowledge and skill in advanced quantitative research
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Conduct qualitative research within the ethical-legal framework of nursing and health related settings
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Tutorials, workshops, seminars, peer group teaching
CONTENT:
Research process
ASSESSMENT MODES:                   Continuous assessment 50%, 1 x 3 hour written examination 50%.
OLD CODE MD 796
NEW CODE MD 621                       CREDITS 36                    SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE:          MINI DISSERTATION
PURPOSE:        To implement research process
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate ability to develop a research project in a special field
Demonstrate ability to compile in research report
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            NCH 656, 666 and 676
DELIVERY MODES:           Field work; Presentations
 CO NTENT:                Research process
ASSESSMENT MODES:                   Evaluation of mini dissertation
OLD CODE NCH 736
NEW CODE NCH 612                      CREDITS 12                    SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: SPECIAL FIELDS IN COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING SCIENCE
PURPOSE:        To acquaint learners with special fields in community health nursing
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to demonstrate knowledge in selected fields of community health nursing
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            NCH 611, 613 and 726
DELIVERY MODES:
Seminars
Lecturers
Projects
Discussion groups
CONTENT:
Maternal and child health and family planning
School health and adolescence
Occupational and non-communicable diseases
Environmental health and road accidents
Mental health, nutrition, geriatric health, genetics
ASSESSMENT MODES:                   Examination, projects, presentations
OLD CODE NCH 766
NEW CODE NCH 622                      CREDITS 12                    SEMESTER 1              NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING RESEARCH PROJECT
PURPOSE:        To enable learners to use epidemiological information and apply the scientific process of
research
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Use epidemiological information and apply principles of research
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                               175

CO-REQUISITES:            NCH 656, 676 AND 696
DELIVERY MODES:
Seminars
Lecturers
Projects
Group discussions
Presentations
CONTENT:
Epidemiological data sources (demographic factors in relation to morbidity and mortality rates)
Epidemiological research methods
Research process (research design, data collection and analysis inferential statistics, writing a research
proposal, report and publication of findings)
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Evaluation, projects, presentations
         CODE NCH 726                 CREDITS 12                  SEMESTER 2                  NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: HEALTH EDUCATION
PURPOSE:          To help learners to develop effective community health education skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
To develop critical assessment of health education needs
Demonstrate effective planning, implementation and evaluation of health education programme
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            NCH 706, 716 AND 736
DELIVERY MODES:
Seminars
Lecturers
Projects
Group discussions
Presentations
CONTENT:
Theories and principles of health education
Multidisciplinary and intersectoral participation
Curriculum design for different groups
Communication and evaluation
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Examination, projects, presentations
CODE NCH 756                          CREDITS 12                  SEMESTER 2                  NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: ASPECTS OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
PURPOSE:
To develop strategies aimed at addressing primary health care problems
To enable students to understand the role of international organisations
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate knowledge of implementation primary health care strategies
Demonstrate knowledge of patient/client assessment
Demonstrate knowledge and use of essential drug list.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            NCH 656, 666 and 696
DELIVERY MODES:
Seminars
Lecturers
Projects
Group discussions
Presentations
CONTENT:
Primary health care strategies
Principles of basic assessment for common ailments
Essential drug list
Role of international organisations e.g. ILO, WHO, etc.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Examinations, projects, presentations
CODE NCH 706                          CREDITS 12                  SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: THE SCOPE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING SCIENCE
PURPOSE:          To assist learners to relate the philosophy and theories to community health nursing
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Apply the philosophy, theories and relevant legislation to community health nursing
Demonstrate knowledge of ethos and professional practice to community health nursing
PRE-REQUISITES:          None
CO-REQUISITES:           NCH 616, 626 AND 636
DELIVERY MODES:
Formal lectures, projects, seminars, group discussions, presentations
CONTENT:
Nursing philosophy, nursing theories, relevant legislation, ethos and professional practice
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Written examination, projects assignment
         CODE NCH 716                CREDITS 12                  SEMESTER 1                 NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE:          COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
PURPOSE:        To assist learners to develop awareness of partnership in community health work
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate knowledge in community assessment problem solving
Apply knowledge of social, cultural transcultural factors in community projects
PRE-REQUISITES:          None
CO-REQUISITES:           NCH 606, 626 and 686
DELIVERY MODES:
Seminars
Lecturers
Projects
Group discussions
Presentations
CONTENT:
Community assessment
Problem solving
Health dynamics including transcultural factors
Community projects
WHO concepts of partnership
ASSESSMENT MODES:                Examinations, projects, presentations



15.10 PHYSICS

15.10.1 COURSE STRUCTURE
 MODULE                  NEW PRE-REQUISITE
 YEAR 1                  SEMESTER 1
 PHYM 112                Matric Maths D plus pass in Physical Science
 PHYM 113                Matric Maths D plus pass in Physical Science
 PHYM 114                Matric Maths D plus pass in Physical Science
                         SEMESTER 2
 PHYM 125                Matric Maths D plus pass in Physical Science
 PHYM 126                Matric Maths D plus pass in Physical Science
 PHYM 127                Matric Maths D plus pass in Physical Science
 YEAR TWO                SEMESTER 1
 PHYM 211                Pass in any 2 or PHY 125, 126, 127 modules
 PHYM 212                Pass in any 2 or PHY 125, 126, 127 modules
 PHYM 213                Pass in any 2 or PHY 125, 126, 127 modules
 PHYM 214                Pass in any 2 or PHY 125, 126, 127 modules
                         SEMESTER 2
 PHYM 225                Pass in any 2 or PHY 125, 126, 127 modules
 PHYM 226                Pass in any 2 or PHY 125, 126, 127 modules
 PHYM 227                Pass in any 2 or PHY 125, 126, 127 modules
 PHYM 228                Pass in any 2 or PHY 125, 126, 127 modules
 MODULE                  NEW PRE-REQUISITE
 YEAR THREE              SEMESTER 1
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    PHY 311                        All PHY 100 and 200, and MAYM 113, 122, 211
    PHY 312                        All PHY 100 and 200, and MAYM 113, 122, 211
    PHY 313                        All PHY 100 and 200, and MAYM 113, 122, 211
    PHY 314                        All PHY 100 and 200, and MAYM 113, 122, 211
                                   SEMESTER 2
    PHY 325                        All PHY 100 and 200, and MAYM 113, 122, 211
    PHY 326                        All PHY 100 and 200, and MAYM 113, 122, 211
    PHY 327                        All PHY 100 and 200, and MAYM 113, 122, 211
    PHY 328                        All PHY 100 and 200, and MAYM 113, 122, 211

b)         Possible Illustrative Programmes in Physics

*          Select the majors you want for your degree
*          Note the option (1 through 4)
*          Register for the required modules for each year of the selected option

        Option                    Year 1                          Year 2              Year 3 (Majors)
          1          PHY100, ELY100, MAY100, CIS100PHY200, MAY200, ELY200 PHY300, ELY300
          2          PHY100, ELY100, MAY100, CIS100ELE200, CIS200, MAY200          ELY300, CIS300
          3          PHY100, ELY100, MAY100, CIS100PHY200, MAY200, ELY200 PHY300, MAY300
          4          PHY100, ELY100, MAY100, CIS100PHY200, APM200, MAY200 PHY300, APM300
       Note : 100 denotes Year 1 modules, 200 denotes Year 2 modules and 300 denotes Year 3 modules

Credits associated with each module, the required pre-requisites and co-requisites are given below:




15.10.2MODULE OUTCOMES

Semester       Old Code New                  Title                                  Credits



       1       PHY 112       PHYM 111        Mechanics                                        6

               PHY122        PHYM 112        Oscillations and Heat                            6
               PHY125        PHYM 113        Introduction to Biophysics                       6
               PHY 132       PHYM 114        Physics Practical                                6
       2       PHY 162       PHYM 125        Introduction to Electricity and                  6
                                             Magnetism+
               PHY 172     PHYM 126          Optics & Introduction Modern Physics             6
               PHY 182     PHYM 127          Physics Practical                                6
Semester       Old Code New                  Title                                Credits
    3          PHY 213    PHYM 211           Properties of Matter                             6
               PHY 223    PHYM 212           Atomic Physics                                   6
               PHY 233    PHYM 213           Thermodynamics                                   6
               PHY 234    PHYM 214           Experimental Physics                             6
       4       PHY 263    PHYM 225           Waves and Oscillations                           6
               PHY 273    PHYM 226           Electricity & Magnetism                          6
               PHY 283    PHYM 227           Introduction to Quantum Mechanics                6
               PHY 293    PHYM 228           Experimental Physics                             6
Semester       Old Code New                  Title                                Credits
    5          PHY 313     PHYM 311          Classical Mechanics                              6
               PHY 323     PHYM 312          Solid State Physics                              6
               PHY 333     PHYM 313          Quantum Mechanics                                6
               PHY 343     PHYM 314          Experimental Physics                             6
       6       PHY 363     PHYM 325          Electromagnetism                                 6
               PHY 373     PHYM 326          Nuclear Physics                                  6
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         PHY 383       PHYM 327       Statistical Mechanics                                  6
         PHY 393       PHYM 328       Experimental Physics                                   12
Semester Old Code New                 Title                                       Credits
    1    PHY 707       PHYM 611       Statistical Mechanics                                  12
         PHY 717       PHYM 612       Quantum Mechanics                                      18
         PHY 727       PHYM 613       Classical Mechanics                                    18
         PHY 737       PHYM 614       Electromagnetism                                       18
    2    PHY 747       PHYM 615       Nuclear Physics                                        12
         PHY 757       PHYM 626       Solid State Physics                                    12
         PHY 767        PHYM 627      Computational Physics                                  24
         PHY 777        PHYM 628      Particle Physics                                       12
    3    PHY 787       PHYM 628       Project or Prescribed Experiment                       24
         PHY 797        PHYM 629      Astrophysics                                           12
• PHY125 is a service module for BSc Nursing Science

OLD CODE PHY112
NEW CODE PHYM 111                  CREDITS 6                  SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Mechanics
PURPOSE:           To give an introduction of the motion of particles in a one and a two dimensional space and
Newton’s laws of mechanics.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to
(a)      recall the fundamental principles of mechanics in form of Newton=s laws
(b)      apply Newton=s laws to the solution of problems in one and two-dimensional motion
PRE-REQUISITES: Matric Maths D
Pass in Matric Physical Science (at least E in SG).
CO-REQUISITES:             PHY122, PHY132
DELIVERY MODES: Contact Mode
CONTENT: Motion of particle in a one and a two dimensional space, vectors, circular motion, force;
Newton’s laws; gravitation, work and energy; elastic and inelastic collisions.
ASSESSMENT:
2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester (50 %)
1 x 3 hour examination at end of semester (50 %)
OLD CODE PHY122
NEW CODE PHYM 112                  CREDITS 6                  SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Oscillations and Heat
PURPOSE:           To give an introduction of waves, oscillations and thermodynamics
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to
(a) recall the fundamental principles of waves, oscillations and thermodynamics
(b) apply the principles to the solution of problems involving waves, oscillations and thermodynamics
PRE-REQUISITES: Matric Maths D
Pass in Matric Physical Science (at least E at SG).
CO-REQUISITES:             PHY112 and PHY132
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact
CONTENT: Oscillations; wave motion, sound; temperature scales; expansion, kinetic theory; heat; heat
transfer; first and second laws of thermodynamics.
ASSESSMENT:
2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester (50 %)
1 x 3 hour examination at end of semester (50 %
OLD CODE PHY125
NEW CODE PHYM 113                    CREDITS 6                 SEMESTER 1                   NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Introduction to Biophysics
PURPOSE:           To present an integrated perspective on the role of physics that is necessary for
understanding those areas of nursing science that require the basic knowledge of natural science
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: The grasp of fundamental facts and their simple application in human
body structure
PRE-REQUISITES:            NONE
CO-REQUISITES:             NONE
DELIVERY MODES:            Formal lectures and tutorials
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                           179

CONTENT: Introduction to concepts of Biophysics. Principles of Biophysics. Application of laws of
Biophysics. Graphs and measurements, radiation, radioactivity, isotopes. Matter. Liquids, and mixtures.
Mechanics, forces, electricity, heat, ene rgy, light, sight, sound and hearing.
ASSESSMENT:
2x2 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)
OLD CODE PHY 132
NEW CODE PHYM 114                   CREDITS 6                  SEMESTER 1                   NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Physics Practical
PURPOSE:         To impart experimentation and data collection skills and the application of those skills.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to:
* use scientific equipment
* make scientific observations
* interpret information for useful purposes
PRE-REQUISITES: Matric Maths D
Pass in Matric Physical Science (at least E in SG)
 CO-REQUISITES:           PHY112 and PHY122
DELIVERY MODES:           Practical Work
CONTENT:         Laboratory-based Practical related to PHY112 and PHY122
ASSESSMENT: Continuous Assessment of Laboratory Reports (50 %)
Practical Test/Examination (50 %)
OLD CODE PHY162
NEW CODE PHYM 125                   CREDITS 6                  SEMESTER 2                    NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
PURPOSE:         To develop an understanding of the theory of electric currents, the components used to
transmit the current and the electromagnetic fields associated with electric currents.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: A student should be able to:
-        understand electric and magnetic fields as examples of fields of force
-        describe and explain concepts related to electrostatics, electric fi elds, current electricity,
-        appreciate the practical applications of electrostatic and electromagnetic phenomena,
-        understand the use of electric currents in domestic appliances and in industry
PRE-REQUISITES: 50% average of modules PHY 112, PHY 122 AND PHY 132 and 40% average for
corresponding MAY modules (Semester 1 MAY modules)
CO-REQUISITES:            PHY 172, PHY 182
DELIVERY MODES:           Formal lectures and tutorials
CONTENT: Electric charge and field, Gauss law; capacitors and dielectrics, electric current, circuits and
instruments, magnetic flux, Biot Savart law, electromagnetic induction.
ASSESSMENT:
2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester (50 %)
1 x 3 hour examination at end of semester (50 %)
OLD CODE PHY 172
NEW CODE PHYM 126                   CREDITS 6                  SEMESTER 2                    NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Optics and Introductory Modern Physics
PURPOSE:         To provide the student with an understanding of the basic principles of geometric optics and
some elements of physical optics.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: A student should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the principles of reflection and refraction of light
- describe the action of converging and diverging lenses
- explain the phenomena of diffraction and interference of waves
PRE-REQUISITES: 50% average of modules PHY 112, PHY 122 AND PHY 132 and 40% average for
corresponding MAY level 1 Semester 1 modules.
CO-REQUISITES:            PHY 162, PHY 182
DELIVERY MODES:           Lectures and student-directed tutorials
CONTENT: THEORY - Reflection and refraction of light; optical instruments, interference; polarization,
quantization.
ASSESSMENT:
2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester (50 %)
1 x 3 hour examination at end of semester (50 %)
OLD CODE PHY 182
NEW CODE PHYM 127                   CREDITS 6                  SEMESTER 2                    NQF LEVEL 6
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TITLE: Physics Practical
PURPOSE:         To impart experimentation and data collection skills and the application of those skills.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to:
* use scientific equipment
* make scientific observations
* interpret information for useful purposes
PRE-REQUISITES: 50% average of modules PHY 112, PHY 122 and PHY 132 and 40% average for
corresponding MAT semester 1 modules.
CO-REQUISITES:           PHY 162, PHY 172
DELIVERY MODES:          Practical
CONTENT: PRACTICAL - Laboratory-based practical related to PHY 162 and PHY 172
ASSESSMENT:
Continuous Assessment of Laboratory Reports (50%) and Practical Test/Examination (50%)
CODE PCD152
NEW CODE PHYM 128              CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: PHYSICAL SCIENCE
PURPOSE:          To give learners an understanding of the basic scientific theories in physical science.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able apply scientific principles and knowledge in practical agriculture; demonstrate critical and
creative scientific thinking
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Vectors, forces, gravity, acceleration, electric current, magnetism, electromagnetism, waves, heat, energy, work
and power, power generation.

Practical:
Experiments in physical science relevant to the syllabus.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE PCP 152
NEW CODE PHYM 129              CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO BASIC PHYSICS CONCEPTS
PURPOSE:          To give learners an understanding of the basic physics theories and applications.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able apply scientific principles and knowledge in practical agriculture; demonstrate critical and
creative scientific thinking
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:          None
DELIVERY MODES:         Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Vectors, force and Newton’s laws, Universal law of gravitation, linear motion, electricity, magnetism
electromagnetism, heat, work, energy and power, power generation, meters and motors.
Practical
Experiments in physical science relevant to the syllabus.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the fina
mark.
OLD CODE PHY 213
NEW CODE PHYM 211                 CREDITS 6               SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Properties of Matter
PURPOSE:       To lay a foundation and provide material that is needed in general physics, engineering and
geology.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to
Solve basic problems in material science
Appreciate the applications of theory to engineering and applied sciences
PRE-REQUISITES: 50% average in the modules PHY 162, PHY 172 and PHY 182.
CO-REQUISITES: Mathematics modules at second year level.
PHY 223, PHY 233, PHY 243
DELIVERY MODES: Contact Mode
CONTENT: Rotational motion about an axis , general rotation, equilibrium, elasticity, fluids at rest,
hydrodynamics, energy, temperature and Boltzmann distribution, transport properties of gases.
ASSESSMENT:
2x2 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)
OLD CODE PHY 223
NEW CODE PHYM 212                    CREDITS 6                SEMESTER 1                     NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Atomic Physics
PURPOSE:            To introduce the students to major principles and concepts in atomic theory as well as laying
a firm foundation for further studies in nuclear physics.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to appreciate the continuous evolvement of new concepts and ideas in the study of matter resulting from
inter-play between experimental and theoretical work.
PRE-REQUISITES:
50% average in the modules PHY 162, PHY 172 and PHY 182.
CO-REQUISITES:
Mathematics modules on second year level.
PHY 213, PHY 233, PHY 243
DELIVERY MODES: Contact Mode
CONTENT:
Atomic view of matter, charge and radiation, atomic models, atomic spectra, vector model of the atom.
ASSESSMENT:
2 x 2 hour tests during semester (50 %); and
1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)
OLD CODE PHY 233
NEW CODE PHYM 213                     CREDITS 6                SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Thermodynamics
PURPOSE:            To provide the student with a theoretical understanding of the relation between a change in
temperature of a system with its change in internal energy and linking this to work done on or by the system.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: A student should be able to
- explain and calculate the internal energy of a system
- explain the nature of work done on or by a system
PRE-REQUISITES:50% average in the modules PHY 162, PHY 172 and PHY 182.
CO-REQUISITES: Mathematics modules on second year level (MAY or MAY 200)
PHY 213, PHY 223, PHY 243
DELIVERY MODES: Contact Mode
CONTENT: Fundamental concepts of thermodynamics and applications, entropy and second law of
thermodynamics, combination of first and second laws, thermodynamic potentials, application of
thermodynamics to simple systems.
ASSESSMENT:
2x2 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)
OLD CODE PHY243
NEW CODE PHYM 214                     CREDITS 6                SEMESTER 1                   NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Experimental Physics
PURPOSE:            To develop skills of handling equipment, data interpretation and computational work
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:A student should be able to
- set up an experiment
- collect and discriminate data
- write a critical report on an experiment
PRE-REQUISITES: 50% average in the modules PHY 162, PHY 172 and PHY 182.
CO-REQUISITES: Mathematics modules on second year level (MAY or MAY 200).
PHY 213, PHY 223, PHY 233
DELIVERY MODES: Contact Mode + Practical
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CONTENT:
General Practical:
Laboratory-based practicals related to the modules PHY 213, PHY 223 and PHY 233
Research and Computer Methods:
Introduction to the (a) conduction of research and (b) the use of computers.
ASSESSMENT:
Continuous Assessment using laboratory reports (50%) and a practical test (50%)
OLD CODE PHY 263
NEW CODE PHYM 225                  CREDITS 6                SEMESTER 2                      NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Waves and Oscillations
PURPOSE:          To develop a theoretical understanding of the phenomena of wave motion.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:A student should be able to
- describe any simple harmonic motion
- solve simple oscillation problems that involve damped and driven harmonic motion
- describe mathematically the superposition of waves
PRE-REQUISITES: 50% average in the modules PHY 162, PHY 172, PHY 182, PHY 213, PHY 223, PHY
233 and PHY 243
CO-REQUISITES: Mathematics modules at 200 level.
PHY 273, PHY 283, and PHY 293
DELIVERY MODES: Contact Mode
CONTENT:
Free, damped and forced vibrations, combinations of vibrations, non-dispersive waves, plane waves, plane
waves at boundaries, diffraction, Fourier theory.
ASSESSMENT:
2x2 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)
OLD CODE PHY273
NEW CODE PHYM 226                  CREDITS 6                SEMESTER 2                      NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Electricity and Magnetism
PURPOSE:          To impart to the students fundamental knowledge in the area of electricity and magnetism
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to apply theory to interpret results from experiments as a basis for studies in electrodynamics
PRE-REQUISITES: Pre-requisites: 50% average in the modules PHY 162, PHY 172, PHY 182, PHY 213,
PHY 223, PHY 233 and PHY 243
CO-REQUISITES: Mathematics modules at second year level(MAY 200 or MAY 200 modules) PHY 263,
PHY 283 and PHY 293
DELIVERY MODES: Contact Mode
CONTENT: Sources of magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, inductance and energy storage in
magnetic Fields, AC circuits.
ASSESSMENT:
2x2 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1 3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)
OLD CODE PHY 283
NEW CODE PHYM 227                   CREDITS 6                SEMESTER 2                     NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
PURPOSE:          To provide a solid grounding for the study and application of fundamental concepts in
quantum mechanics
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Acquisition of the essence of quantum mechanics which frees the students from their classical prejudices.
Hands on exposure to techniques for solving quantum mechanics related problems
Appetite for studying quantum mechanics further
PRE-REQUISITES: Pre-requisites: 50% average in the modules PHY 162, PHY 172, PHY 182, PHY 213,
PHY 223, PHY 233 and PHY 243
CO-REQUISITES: Mathematics modules at second year level (MAY or MAY 200 modules)
PHY 263, PHY 273 and PHY 293
DELIVERY MODES: Contact Mode
CONTENT: THEORY - The origins of quantum theory, the wave function and the uncertainty principle,
Schrodinger=s equation, one-dimensional problems, harmonic oscillator.
ASSESSMENT:
2x2 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at e nd of semester (50%)
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OLD CODE PHY293
NEW CODE PHYM 228                   CREDITS 6               SEMESTER 2                     NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Experimental Physics
PURPOSE: To enhance the student=s skills in handling common laboratory equipment and quantification
and interpretation of data.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: A student should be able to
- set up an experiment from a laboratory manual
- able to quantify results and draw graphs
- interpret the physics of the results
 PRE-REQUISITES: 50% average in the modules PHY 162, PHY 172, PHY 182, PHY 213, PHY 223, PHY
233 and PHY 243
CO-REQUISITES: Mathematics modules at second year level (MTH or MAT 200 modules); PHY 263, PHY
273, and PHY 283
DELIVERY MODES: Practical
CONTENT:
General Practical:
Laboratory-based practicals related to the modules PHY 213, PHY 223 and PHY 233
Electronics Practical:
Mixed-mode (lecture and practical) sessions on Electronics
ASSESSMENT:
Continuous Assessment using laboratory reports (50%) and a practical test (50%)
OLD CODE PHY 313
NEW CODE PHYM 311                     CREDITS 6              SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Classical Mechanics
PURPOSE:          To consolidate the student=s understanding of Newtonian mechanics and to introduce the
student to energy methods of solving problems in classical mechanics.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
PRE-REQUISITES: Satisfactory completion of all prescribed modules for the First and Second years of
Physics (PHY100 and PHY200 levels) and a pass in all second year Mathematics modules (MAY/MAY 200
level)
CO-REQUISITES: PHY 323, PHY 333 and PHY 343
DELIVERY MODES: Lectures
CONTENT: THEORY - Central conservation forces, two-body problems, rigid body motion, moving
coordinate systems. Lagrange=s equations. Galilean and Lorentz transformations, momentum and mass in
relativity, energy and mass equivalence.
ASSESSMENT:
2x2 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)
OLD CODE PHY 323
NEW CODE PHYM 312                    CREDITS 6               SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Solid State Physics
PURPOSE:          To impart to the learners an understanding of crystal lattices and structures and microscopic
and macroscopic behaviour of solids.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to:
(a) demonstrate an understanding of the internal arrangement in solids,
(b) explain the microscopic and macroscopic behaviour of solids.
PRE-REQUISITES: Satisfactory completion of all prescribed modules for the First and Second years of
Physics (PHY100 and PHY200 levels) and a pass in all second year Mathematics modules (MAY/MAY 200
level)
CO-REQUISITES: PHY 313, PHY 333 and PHY 343
DELIVERY MODES: Formal Lectures
CONTENT: Crystal structure, crystal binding, reciprocal lattice, phonons and lattice vibrations, thermal
properties of insulators. Free-electron fermi gas, energy bands in solids, semiconductors.
ASSESSMENT:
2x2 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)
OLD CODE PHY 333
NEW CODE PHYM 313                      CREDITS 6             SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Quantum Mechanics
PURPOSE:          To provide a solid grounding for the study and application of fundamental concepts in
quantum mechanics
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
- Acquisition of the essence of quantum mechanics which frees the students from their classical prejudices
- Hands on exposure to techniques for solving quantum mechanics related problems
- Appetite for studying quantum mechanics further
PRE-REQUISITES: Satisfactory completion of all prescribed modules for the First and Second years of
Physics (PHY100 and PHY200 levels) and a pass in all second year Mathematics modules (MAY/MAY 200
level)
CO-REQUISITES: PHY 313, PHY 323 and PHY 343
DELIVERY MODES: Formal Lectures
CONTENT: Formal structure of quantum mechanics, eigen functions and their expansion, operators and
their properties angular momentum. Schrodinger equation in three-dimensions, and applications.
Approximation methods for stationery problems.
ASSESSMENT:
2x2 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)
OLD CODE PHY 343
NEW CODE PHYM 314                         CREDITS 12          SEMESTER 1                   NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Experimental Physics
PURPOSE: To impart to the student the skills of handling equipment and making measurements on
equipment.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to:
Skillful handling of apparatus, and
Learning the basics of conducting research.
PRE-REQUISITES: Satisfactory completion of all prescribed modules for the First and Second years (100
and 200 levels) and a pass in all second year Mathematics modules (MAT 200 level)
CO-REQUISITES: PHY 313, PHY 323 and PHY 333
DELIVERY MODES: Set experiments / project
CONTENT:
General Practical:
Laboratory-based practicals related to PHY 313, PHY 323 and PHY 333
Research and Computer Methods:
Introduction to the (a) conduction of research and (b) the use of computers.
ASSESSMENT: Lab reports and project reports / oral tests
 OLD CODE PHY 363
 NEW CODE PHYM 325                          CREDITS 6             SEMESTER 2                NQF LEVEL 6
 TITLE: Field and Waves
 PURPOSE:          To impart to the learners an understanding of electrostatic fields, magnetic fields and
 phenomena of interaction of these fields.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to:
 (a) understand the effect of electric fields on matter,
 (b) understand the effect of matter on the propagation of em waves.
 PRE-REQUISITES: Satisfactory completion of all prescribed modules for the First and Second years (100
 and 200 levels) and a pass in all second year Mathematics modules (MAY 200 level) PHY 313, PHY 323,
 PHY 333 and PHY 343
 CO-REQUISITES: PHY 373, PHY 383 and PHY 393
 DELIVERY MODES: Formal lectures
 CONTENT: Review of electrostatics, dielectrics, magnetic field, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell=s
 equations, propagation of electromagnetic waves.
 ASSESSMENT:
 2x2 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)
OLD CODE PHY 373
NEW CODE PHYM 326                    CREDITS 6              SEMESTER 2                    NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Nuclear Physics
PURPOSE: To provide introductory surveys of nuclear physics.
To establish an introductory course useful in other areas of nuclear science.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Acquisition of skills to solve problems in nuclear science
Ability to relate experimental and theoretical work
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PRE-REQUISITES:
Satisfactory completion of all prescribed modules for the First and Second years of Physics (PHY100 and
PHY200 levels) and a pass in all second year Mathematics modules (MAY 200 level) PHY 313, PHY 323, PHY
333 and PHY 343
CO-REQUISITES: PHY 363, PHY 383 and PHY 393
DELIVERY MODES: Contact
CONTENT: Nuclear mass properties, nuclear decay modes and radioactivity, interaction of particles with
nuclei, nuclear detectors and accelerators, nuclear reactions, nuclear structure.
ASSESSMENT:
2x2 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)
OLD CODE PHY 383
NEW CODE PHYM 327                     CREDITS 6                SEMESTER 2                 NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Statistical Mechanics
PURPOSE:           To introduce the student to microscopical arguments of deriving laws of thermodynamics
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: A student should be able to
-         explain transport phenomena in matter
-         use statistical concepts to derive laws pertaining to thermal, magnetic and electric properties of
matter
PRE-REQUISITES: Satisfactory completion of all prescribed modules for the First and Second years of
Physics (PHY100 and PHY200 levels) and a pass in all second year Mathematics modules (MAY/MAY 200
level), PHY313, PHY323, PHY333 and PHY343
CO-REQUISITES: PHY 363, PHY 373 and PHY 393
DELIVERY MODES: Contact Mode
CONTENT: Review of kinetic theory, introduction to statistical methods, inter-molecular forces, statistical
thermodynamics, application to gases, quantum statistics and applications.
ASSESSMENT:
2x2 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)
OLD CODE PHY 393
NEW CODE PHYM 328                       CREDITS 12                SEMESTER 2                NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Experimental Physics
PURPOSE: To impart the learners the skills of handling equipment and making measurements using them.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to:
Skillfully handle apparatus, and
Carry out research
Use computers
PRE-REQUISITES: Satisfactory completion of all pre scribed modules for the First and Second years (100
and 200 levels) and a pass in all second year Mathematics modules (MAY 200 level) PHY 313, PHY 323,
PHY 333 and PHY 343
CO-REQUISITES: PHY 363, PHY 373, and PHY 383
DELIVERY MODES: Practical + Contact
CONTENTS:
General Practical:
Laboratory-based practicals related to PHY 363, PHY 373 and PHY 383
Research and Computer Methods:
Introduction to the (a) conduction of research and (b) the use of computers
ASSESSMENT: Tests, Practical Reports and/or Project Reports
OLD CODE PHY 707
NEW CODE PHYM 611                    CREDITS 12                SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Statistical Mechanics
PURPOSE:           To extend a student=s understanding of different approaches to thermodynamic phenomena
using microscopic particles
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: A student should be able to discuss different thermodynamic
phenomena found in several fields of physics
PRE-REQUISITES: At least an average of 60 % in Physics 300 modules
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact
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CONTENT: THEORY
The statistical Basis of Thermodynamics; Elements of Ensemble Theory; The Canonical Ensemble; the
Grand Canonical Ensemble; Formulation of Quantum Statistics; The Theory of Simple Gases; Ideal Bose
Systems; Ideal Fermi Systems
ASSESSMENT:
Three tests of 3 hours duration (50 %)
One 3 hour examination at end of Semester (50 %)
OLD CODE PHY 717
NEW CODE PHYM 612                   CREDITS 18              SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Quantum Mechanics
PURPOSE:          To consolidate the student=s understanding of quantum mechanics principles and their
applications to other fields of physics
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: A student should be able to use the Theory learned to explain and
appreciate phenomena that use microscopic particles.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least an average of 60 % in Physics 300 modules
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact
CONTENT: THEORY
Spin; Dynamics of two-level systems; Linear vector spaces in quantum mechanics; Quantum dynamics;
Rotations and other symmetry operations; Bound state perturbation theory; Time-dependent perturbation
theory.
ASSESSMENT:
Three tests of 3 hours duration (50 %)
One 3 hour examination at end of Semester (50 %)
OLD CODE PHY 727
NEW CODE PHYM 613                   CREDITS 18               SEMESTER 1                 NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Classical Mechanics
PURPOSE:          To impart an advanced level of understanding of Classical Mechanics
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to:
a)       recall the theories and techniques of advanced Classical Mechanics
b)       apply the theories and techniques to the solution of advanced problems in Classical Mechanics
PRE-REQUISITES: At least an average of 60 % in Physics 300 modules
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact
CONTENT: THEORY
Variational principles and Lagrange's equation; Two-body central force problems; Small oscillations;
Special relativity in classical mechanics; Hamilton's equation; Canonical transformation.
ASSESSMENT: Three tests of 3 hours duration (50 %)
One 3 hour examination at end of Semester (50 %)
OLD CODE PHY 737
NEW CODE PHY 614                     CREDITS 18             SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Electromagnetism
PURPOSE:          To impart to the learners a thorough understanding of the nature and behaviour of
electromagnetic waves and their propagation in different media.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to:
(a) emphasize the behaviour of em waves in matter, and
(b) understand the practical applications of em waves.
(c) solve problems of electromagnetism at an advanced level
PRE-REQUISITES: At least an average of 60% in Physics 300 modules
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact
CONTENT: Fundamentals of Electromagnetic; Multiple fields; The Equations of Laplace and Poisson; The
Electromagnetic Field Equation; Electromagnetic Waves. Reflection and Refraction. The Leinard - Weichert
Potentials and Radiation; Radiation Systems. Classical Electron Theory.
ASSESSMENT: Three tests of 3 hours duration (50 %)
One 3 hour examination at end of Semester (50 %)
OLD CODE PHY 747
NEW CODE PHYM 615                   CREDITS 12               SEMESTER 1                 NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Nuclear Physics
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PURPOSE:         To impart an advanced level of understanding of Nuclear Physics
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to:
a)      recall the theories and techniques of advanced Nuclear Physics
b)      apply the theories and techniques to the solution of advanced problems in Nuclear Physics
PRE-REQUISITES: At least an average of 60 % in Physics 300 modules
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact
CONTENT: Nuclear deformations and the unified model. Electromagnetic interactions; Weak interactions;
Strong interactions; Nuclear interactions; Scattering theory; Resonant scattering and reactions. Spin of
nuclei and polarization.
ASSESSMENT:
Three tests of 3 hours duration (50 %)
One 3 hour examination at end of Semester (50 %)
OLD CODE PHY 757
NEW CODE PHYM 626                    CREDITS 12            SEMESTER 2                     NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Solid State Physics
PURPOSE:         To impart to the learners a thorough understanding of the nature and behaviour solids and
practical applications of solids in industry.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to:
a)       emphasize the behaviour of solids in matter and
b)       understand the practical applications of solids.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least an average of 60 % in Physics 300 modules
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact
CONTENT:
Band theory; Semiconductors; inharmonic effects in crystals; Dielectric properties; Diamagnetism;
Paramagnetism; Ferromagnetism and Anti-Ferromagnetism; Magnetic resonance; Defect;
Superconductivity.
ASSESSMENT:
Three tests of 3 hours duration (50 %)
One 3 hour examination at end of Semester (50 %)
OLD CODE PHY 767
NEW CODE PHYM 627                    CREDITS 24             SEMESTER 1+2                    NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Computational Physics
PURPOSE:         To provide a student with the mathematical skills necessary for computational work in
physics; provide the student with the programming experience necessary to do computational work on the
computer.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: A student should be able to use the theory learnt to quantify results
from experimental work and projects at post-graduate level.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least an average of 60 % in Physics 300 modules
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact + Project + Experiential Modes
CONTENT:
Theory:
Laplace Transforms; Fourier series and integrals; Vector differential calculus; Partial differential equations;
Numerical analysis.
Practical:
Computer implementation of programmes to solve common numerical problems of Physics.
Computer-based practice on the use of common computer packages.
ASSESSMENT:
For theory       -Two tests of 3 hours duration (50%) plus one 3 hour examination (50%)
For practical    -Two tests of 3 hours duration (50%) plus one mini-project (50%)
OLD CODE PHY 787
NEW CODE PHYM 671                   CREDITS 24              SEMESTER 1+2                     NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Project or Prescribed Experiments
PURPOSE:         To enable students to:
a)       learn basic research methodology
b)       carry out independent research
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to:
a) articulate a research proposal
b) carry out literature review
c) design a research strategy
d) carry out experiments specific to a given problem
e) analytically interpret results of research or experiments
f) produce a research report
PRE-REQUISITES: At least an average of 60 % in Physics 300 modules
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Project + Practical Modes
CONTENT: A research project or a number of prescribed experiments involving the theory of PHY 617, PHY
627, PHY 637, PHY 647, PHY 657, PHY 667 and PHY 677 will be required. The project can be either purely
experimental or theoretical. The discretion is on the supervisor.
ASSESSMENT:
In the case of a project, an internal mark will be derived from (a) a research proposal being presented and
graded (25%) (b) the complete project report being presented and graded(75%). An external mark (out of
100%) will be awarded by an external assessor. The final mark is derived as the average of the internal and
external marks.
In the case of prescribed experiments, submitted reports are graded by the supervisor.
OLD CODE PHY 797
NEW CODE PHYM 629                 CREDITS 12                  SEMESTER 2                  NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Astrophysics
PURPOSE:
To:      - introduce concepts of the astrophysics of stars.
         - introduce theoretical and observational techniques used to
           obtain information about the atmospheres and interiors of stars
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners should
- be able to understand concepts of stellar physics
- be able to have an idea of how concepts from atomic physics are used to determine
  parameters such as composition, temperature, surface gravity and velocities of stars.
- be able to use analytical and computational techniques to solve equations of stellar structure.
PRE-REQUISITES: At least 60% pass in Physics 300 modules
CO-REQUISITES: PHY700 modules

DELIVERY MODES: Contact + Project + Experiential

CONTENT:
The course begins by introducing concepts such as stellar magnitudes, temperature and motions, and the
data used to obtain information about these. Detailed physics of the atmospheres and interiors of stars are
discussed with the aim to understand the nature of the light that stars emit. A system of equations that
describe the structure of stars are discussed and solutions thereof calculated and discussed. Some of the
possible problems with stellar structure theory are discussed as highlighted by the solar neutrino problem.
ASSESSMENT:
One three hour examination (50%) and 1 test (25%) and one project (25%)

15.11 ELECTRONICS

15.11.1 COURSE STRUCTURE
The following table shows Electronics modules that must be taken and passed at different levels in order to major
in Electronics.
MODULE                            NEW PRE-REQUISITE
YEAR 1                             SEMESTER 1
 ELYM 111                         Matric D(SG) or E (HG) in Maths and at least E in Physical
                                  Science or Biology
ELYM 112                          Matric D(SG) or E (HG) in Maths and at least E in Physical
                                  Science or Biology
ELYM 113                          Matric D(SG) or E (HG) in Maths and at least E in Physical
                                  Science or Biology
                                  SEMESTER 2
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ELYM 124                             Matric D(SG) or E (HG) in Maths and at least E in Physical
                                     Science or Biology
ELYM 125                             Matric D(SG) or E (HG) in Maths and at least E in Physical
                                     Science or Biology
ELYM 126                             Matric D(SG) or E (HG) in Maths and at least E in Physical
                                     Science or Biology

MODULE                               NEW PRE-REQUISITE
YEAR 2                               SEMESTER 1
ELYM 211                             PASS ANY 2 OF ELYM 124, 125, 126
ELYM 212                             PASS ANY 2 OF ELYM 124, 125 126
ELYM 213                             PASS ANY 2 OF ELYM 124, 125, 126
                                     SEMESTER 2
ELYM 224                             PASS ANY 2 OF ELYM 124, 125, 126
ELYM 225                             PASS ANY 2 OF ELYM 124, 125, 126
ELYM 226                             PASS ANY 2 OF ELYM 124, 125, 126
YEAR                                 SEMESTER 1
ELYM 311                             ALL ELYM 100 AND ALL ELE 200
ELYM 312                             ALL ELYM 100 AND ALL ELE 200
ELYM 313                             ALL ELYM 100 AND ALL ELE 200
                                     SEMESTER 2
ELYM 324                             ALL ELYM 100 AND ALL ELE 200
ELYM 325                             ALL ELYM 100 AND ALL ELE 200
ELYM 326                             ALL ELYM 100 AND ALL ELE 200


Semester          Old Code New                 Title                               Credits
     1            ELE 102     ELYM 111         Electricity and Magnetism                     6

                  ELE 112        ELYM 112      Circuits and Circuit Theory 1                 6
                  ELE 122        ELYM 113      Electronics Practicals 1                      6
                  ELE 162        ELYM 114      Introduction to Basic Electronics             6
        2         ELE 172        ELYM 125      Circuits and Circuit Theory 2                 6

                  ELE 182      ELYM 126        Electronics Practicals 2                      6
Semester          Old Code New                 Title                               Credits
     3            ELE 203    ELYM 211          Analogue Electronics                        6
                  ELE 213    ELYM 212          Electronics Practicals 3                    6
                  ELE 224    ELYM 213          AC Theory and Practicals                   12
                  ELE 253    ELYM 224          Basic Digital Electronics                   6
        4         ELE 263    ELYM 225          Digital Electronics                         6
                  ELE 274    ELYM 226          Electronics Practical 4                     6
Semester          Old Code New                 Title                               Credits
     5            ELE 303    ELYM 311          Advanced Analogue Electronics               6
                  ELE 314    ELYM 312          Signal and Systems                         12

   b)       Illustrative Programmes in Electronics

            Select the option that corresponds to the majors required for your degree.
            For each year of the programme, register for all the modules listed under the option.

            Option                    Year 1                         Year 2                      Year 3 (Majors)

                            PHY100, ELE100,               PHY200, MAY200,                ELE300, PHY300
              1             MAY100, COS100                ELE200

              2             PHY100, ELE100,               MAY200, COS200,                ELE300, COS300
190                                            Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

                        MAY100, COS100                ELE200

15.11.2 MODULE OUTCOMES

CODE OLD: ELE        CREDITS 6            SEMESTER 1                             NQF LEVEL 6
102
NEW: ELYM 111
TITLE: Electricity and Magnetism
PURPOSE:        To impart an understanding of Electricity and Magnetism in terms of the concepts of:
                Charge, Electric Fields, Gauss’ law, Electric potential, Capacitance and dielectrics, The
                magnetic field, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Ability to:
a) recall the fundamental principles, concepts, facts and applications of Electricity and Magnetism
b) demonstrate understanding and application of: Charge, Electric Fields, Gauss’ law, Electric potential,
    Capacitance and dielectrics, The magnetic field and electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations
    and electromagnetic waves.
PRE-REQUISITES:         D (SG) or E (HG) in Maths and at least an E in Physical Science or Biology
CO-REQUISITES:          ELY 112 and ELY 122
DELIVERY MODES:         Contact
CONTENT: Charge, Electric Fields, Gauss’ law, Electric potential, Capacitance and dielectrics, The
magnetic field and electromagnetic induction. Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves.
ASSESSMENT:
2x2-3 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)


CODE                               CREDITS 6                SEMESTER 1                   NQF LEVEL 6
OLD: ELE 112
NEW: ELYM 112

TITLE: CIRCUITS AND CIRCUIT THEORY I

PURPOSE:        To impart an understanding of: Basic concepts of Electronics and basic concepts of AC and
                DC circuit analysis

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Demonstrate understanding and application of:
Basic concepts of Electronics and basic concepts of AC and DC circuit analysis.

PRE-REQUISITES:         D (SG) or E (HG) in Maths and at least an E in Physical Science or Biology

CO-REQUISITES:          ELY 102 and ELY 122

DELIVERY MODES: Contact

CONTENT:
Basic concepts of Electronics and basic concepts of AC and DC circuit analysis

ASSESSMENT:
2x2-3 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)

CODE                              CREDITS 6               SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL6
OLD: ELE 122
NEW: ELYM 113
TITLE: ELECTRONICS PRACTICALS 1
PURPOSE:        Familiarise learners with the concepts and techniques of electronic measurement
                (techniques), electronic test gear and electronic quantities.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Demonstrate a hands-on ability to utilise basic electronic test gear with respect to measurement and
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interpretation of electronic data in form of current, power, voltage and other derived quantities.
PRE-REQUISITES:          D (SG) or E (HG) in Maths and at least an E in Physical Science or Biology
CO-REQUISITES:           ELY 102 and ELY 112
DELIVERY MODES:          Contact + Practical Modes
CONTENT: A mixed-mode series of experiments and lectures covering the practical aspects of the
theoretical modules ELY 102 and ELY 112
ASSESSMENT:
Continuous assessment of laboratory reports (50%) and practical tests (50%)

        CODE                       CREDITS 6                 SEMESTER2                      NQF LEVEL6
OLD: ELE 162
NEW: ELYM 124

TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO BASIC ELECTRONICS

PURPOSE:        Familiarise learners with the diode, the bipolar junction transistors, basic logic concepts and
                logic gates at an introductory level

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Demonstrate an understanding of the basics and applications of the
diode, the bipolar junction transistors, basic logic concepts and logic gates at an introductory level

PRE-REQUISITES:          ELY102, ELY112 and ELY122

CO-REQUISITES:           ELY172 and ELY182

DELIVERY MODES:          Contact

CONTENT: The diode, introduction to the bipolar junction transistors, basic logic concepts and logic gates.

ASSESSMENT:
2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester (50 %) and 1 x 3 hour examination at end of semester (50 %)

        CODE                       CREDITS 6                 SEMESTER 2                     NQF LEVEL 6
OLD: ELE 172
NEW: ELYM 125
TITLE: CIRCUITS AND CIRCUIT THEORY 2
PURPOSE:        Familiarise learners with Advanced Circuit Theorems, Alternating Current (AC), Basic AC
                circuit Analysis and Resonance, Step function analysis of RC, RL and RLC circuits,
                Dynamic Impedance and Introduction to AC and DC instruments.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Demonstrate an understanding of the basics and applications of
Advanced Circuit Theorems, Alternating Current (AC), Basic AC circuit Analysis and Resonance, Step
function analysis of RC, RL and RLC circuits, Dynamic Impedance and Introduction to AC and DC
instruments.
PRE-REQUISITES:          ELYM102, ELYM 112 and ELYM 122
CO-REQUISITES:           ELY162 and ELY182
DELIVERY MODES:          Contact
CONTENT:
Advanced Circuit Theorems, Alternating Current (AC), Basic AC circuit Analysis and Resonance, Step
function analysis of RC, RL and RLC circuits, Dynamic Impedance and Introduction to AC and DC
instruments
ASSESSMENT:
2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester (50 %) and 1 x 3 hour examination at end of semester (50 %)

        CODE                       CREDITS 6                 SEMESTER2                      NQF LEVEL 6
OLD: ELE 182
NEW: ELYM 126
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TITLE: ELECTRONICS PRACTICALS 2
PURPOSE:         Familiarise learners with the concepts and techniques of electronic measurement
                 (techniques), electronic test gear and electronic quantities.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Demonstrate a hands-on ability to utilise basic electronic test gear with
respect to measurement and interpretation of electronic data in form of current, power, voltage and other
derived quantities.
PRE-REQUISITES:          ELYM 102, ELYM 112 and ELYM 122
CO-REQUISITES:           ELY 162 and ELY 172

DELIVERY MODES:          Contact + Practical Modes

CONTENT: A mixed-mode series of experiments and lectures covering the practical aspects of the
theoretical modules ELY 162 and ELY 182

ASSESSMENT:
2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester (50 %) and 1 x 3 hour examination at end of semester (50 %)

        CODE                        CREDITS 6                 SEMESTER 1                     NQF LEVEL 6
OLD: ELE 203
NEW: ELYM 211

TITLE: ANALOGUE ELECTRONICS

PURPOSE:        Familiarise learners with:
The relationship between current and voltage in transistors, the way to bias transistor circuits, the idea of
load lines and operating points, the AC transistor models and transistor amplification

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Demonstrate an understanding of:
Transistor I-V characteristics, Basic Transistor Circuits and biasing, Load lines and the operating point, AC
equivalent circuits for transistor amplifiers, Transistor applications - amplifiers and amplifier building blocks.

PRE-REQUISITES:           All First Year ELY modules

CO-REQUISITES:            ELY213 and ELY224

DELIVERY MODES:           Contact

CONTENT: Transistor I-V characteristics, Basic Transistor Circuits and biasing, Load lines and the
operating point, AC equivalent circuits for transistor amplifiers, Transistor applications - amplifiers and
amplifier building blocks.

ASSESSMENT:
2x2-3 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)
           CODE                     CREDITS 6                 SEMESTER1                     NQF LEVEL 6
OLD: ELE 213
NEW: ELYM 212
TITLE: ELECTRONICS PRACTICALS 3
PURPOSE: Familiarise learners with the concepts and techniques of electronic measurement, electronic test
gear and electronic quantities and their applications in Analogue AC and DC circuits and circuits containing some
active devices.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Demonstrate a hands-on ability to apply basic electronic test gear and
techniques to the measurement and interpretation of electronic quantities in Analogue AC and DC circuits and
circuits containing some active devices.
PRE-REQUISITES:          All First Year ELY modules
CO-REQUISITES:           ELYM203, ELYM 224
DELIVERY MODES:          Contact + Practical Modes
CONTENT: A prescribed set of experiments designed to supplement the theoretical module ELYM 203 and
ELYM 224
ASSESSMENT:
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Continuous assessment from submitted laboratory reports        (50 %)
2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester               (30 %)
1 x 3 hour practical examination at end of semester     (20 %)

           CODE                    CREDITS 12                  SEMESTER 1                 NQF LEVEL 6
OLD: ELE 224
NEW: ELYM 213
TITLE: AC THEORY AND PRACTICAL
PURPOSE: Familiarise learners with: Actual and Ideal Voltage and Current Sources, Circuit Theorems,
Maximum Power Transfer, Frequency, Phase, Impedance and their Measurement, Transformers , energy
storage in capacitors and capacitor circuits, Filters - lowpass, band-pass and high-pass, Resonant circuits and
RLC series and parallel circuits.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Demonstrate an understanding of:
Actual and Ideal Voltage and Current Sources, Circuit Theorems, Maximum Power Transfer, Frequency, Phase,
Impedance and their Measurement, Transformers , energy storage in capacitors and capacitor circuits, Filters :-
low-pass, band-pass and high-pass, Resonant circuits and RLC series and parallel circuits.
PRE-REQUISITES:             All First Year ELY modules
CO-REQUISITES:             ELY203 and ELY213
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact + Practical Modes
CONTENT: Actual and Ideal Voltage and Current Sources, Circuit Theorems, Maximum Power Transfer,
Frequency, Phase, Impedance and their Measurement, Transformers , energy storage in capacitors and
capacitor circuits, Filters - low-pass, band-pass and high-pass, Resonant circuits and RLC series and
parallel circuits
ASSESSMENT:
Continuous assessment of laboratory reports (50%) and practical tests (50%)
        CODE                       CREDITS 6                  SEMESTER 2                      NQF LEVEL 6
OLD: ELE 253
NEW: ELYM 224
TITLE: BASIC DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
PURPOSE:       Familiarise learners with:
Review of basic logic concepts and logic gates, combinational logic including logic identities, introduction to
Boolean algebra, introduction to logic minimisation and Karnaugh maps, circuit implementation of logical
expressions, TTL logic specifications.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Demonstrate an understanding of:
Review of basic logic concepts and logic gates, combinational logic including logic identities, introduction to
Boolean algebra, introduction to logic minimisation and Karnaugh maps, circuit implementation of logical
expressions, TTL logic specifications.
PRE-REQUISITES:           All First Year ELY modules
CO-REQUISITES:            ELY263 , ELY274
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact + Practical Modes
CONTENT: Review of basic logic concepts and logic gates, combinational logic including logic identities,
introduction to Boolean algebra, introduction to logic minimisation and Karnaugh maps, circuit implementation of
logical expressions, TTL logic specifications.
ASSESSMENT:
2x2-3 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)
             CODE                      CREDITS 6                SEMESTER 2                  NQF LEVEL 6
OLD: ELE 263
NEW:ELYMY225
TITLE: DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
PURPOSE:           Familiarise learners with:
Introductory combinational systems such as half and full adders, decoders, subtracters, comparators,
multiplexer, demultiplexers, sequential logic including memory devices : flip-flops, clocked flip-flops, introduction
to flip-flop ICs, counters, shift register and timing circuits.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Demonstrate an understanding of:
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Introductory combinational systems such as half and full adders, decoders, subtracters, comparator, multiplexer,
demultiplexers, sequential logic including memory devices : flip-flops, clocked flip-flops, introduction to flip-flop
ICs, counters, shift register and timing circuits.
PRE-REQUISITES:            All first year Electronics modules ELY203 , ELY213 and ELY224
CO-REQUISITES:             ELY253 , ELY274
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact + Practical Modes
CONTENT: Introductory combinational systems such as half and full adders, decoders, subtracters, comparator,
multiplexer, demultiplexers, sequential logic including memory devices: flip-flops, clocked flip-flops, introduction
to flip-flop, ICs, counters, shift register and timing circuits..
ASSESSMENT:
2x2-3 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)

        CODE                       CREDITS 6                  SEMESTER 2                      NQF LEVEL 6
OLD: ELE 274
NEW: ELYM 226
TITLE: ELECTRONICS PRACTICALS 4
PURPOSE:         Familiarise learners with the concepts and techniques of electronic measurement,
                 electronic test gear and electronic quantities and their applications in Digital Electronics
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Demonstrate a hands-on ability to apply basic electronic test gear
and techniques to the measurement and interpretation of electronic quantities in Digital Electronics
PRE-REQUISITES:           Year 1 Electronics modules. The modules ELY 203, ELY 213, ELY 224.
CO-REQUISITES:            ELY253, ELY263
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact + Practical Modes
CONTENT: A prescribed set of experiments designed to supplement the theoretical module ELY 253 and
ELY263
ASSESSMENT:
Continuous assessment of laboratory reports (50%) and practical tests (50%)
        CODE                       CREDITS 6                  SEMESTER 1                     NQF LEVEL 6
OLD: ELE 303
NEW: ELYM 311
TITLE: ADVANCED ANALOGUE ELECTRONICS
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Demonstrate an understanding of:
Feedback Theory including basic feedback concepts, definitions, configurations and classifications,
advantages and disadvantages. Frequency response and stability of feedback amplifiers. Operational
amplifiers and circuits, Active Filters and Oscillators, The Field Effect Transistor, Voltage Regulation and
Power Circuits, High Frequency Techniques including hf amplifiers and modulation.
PRE-REQUISITES:           All first year Electronics modules (ELEmn) and all second year Electronics modules
                          (ELY2mn)
CO-REQUISITES:            ELY314, ELY324
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact + Practical Modes
CONTENT: A Feedback Theory including basic feedback concepts, definitions, configurations and
classifications, advantages and disadvantages. Frequency response and stability of feedback amplifiers.
Operational amplifiers and circuits, Active Filters and Oscillators, The Field Effect Transistor, Voltage
Regulation and Power Circuits, High Frequency Techniques including hf amplifiers and modulation.
ASSESSMENT:
2x2-3 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester (50%)

       CODE                        CREDITS 12                 SEMESTER 1                     NQF LEVEL 6
OLD: ELE 314
NEW: ELYM 312
TITLE: SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS
PURPOSE:       Familiarise learners with:
Signals and Systems, Linear Time-Invariant Systems, Fourier Analysis for Continuous Signals and
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 Systems, Filtering, Modulation and Sampling
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Demonstrate an understanding of:
 Signals and Systems, Linear Time-Invariant Systems, Fourier Analysis for Continuous Signals and
 Systems, Filtering, Modulation and Sampling
 PRE-REQUISITES:         All first year Electronics modules (ELEmn) and all second year Electronics
                         modules (ELY2mn)
 CO-REQUISITES:          ELY303, ELY324
 DELIVERY MODES:         Contact Mode
 CONTENT: Introduction to Signals and Systems, Linear Time-Invariant Systems, Fourier Analysis for
 Continuous Signals and Systems, Filtering, Modulation and Sampling
 ASSESSMENT: 2x2-3 hour tests during semester (50%) and 1x3 hour examination at end of semester
 (50%)

        CODE                     CREDITS 12               SEMESTER 1                   NQF LEVEL 6
 OLD: ELE 324
 NEW: ELYM 313
 TITLE: ELECTRONICS PRACTICALS 5
 PURPOSE:        Familiarise learners with the concepts and techniques of electronic measurement,
                 electronic test gear and electronic quantities and their applications in feedback,
                 operational amplifiers, filters and high frequency circuits.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Demonstrate a hands-on ability to apply basic electronic test gear
 and techniques to the measurement and interpretation of electronic quantities in feedback, operational
 amplifiers, filters and high frequency circuits and techniques.
 PRE-REQUISITES:         All Year 1 Electronics modules
                         All Year 2 Electronics modules
                         The modules ELY303 and ELY314
 CO-REQUISITES:          ELY303, ELY314
 DELIVERY MODES:         Contact + Practical Modes
 CONTENT: A prescribed set of experiments and lectures designed to supplement the theoretical module
 ELY303 and ELY 314
ASSESSMENT:
Continuous assessment of laboratory reports (50%) and practical tests (50%)

         CODE                     CREDITS 6                SEMESTER 2                  NQF LEVEL 6
 OLD: ELE 353
 NEW: ELYM 324

 TITLE: ADVANCED DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

 PURPOSE:          Familiarise learners with:
 Digital logic elements and concepts, Assertion-level logic notation, TTL and CMOS Reduction techniques,
 Digital/Analogue interfacing of CMOS and TTL devices, DACs and ADCs, Combinational Logic including
 Combinational Logic ICs, MUXs and DEMUXs, PALs and PLAs, Decoders and Adders, Sequential
 Circuits and function ICs.

 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Demonstrate an understanding of:
 Digital logic elements and concepts, Assertion-level logic notation, TTL and CMOS - common gates,
 characteristics, Tristate and open-collector devices, Reduction techniques, Digital/Analogue interfacing of
 CMOS and TTL devices, DACs and ADCs, Combinational Logic including Combinational Logic ICs, MUXs
 and DEMUXs, PALs and PLAs, Decoders and Adders, Sequential Circuits and function Ics

 PRE-REQUISITES:         All first year Electronics modules (ELYmn) and all second year Electronics
                         modules (ELY2mn) and ELY303, ELY314,ELY324

 CO-REQUISITES:          ELY364, ELY374
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 DELIVERY MODES:         Contact + Practical Modes

 CONTENT: Digital logic elements and concepts, Assertion-level logic notation, TTL and CMOS - common
 gates, characteristics, Tristate and open-collector devices, Reduction techniques, Digital/Analogue
 interfacing of CMOS and TTL devices, DACs and ADCs, Combinational Logic including Combinational
 Logic ICs, MUXs and DEMUXs, PALs and PLAs, Decoders and Adders, Sequential Circuits and function
 Ics
ASSESSMENT:
Continuous assessment of laboratory reports (50%) and practical tests (50%)
       CODE                  CREDITS 12                SEMESTER 2                   NQF LEVEL6
 OLD: ELE 364 NEW:
     ELYM 325
TITLE: MICROPROCESSORS AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
PURPOSE:       Familiarise learners with:
Computer architecture, Assembly language concepts, Bus systems and Interfacing, Software systems
concepts, Data communications concepts ; Microprocessors
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Demonstrate an understanding of:
Computer architecture, Assembly language concepts, Bus systems and Interfacing, Software systems
concepts including programming, operating systems, files, memory ; Data communications concepts ;
introduction to Microprocessors - an introduction based on a case study of a popular family of
microprocessors such as the 8086/8 or other family plus support hardware for microprocessors.
PRE-REQUISITES:         All Year 1 Electronics modules (ELY1mn), All Year 2 Electronics modules
                        (ELY2mn) and ELY303,ELY314, ELY324
CO-REQUISITES:          ELY353, ELY374
DELIVERY MODES:         Contact + Practical Modes
CONTENT:
Computer architecture, Assembly language concepts, Bus systems and Interfacing, Software systems
concepts including programming, operating systems, files, memory ; Data communications concepts ;
introduction to Microprocessors - an introduction based on a case study of a popular family of
microprocessors such as the 8086/8 or other family plus support hardware for microprocessors.
ASSESSMENT: 2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester (50 %) and 1 x 3 hour examination at end of semester
(50 %)

        CODE                    CREDITS 12               SEMESTER 2                  NQF LEVEL6
 OLD: ELE 374
 NEW: ELYM 326

 TITLE: ELECTRONICS PRACTICALS 6

 PURPOSE:       Familiarise learners with the
 a) concepts and techniques of electronic measurement, electronic test gear and electronic quantities
    and their applications in advanced digital electronics;
 b) characteristics of common integrated circuit chips

 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 Demonstrate a hands-on ability to apply basic electronic test gear and techniques to the measurement
 and interpretation of electronic quantities in advanced digital electronics;
 Familiarise learners with the characteristics of common integrated circuit chips

 PRE-REQUISITES:         All Year 1 Electronics modules
                         All Year 2 Electronics modules
                         The modules ELY303, ELY314, ELY324

 CO-REQUISITES:          ELY353 and ELY364

 DELIVERY MODES:         Contact + Practical Modes

 CONTENT: A prescribed set of experiments designed to supplement the theoretical modules ELE353 and
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 364 and/or a project based on the contents of all the year 3 modules

 ASSESSMENT:
 Continuous assessment from submitted laboratory reports      (50 %)
 2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester       (30 %)
 1 x 3 hour practical examination at end of semester   (20 %)
       CODE
                            CREDITS 18                 SEMESTER 1                     NQF LEVEL 7
 OLD: ELE 701
 NEW: ELYM 611
 TITLE:          MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEMS DESIGN
 PURPOSE:        This course aims to produce systems oriented graduates with expertise in the design of
                 microprocessor-supervised electronic systems and low-level programming, thus
                 combining the subject areas that will have great significance in the modern technological
                 society.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 The student should be able to describe and layout a simple microprocessor based system together with
 support hardware.
 PRE-REQUISITES:         An average of at least 60% in ELY 300 (300-level Electronics)
 CO-REQUISITES:          None
 DELIVERY MODES:         Lectures, laboratory work and tutorials
 CONTENT:
 1.  Von-Neumann and Harvard architecture
 2.  Hardware configurations
 3.  Low-level programming
 4.  Interfacing to the external world
 ASSESSMENT:
 2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester                       (50%)
 1 x 3 hour examination at the end of the semester        (50%)
           CODE                    CREDITS 18                 SEMESTER 1                   NQF LEVEL 7
OLD: ELE 702
NEW: ELYM 612
TITLE:             SIGNALS, CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS
PURPOSE:           The aim of this module is to introduce the fundamental techniques of signal processing and
                   systems from a mathematical perspective.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The student should be able to understand the relationship between analogue and digital signals, the
representation of analogue signals by discrete sampling, the basics of digital signal processing and the role
of digital signal processors as well as acquire the ability to design algorithms for recovery of signals.
PRE-REQUISITES:           An average of at least 60% in ELY 300 (300-level Electronics)
CO-REQUISITES:           None
DELIVERY MODES:          Lectures and tutorials
CONTENT:
1.     Sampling and Analogue-Digital conversion
2.     Time-domain analysis
3.     Frequency-domain analysis
4.     The z-transform and its application
5.     Discrete and Fast-Fourier transforms
ASSESSMENT:
2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester                        (50%)
1 x 3 hour examination at the end of the semester         (50%)


        CODE                    CREDITS 18                 SEMESTER 1                   NQF LEVEL 7
 OLD: ELE 703
 NEW: ELYM 613
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TITLE:          ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION - SENSORS AND TRANSDUCERS
PURPOSE:        The aim of this module is to introduce the fundamental techniques of analogue and digital
                signal detection and conditioning
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The student should be able to explain the operation of existing sensors, and the manner in which sensors
fit into systems and devise new sensors for specific applications based on the principles imparted.
PRE-REQUISITES:         An average of at least 60% in ELY 300 (300-level Electronics)
CO-REQUISITES:          None
DELIVERY MODES:         Lectures and tutorials
CONTENT:
1.  Active and passive sensors
2.  Transducers - displacement, strain, optical, capacitive, resistive, etc.
3.  Signal conditioning
4.  Noise and dynamic range
5.  Typical configurations of sensors in electronic systems
ASSESSMENT:
2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester                         (50%)
1 x 3 hour examination at the end of the semester          (50%)
       CODE                     CREDITS 18                  SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 7
OLD: ELE 704
NEW: ELYM 624
TITLE:          COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
PURPOSE:        To introduce students to the methods used in the application of computers to model
                physical systems in Electronics and the physical sciences.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The student should acquire skills in the translation of physical problems into models that can be
manipulated on a computer, designing and building such models using a high level programming language
like Fortran.
PRE-REQUISITES:             An average of at least 60% in ELY 300 (300-level Electronics)
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Lectures and tutorials
CONTENT:
Basic mathematical operations. Ordinary Differential equations and solving them on a computer,
Boundary Value and Eigenvalue problems, Special functions and Gaussian quadrature, matrix operations,
introduction to elliptical and parabolic differential equations.
ASSESSMENT:
2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester                            (50%)
1 x 3 hour examination at the end of the semester             (50%)
       CODE                     CREDITS 18                  SEMESTER 1                    NQF LEVEL 7
OLD: ELE 707
NEW: ELYM 625
TITLE:          EMBEDDED CONTROLLERS
PURPOSE:        The aim of this course is to put to practice, thus reinforcing, the concepts taught in the first
                semester by emphasising the practical aspects of controllers thus increasing the
                competence level of the candidate.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The student should demonstrate a thorough knowledge of embedded controller architecture, applications,
programming and interfacing with the external world. The student should be very familiar with the PIC
series of micro-controllers at both the hardware level and the software level, in particular the PIC16f877.
PRE-REQUISITES:         An average of at least 60% in ELE 300 (300-level Electronics)
CO-REQUISITES:          None
DELIVERY MODES:         Lectures and tutorials
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 CONTENT: The Von-Neumann versus the Harvard architecture, RISC versus CISC, Typical hardware
 configurations: power-up, reset, brown-put, clocking; Introduction to assembly programming; Input and
 output, controlling input and output devices; The interrupt system and vectors; Expanding the system.
 ASSESSMENT:
 2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester                       (50%)
 1 x 3 hour examination at the end of the semester        (50%)
          CODE                   CREDITS 18               SEMESTER 2                     NQF LEVEL 7
 OLD: ELE 708
 NEW: ELYM 626
 TITLE:          ELECTROMAGNETICS
 PURPOSE: To introduce students to advanced electromagnetism from an applications point of view in
 order to enable them to apply theories and methods imparted to the solution of electromagnetic problems.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 Students should acquire theory and methods applied in the solution of relatively rigorous electromagnetic
 problems such as scattering from objects of arbitrary shapes, and ability to design and analyse antennas
 for various applications in communication.
 PRE-REQUISITES: An average of at least 60% in ELY 300 (300-level Electronics) and/or PHY 300
                     modules
 CO-REQUISITES:          None
 DELIVERY MODES:         Lectures and tutorials
 CONTENT:
 Vector analysis, Waves and phasors, transmission lines, electrostatics, magnetostatics, Maxwell’s
 equations and their application, plane-wave propagation, transmission, reflection and refraction of waves,
 wave guides, radiation and antennas, introduction to satellite communications and radar systems.
 ASSESSMENT:
 2 x 2-3 hour tests during semester                       (50%)
 1 x 3 hour examination at the end of the semester        (50%)
        CODE                    CREDITS 30               SEMESTER 1+2                    NQF LEVEL 7
 OLD: ELE 709
 NEW: ELYM 671
 TITLE:          HONOURS PROJECT
 PURPOSE: The primary aim of the Honours project is to instil the experience of researching and
                  developing
 solutions to a substantial problem and thus put to practical use the principles, techniques and
 methodologies which have been imparted in the formal lecture courses.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 The student should acquire the ability to formulate a problem, research it and arrive at a solution, and
 present the solution in a coherent and professional manner in the form of a report, a working model and
 other outputs. The ability to use the library and other resources is also a clear outcome.
 PRE-REQUISITES:         An average of at least 60% in ELY 300 (300-level Electronics)
 CO-REQUISITES:          None
 DELIVERY MODES:         Independent research and study
 CONTENT:
 The topic of the research project is decided by the Department or, alternatively, could be suggested by the
 student subject to approval by the Department.
 ASSESSMENT:
 A mini-dissertation or project report must be prepared by the student. This will be examined externally and
 may be presented at a seminar internally at the discretion of the department. Both the internal supervisor
 and the external examiner will award a percentage score to the project. The final score will be the average
 of the two scores.
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15.12 BSc EXTENDED PROGRAMME

1.    Purpose
      The purpose of the BSc Extended Programme is to:

      •   Provide students with learning skills that they will need for furthering their undergraduate training/
          studies.

      •   Provide the necessary foundation for students in the fields of their choice in order to ensure that they
          cope in their learning environment, and to ensure that they complete their study programmes within
          the minimum time required.

      •   Prepare students to enter into the second year of a 4-year University degree programme.

      •   Develop the cognitive abilities of students so as to ensure that they become self-motivated
          individuals.

      •   Provide the students with necessary laboratory exposure and experience.

      •   Develop the English proficiency of students for communication and for study purposes.

      •   Provide adequate computer skills and training for students to be able to function in the technological
          sphere.

2.    Admission
      To be conditionally admitted into the programme, students should have one of the following:

      •   Matric with full exemption
      •   Matric with conditional exemption
      •   Matric with school leaving certificate
      •   GCE-O levels

      In addition, candidates for entry will be required to sit for an entrance qualifying test (SATAP).

3.    Curriculum/ Courses
      The first year of the extended programme is divided into two streams, science stream and the commerce
      stream. Each stream has its own modules offered as indicated below:


                      Science Stream                                        Commerce Stream

          Biology                            SFBM           Accounting SFA / Public Admin                  SFDM

          Chemistry                          SFCM           Management                                     SFFM

          Physics                            SFPM           Economics                                      SFEM


                                     Common Compulsory Modules

                          Computer Skills                                      SFS

                          Mathematics (C) or (S)                               SFM

                          Communication and Study Skills                       SFS


4.    COURSE STRUCTURE
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         Major Courses                                Compulsory Courses

         Biology                                      Computer Awareness

         Chemistry                                    Communication and Study Skills

         Mathematics                                  Mathematics

         Physics

        The courses are offered over two semesters as outlined below:

         Subjects                                                                     Credits
         Major Subject A                                                                    2
         Major Subject B                                                                    2
         Communication and Study Skills B compulsory                                        2
         Computer awareness - compulsory                                                    2
         Mathematics – compulsory                                                           2

5.      Compulsory Curriculum for Science Stream


     YEAR 1

 Semester 110 Credits                                   Semester 210 Credits

 SFBM       111      Introduction to Biology            SFBM 121         Introduction to Biology

 SFMM (C) 111
                     Introduction to Mathematical
 SFMM (S) 111        Sciences                           SFCM 121         Introduction to Chemistry

 SFPM 111            Introduction to Physics            SFPM 121         Introduction to Physics

 SFIM    111         Computer Studies                   SFSM 121         Computer Studies

 SFSM 111            Communication and Study Skills     SFSM 121         Communication and Study Skills

MODULE OUTCOMES


                     Semester 1                                           Semester 2

      Course Code                 Module Title              Course Code                Module Title

        SFBM 111                     Biology                 SFBM 121                     Biology

        SFCM 111                    Chemistry                SFCM 121                    Chemistry

        SFPM 111                     Physics                 SFPM 121                     Physics
        CODE SFCM                 CREDITS                 SEMESTER                     NQF LEVEL
 TITLE: A guided approach to Learning Chemistry
 PURPOSE: To provide learners with a strong foundation in organic, inorganic, analytic and physical
             chemistry.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: * To use important words and phrases used in Chemistry.
     • To obtain a coordinated view and the interrelationships between various parts in each chapter.
 To identify the importance and relevance of the chapter and how it relates to previous chapters.
 PRE-REQUISITES: Matric
 CO-REQUISITES: None
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DELIVERY MODES: Contact mode of teaching
CONTENT: Review of background knowledge and skills, chemical concepts, atoms, molecules and ions,
structure and properties of atoms and chemical bonding.
ASSESSMENT: Class exercises, two semester assignments, tutorial, practicals and two semester tests.
       CODE SFBM                    CREDITS                    SEMESTER                      NQF LEVEL
TITLE: Nature of Biology
PURPOSE: To teach students basic Biology concepts that they will come across in their entire
 academic life as long as they study Biology. The key focus of the course (Science Foundation
Biology) is the understanding and application of those concepts in everyday life. Students are
provided with a solid foundation content that is in line with the Biological Science mainstream
curriculum. It is imperative that the learners be equipped with the necessary skills, concepts and a
foundation of the main content that will be of use in the upper levels. The emphasis mainly on the
                  applications of the learnt concepts in every day life.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
   • The learner should have acquired knowledge of Biological concepts and their application.
      • The learner should be equipped with the following skills: application, creativity, critical and logical
         thinking, practical skills presentation, report writing, data collection and problem solving.
      • A confident student who is independent and well equipped with the necessary skills that will enable
         him/her to manage in higher levels.
PRE-REQUISITES:            Matric
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact mode of teaching
CONTENT: Concepts and methodology in Biology, Energy and life, Principle of cellular life, and Principles
of genetics and evolution.
ASSESSMENT: Class exercises, two semester assignments, tutorial, practical and two semester tests.
       CODE SFMM                    CREDITS                    SEMESTER                      NQF LEVEL
TITLE: General Mathematics Pre-calculus
PURPOSE:          Mathematics has an important role in development of learners because of the following
                  reasons:
      • It is desired that every citizen has to be sufficient numerate to cope with the everyday mathematics
          of number, measurement and space.
      • To provide a powerful tool for solving problems from diverse fields.
      • Provides pleasures and satisfaction which is derived from achieving and realisation of patterns and
         relationships and
      • Contributes to the development of logical thinking.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: At the end of the students should be able to:
    • Verify identities based on four basic algebraic operations.
    • Gain competence in solving trigonometric equations.
    • Develop competence in application of sine and cosine rules.
    • Differentiate between arithmetic and geometric sequences and series.
    • Expand binomial expression raised to any exponent using the Binomial theorem.
    • Be able to draw the parabola, the ellipse and the hyperbola.
Be able to define gradient at any given point of the curve.
PRE-REQUISITES:            Matric
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact mode of teaching
CONTENT: The following are the key focus of the study:
  • Right triangle trigonometry, identities and trigonometric equations.
  • Additional topics of trigonometry-sine and cosine rule.
  • Further topic in algebra-sequence and series, Mathematical induction, the Binomial theorem.
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     • Analytical geometry – the conics.
 Calculus – the gradient of curve, velocity and acceleration.
 ASSESSMENT: A minimum of three tests will be written during the semester.
 * Quizz will be written at the end of each topic.
      CODE SFPM                    CREDITS                      SEMESTER               NQF LEVEL
 TITLE:          Basic principles of physics
 PURPOSE:        The programme aims at providing an opportunity for the development and enhancement
                 of skills in science, communication and computer literacy related to field of physics.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: On completing this course students will:
    • Use process-skills to investigate phenomena elated to physics.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, principles and knowledge acquired in physics.
    • Apply specific knowledge and skills in an innovative way in problem solving.
    • Demonstrate understanding on how physics knowledge and skills contribute to the management,
       development of other resources.
    • Use physics knowledge and comprehension of the relationship between physics and culture.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the changing and contesting nature of knowledge in physics and
       other natural sciences.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the ethical aspects, biases and inequalities related to
       the natural sciences.
 Demonstrate understanding of the interaction between physics and socio-economic development.
 PRE-REQUISITES:          Matric
 CO-REQUISITES:           None
 DELIVERY MODES:          Contact mode of teaching
 CONTENT: This course covers a wide range of introductory physics, Units and Measurement, vectors,
 Kinematics of motion, Newtown’s law of motion, Equilibrium of rigid bodies, Momentum, Work and energy,
 Kinetic theory of matter, Electrostatic, Electric current, Resistors, Magnetism and Magnetic induction.
 ASSESSMENT: Class tests, quizzes, assignments, practical tests, and laboratory reports.
      CODE SFSM                    CREDITS                      SEMESTER               NQF LEVEL
 TITLE:          Communication and Success Strategies for maximizing Academic Potential
 PURPOSE:        This course is primarily intended to serve as a support for the content courses of the
                 Science Foundation. It also assists Science Foundation learners with communication and
                 success strategies that will enhance their academic performance.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of the course the learners should be able to:
    • Determine the appropriate reading strategies for different tasks.
    • Apply the SQ3R technique to study texts.
    • Extract meaning from texts.
    • Construct grammatically correct and coherent academic texts, reports and summaries.
    • Listen actively and selectively to facilitate effective note-taking.
    • Store and retrieve information (Memory Skills).
    • Demonstrate an interactive, critical and analytical approach towards learning and learning material.
    • Apply basic research techniques to efficiently compile research papers.
 Manage their time, set achievable goals and priorities as part of a control study pattern,
 PRE-REQUISITES:          Matric
 CO-REQUISITES:           None
 DELIVERY MODES:          Contact mode of teaching
 CONTENT: The following are the key focus of the study:
    • Extraction of meaning from texts through the use of appropriate reading strategies.
    • Development of and interactive, proactive, critical and creative approach to learning by
         manipulating, organising and synthesising information.
 Application of research and academic writing skills to other learning areas.
 ASSESSMENT: Class work, Group work, Oral presentations, Assignments, Tests, Semester Mark and
 Final Semester Exam.
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15.13 AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION

MODULE OUTCOMES

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

OLD CODE ECD102
NEW CODE ECDM 211                 CREDITS 12                              SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics
PURPOSE:         To introduce learners to basic concepts in agricultural economics
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to identify factors that influence the demand and supply of agricultural goods.
Learners will be able to describe the different agricultural business organizations, market systems and other basic
macroeconomics concepts, i.e. trade, economic growth etc.
Learners will demonstrate knowledge in using tables and graphs in agricultural economics, i.e. indifference
curves, demand schedules, production curves etc.
Learners will demonstrate knowledge in optimal resource use, i.e. cost minimization, output optimization and
revenue maximization etc.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and tutorials
CONTENTS:
Basic economic concepts; nature and scope of economics, the economic problem, theory of consumer behaviour,
partial general equilibrium, the price system in a competitive or free economy (demand and supply). Theory of
production. The economy as a whole; theory of national income determination. Money and banking.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
OLD CODE ECD 152                 SEMESTER 2 NQF LEVEL 5                CREDITS 12
NEW CODE ECDM 221
TITLE: Farm Management and Accounting I
PURPOSE:         To introduce learners to basic concepts of farm management and accounting
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.       Learners will demonstrate understanding of farm management functions.
2.       Learners will be able to perform farm management and farm accounting tasks, i.e. planning, record
keeping, inventory, balance sheets etc.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and tutorials
CONTENTS:
Theory
Description of farm management functions, farm management information system, auxiliary farm statements,
Valuation of farm assets and depreciation, time value of money, farm annual financial statements, financial
planning- auxiliary farm budgets.
Practical: Exercises in keeping farm records and accounts.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50%         Exam mark 50%
OLD CODE ECD 312
NEW CODE ECDM 311                    CREDITS 12                           SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Agric Project Appraisal
PURPOSE:          To provide learners with project management skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.       Learners will demonstrate understanding of the project management process.
Learners will be able to plan and manage an agricultural and/or rural development project.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions
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CONTENTS:
Introduction: Project concept. Rationale of project appraisal. Project cycle. Steps in project analysis. Project
costs and benefits. Financial aspects of project analysis. Measures of project worth. Comparing project costs
and benefits.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
OLD CODE ECO102
NEW CODE ECOM 211                 CREDITS 12                              SEMESTER 1              NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics
PURPOSE:         To introduce learners to basic concepts in agricultural economics
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to identify factors that influence the demand and supply of agricultural goods.
Learners will be able to describe the different agricultural business organizations, market systems and other basic
macroeconomics concepts, i.e. trade, economic growth etc.
Learners will demonstrate knowledge in using tables and graphs in agricultural economics, i.e. indifference
curves, demand schedules, production curves etc.
Learners will demonstrate knowledge in optimal resource use, i.e. cost minimization, output optimization and
revenue maximization etc.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and tutorials
CONTENTS:
Basic economic concepts; nature and scope of economics, the economic problem, the price system in a
competitive or free economy (demand and supply). Theory of production function, the theory consumer
behaviour, partial and general equilibrium. Money and banking.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
OLD CODE ECO 152                 SEMESTER 2 NQF LEVEL 7                CREDITS 12
NEW CODE ECOM 221
TITLE: Farm Management and Accounting I
PURPOSE:         To introduce learners to basic concepts of farm management and accounting
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.      Learners will demonstrate understanding of farm management functions.
2.      Learners will be able to perform farm management and farm accounting tasks, i.e. planning, record
keeping, inventory, balance sheets etc.
PRE-REQUISITES:           ECOM 211
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and tutorials
CONTENTS:
Theory
Description of farm management functions, farm management information system, auxiliary farm statements,
Valuation of farm assets and depreciation, time value of money, farm annual financial statements, financial
planning- auxiliary farm budgets.
Practical: Exercises in keeping farm records and accounts.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50%        Exam mark 50%
OLD CODE ECO262
NEWCODE ECOM 222                        CREDITS 12                        SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Agricultural Marketing
PURPOSE:         To introduce learners to the marketing functions
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of basic agricultural marketing functions.
Learners will be able to describe the describe the South African Agricultural Marketing Structure.
Learners demonstrate understanding of the role of different agricultural institutions in marketing, e.g. co-operatives
and government.
PRE-REQUISITES:           ECOM 211
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and tutorials
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CONTENTS:
Theory: The marketing problems, food market and institutions; marketing functions; marketing systems;
identifying marketing objectives. Agricultural co-operatives. Commodity marketing. Functional and organizational
issues. Government and the marketing of agricultural products. Agricultural co-operatives. Commodity
marketing.
Practical: Visits to agricultural marketing organizations. Analysis of agricultural price movements over-time.
Simulation of procedures for setting up and running agricultural co-operatives.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50%        Exam mark 50%
OLD CODE ECN 211             CREDITS 12                   SEMESTER 1                  NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Basic Micro-Economics
PURPOSE:         To enable learners to apply micro-economic theories in agriculture
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of different micro-economic theories and models.
Learners will be able to conduct economic analysis in agricultural and related enterprises.
Learners will be able to advise agricultural stakeholders i.e. organized agriculture, government, NGOs, etc, on
micro-economic matters.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS:
Demand analysis: price determination under different situations, different commodity and factor markets, theory of
consumer behaviour, production function, analysis of partial and general equilibrium.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
  CODE ECNM 221*              CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 7

TITLE: Intermediate Micro-Economics
PURPOSE:         Extension of ECN 211 focussing on advanced treatment of micro-economic theories including
equilibrium and optimality/welfare economics.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
a) Understand and apply the different models of consumer behaviour and the theories of the firm and factor
   market.
b) Understand the basic concepts and welfare economics and models of partial and general equilibrium.
PRE-REQUISITES:           ECN 211/ECOM 211
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS:
Further topics in consumer theory, theory of the firm, and factor markets; price theory, general equilibrium and
welfare economics.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
OLD CODE ECO312
NEW CODE ECOM 311                 CREDITS 12                            SEMESTER 1               NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Farm Management and Accounting II
PURPOSE:         To introduce learners to basic concepts of farm management and accounting
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.       Learners will demonstrate understanding of farm management functions.
2.       Learners will be able to perform farm management and farm accounting tasks, i.e. planning, record
         analysis, inventory, balance sheets etc.
PRE-REQUISITES:           ECOM 221
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and tutorials
CONTENTS:
Theory:
Farm management information system: analysis & interpretation, the right to use/ purchase land, management of
farm machinery or implements, Obtaining credit for farming ( Source of credit, credit evaluation, repayment ability,
security and risk)
Practical:
Exercises in keeping farm records and accounts.
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ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
CODE ECNM 212        CREDITS 12                                        SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 7

TITLE: Basic Macro-Economics
PURPOSE:         To enable learners to apply macro-economic theories in agriculture
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of different macro-economic theories.
Learners will be able to make appropriate decisions on enterprise choice, production and marketing in relation to
macro-economic indicators.
Learners will be able to advise agricultural stakeholders, i.e. organized agriculture, government, NGOs etc., on
macro-economic matters.
PRE-REQUISITES:           ECOM 211
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS: Review of basic economics, determination of equilibrium in the real goods and money markets, the
Keynesian model, IS-LM model, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policies, policy problems and
schools of thought.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
CODE ECNM 222                CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 2            NQF LEVEL 7

TITLE: Intermediate Macro-Economics
PURPOSE:          To enable learners to apply advanced macro-economic theories in agriculture
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to understand:
a)       The methods of estimation of national income by both the Keynesian and neo-classical methods.
b)       The operation of business cycle.
c)       The application of the IS-LM model to assess the effectiveness of fiscal and monetary policies.
d)       The national income accounting.
PRE-REQUISITES:            ECNM 212
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODE:             Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS: Determination of national income; saving, consumption and investment; fiscal policy and inflation;
money and banking; monetary analysis and income analysis; business cycle and forecasting.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
OLD CODE ECO362
NEW CODE ECOM 321                 CREDITS 12                           SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Introduction to Land Resource economics and Environmental Management
PURPOSE:          To provide learners with knowledge required for sustainable development
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.       Learners will be able to demonstrate understanding of theories of resource economics.
2.       Learners will be able to describe patterns of land and resource use in South Africa.
3.       Learners will be able to develop a sustainable resource management strategy.
PRE-REQUISITES:            ECOM 211
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODE:             Lectures, group discussions and independent study
CONTENTS:
Introduction to land economics. The supply of land for economic use. Population pressure and demand for land.
 Land resources requirements. Input-output relationships affecting land use. Economic returns to land use. Land
resource development decisions. Conservation of resources. Location factors affecting land use. Land resource
values and real estate market.
Impact of institutional factors on land use. Property in land resources. Acquisition and transfer of ownership
rights. Leasing arrangements. Use of real estate credit. Planning environmental economics and sustainable
development. Conceptual basis of economics. Framework for environment-economic decision-making.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO412
NEW CODE ECOM 415                   CREDITS 12                         SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Agric Project Appraisal
PURPOSE:          To provide learners with project management skills
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.      Learners will demonstrate understanding of the project management process.
2.      Learners will be able to plan and manage an agricultural and/or rural development project.
PRE-REQUISITES:          ECOM 221 & ECOM 311
CO-REQUISITES:           None
DELIVERY MODE:           Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS:
Introduction: Project concept. Rationale of project appraisal. Project cycle. Steps in project analysis. Project
costs and benefits. Financial aspects of project analysis. Measures of project worth. Comparing project costs
and benefits. Project planning and control techniques , Project management knowledge areas.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
OLD CODE ECO422
NEW CODE ECOM 411                 CREDITS 12                           SEMESTER 1              NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Agric Production Economics
PURPOSE:         To provide learners with knowledge required for projected optimal use of resources.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate knowledge of optimal resource use, i.e. cost minimization, output maximization,
revenue maximization, etc.
PRE-REQUISITES:          ECOM 211 & ECNM 221
CO-REQUISITES:           None
DELIVERY MODE:           Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS:
Farm resources. Production functions. The allocation of one variable input. Production cost. Production with two
or more variable inputs. Projection of two or more products. Scale and size relationship. The production process
through time. Risk and uncertainty. Diversification versus specialization. An alternative to the concept of profit
maximization.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
 CODE ECNM 321                       CREDITS 12                        SEMESTER 1              NQF LEVEL 7

TITLE: Mathematics for Economics
PURPOSE:           To introduce learners to practical research work.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of data management and statistical analysis.
Learners will be able to interpret and present research results.
PRE-REQUISITES:            ECOM 211 & ECNM 221 & ECNM 222
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODE:             Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS:
Differentiation, integration, use of derivatives in agricultural economics, elasticity, maximization and minimization
of multi-variable functions in agricultural economics. Maximization and minimization of economic functions under
constraint. Optimizing economic functions. Matrix, input-output analysis, the multiplier, introduction to linear
programming.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
OLD CODE ECO442
NEW CODE ECOM 413                      CREDITS 12                          SEMESTER 1              NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Agricultural and Economic Development
PURPOSE:           To provide learners with agricultural development skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of different agricultural development theories and models.
Learners will be able to develop and analyse an agricultural development model
PRE-REQUISITES:            ECOM 211 & ECNM 221
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODE:             Lectures, group discussions
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CONTENTS:
Introduction: Structure and characteristics of agriculture in developing countries. Role of agriculture in economic
development. Theory of rent and concept of surplus. Agriculture in dualistic development models. Resource use
efficiency and technical change in traditional agriculture. Supply response. Institutional constraints on agricultural
development and remedial policies. Population and food supplies. Agriculture and international trade. Planning
agricultural and rural development.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO452
NEW CODE ECO M 422                      CREDITS 12                           SEMESTER 2                NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Agricultural Finance
PURPOSE:            To provide learners with financial management skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of financial management theories and functions.
Learners will be able to perform financial management tasks.
PRE-REQUISITES:              ECOM 221 & ECOM 311
CO-REQUISITES:               None
DELIVERY MODE:               Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS:
Introduction: Micro and macro finance in agriculture. The relationship between government, the lender and
borrower; supply and demand of agricultural financial services; savings mobilization for agricultural development;
the conventional versus the new approach to financial intermediation in rural areas; classification of credit and
difficulties in agricultural credit administration; sources of agricultural capital, introduction to financial analysis of
the farm.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLDCODE ECO462
CODE ECOM 421                          CREDITS 12                            SEMESTER 2                NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Agricultural Policy

PURPOSE:          To provide learners with policy formulation skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.       Learners will demonstrate understanding of the policy formulation process.
2.       Learners will demonstrate understanding of the South African agricultural policy.
3.       Learners will be able to analyse policy.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and independent study
CONTENTS:
Introduction to agricultural policy. Farm- and non-farm sector expectations; government intervention, the South
African situation. Commercial trade, macro-economic and agricultural policy; policy analysis matrix; principles and
organisation of co-operatives; essential and accelerators for agricultural development; national planning for
agricultural development, pareto-optimality concept.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO472
NEW CODE ECOM 414                   CREDITS 12                          SEMESTER 2            NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Agricultural Statistics for Research
PURPOSE:          To introduce learners to practical research work
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.       Learners will demonstrate understanding of data management and statistical analysis.
2.       Learners will be able to interpret and present research results.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and independent study
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CONTENTS: Applications of statistics and indices in different areas of agricultural research and analysis. Review
of some important statistical concepts: descriptive and inferential statistics, frequency distribution, measures of
location and dispersion, probability. Chi-square analysis, attribute data and measurement data classifications,
Yates= correction for continuity, coefficient of contingency, correlation of attributes, additive properties of chi-
square. Index numbers; the base, CPI, price relatives, Aggregative Price Index (API), Producer Price Index (PPI),
chain index numbers, Dow Jones Average, deflating series, quantity indexes, etc. Time series analysis (moving
averages), forecasting, simple linear regression analysis, Student research project proposal and seminar.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO482
NEW CODE ECOM 423                     CREDITS 12                          SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Project and Seminar
PURPOSE:          To introduce learners to practical research work.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.       Learners will be able to prepare a research proposal.
2.       Learners will be able to collect data, analyse data and prepare a research report.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Independent study and consultations
CONTENTS:
Theory and Practical:
The candidate will conduct a research on a project approved by the Department.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Written project report.
Seminar presentations 50% Project report 50%
OLD CODE ECO503
NEW CODE ECO M 511                      CREDITS 18                        SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Agricultural Economics (Micro-Economics)
PURPOSE:          To enable learners to apply micro-economic theories in agriculture
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.       Learners will demonstrate understanding of different micro-economic theories and models.
2.       Learners will be able to conduct economic analysis in agricultural and related enterprises.
3.       Learners will be able to advise agricultural stakeholders i.e. organized agriculture, government, NGOs
etc., on micro-economic matters such as optimal use of resources.
PRE-REQUISITES:           ECOM 211
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS: Introduction: Definition of economics. Problems of economic theory. Theory of consumer choice.
Individual and market demand. Application of consumer theory. Exchange efficiency and prices. Theory of
production and cost of production. Analysis of market structures and profit maximization. Pricing of factors of
production and income distribution. General distribution analysis. Welfare economics. Public goods and
externalities.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO513
NEW CODE ECOM 512                       CREDITS 18                        SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Agricultural Economics (Macro-Economics)
PURPOSE:          To enable learners to apply macro-economic theories in agriculture
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.       Learners will demonstrate understanding of different macro-economic theories.
2.       Learners will be able to make appropriate decisions on enterprise choice, production and marketing in
         relation to macro-economic indicators.
3.       Learners will be able to advise agricultural stakeholders i.e. organized agriculture, government, NGOs
etc.,
         on macro-economic matters.
PRE-REQUISITES:           ECOM 211
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions
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CONTENTS: Introduction: Definition and aims of macro-economics. National income accounting.
Determination of national income. Theory of consumption. Theory of investment. Theory of interest of monetary
policy. Theory of inflation. Unemployment at full employment. Government expenditure and taxation. Money and
banking. International trade and finance.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO523
NEW CODE ECOM 513                       CREDITS 18                      SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Agricultural and Economic Development
PURPOSE:         To provide learners with agricultural development skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of different agricultural development theories and models.
Learners will be able to develop and analyse an agricultural development model
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODE:             Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS: Introduction: Structure and characteristics of agriculture in developing countries. Role of
agriculture in economic development. Theory of rent and concept of? surplus? Agriculture in dualistic
development models. Resources use efficiency and technical change in traditional agriculture. Supply response.
Institutional constraints on agricultural development and remedial policies. Population and food supplies.
Agriculture and international trade. Planning agricultural and rural development.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO 553
NEW CODE ECOM 512                     CREDITS 18                        SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Agricultural Project Appraisal
PURPOSE:         To provide learners with project management skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of the project management process
Learners will be able to plan and manage an agricultural and /or rural development project
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODE:             Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS:
Introduction: Project concept. Rationale of project appraisal. Project cycle. Steps in project analysis. Project
costs and benefits. Financial aspects of project analysis. Measures of project worth. Comparing project costs
and benefits.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO563
NEW CODE ECOM 521                      CREDITS 18                       SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Research Methods and Data Analysis
PURPOSE:         To introduce learners to practical research work
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.        Learners will demonstrate understanding of research principle
2.        Learners will be able to prepare a proposal, collect and analyse data
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODE:             Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS:
Theory:
Survey methods in social investigation. Planning of surveys. Types of sample designs. Methods of collecting
information. Farm surveys. Livestock surveys. Estimating agricultural production. Survey of agricultural
practices. Market surveys. Household well-being, income and expenditure surveys. Data analysis. Arrangement
and presentation of data. Description of data. Binomial, normal and Poisson distributions. Correlation theory.
Regression.
Practical:
Market, household income and expenditure surveys.
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ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Term papers; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO573
NEW CODE ECOM 522                     CREDITS 18                        SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Rural Community Development
PURPOSE:         To provide learners with community development skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of community development theories and models.
2.       Learners will be able to develop a rural development strategy.
3.       Learners will be able to advise agricultural stakeholders on rural development strategies.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions.
CONTENTS:
Theory
Introduction to community development and other theories. The process of community development. Constraints
to community development. Constraints and lack of participation. Need for participation. Rural projects and
community development and historical background. Types of projects. Farmer support projects and programmes
(FSPs). Agricultural extension services and facilitators (NGOs), co-operatives, etc. Technical assistance.
Appropriate technologies.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO583
NEW CODE ECOM 523                       CREDITS 18                      SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Seminar
PURPOSE:         To introduce learners to practical research work
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Learners will be able to prepare and defend a research proposal
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and independent study
CONTENTS:
Theory:
Candidates shall prepare and present, for discussion, paper on approved topics relating to the field of agricu lture.
Practical:
Market, household income and expenditure surveys.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Evaluation of seminar and seminar paper
Evaluation of seminar presentation 50% Seminar paper 50%.
OLD CODE ECO 703
NEW CODE ECOM 611                     CREDITS 18                        SEMESTER 1              NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Agricultural Business Management
PURPOSE:         To provide learners with management skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of management principles.
Learners will demonstrate understanding of agricultural business institutions and their functions.
Learners will be able to perform agricultural business tasks, e.g. advertising and supervision.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and independent study
CONTENTS: The role and assessment of agribusiness. Financial management and control of the agribusiness.
The agricultural marketing system and marketing management. The marketing channels. Promotion.
Advertising. Understanding financial statements. Analyzing financial statements. Tools for controlling the
agribusiness. Human resource management in agribusiness. Personnel management. Taxation. Agribusiness
firms in South Africa and/or Southern Africa.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO 713
NEW CODE ECOM 612                      CREDITS 18                       SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Agricultural Organization and Administration
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                            213

PURPOSE:          To provide learners with management skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of management principles.
Learners will be able to perform personnel supervisory tasks.
Learners will be able to advise agricultural stakeholders on organization development matters.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODE:             Lectures, group discussions and independent study.
CONTENTS: The purpose of organizing things. Principles of organization. Types of organization principles of
management. Evolution of organizations. Agricultural organizations in South Africa and North-West region in
particular. Organizational decision-making. Organizational capacity planning and scheduling. Work force
management. Quality planning and control. Integration of operation.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO723
NEW CODE ECOM 613                         CREDITS 18                     SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Land Resource and Environmental Management
PURPOSE:          To provide learners with skills required for sustainable development
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.       Learners will demonstrate understanding of theories of resource economics.
2.       Learners will be able to describe patterns of land and resource use in South Africa.
3.       Learners will be able to develop a sustainable resource management strategy.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODE:             Lectures, group discussions and independent study
CONTENTS:
Introduction to land economics. The supply of land for economic use. Population pressure and demand for land.
 Land resources requirements. Land resource requirements. Input-output relationships affecting land use.
Economic returns to land use. Land resource development decisions. Conservation of resources. Locational
factors affecting land use. Land resource values and real estate market.
Impact of institutional factors on land use. Property in land resources. Acquisition and transfer of ownership
rights. Leasing arrangements. Use of real estate Credit. Planning Environmental economics and sustainable
development. Conceptual basis of economics. Framework for environment-economic decision-making.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO733
NEW CODE ECO M 614                      CREDITS 18                       SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Agricultural Financial Management
PURPOSE:          To provide learners with financial management skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of financial management theories and functions.
Learners will be able to perform financial management tasks
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODE:             Lectures, group discussions and independent study.
CONTENTS: Introduction: Theory of financial management. Capital allocation over time. Evaluating capital
investments. Resource acquisition and control in agriculture. Use of Credit in the farm business. Loan interest
rate and repayments terms.
Balance sheet, income statement and cash flow analysis. Credit analysis and the servicing capacity. Credit
instruments and legal documentation. Estate planning farm ownership transfer. Financial markets and
agricultural Credit institutions.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO743
NEWCODE ECOMM 615                       CREDITS 18                       SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Introduction to Linear Programming
PURPOSE:          To introduce learners to linear programming skills
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.        Learners will demonstrate understanding of linear programming theories.
2.        Learners will demonstrate of the applications of linear programming in agriculture.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODE:             Lectures, group discussions and independent study
CONTENTS: Introduction: Linear programming problems and examples. Mathematical background. Theoretical
and computational methods. The general linear programming problems. Simplex computational procedure. The
revised simplex method. The duality problem programming. Applications. Transportation problem. Production
scheduling and inventory control problems. Game theory.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
OLDCODE ECO753
NEW CODE ECOM 621                         CREDITS 18                     SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Food Security and Policy Analysis
PURPOSE:          To provide learners with policy formulation skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.        Learners will demonstrate understanding of the policy formulation process.
2.        Learners will demonstrate understanding of the South African agricultural policy.
3.        Learners will be able to analyse policy.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODE:             Lectures, group discussions and independent study
CONTENTS: Types of food entitlements, SA food security, SADC food security, World food situation (grains and
livestock) Introduction to agricultural policy. Macro-Economic issues. Agricultural sector policy marketing and
distribution.
Food security.
Definition, types of food entitlements, SA Food Security, SADC Food Security, World Food Situation (Grains and
Livestock)
Demand for food. Food supply. Food producers. Food requirement and household food distribution. Nutritional
issues. Structural policy. Case studies.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO763
NEW CODE ECOM 622                        CREDITS 18                      SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Introduction to Econometrics
PURPOSE:          To introduce learners to practical research work
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.        Learners will demonstrate understanding of data management and statistical analysis.
2.        Learners will be able to interpret and present research results.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODE:             Lectures, group discussions and independent study
CONTENTS:
Overview of regression analysis. Usefulness of regression analysis. Alternative regression models.
Measurement of variables. OLS, random variables. The deviations from the mean. Transformation of variables.
 The classical models. Classical assumptions. The sampling distribution of OLS Estimator. Hypothesis testing.
Basic specification errors. Use and misuse of the intercept. Time series analysis. Auto-correlation. Gross
section analysis: Heteroscendasticity, Multicollinearity consequence tests for detecting solutions for the
simultaneous equation models. Multivariate methods. The limited dependent variable methods.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE ECO773
NEW CODE ECOM 623                       CREDITS 18                       SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Research Project
PURPOSE:          To introduce learners to practical research work
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.        Learners will be able to prepare a research proposal.
2.        Learners will be able to collect data, analyse data and prepare a research report.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                              215

CO-REQUISITES:       None
DELIVERY MODE:       Independent study and consultations.
CONTENTS: The candidate will conduct a research on a project approved by the Department.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Written project report
Written project 100%

AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION

OLD CODE EXT 753
NEW CODE EXDM 312                     CREDITS 12                      SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Programme Planning and Evaluation in Extension
PURPOSE:          To provide learners with programme planning skills extension
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demondtrate understanding of programme planning and evaluation models, i.e. Cooperative
Extension Model, South African Extension, objective focused evaluation and utility focused evaluation. Learners
will be able to plan and evaluate extension programmes.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS:
Theory: Planning extension programmes; social, economic and pysiological factors in programme planning.
Systemic evaluation of extension work and programmes; procedures for collection, analysis and interpretation of
data in programme evaluation.

Practical: None
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments;Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE EXD102
NEW CODE EXDM 211                     CREDITS 12                         SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Fundamental Concept in Extension
PURPOSE:         To introduce learners to principles of agricultural extension
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            lectures, group discussions and tutorials
CONTENTS:
Philosophy and objectives of extension. The infrastructural needs of agricultural development. Basic sociological
and psychological concepts in extension; cultural and social change; barriers to change. The diffusion and
adoption of innovations; the role of communication in diffusion/adoption. The concept of programming planning
and management in extension. Extension teaching methods.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments Tests Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE EXD242
NEW CODE EXDM 311                  CREDITS 12                            SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Extension for Development
PURPOSE:         To enable learners to apply extension principles in farmer and rural community development
work
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of the role of extension in development.
Learners will be able to apply adult learning principles in extension.
Learners will be able to prepare an extension programme.
Learners will be able to appropriately use different extension teaching methods.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and tutorials.
CONTENTS: The role of extension in development; analysis of extension teaching methods. Communication
methods and process. Adult learning and adult learning process. Extension staff development and training,
training methods; morale and maintenance.
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ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments Tests Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.

OLD CODE EXT102
NEW CODE EXTM 211                      CREDITS 12                         SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Fundamental Concept in Extension
PURPOSE:          To introduce learners to principles of agricultural extension
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            lectures, group discussions and tutorials
CONTENTS:
Philosophy and objectives of extension. The infrastructural needs of agricultural development. Basic sociological
and psychological concepts in extension; cultural and social change; barriers to change. The diffusion and
adoption of innovations; the role of communication in diffusion/adoption. The concept of programming planning
and management in extension. Extension teaching methods.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments Tests Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE EXT242
NEW CODE EXTM 311                  CREDITS 12                             SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Extension for Development
PURPOSE:          To enable learners to apply extension principles in farmer and rural community development
work
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of the role of extension in development.
Learners will be able to apply adult learning principles in extension.
Learners will be able to prepare an extension programme.
Learners will be able to appropriately use different extension teaching methods.
PRE-REQUISITES:           EXTM 211
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and tutorials.
CONTENTS: The role of extension in development; analysis of extension teaching methods. Communication
methods and process. Adult learning and adult learning process. Extension staff development and training,
training methods; morale and maintenance.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments Tests Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE EXT392
NEW CODE EXTM 321                     CREDITS 12                          SEMESTER 2          NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: Research Methods in Extension
PURPOSE:          To introduce learners to principles of research
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of basic research concepts .
Learners will demonstrate understanding of research designs used in agriculture i.e. experimental designs and
surveys designs.
Learners will demonstrate understanding of different research steps e.g. library search, literature review,
sampling, questionnaire construction and data collection and analysis.
Learners will demonstrate understanding of research report writing e.g. tables, graphs and narrative on showing
appropriate interpretation of results.
Learners will demonstrate understanding of the use of research results in extension work, e.g. conclusion and
recommendations.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and tutorials
CONTENTS: Theory: The nature and role of research in the extension process. The scientific process. The
scientific process. The scientific approach to extension research. Sampling, significance, non-parametric
statistical analysis. Source of data. Methods of data collection. Interviews. Construction of questionnaires.
Tabulation, analysis and interpretation of data.
Practical: Interviews, coding, statistical analysis.
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ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.

OLD CODE EXT402
NEW CODE EXTM 411                     CREDITS 12                         SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: Rural Community Development
PURPOSE:         To provide learners with community development skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of community development theories and models.
Learners will be able to develop a rural development strategy.
Learners will be able to advise agricultural stakeholders on rural development strategies.
PRE-REQUISITES:           EXTM 211
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions.
CONTENTS: Introduction to community development and other theories. The process of community
development. Constraints to community development. Constraints and lack of participation. Need for participation.
Rural projects and community development and historical background. Types of projects. Farmer support projects
and programmes (FSPs). Agricultural extension services and facilitators (NGOs), co-operatives, etc. Technical
assistance. Appropriate technologies.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE EXT503
NEW CODE EXTM 511                    CREDITS 18                          SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Essentials of Agricultural Extension
PURPOSE:         To provide learners with agricultural and rural development skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of community development theories and models.
Learners will be able to develop a rural development strategy.
Learners will be able to advise agricultural stakeholders on rural development strategies.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS:
The farmer and his social environment: culture; social behaviour and change; attitude and attitude change; group
dynamics and its importance. Social structure and its importance for social change. Kinship structure. Power
and community decision-making process. Migration: rural-urban; out-migration; urbanization and their effects on
rural communities; characteristics of peasant societies.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE EXT513
NEW CODE EXTM 512                      CREDITS 18                        SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Elements of Communication in Agricultural Extension
PURPOSE:         To provide learners with communication skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of the innovation development and communication processes.
Learners will be able to develop a communication strategy/plan.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS: Principles and methods of communication; communication process; elements of communication;
communication strategies; communication in illiterate societies. The diffusion paradigm. Innovation development
process; diffusion-adoption process; communication and the adoption of innovations.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.

OLD CODE EXT533
NEW CODE EXTM 521                  CREDITS 18                      SEMESTER 1                 NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Change in Agriculture
PURPOSE:     To provide learners with agricultural and rural development skills
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of agricultural and rural development models.
Learners will demonstrate understanding of the South African Agricultural development strategy.
Learners will be able to develop an agricultural development strategy.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS: Theory:
Social, economic and psychological factors inhibiting or promoting change in agriculture. Social and behavioral
change. Persuasion, motivation and attitude formation.
Practical:
Meeting farmer groups.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE EXT 563
NEW CODE EXTM 523                          CREDITS 18                    SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Leadership Development in Extension
PURPOSE:         To provide learners with leadership skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of leadership principles.
Learners will be able to perform supervisory tasks.
Learners will be able to advise agricultural stakeholders, i.e. farming community on leadership development.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS:
Understanding leadership; leadership in rural communities; identification of leaders; leaders and their role in
extension; formal and no-formal leaders in technology transfer; leadership styles; extension and rural leadership
development. Youth in extension; motivating rural youths; youth participation in development programmes.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE EXT573
NEW CODE EXTM 524                          CREDITS 18                    SEMESTER 2            NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Seminar
PURPOSE:         To introduce learners to practical research work
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to prepare and defend a research proposal.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and independent study.
CONTENTS: Theory:
Candidates shall prepare and present, for discussion, paper on approved topics relating to the field of agriculture.
Practical:
Survey in the field of agriculture and/or extension.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Evaluation of seminar and seminar paper
Evaluation of seminar presentation 50% Seminar paper 50%.
OLD CODE EXT703
NEW CODE EXTM 611                      CREDITS 18                        SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Agricultural Extension Analysis
PURPOSE:         To provide learners with agricultural and rural development skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and independent study.
CONTENTS:
Philosophy and objectives of extension, evolution of extension, organizational structures, analysis of extension
system. Socio-cultural and psychological factors in extension. Research-extension, farmer linkages; changing
paradigms in extension; effect of migration and urbanization on agriculture.
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ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination.
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE EXT713
NEW CODE EXTM 612                      CREDITS 18                        SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Issues in Agricultural Extension
PURPOSE:          To provide learners with policy formulation skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of the policy formulation process.
Learners will demonstrate understanding of the South African agricultural policy.
Learners will be able to analyse policy.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and independent study
CONTENTS: The meaning, scope and importance of agricultural development. Land tenure; land reform; co-
operative; agricultural extension services. Women in extension; public versus private extension; funding for
extension; extension clientele in South Africa; participatory approaches to extension to extension; indigenous
knowledge and farmer experience.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination.
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE EXT723
NEW CODE EXTM 613                      CREDITS 18                        SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Research Methods in Extension
PURPOSE:          To introduce learners to practical research work
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1.       Learners will demonstrate understanding of research principle.
2.       Learners will be able to prepare a proposal, collect and analyse data.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and independent study
CONTENTS: Theory:
Defining research problem; types of research; formative and summative evaluation; problem identification
process; developing objectives and hypothesis. Research designs, sampling methods, measurements and data
collection procedures. Handling of data; analysis of data; reporting of finding.
Practical:
Research proposal writing and seminar presentation.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Term paper; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE EXT733
NEW CODE EXTM 614                     CREDITS 18                         SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Farming Systems Analysis.
PURPOSE:          To provide learners with skills required for farming system analysis
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of farming system approaches, e.g. FSRE.
Learners will be able to develop a farming system strategy.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and independent study
CONTENTS: Theory:
Meaning and scope of farming systems. Role-played by research, extension and farmers. Farming systems
approaches and practices. Farming systems and agricultural development.
Practical:
Visiting agricultural research stations.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE EXT753
NEW CODE EXTM 621                        CREDITS 18                      SEMESTER 2          NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Programme Planning and Evaluation in Extension
PURPOSE:          To provide learners with programme planning skills
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of programme planning and evaluation models, i.e. Cooperative
Extension Model, South African Extension, objective focused evaluation and utility focused evaluation.
Learners will be able to plan and evaluate extension programmes.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions
CONTENTS: Theory:
Planning extension programmes; social, economic and psychological factors in programme planning. Systematic
evaluation of extension work and programmes; procedures for collection, analysis and interpretation of data in
programme evaluation.
Practical: None
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE EXT 763
NEW CODE EXT M622                       CREDITS 18                       SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Communication and Agricultural Technology Transfer
PURPOSE:         To provide learners with communication skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of the innovation development and communication processes.
Learners will be able to develop a communication strategy/plan.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and independent study
CONTENTS:
Theory:
Communication and its importance in extension; communication process; role of communication in formal and
informal structures. Types and sources of agricultural technologies and farm information; elements and
characteristics of innovations; diffusion of farm information; role of media in technology transfer. Networking in
extension.
Practical:
Visits to media houses, agricultural, chemical and machinery companies, etc.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE EXT773
NEW CODE EXT M623                         CREDITS 18                     SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Human Resource Development
PURPOSE:         To provide learners with human resource development skills
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate understanding of the principles, forms and functions of human resource development,
and be able to perform human resource tasks.
Learners will demonstrate understanding of the South African Human Resource Strategy.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODE:            Lectures, group discussions and independent study
CONTENTS:
Human resource development in agriculture. Farmer training; pre-service, in-service, induction, supervision; staff
performance and evaluation. Role playing and practice in group dynamics; group discussion; chairmanship at
meetings.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Assignments; Tests; Final examination
Year mark 50% Exam mark 50%.
OLD CODE EXT783
NEW CODE EXT 624                         CREDITS 18                      SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: Research Project
PURPOSE:         To introduce learners to practical research work
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to prepare a research proposal.
Learners will be able to collect data, analyse data and prepare a research report.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                 221

CO-REQUISITES:          None
DELIVERY MODE:          Independent study and consultations
CONTENTS:
The candidate will conduct a research on a project approved by the Department.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Written project report 100%

15. 14 ANIMAL HEALTH

MODULE OUTCOMES

OLD CODE AHD112
NEW CODE AHDM111                 CREDITS 12                                     SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 4
TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL HEALTH
PURPOSE: To introduce the learner to the subject of animal health and give the student an overview of
the diseases, conditions and material to be studied in the animal health programme.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Recognize the normal animal and the abnormal animal
Identify basic zoonoses and notifiable diseases
Identify the common infectious and non-infectious diseases
Identify the common parasitic diseases
Describe the different kinds of immunity
Describe first aid measures to be taken and carry out basic first aid
Describe the measures to be taken to treat an abscess
Describe the measures to be taken with an animal that is bloated
Describe the measures to be taken when an animal is constipated or has a diarrhoea
Describe the procedures used in castration, dehorning and docking
Describe the different ways of injecting medication
Prepare blood smears
Describe and take the vital signs of animals
Describe the procedure in doing a clinical exam
Describe the procedure in doing a postmortem exam
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Syllabus:
Lectures:
Introduction, zoonoses, infectious diseases, non-infectious diseases, parasitic diseases, immunity, sanitation,
notifiable diseases, first aid, abscesses, bloat, constipation, diarrhoea, dystocia. Castration, docking, dehorning,
dosing, injections, vaccinations, blood smears, vital signs, clinical exam, postmortem exam.

Practicals:
Assist the veterinarians and technicians in the treatment of diseases and conditions and procedures studied in the
theory. Students will also participate in farm activities and general duties in the animal hospital.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHD122                 CREDITS 12                                SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE AHDM211
TITLE: VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY
PURPOSE: To give the learner a foundation in microbiology on which they can build their future studies
In the disease modules in the animal health programme
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Identify people and events relevant to the history of microbiology.
Describe the different kinds of immunity in domestic animals.
Describe Pasteur’s work with chicken cholera and its relevance to immunology.
Describe bacterial morphology.
Describe the anatomy of bacteria.
Describe the growth of bacteria.
Describe the different methods of counting bacteria.
Describe the control of and destruction of bacteria.
Describe selected microbial agents causing diseases in humans, farms animals and plants.
Describe microbial agents relevant to silage.
Describe microbial agents important in ruminant functions.
Describe microbial agents important in the soil.
Describe microbial agent in milk.
Use the microscope in identifying bacteria.
Prepare slides and stain bacteria.
Culture bacteria using different media.
Use antibiograms.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
An introductory course in veterinary microbiology with topics related to the use and control of microbes in
agriculture. The discovery of microbes, introductory immunology, principles of immunity; bacterial morphology,
anatomy, growth control, destruction and counting methods. Selected microbial agents causing diseases in
humans, farm animals, and plants. Silage, rumen, soil, and milk microbes.

Practical:
Learners will participate in the use of general laboratory procedures in microbiology including but not limited to
staining and viewing of bacteria under the microscope, culturing of bacteria, use of different media, sensitivity
testing, etc. especially as related to animal diseases.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = Practical (30%), Continuous assessment (30%), Exam (40%)
   OLD CODE AHD132              CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 5
 NEW CODE AHDM112
TITLE: VETERINARY ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
PURPOSE:         To introduce learners to the study of the anatomy and physiology of the domestic animals, and to
allow them to learn the form, structure and function of the normal animal.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Learners will be able to:
Identify the structure of the cell.
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the sense organs of the animal.
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the skin and associated structures.
Describe the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system.
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system.
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the musculo-skeletal system.
Identify organs and systems studied in the theory using animal cadavers in the lab.
Relate the gross anatomy of the animal to the physiology of the organ concerned.
Dissect relative tissues and organs in the lab.
Identify relative and tissues and organs studied in the theory and the lab.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                223

CONTENT:
Theory:
An introduction to anatomy and physiology of farm animals, including but not limited to the cell, the sense organs,
the skin and associated structures, the endocrine system, the nervous system, the musculo-skeletal system.

Practical:
Demonstrations by lecturer and dissections by students of systems, organs and tissues studied in the theory.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
  OLD CODE AHD152              CREDITS 12                                     SEMESTER 2          NQF LEVEL 5
 NEW CODE AHDM122
TITLE: VETERINARY ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
PURPOSE:          To allow students to learn the normal form, structure and function of the systems in the body of
the domestic animals
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system.
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system.
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system.
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the urogenital system.
Identify organs and systems studied in the theory using animal cadavers in the lab.
Relate the gross anatomy of the animal to the physiology of the organ concerned.
Dissect relative tissues and organs in the lab.
Identify relative and tissues and organs studied in the theory and the lab.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Anatomy and physiology of farm animals, including but not limited to the respiratory system, the circulatory
system, the gastro-intestinal system and the urogenital system.

Practical:
Demonstrations by lecturer and dissections by students of systems, organs and tissues studied in the theory.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
   OLD CODE AHD162             CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 2        NQF LEVEL 5
  NEW CODE AHDM123
TITLE: VETERINARY TOXICOLOGY
PURPOSE: To introduce learners to the study of veterinary toxicology and to give them relevant
information related to the more important toxic substances that may poison our domestic animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the signs, prevention and treatment related to various heavy metal toxicities
Describe the signs prevention and treatment related to chlorinated hydrocarbon toxicities.
Describe the signs prevention and treatment related to organophosphate toxicities.
Describe the signs prevention and treatment related to poisoning by herbicides.
Describe the signs prevention and treatment related to poisoning by rodenticides.
Describe the signs prevention and treatment related to poisonous plants.
Identify selected toxic materials and plants demonstrated in the practicals.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and practical
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CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of toxic substances causing poisoning in domestic animals including but not limited to arsenic, lead, urea,
salt, strychnine, cyanide, mercury, chlorinated hydrocarbons, organophosphates, herbicides, rodenticides and
fungi. The toxicology of poisonous plants will be studied, this will include, plants causing photosensitisation,
hepatotoxic plants, cardiac glycosides, Dichapetulum cymosum, Gousiekte plants, Geigeria spp, chrysocoma spp.

Practicals:
Demonstration of toxic materials studied in the theory.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = ((semester mark x 0.4)+(exam mark x 0.6))/2
  OLD CODE AHD182               CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 2            NQF LEVEL 5
 NEW CODE AHDM124
TITLE: COMPLEXES OF DISEASES
PURPOSE:          To give the learner a good understanding of the diseases of livestock which are caused by a
malfunction in the normal metabolic processes or caused by a combination of disease agents
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the signs, prevention and treatment of diseases with diarrhoea as a characteristic.
Describe the signs, prevention and treatment of naval ill, necrobacillosis, sweating sickness, warts, traumatic
reticuloperitonitis, ocularcarcinoma, bloat, milk fever, azoturia ketosis, choke, colic, mastitis and other related
diseases.
Assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of diseases studied in the theory.
Collect and record data from epidemiological surveys related to diseases studied in the theory.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
Disease with diarrhoea as characteristic, navel ill, necrobacillosis, sweating sickness, warts, traumatic
reticuloperitonitis, ocular carcinoma, bloat, metabolic diseases such as milk fever, azoturia and ketosis, choke,
colic, mastitis and other related diseases. The application and administration of national and international animal
disease control measures and the use of epidemiological surveys and investigations as related to the diseases
studied.

Practicals:
Students will assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of diseases studied in the theory.
 When disease conditions are not available video tapes slides and films will be used to supplement the practical
work, and will use epidemiological surveys and investigations including the collection and recording of data
related to the diseases studied in the theory.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
  OLD CODE AHD192              CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 5
 NEW CODE AHDM125
TITLE: OBSTETRICS AND GENITAL DISEASES
PURPOSE: To give learners a good understanding of obstetrics and gynaecology in domestic animals and
The problems and reproductive diseases related to the study.
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                    225

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe and identify relative reproductive anatomy and physiology.
Describe the physiology of pregnancy, including the related hormones.
Describe the estrous cycle and the related hormones.
Describe the gestation period of relevant farm animals.
Describe the process of parturition in farm animals.
Describe the problems related to dystocia in farm animals.
Describe the causes, prevention and treatment of infertility in farm animals.
Describe the various causes, prevention and treatment of anestrus in farm animals.
Describe the different types of pathology seen in the reproductive tract.
Describe the signs, prevention and treatment of trichomoniasis, vibriosis, brucellosis, IPV.
Describe the various aspects of the use of artificial insemination.
Describe semen evaluation.
Describe the use of sheath washings.
Describe the use of rectal palpations in cattle.
Assist the veterinarian with clinical cases related to dystocia, retained placentas, fertility examinations, semen
evaluations, sheath washes and other obstetrical and genital procedures.
PRE-REQUISITES:              None
CO-REQUISITES:               AHDM122
DELIVERY MODES:              Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
Review of reproductive anatomy and physiology, physiology of pregnancy, gestation periods, parturition, dystocia,
Infertility, anestrus, cystic ovaries, reproductive tract pathology, trichomoniasis, vibriosis, brucellosis, infectious
pustular vulvovaginitis, artificial insemination, semen evaluation, sheath washings, rectal palpations for artificial
insemination

Practicals:
Assisting the veterinarian with clinical cases involving obstetrical procedures for relieving dystocia, treatments
associated with dystocia, assisting with dystocia, retained placentas, fertility examinations, semen evaluations,
sheath washes, and other clinical cases related to obstetrics and reproductive diseases.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
  OLD CODE AHD202            CREDITS 12                                      SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 5
 NEW CODE AHDM213
TITLE: VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH
PURPOSE:         To give learners a good understanding of hygiene related to milk and meat produced for human
consumption.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the different pollutants of water.
Describe the standards for certifying water as potable.
Describe the hygienic production of milk.
Describe the proper slaughter method of animals for human consumption.
Describe the procedure for meat inspection in large stock, small stock and poultry.
Describe the construction of simple rural slaughter houses.
Describe the statutory requirements and obligations of animals health technicians in terms of the relevant acts.
Describe the common zoonosis, including but not limited to rabies, anthrax, brucellosis, Rift Valley fever,
tapeworms and hookworms.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and practical
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CONTENT:
Theory:
Water hygiene, hygiene connected to the production of milk, dairy hygiene, milk pasteurisation, milk testing, meat
hygiene, hygienic slaughter of livestock, physiological changes occurring in the change of muscle to meat, meat
inspection, construction of an abattoir, abattoir hygiene, antemortem inspection of slaughter animals, food
poisoning, chain of infection in food poisoning, a study of the more common zoonotic diseases of importance in
the country with emphasis on the route of transmission, statutory requirements and obligations of animal health
technicians in terms of relevant acts.

Practical:
Visits to slaughter houses both commercial and rural, slaughtering large stock, small stock and poultry. Visits to
dairies, dairy processing plants, interaction with public health officers, meat and dairy inspectors, and others
involved in regulatory public health.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + Examination mark)/2
OLD CODE AHD212
NEW CODE AHDM212               CREDITS 12                                       SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY
PURPOSE: To give learners an adequate understanding of pharmacology related to the treatment of
disease and other conditions in farm animals
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the use of drugs such as: antibiotics, antibacterials, hormones, antihistamines, vitamins,
counterirritants, emollients, vaccines, antisera, fungicides, insecticides, antihelminthics, antiseptics, disinfectants,
sedatives, anaesthetics, and other drugs used in veterinary medicine.
Describe and illustrate the different routes of administration of medication.
Describe the metabolism and excretion of medications used in animals.
Assist the veterinarian in the treatment of sick animals using the various medications described in the theory.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             MAYM111
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of medication used in veterinary medicine and how the Animal Health Technician can assist the
veterinarian in the use of drugs such as antibiotics, antibacterials, hormones, antihistamines, vitamins,
counterirritants, emollients, vaccines, antisera, fungicides, insecticides, antihelmintics, antiseptics and
disinfectants, sedatives, anaesthetics, and other drugs used in veterinary medicine.

Practical:
Use of the different routes of administration of medication including subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous,
intraperitoneal, epidural, intramammary, subconjunctival, topical and oral. Restraint and the assistance of the
veterinarian in drug administration
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
  OLD CODE AHD223
 NEW CODE AHDM214              CREDITS 18                                   SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: VIRAL DISEASES
PURPOSE:          To equip learners to assist the veterinarian in treatment of viral diseases by giving them a good
understanding of the signs, prevention and treatment of selected viral diseases in domestic animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the signs, prevention and treatment of foot and mouth disease, blue tongue, African swine fever,
Rinderpest, bovine malignant catarrh, bovine virus diarrhoea, rift valley fever, Wesselsbron disease, infectious
bovine rhinotracheitis, pulmonary adenomatosis horsesickness, lumpy skin disease, the pox diseases, contagious
ecthyma, canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, rabies, Newcastle disease, avian encephalomyelitis,
infectious bronchitis, infectious laryngotracheitis and Marek's disease.
Assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the diseases studied in the
theory.
Apply national and international disease control measures in terms of existing legislation.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                    227

CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of important viral diseases, and related immunology, including but not limited to foot and mouth disease,
blue tongue, African swine fever, Rinderpest, bovine malignant catarrh, bovine virus diarrhoea, rift valley fever,
Wesselsbron disease, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, pulmonary adenomatosis horsesickness, lumpy skin
disease, the pox diseases, contagious ecthyma, canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, rabies, Newcastle
disease, avian encephalomyelitis, infectious bronchitis, infectious laryngotracheitis and Marek's disease. The
application and administration of national and international animal disease control measures in terms of existing
legislation.

Practicals:
Most of the practicals will involve the students in assisting the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis, and
treatment as well as prevention of the diseases studied in the theory. When specific disease conditions are not
seen in the live animals, video tapes will be used to supplement the students practical learning.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
   OLD CODE AHD253
 NEW CODE AHDM223              CREDITS 18                                     SEMESTER 2            NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY
PURPOSE:          To give students a working knowledge of the important parasite that infest domestic animals in
order to equip them to assist the veterinarian in the control, prevention and treatment of veterinary external and
internal parasites.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the control, prevention and treatment of nematodes, trematodes and cestodes infesting the domestic
animals, including their life cycles.
Describe the control, prevention and treatment of the more important external parasites infesting the domestic
animals including but not limited to flies, mosquitoes, fleas, lice, bugs, ticks and mites.
Describe the relevant life cycles of selected parasites.
Identify selected external and internal parasites.
Prepare faecal flotations for internal parasites.
Identify internal parasite ova under the microscope.
Assist the veterinarian in the control, prevention and treatment of veterinary internal and external parasites.
PRE-REQUISITES:             MAYM111
CO-REQUISITES:              AHDM212
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of the more important nematodes, trematodes and cestodes infesting the domestic animals, including the
life cycles, control and treatment of internal parasites. A study of the more important external parasites infesting
the domestic animals including but not limited to flies, mosquitoes, fleas, lice, bugs, ticks, mites, and treatment of
animals to control external parasites.

Practicals:
Demonstration and identification of internal parasites studied in the theory, faecal analysis for internal parasites,
identification of worm eggs, treatment for internal parasites using both oral medication and injectable medication.
Demonstration and identification of external parasites studied in the theory including ticks, tick counts, mites, lice,
dipping for external parasites, table inspection, identification of the sheep scab mite, treatment for external
parasites.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
  OLD CODE AHD262
 NEW CODE AHDM221             CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: PREVENTIVE VETERINARY MEDICINE
PURPOSE: To give the learner a good understanding of the ways that disease conditions are prevented in
domestic animals to enable them to assist the veterinarian in the prevention of disease in the livestock population
of the country.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the role of hygiene in the prevention of disease.
Describe the role of environment in the cause and prevention of disease.
Compile herd health programmes which are effective in preventing disease in domestic animals and which take
into consideration reproduction, production, nutrition and other management considerations in beef and dairy,
small stock production and other animal species.
Put together vaccination programmes to meet the different production needs of domestic animals.
Describe the relation of genetics, nutrition and other managerial tools in the prevention of disease.
Describe basic epidemiology in the prevention of disease.
Describe the prevention of parasitic diseases in domestic animals.
Describe the prevention of disease in different species of domestic animals
Describe the prevention of zoonoses in domestic animals.
Describe methods of veterinary extension in community education.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
Prevention of diseases through hygiene, environment, herd health programs involving reproduction, mastitis,
records, and nutrition in dairy and beef herds. Prevention of diseases through vaccination programs. Prevention
of diseases related to genetics, nutrition, and management; basic epidemiology, prevention of parasite related
diseases through formulation of dosing programs. Prevention of disease in specific species, community
education.

Practicals:
During the practicals the students will have opportunity to evaluate in the field the various methods of disease
prevention which they have studied in the classroom. This will involve visiting intensive and extensive farming
operations as well as applying the principles of disease prevention to each situation in which they see cases of
sick animals in the district, simple data collection, analysis and interpretation.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHD273
NEW CODE AHDM226               CREDITS 16                                    SEMESTER 2         NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: BACTERIAL DISEASES
PURPOSE: To equip learners to assist the veterinarian in treatment of bacterial diseases by giving them a good
understanding of the signs, prevention and treatment of selected viral diseases in domestic animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the signs, prevention and treatment anthrax, tetanus, botulism, enterotoxaemia, black quarter,
salmonella, navel ill, pasteurella, erysipelas, E. coli, calf diphtheria, foot rot, bovine pleuropneumonia,
corynebacterium, leptospirosis, tuberculosis, brucellosis, chlamydosis.
Assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the diseases studied in the
theory.
Apply national and international disease control measures in terms of existing legislation.
PRE-REQUISITES:            AHDM211
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                    229

CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of important infectious diseases, and related immunology, including but not limited to anthrax, tetanus,
botulism, enterotoxaemia, black quarter, salmonella, navel ill, pasteurella, erysipelas, E. coli, calf diphtheria, foot
rot, bovine pleuropneumonia, corynebacterium, leptospirosis, tuberculosis, brucellosis, chlamydosis. Resistance
and immunity, morbidity, mortality. The application and administration of national and international animal
disease control measures in terms of existing legislation.

Practicals:
Most of the practicals will involve the students in assisting the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis, and
treatment as well as prevention of the diseases studied in the theory. When specific disease conditions are not
seen in the live animals, video tapes will be used to supplement the students practical learning. Students will be
guided in the use of epidemiological surveys and investigations including the collection and recording of data
related to the diseases studied
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
  OLD CODE AHD281
 NEW CODE AHDM222              CREDITS 8                                     SEMESTER 2          NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: PROTOZOAL, RICKETTSIAL AND FUNGAL DISEASES
PURPOSE:          To give the learners a good understanding of the diseases in livestock which are caused by
protozoa, rickettsia, and fungi
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Learners will be able to:
Describe the signs, prevention and treatment of anaplasmosis, babesiasis, elephant skin disease, coccidiosis,
toxoplasmosis, dourine, actinomycosis, actinobacillosis, aspergillosis, ringworm, histoplasmosis, mycotic
dermatitis, heartwater, and infectious keratoconjunctivitis in domestic animals.
Describe the disease control measures in terms of existing legislation for the diseases studies in the theory.
Assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of the diseases studied in the theory.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            AHDM211
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of important infectious diseases, and related immunology, including but not limited to anaplasmosis,
babesiasis, elephant skin disease, coccidiosis, toxoplasmosis, dourine, actinomycosis, actinobacillosis,
aspergillosis, ringworm, histoplasmosis, mycotic dermatitis, heartwater, and infectious keratoconjunctivitis. The
application and administration of national and international animal disease control measures in terms of existing
legislation.

Practicals:
Most of the practicals will involve the students in assisting the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis, and
treatment as well as prevention of the diseases studied in the theory. When specific disease conditions are not
seen in the live animals, video tapes will be used to supplement the students practical learning.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
Exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
  OLD CODE AHD302
 NEW CODE AHDM311             CREDITS 12                                     SEMESTER 1         NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: CLINCAL ANIMAL CARE I
PURPOSE:          To give students practical training in the treatment and care of domestic animals in a clinical
situation, in order for them to develop skills in assisting the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and
treatment of sick animals.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Do a clinical exam.
Collect the vital signs from animals.
Administer first aid to animals.
Assist the veterinarian with general patient management.
Assist the veterinarian with would management.
Provide supportive care to animals under treatment.
Assist the veterinarian in treatment techniques for the different species.
Assist the veterinarian in treatment of animals in the field.
Monitor pre and post surgical patients.
Assist the veterinarian in surgery.
Administer medication at the direction of the veterinarian.
Care for debilitated animals.
Provide physical therapy for animals.
Prepare and sterilize surgical packs.
Identify surgical equipment.
Sanitize and disinfect the clinic, surgery and cage rooms.
PRE-REQUISITES:            AHDM212
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health technicians in the
Department of Animal Health in the small and large animal clinics, the laboratory, the post mortem hall and
the farm.
CONTENT:
Syllabus:
Vital signs, clinical exam, first aid, general patient management, wound management, supportive care, treatment
techniques for the different species, field therapy, monitoring the patient, administration of medication, assisting
with surgical cases, pre- and postoperative care, care of deliberated animals, physical therapy, surgical
instrument management, care of equipment, collection of samples for laboratory examination. Students will
practice the procedures studied in the various theory courses so that they are able to work with all species of
animals in a relaxed and professional way with a minimum of risks of injury to the animal, the client or themselves.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
Examination. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHD312
NEW CODE AHDM312                CREDITS 12                                     SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: APPLIED VETERINARY SCIENCE A
PURPOSE:           To provide learners with the opportunity to develop skills in the restraint of farm animals to enable
them to assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of animals in the clinical situation, and
to prepare them to be able to restrain animals as they give first aid treatment to them in the emergency situation.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Restrain the heads of the animals using a temporary halter and the quick release halter tie.
Restrain the animal using the tail restraint and the squeeze restraint for kicking.
Apply the double half hitch casting and the burley casting harness.
Use the bow line on the bite to apply the burley casting harness.
Examine the feet of the animals.
Do rectal palpations for artificial insemination.
Estimate the live mass of the animals.
Assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of sick animals.
Demonstrate their ability to take an animal health extension service to the rural areas.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health technicians in the
Department of Animal Health in the small and large animal clinics, the laboratory and the farm.
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                   231

CONTENT:
Practicals:
Head restraint, tail restraint, squeeze restraint, double half hitch casting, burley casting, bowline on the bite, tom
fool knot, quick release halter tie, examination of feet and other restraint methods, rectal palpation for artificial
insemination training. Extension veterinary medicine. Students will practice ways of passing on their knowledge
of animal health to livestock owners in the villages. Assisting the veterinarian with the examination and treatment
of sick animals. Estimation of live mass.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
Examination. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
   OLD CODE AHD322
 NEW CODE AHDM313 CREDITS 12                                                   SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: APPLIED VETERINARY ANATOMY AND PATHOLOGY
PURPOSE: To give learners the opportunity to apply their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to the
practical situation in the living animal to equip them to assist the veterinarian in the surgical treatment of animals
and to apply their knowledge of the disease process in animals to the post mortem specimen to equip them to
assist the veterinarian in the diagnosis of disease in animals using the post mortem exam and the collection and
dispatch of specimens to the laboratory for analysis.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Demonstrate on the living animal the location of the major bones of the body.
Estimate the age of the animal by examination of the teeth.
Demonstrate their ability to locate major anatomical structures on the head of the living animal.
Demonstrate their ability to locate the heart and lungs and important vascular structures on the living animal.
Demonstrate their ability to locate major lymph nodes on the living animal.
Demonstrate their ability to locate the different sections of the vertebral column and the nervous system.
Demonstrate their ability to locate major part of the gastrointestinal tract and related organs in the living animal.
Demonstrate their ability to locate and describe major anatomical structures of the male and female genital tract in
the living animal and describe their physiology.
Demonstrate their ability to describe and locate the major anatomical structures of the hoof.
Demonstrate their ability to locate the various tissues and organs of the body during a post mortem examination.
Demonstrate their ability to assist the veterinarian in the post mortem examination of animals for the diagnosis of
disease.
Demonstrate their ability to collect and analyze in the laboratory relevant specimens, or prepare for dispatch to
the laboratory, other specimens from the dead animal
PRE-REQUISITES:              AHDM112 and AHDM122
CO-REQUISITES:               None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical - The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health
technicians in the Department of Animal Health in the post mortem hall, the laboratory, the small and large
animal clinics and the farm.
CONTENT:
Functional osteology, teeth and ageing, applied anatomy of the head, practical anatomy and gross pathology of
the respiratory and circulatory systems, lymphoid tissues, functional anatomy of the central nervous system and
vertebral column. Functional applied anatomy and gross pathology of the gastrointestinal tract and related
abdominal organs, clinical anatomy of the hoof, functional anatomy and gross pathology of the male and female
genital tracts. Palpation and/or observation where applicable on the live animal of the systems, tissues and
organs, and gross pathology of the various systems, organs and tissues during post mortem examinations.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
  OLD CODE AHD332
 NEW CODE AHDM314               CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: APPLIED VETERINARY SCIENCE B
PURPOSE:          To give learners skills in performing the basic animal health procedures, in collection of various
samples for laboratory analysis and carrying out certain tests as they assist the veterinarian in the examination,
diagnosis and treatment of farm animals.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Dehorn cattle
Castrate animals.
Dose animals.
Vaccinate animals.
Prepare and examine faecal samples under the microscope.
Collect, stain and examine blood smears under the microscope.
Bleed animals from various veins in the body.
Give epidural anaesthesia.
Prepare serum samples.
Collect vital signs.
Carry out the basics of post mortem exam.
Collect samples for laboratory analysis from the post mortem exam.
Do the California Mastitis Test.
Demonstrate their knowledge of gestation periods of animals.
Use medication to assist the veterinarian in the treatment of sick animals.
PRE-REQUISITES:            AHDM212
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health technicians in the
Department of Animal Health in the small and large animal clinics, the laboratory, the post mortem hall and
the farm.
CONTENT:
Practicals:
Dehorning, castration, dosing, vaccination, microscopic examination of faecal samples, microscopic examination
of blood smears, tail bleeding, jugular bleeding, epidural anaesthesia, preparation of serum samples, introduction
to the clinical exam vital signs, introducing to post mortem exam, collecting samples for laboratory analysis,
California mastitis test. Gestation periods, estimation of live mass, Use of medications to assist the veterinarian in
the treatment of sick animals. Post mortem examination and carcass inspection. Ageing of animals.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                   Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
  OLDCODE AHD342
 NEW CODE AHDM315             CREDITS 12                                     SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: WORK EXPERIENCE I
PURPOSE: To give students the opportunity of learning and experiencing the field situation alongside
qualified technicians and veterinarians.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The learner will be able to:
Write a detailed report on the cases dealt with in the practical situation.
Assist the field workers with processing of samples and taking care of sick animals.
Prepare a written report for a presentation.
Use the field experience to make calculated decisions based on limited resources.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Experiential
CONTENT:
The students will be required to spend 2 weeks in the field (outside the University) in an appro ved laboratory, in a
registered veterinary clinic, under a state veterinarian or in a wildlife park under the supervision of a qualified
game ranger or game veterinarian. This work experience will be done between semester 4 and semester 5.

The student will spend the semester working in the University farm under the supervision of the farm sectional
managers, the farm manager and animal health staff members.

The student must make sure that at least one of the work experiences for the year is done under a veterinarian or
an animal health technician working first hand with treatment and control of animal diseases.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using tests , practical assessments, assignments and
report writing. Final mark calculation = (dairy + piggery + poultry + written report + attendance)/4 x 90% +
attendance x 10%
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  OLD CODE AHD352
 NEW CODE AHDM321               CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: CLINICAL ANIMAL CARE II
PURPOSE: To give students further practical training in the treatment and care of domestic animals in a
clinical situation, in order for them to develop skills in assisting the veterinarian in the examination,
diagnosis and treatment of sick animals
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The learner will be able to:
Demonstrate their ability to assist the veterinarian in the monitoring of patients in pre and post operative care.
Demonstrate their ability to assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients in large
and small animal outpatient clinics.
Demonstrate their ability to assist the veterinarian in the surgical treatment of patients.
Prepare surgical instruments for sterilization.
Assist the veterinarian in monitoring anaesthesia during surgery.
Collect samples for laboratory examinations.
Attend to emergency cases and offer first aid in the absence of a veterinarian.
PRE-REQUISITES:             AHDM311
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health technicians in the
Department of Animal Health in the small and large animal clinics, the laboratory, the post mortem hall and
the farm.
CONTENT:
Monitoring of patients in pre-operative and post-operative care. Treatment of patients in the large and small
animal outpatient and inpatient clinics. Assisting in the administration of medication to sick animals. Preparation
of the surgical patient. Preparation of the theatre for surgery. Preparation of the surgical field before an operation.
 Assisting the veterinarian during surgery. Care of equipment. Surgical instrument management. Monitoring the
anaesthesia during an operation. Sterilisation of instruments. Collection of samples for laboratory examination.
Students will practice the procedures studied in the various theory courses so that they are able to work with all
species of animals in a relaxed and professional way with a minimum of risks of injury to the animal, the client or
themselves.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHD362
NEW CODE AHDM322                CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: APPLIED VETERINARY SCIENCE C
PURPOSE:           To provide learners with further opportunity to develop skills in the restraint of farm animals to
enable them to assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of animals in the clinical
situation, and to prepare them to be able to restrain animals as they give first aid treatment to them in the
emergency situation.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The learner will be able to:
Demonstrate increased proficiency in the use of various restraint methods including head restraint, tail restraint,
feet restraint, squeeze restraint, double half hitch casting, burley casting, quick release halter tie, and other
restraining methods.
Demonstrate the ability to do a complete clinical exam.
Demonstrate their ability to do a complete post mortem exam.
Demonstrate their ability to collect samples from the post mortem exam for laboratory analysis.
Demonstrate their ability to conduct California Mastitis Test.
Demonstrate their knowledge of gestation period of animals.
Demonstrate their ability to estimate the live mass of animals.
PRE-REQUISITES:             AHDM312
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health technicians in the
Department of Animal Health in the small and large animal clinics, the laboratory, the post mortem hall and
the farm.
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CONTENT:

Practicals:
Uses of various restraint methods such as, the head restraint, tail restraint, squeeze restraint, double half hitch
casting, burley casting, bowline on the bite, tom fool knot, quick release halter tie, and other restraint methods,
rectal palpation for artificial insemination training, examination of feet, the clinical exam, vital signs, post mortem
exams, collecting samples for laboratory analysis, California mastitis test. Extension veterinary medicine.
Practice in the dissemination of animal health knowledge to livestock farmers in a village situation. Gestation
periods, estimation of live mass.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHD372
NEW CODE AHDM323                  CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES
PURPOSE: To give learners skills in performing the more important laboratory analyses in veterinary
 medicine which will equip them to assist the veterinarian with laboratory diagnostics.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The learner will be able to:
Prepare and evaluate blood smears under the microscope.
Prepare and evaluate fecal flotations under the microscope.
Prepare and evaluate hematocrites.
Evaluate urine samples, including sediment staining.
Prepare bacterial cultures and sensitivity testing.
Prepare media.
Preserve specimens.
Do somatic cell count on milk samples.
Do rumen fluid evaluation.
Collect and evaluate skin scrapings.
PRE-REQUISITES:              AHDM211
CO-REQUISITES:               None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health technicians in the
Department of Animal Health in the laboratory and the animal clinics.
CONTENT:
Practicals:
Blood smear preparation and evaluation, faecal flotation preparation and evaluation, haematocrit preparation and
evaluation. Urine samples evaluation, sediment staining and evaluation, bacteria cultures and sensitivity testing,
media preparation, specimen preservation and storage. Milk testing, somatic cell counts, rumen fluid evaluation,
skin scrapings for all species, clinical chemistry. Students will practice in the lab the procedures studied in the
theory of the various courses. Practice of collection, preservation and preparation of samples for dispatch to the
various kinds of laboratories.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = Practical (20%), Continuous assessment (30%), Examination (50%)
OLD CODE AHD382
NEW CODE AHDM324                  CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL5
TITLE: APPLIED VETERINARY SCIENCE D
PURPOSE:          To give learners further skills in performing the basic animal health procedures, in collection of
various samples for laboratory analysis and carrying out certain tests as they assist the veterinarian in the
examination, diagnosis and treatment of farm animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The learner will be able to:
Demonstrate increased proficiency in performing procedures such as: dehorning, castration, dosing and
vaccination.
Demonstrate increased proficiency in the collection and microscopic examination of faecal samples, blood
smears and skin scrapings.
Demonstrate increased proficiency in tail bleeding, jugular bleeding and epidural anaesthesia.
Demonstrate increased proficiency in assisting the veterinarian in examination, diagnosis and treatment of sick
animals.
PRE-REQUISITES:              AHDM314
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CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health technicians in the
Department of Animal Health in the small and large animal clinics, the laboratory, the post mortem hall and
the farm.
CONTENT:
Practicals:
Dehorning, castration, dosing, vaccination, microscopic examination of faecal samples, microscopic examination
of blood smears, tail bleeding, jugular bleeding, epidural anaesthesia, preparation of serum samples, doing to the
clinical exam and collecting the vital signs, performing a post mortem exam, collecting samples for laboratory
analysis, California mastitis test. Gestation periods, estimation of live mass, Use of medications to assist the
veterinarian in the treatment of sick animals. Ageing.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester
exam. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHD392
NEW CODE AHDM325              CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: WORK EXPERIENCE II
PURPOSE:          To give students the opportunity of learning and experiencing the field situation alongside
qualified technicians and veterinarians.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The learner will be able to:
Write a detailed report on the cases dealt with in the practical situation.
Assist the field workers with processing of samples and taking care of sick animals.
Prepare a written report for a presentation.
Use the field experience to make calculated decisions based on limited resources.
PRE-REQUISITES:           AHD342
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Experiential
CONTENT:
The students will be required to spend 2 weeks in the field (outside the University) in an approved laboratory, in a
registered veterinary clinic, under a state veterinarian or in a wildlife park under the supervision of a qualified
game ranger or game veterinarian. This work experience will be done between semester 4 and semester 5.

The student will spend the semester working in the University farm under the supervision of the farm sectional
managers, the farm manager and animal health staff members.

The student must make sure that at least one of the work experiences for the year is done under a veterinarian or
an animal health technician working first hand with treatment and control of animal diseases.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Final mark calculation = (dairy + piggery + poultry + written report + attendance)/5
OLD CODE AHA 112
NEW CODE AHAM111            CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL HEALTH
PURPOSE: To introduce the learner to the subject of animal health and give the student an overview of
The diseases, conditions and subject matter to be studied in the animal health programme
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Recognize the normal animal and the abnormal animal
Identify certain zoonoses and notifiable diseases
Identify the common infectious and non-infectious diseases
Identify the common parasitic diseases
Describe the different kinds of immunity
Describe first aid measures to be taken and carry out basic first aid
Describe the measures to be taken to treat an abscess
Describe the measures to be taken with an animal that is bloated
Describe the measures to be taken when an animal is constipated or has a diarrhea
Describe the procedures used in castration, dehorning and docking
Describe the different ways of injecting medication
Prepare blood smears
Describe and take the vital signs of animals
Describe the procedure in doing a clinical exam
Describe the procedure in doing a postmortem exam
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
Introduction, zoonoses, infectious diseases, non-infectious diseases, parasitic diseases, immunity, sanitation,
notifiable diseases, first aid, abscesses, bloat, constipation, diarrhoea, dystocia. Castration, docking, dehorning,
dosing, injections, vaccinations, blood smears, vital signs, clinical exam, postmortem exam.
Practicals:
Assist the veterinarians in the treatment of diseases and conditions and procedures studied in the theory.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 132
NEW CODE AHAM112                 CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: VETERINARY ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
PURPOSE: To introduce learners to the study of the anatomy and physiology of the domestic animals,
 and to allow them to learn the form, structure and function of the normal animal.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Identify the structure of the cell.
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the sense organs of the animal.
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the skin and associated structures.
Describe the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system.
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system.
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the musculo-skeletal system.
Identify organs and systems studied in the theory using animal cadavers in the lab.
Relate the gross anatomy of the animal to the physiology of the organ concerned.
Dissect relative tissues and organs in the lab.
Identify relative and tissues and organs studied in the theory and the lab.
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
An introduction to anatomy and physiology of farm animals, including but not limited to the cell, the sense organs,
the skin and associated structures, the endocrine system, the nervous system, the musculo-skeletal system.

Practical:
Demonstrations by lecturer and dissections by students of systems, organs and tissues studied in the theory.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
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OLD CODE AHA 152
NEW CODE AHAM122               CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: VETERINARY ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
PURPOSE:          To allow students to learn the normal form, structure and function of the systems in the body of
the domestic animals
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system.
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system.
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system.
Identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of the urogenital system.
Identify organs and systems studied in the theory using animal cadavers in the lab.
Relate the gross anatomy of the animal to the physiology of the organ concerned.
Dissect relative tissues and organs in the lab.
Identify relative and tissues and organs studied in the theory and the lab.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Anatomy and physiology of farm animals, including but not limited to the respiratory system, the circulatory
system, the gastro-intestinal system and the urogenital system.
Practical:
Demonstrations by lecturer and dissections by students of systems, organs and tissues studied in the theory.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 162
NEW CODE AHAM123               CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: VETERINARY TOXICOLOGY
PURPOSE: To introduce learners to the study of veterinary toxicology and to give them relevant
information related to the more important toxic substances that may poison our domestic animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the signs, prevention and treatment related to various heavy metal toxicities
Describe the signs prevention and treatment related to chlorinated hydrocarbon toxicities.
Describe the signs prevention and treatment related to organophosphate toxicities.
Describe the signs prevention and treatment related to poisoning by herbicides.
Describe the signs prevention and treatment related to poisoning by rodeticides.
Describe the signs prevention and treatment related to poisonous plants.
Identify selected toxic materials and plants demonstrated in the practicals.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of toxic substances causing poisoning in domestic animals including but not limited to arsenic, lead, urea,
salt, strychnine, cyanide, mercury, chlorinated hydrocarbons, organophosphates, herbicides, rodenticides and
fungi. The toxicology of poisonous plants will be studied, this will include, plants causing photosensitisation,
hepatotoxic plants, cardiac glycosides, Dichapetulum cymosum, Gousiekte plants, Geigeria spp, chrysocoma spp.

Practicals:
Demonstration of toxic materials studied in the theory.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = ((semester mark x 0.4)+(exam mark x 0.6))/2
OLD CODE AHA 202
NEW CODE AHAM213            CREDITS 12                                SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH
PURPOSE:        To give learners a good understanding of hygiene related to milk and meat produced for
human consumption.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the different pollutants of water.
Describe the standards for certifying water as potable.
Describe the hygienic production of milk.
Describe the proper slaughter method of animals for human consumption.
Describe the procedure for meat inspection in large stock, small stock and poultry.
Describe the construction of simple rural slaughter houses.
Describe the statutory requirements and obligations of animals health technicians in terms of the relevant acts.

Describe the common zoonoses, including but not limited to rabies, anthrax, brucellosis, Rift Valley fever,
tapeworms and hookworms.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Water hygiene, hygiene connected to the production of milk, dairy hygiene, milk pasteurisation, milk testing, meat
hygiene, hygienic slaughter of livestock, physiological changes occurring in the change of muscle to meat, meat
inspection, construction of an abattoir, abattoir hygiene, antemortem inspection of slaughter animals, food
poisoning, chain of infection in food poisoning, a study of the more common zoonotic diseases of importance in
the country with emphasis on the route of transmission, statutory requirements and obligations of animal health
technicians in terms of relevant acts.
Practical:
Visits to slaughter houses both commercial and rural, slaughtering large stock, small stock and poultry. Visits to
dairies, dairy processing plants, interaction with public health officers, meat and dairy inspectors, and others
involved in regulatory public health.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 212
NEW CODE AHAM212               CREDITS 12                                     SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY
PURPOSE: To give learners an adequate understanding of pharmacology related to the treatment of
disease and other conditions in farm animals
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the use of drugs such as: antibiotics, antibacterials, hormones, antihistamines, vitamins,
counterirritants, emollients, vaccines, antisera, fungicides, insecticides, antihelminthics, antiseptics, disinfectants,
sedatives, anaesthetics, and other drugs used in veterinary medicine.
Describe and illustrate the different routes of administration of medication.
Describe the metabolism and excretion of the different medications given to animals.
Assist the veterinarian in the treatment of sick animals using the various medication described in the theory.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             MAYM111
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of medications used in veterinary medicine and how the Animal Health Technologists can assist the
veterinarian in the use of drugs such as antibiotics, antibacterials, hormones, antihistamines, vitamins,
counterirritants, emollients, vaccines, antisera, fungicides, insecticides, antihelmintics, antiseptics and
disinfectants, sedatives, anaesthetics, and other drugs used in veterinary medicine.

Practical:
Use of the different routes of administration of medication including subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous,
intraperitoneal, epidural, intramammary, subconjunctival, topical and oral. Restraint and the assistance of the
veterinarian in drug administration
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
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OLD CODE AHA 222
NEW CODE AHAM211               CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY
PURPOSE: To give the learner a foundation in microbiology on which they can build their future studies
In the disease modules in the animal health programme
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Identify people and events relevant to the history of microbiology.
Describe the different kinds of immunity in domestic animals.
Describe Pasteur=s work with chicken cholera and its relevance to immunology.
Describe bacterial morphology.
Describe the anatomy of bacteria.
Describe the growth of bacteria.
Describe the different methods of counting bacteria.
Describe the control of and destruction of bacteria.
Describe selected microbial agents causing diseases in humans, farms animals and plants.
Describe microbial agents relevant to silage.
Describe microbial agents important in ruminant functions.
Describe microbial agents important in the soil.
Describe microbial agents in milk.
Use the microscope in identifying bacteria.
Prepare slides and stain bacteria.
Culture bacteria using different media.
Use antibiograms.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
An introductory course in veterinary microbiology with topics related to the use and control of microbes in
agriculture. The discovery of microbes, introductory immunology, principles of immunity; bacterial morphology,
anatomy, growth control, destruction and counting methods. Selected microbial agents causing diseases in
humans, farm animals, and plants. Silage, rumen, soil, and milk microbes.
Practical:
Learners will participate in the use of general laboratory procedures in microbiology including but not limited to
staining and viewing of bacteria under the microscope, culturing of bacteria, use of different media, sensitivity
testing, etc. especially as related to animal diseases.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = Practical (30%), Continuous assessment (30%), Exam (40%)
  OLD CODE AHA 252
 NEW CODE AHAM227              CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: ADVANCED VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY
PURPOSE: To give the learners a deeper understanding of the microorganisms associated with a variety
of diseases in domestic animals.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the physiology of microorganisms causing disease in animals
Describe the pathology of microorganisms causing disease in animals
Describe the pathogenesis of microorganisms causing infection in animals
Describe the immunity related to diseases causes by microorganisms in farm animals
Describe the properties and structure of immunoglobulins
Describe the humoral immune response
Describe the cell mediated immune response
Describe hypersensitivity reactions
Discuss the virulence of microorganisms in farm animals (an overview of bacteria-host interactions)
Describe the virulence factors, colonisation factors, damage to the host, avoidance of host defenses, etc
Describe antimicrobial therapy
Discuss the basic concepts of molecular microbiology
Describe the mechanisms of gene transfer
Describe the genetics of bacteria, bacteriophages and plasmids
Describe bacterial typing methods - phenotypic and genotypic
PRE-REQUISITES:            AHAM211
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
Physiology of microorganisms causing disease in animals. Pathology of microorganisms causing disease in
animals. Pathogenesis of microorganisms causing infections in animals. Immunity related to diseases causes by
microorganisms in farm animals, properties and structure of immunoglobulins, humoral immune response, cell
mediated immune response, and hypersensitivity reactions. Virulence of microorganisms in farm animals (an
overview of bacteria-host interactions), virulence factors, colonisation factors, damage to the host, avoidance of
host defenses, etc. Antimicrobial therapy. Introductory molecular microbiolo gy, mechanisms of gene transfer,
genetics of bacteria, bacteriophages and plasmids. Bacterial typing methods - phenotypic and genotypic.
Practicals:
Clinical samples: Identification of bacteria up to species level i.e. biochemical tests for Gram negatives (API 20E
strips or single sugars), catalase for Strepts and Staphs, lancefield grouping for Strepts and coagulase or
staphaurex kit for Staphs should be included. Antigen : antibody reactions in the lab. Antimicrobial susceptibility
testing on the above identified bacteria for laboratory diagnosis. Isolation of bacterial, plasmid and/or
bacteriophage DNA. Conjugation/Transduction of resistance markers.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = Practical (30%), Continuous assessment (30%), Exam (40%)
OLD CODE AHA262
NEW CODE AHAM221               CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: PREVENTIVE VET MEDICINE
PURPOSE: To give the learner a good understanding of the ways that disease conditions are prevented in
domestic animals to enable them to assist the veterinarian in the prevention of disease in the livestock population
of the country.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the role of hygiene in the prevention of disease.
Describe the role of environment in the cause and prevention of disease.
Compile herd health programmes which are effective in preventing disease in domestic animals and which take
into consideration reproduction, production, nutrition and other management considerations in beef and dairy,
small stock production and other animal species.
Put together vaccination programmes to meet the different production needs of domestic animals.
Describe the relation of genetics, nutrition and other managerial tools in the prevention of disease.
Describe basic epidemiology in the prevention of disease.
Describe the prevention of parasitic diseases in domestic animals.
Describe the prevention of disease in different species of domestic animals
Describe the prevention of zoonoses in domestic animals.
Describe methods of veterinary extension in community education.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
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 CONTENT:
 Lectures:
 Prevention of diseases through hygiene, environment, herd health programs involving reproduction, mastitis,
 records, and nutrition in dairy and beef herds. Prevention of diseases through vaccination programs. Prevention
 of diseases related to genetics, nutrition, and management; basic epidemiology, prevention of parasite related
 diseases through formulation of dosing programs. Prevention of disease in specific species, community
 education.

 Practicals:
 During the practicals the students will have opportunity to evaluate in the field the various methods of disease
 prevention which they have studied in the classroom. This will involve visiting intensive and extensive farming
 operations as well as applying the principles of disease prevention to each situation in which they see cases of
 sick animals in the district, simple data collection, analysis and interpretation.
 ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
 mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2


OLD CODE AHA 273
NEW CODE                     CREDITS 18                                   SEMESTER 2                NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM226
TITLE: BACTERIAL DISEASES
PURPOSE:          To equip learners to assist the veterinarian in treatment of bacterial diseases by giving them a good
understanding of the signs, prevention and treatment of selected viral diseases in domestic animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the signs, prevention and treatment anthrax, tetanus, botulism, enterotoxaemia, black quarter, salmonella,
navel ill, pasteurella, erysipelas, E. coli, calf diphtheria, foot rot, bovine pleuropneumonia, corynebacterium,
leptospirosis, tuberculosis, brucellosis, chlamydosis.
Assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the diseases studied in the theory.
Apply national and international disease control measures in terms of existing legislation.
PRE-REQUISITES:            AHAM221
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of important infectious diseases, and related immunology, including but not limited to anthrax, tetanus,
botulism, enterotoxaemia, black quarter, salmonella, navel ill, pasteurella, erysipelas, E. coli, calf diphtheria, foot rot,
bovine pleuropneumonia, corynebacterium, leptospirosis, tuberculosis, brucellosis, chlamydosis. Resistance and
immunity, morbidity, mortality. The application and administration of national and international animal disease
control measures in terms of existing legislation.
Practicals:
Most of the practicals will involve the students in assisting the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis, and
treatment as well as prevention of the diseases studied in the theory. When specific disease conditions are not seen
in the live animals, video tapes will be used to supplement the students practical learning. Students will be guided in
the use of epidemiological surveys and investigations including the collection and recording of data related to the
diseases studied
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 281
NEW CODE                     CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 2                NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM222
TITLE: PROTOZOAL, RICKETTSIAL AND FUNGAL DISEASES
PURPOSE: To give the learners a good understanding of the diseases in livestock which are caused by
protozoa, rickettsia, and fungi.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the signs, prevention and treatment of anaplasmosis, babesiasis, elephant skin disease, coccidiosis,
toxoplasmosis, dourine, actinomycosis, actinobacillosis, aspergillosis, ringworm, histoplasmosis, mycotic dermatitis,
heartwater, and infectious keratoconjunctivitis in domestic animals.
Describe the disease control measures in terms of existing legislation for the diseases studies in the theory.
Assist the veterinarian in the examination,, diagnosis and treatment of the diseases studied in the theory.
PRE-REQUISITES:           AHAM211
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of important infectious diseases, and related immunology, including but not limited to anaplasmosis,
babesiasis, elephant skin disease, coccidiosis, toxoplasmosis, dourine, actinomycosis, actinobacillosis, aspergillosis,
ringworm, histoplasmosis, mycotic dermatitis, heartwater, and infectious keratoconjunctivitis. The application and
administration of national and international animal disease control measures in terms of existing legislation.

Practicals:
Most of the practicals will involve the students in assisting the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis, and
treatment as well as prevention of the diseases studied in the theory. When specific disease conditions are not seen
in the live animals, video tapes will be used to supplement the students practical learning.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 282
NEW CODE                     CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 2               NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM224
TITLE: COMPLEXES OF DISEASES
PURPOSE:           To give the learner a good understanding of the diseases of livestock which are caused by a
malfunction in the normal metabolic processes or caused by a combination of disease agents in order to equip them
to assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the signs, prevention and treatment of diseases with diarrhoea as a characteristic.
Describe the signs, prevention and treatment of naval ill, necrobacillosis, sweating sickness, warts, traumatic
reticuloperitonitis, ocularcarcinoma, bloat, milk fever, azoturia ketosis, choke, colic and mastitis and other related
diseases.
Assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of diseases studied in the theory.
Collect and record data from epidemiological surveys related to diseases studied in the theory.
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
Disease with diarrhoea as characteristic, navel ill, necrobacillosis, sweating sickness, warts, traumatic
reticuloperitonitis, ocular carcinoma, bloat, metabolic diseases such as milk fever, azoturia and ketosis, choke, colic,
mastitis and related diseases. The application and administration of national and international animal disease
control measures and the use of epidemiological surveys and investigations as related to the diseases studied.

Practicals:
Students will assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of diseases studied in the theory.
When disease conditions are not available video tapes slides and films will be used to supplement the practical work,
and will use epidemiological surveys and investigations including the collection and recording of data related to the
diseases studied in the theory.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 292
NEW CODE                   CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM225
TITLE: OBSTETRICS AND GENITAL DISEASES
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PURPOSE:           To give learners a good understanding of obstetrics and gynaecology in domestic animals
and the problems and reproductive diseases related to the study to equip them to assist the veterinarian
in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe and identify relative reproductive anatomy and physiology.
Describe the physiology of pregnancy, including the related hormones.
Describe the estrous cycle and the related hormones.
Describe the gestation period of relevant farm animals.
Describe the process of parturition in farm animals.
Describe the problems related to dystocia in farm animals.
Describe the causes, prevention and treatment of infertility in farm animals.
Describe the various causes, prevention and treatment of anestrus in farm animals.
Describe the different types of pathology seen in the reproductive tract.
Describe the signs, prevention and treatment of trichomoniasis, vibriosis, brucellosis and IBR/IPV.
Describe the various aspects of the use of artificial insemination.
Describe semen evaluation.
Describe the use of sheath washings.
Describe the use of rectal palpations in cattle.
Assist the veterinarian with clinical cases related to dystocia, retained placentas, fertility examinations, semen
evaluations, sheath washes and other obstetrical and genital procedures.
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES:              AHAM122
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
Review of reproductive anatomy and physiology, physiology of pregnancy, gestation periods, parturition, dystocia,
Infertility, anestrus, cystic ovaries, reproductive tract pathology, trichomoniasis, vibriosis, brucellosis, infectious
pustular vulvovaginitis, artificial insemination, semen evaluation, sheath washings, rectal palpations for artificial
insemination

Practicals:
Assisting the veterinarian with clinical cases involving obstetrical procedures for relieving dystocia, treatments
associated with dystocia, assisting with dystocia, retained placentas, fertility examinations, semen evaluations,
sheath washes, and other clinical cases related to obstetrics and reproductive diseases.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 323
NEW CODE                    CREDITS 18                                  SEMESTER 1              NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM314
TITLE: VIRAL DISEASES
PURPOSE: To equip learners to assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of
viral diseases by giving them a good understanding and working knowledge of the signs, prevention and
treatment of selected viral diseases in domestic animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the signs, prevention and treatment of foot and mouth disease, blue tongue, African swine fever,
Rinderpest, bovine malignant catarrh, bovine virus diarrhoea, rift valley fever, Wesselsbron disease, infectious
bovine rhinotracheitis, pulmonary adenomatosis horsesickness, lumpy skin disease, the pox diseases, contagious
ecthyma, canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, rabies, Newcastle disease, avian encephalomyelitis,
infectious bronchitis, infectious laryngotracheitis and Marek's disease.
Assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the diseases studied in the theory.
Apply national and international disease control measures in terms of e xisting legislation.
PRE-REQUISITES:            AHAM211
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
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CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of important viral diseases, and related immunology, including but not limited to foot and mouth disease,
blue tongue, African swine fever, rinderpest, bovine malignant catarrh, bovine virus diarrhoea, rift valley fever,
Wesselsbron disease, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, pulmonary adenomatosis horsesickness, lumpy skin disease,
the pox diseases, contagious ecthyma, canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, rabies, Newcastle disease,
avian encephalomyelitis, infectious bronchitis, infectious laryngotracheitis and Marek's disease. The application and
administration of national and international animal disease control measures in terms of existing legislation.

Practicals:
Most of the practicals will involve the students in assisting the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis, and
treatment as well as prevention of the diseases studied in the theory. When specific disease conditions are not seen
in the live animals, video tapes will be used to supplement the students practical learning.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 342            CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
NEW CODE
AHAM311
TITLE: SEMINAR I
PURPOSE: To give learners a good understanding related to the prevention of diseases using appropriate
vaccination programmes in domestic animals, to enable them to assist the veterinarian in the prevention
of these diseases through good vaccination programmes.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to: Describe the relative information related to the vaccination of animals against anthrax,
botulism, brucella, black quarter, tetanus, corynebacterium, enterotoxaemia, enzootic abortion, paratyphoid,
pasteurella, bluetongue, Rift valley fever, 3-day stiffsickness.
Prepare vaccination programmes for anthrax, botulism brucella, black quarter, tetanus, corynebacterium,
enterotoxaemia, enzootic abortion, paratyphoid, pasteurella, bluetongue, Rift valley fever, 3-day stiffsickness.
PRE-REQUISITES:            AHAM211
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Leading the students to use the information from vaccine pamphlets to put together vaccine programs which meet
the need of individual farmers to prevent specific diseases on their farms by using the vaccine pamphlets including
but not limited to anthrax, botulism brucella, black quarter, tetanus, corynebacterium, enterotoxaemia, enzootic
abortion, paratyphoid, pasteurella, bluetongue, Rift valley fever, 3-day stiffsickness.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Written paper and oral presentation. Final mark calculation = ((Written paper x 0.7) + (oral
presentation x 0.3))/2
OLD CODE AHA 353
NEW CODE                    CREDITS 18                                   SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM323
TITLE: VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY
PURPOSE:          To give students a working knowledge of the important parasites that infest domestic animals in
order to equip them to assist the veterinarian in the control, prevention and treatment of veterinary external and
internal parasites.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the control, prevention and treatment of nematodes, trematodes and cestodes infesting the domestic
animals, including their life cycles.
Describe the control, prevention and treatment of the more important external parasites infesting the domestic
animals including but not limited to flies, mosquitoes, fleas, lice, bugs, ticks and mites.
Describe the relevant life cycles of selected parasites.
Identify selected external and internal parasites.
Prepare fecal flotations for internal parasites.
Identify internal parasite ova under the microscope.
Assist the veterinarian in the control, prevention and treatment of veterinary internal and external parasites.
PRE-REQUISITES:            MAYM111
CO-REQUISITES:             AHAM212
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
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CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of the more important nematodes, trematodes and cestodes infesting the domestic animals, including the life
cycles, control and treatment of internal parasites. A study of the more important external parasites infesting the
domestic animals including but not limited to flies, mosquitoes, fleas, lice, bugs, ticks, mites, and treatment of
animals to control external parasites.

Practicals:
Demonstration and identification of internal parasites studied in the theory, faecal analysis for internal parasites,
identification of worm eggs, treatment for internal parasites using both oral medication and injectable medication.
Demonstration and identification of external parasites studied in the theory including ticks, tick counts, mites, lice,
dipping for external parasites, table inspection, identification of the sheep scab mite, treatment for external parasites.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 372
NEW CODE                    CREDITS 12                                      SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM322
TITLE: SEMINAR II
PURPOSE: To give learners experience in doing a basic literature review, organizing the review and
presenting the information in the form of a seminar to the class.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The learner will be able to:
- Develop an outline of their topic.
- Search the literature for information related to the subject.
- Organize the information in a logical order.
- Prepare a paper that presents the information in a cognitive manner.
- Prepare an oral presentation for the class.
- Present the paper to the class during a seminar.
PRE-REQUISITES:           AHAM311
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact
CONTENT:
According to the subject selected by each student. Each student must prepare and document their paper fully
throughout the module and present a final written paper for which they will receive a mark, and present the paper
before the class as an oral presentation, for which they will receive a mark.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                   Written paper and oral presentation. Final mark calculation = ((Written paper x
0.7) + (oral presentation x 0.3))/2
OLD CODE AHA 392
NEW CODE                    CREDITS 12                                      SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM429
TITLE: SURVEY OF ANIMAL HEALTH
PURPOSE:          To give students studying toward a BSc in Animal Science a working knowledge of the more
important diseases in domestic animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
- Define the common terms used to describe diseases and conditions in farm animals.
- Describe the fundamental concepts of diseases in farm animals.
- Describe the main bacterial diseases in farm animals, their causes and prevention.
- Describe the main viral diseases in farm animals, their causes and prevention.
- Describe the main parasitic diseases in farm animals, their causes and prevention.
- Describe the main protozoal, rickettsial and fungal diseases in farm animals, their causes and prevention.
- Discuss the role of hygiene in the cause and prevention of disease in farm animals.
- Describe the role of toxic principles in the cause of disease in farm animals.
- Describe the metabolic diseases in farm animals.
PRE-REQUISITES:           AHAM122
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and practical
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CONTENT:
Lectures:
Introduction to animal health, terminology, fundamental concepts of diseases. Bacterial diseases, viral diseases,
parasitic diseases, protozoal, rickettsial and fungal diseases. Veterinary hygiene, toxicology, metabolic diseases.

Practicals:
Demonstration of conditions and diseases studied in the theory. Use of animals in the clinic to demonstrate the
treatment of various diseases and conditions.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                    Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam.
Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 402
NEW CODE                    CREDITS 12                                      SEMESTER 1               NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM411
TITLE: CLINICAL ANIMAL CARE I
PURPOSE:           To give students practical training in the treatment and care of domestic animals in a clinical
situation, in order for them to develop skills in assisting the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment
of sick animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Do a clinical exam.
Collect the vital signs from animals.
Administer first aid to animals.
Assist the veterinarian with general patient management.
Assist the veterinarian with wound management.
Provide supportive care to animals under treatment.
Assist the veterinarian in treatment techniques for the different species.
Assist the veterinarian in treatment of animals in the field.
Monitor pre and post surgical patients.
Assist the veterinarian in surgery.
Administer medication at the direction of the veterinarian.
Care for debilitated animals.
Provide physical therapy for animals.
Prepare and sterilize surgical packs.
Identify surgical equipment.
Sanitize and disinfect the clinic, surgery and cage rooms.
PRE-REQUISITES:            AHAM212
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health technicians in the
Department of Animal Health in the small and large animal clinics, the laboratory, the post mortem hall and the
farm.
CONTENT:
Practical:
Vital signs, clinical exam, first aid, general patient management, wound management, supportive care, treatment
techniques for the different species, field therapy, monitoring the patient, administration of medication, assisting with
surgical cases, pre- and postoperative care, care of deliberated animals, physical therapy, surgical instrument
management, care of equipment, collection of samples for laboratory examination. Students will practice the
procedures studied in the various theory courses so that they are able to work with all species of animals in a
relaxed and professional way with a minimum of risks of injury to the animal, the client or themselves.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                    Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam.
Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 412
NEW CODE                    CREDITS 12                                      SEMESTER 1               NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM412
TITLE: APPLIED VETERINARY SCIENCE A
PURPOSE:           To provide learners with the opportunity to develop skills in the restraint of farm animals to enable
them to assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of animals in the clinical situation, and to
prepare them to be able to restrain animals as they give first aid treatment to them in the emergency situation.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will b able to:
Restrain the heads of the animals using a temporary halter and the quick release halter tie.
Restrain the animal using the tail restraint and the squeeze restraint for kicking.
Apply the double half hitch casting and the burley casting harness.
Use the bow line on the bite to apply the burley casting harness.
Examine the feet of the animals.
Do rectal palpations for artificial insemination.
Estimate the live mass of the animals.
Assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of sick animals.
Demonstrate their ability to take an animal health extension service to the rural areas.
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health technicians in the
Department of Animal Health in the small and large animal clinics, the laboratory, the post mortem hall and the
farm.
CONTENT:
Practicals:
Head restraint, tail restraint, squeeze restraint, double half hitch casting, burley casting, bowline on the bite, tom fool
knot, quick release halter tie, examination of feet and other restraint methods, rectal palpation for artificial
insemination training. Extension veterinary medicine. Students will practice ways of passing on their knowledge of
animal health to livestock owners in the villages. Assisting the veterinarian with the examination and treatment of
sick animals. Estimation of live mass.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 422
NEW CODE                      CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 1               NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM413
TITLE: APPLIED VETERINARY ANATOMY AND PATHOLOGY
PURPOSE: To give learners the opportunity to apply their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to the
practical situation in the living animal and the post mortem specimen, to equip them to assist the
veterinarian in the surgical treatment of animals and the post mortem examination of dead animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Demonstrate on the living animal the location of the major bones of the body.
Estimate the age of the animal by examination of the teeth.
Demonstrate their ability to locate major anatomical structures on the head of the living animal.
Demonstrate their ability to locate the heart and lungs and important vascular structures on the living animal and in
the post mortem specimen.
Demonstrate their ability to locate major lymph nodes on the living animal.
Demonstrate their ability to locate the different sections of the vertebral column and the nervous system.
Demonstrate their ability to locate major part of the gastrointestinal tract and related organs in the living animal and
the post mortem specimen.
Demonstrate their ability to locate and describe major anatomical structures of the male and female genital tract in
the living animal and describe their physiology and on the post mortem specimen and describe their pathology.
Demonstrate their ability to describe and locate the major anatomical structures of the hoof.
Demonstrate their ability to locate the various tissues and organs of the body during a post mortem examination and
describe the gross pathology.
PRE-REQUISITES:             AHAM122
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Practical
The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health technicians in the
Depart-ment of Animal Health in the small and large animal clinics, the laboratory, the post mortem hall and the
farm.
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CONTENT:
Practicals:
Functional osteology, teeth and ageing, applied anatomy of the head, practical anatomy and gross pathology of the
respiratory and circulatory systems, lymphoid tissues, functional anatomy of the central nervous system and
vertebral column. Functional applied anatomy and gross pathology of the gastrointestinal tract and related
abdominal organs, clinical anatomy of the hoof, functional anatomy and gross pathology of the male and female
genital tracts. Palpation and/or observation where applicable on the live animal of the systems, tissues and organs,
and gross pathology of the various systems, organs and tissues during post mortem examinations.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 432
NEW CODE                    CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 1               NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM414
TITLE: APPLIED VETERINARY SCIENCE B
PURPOSE:          To give learners skills in performing the basic animal health procedures, in collection of
various samples for laboratory analysis and carrying out certain tests as they assist the veterinarian in
the examination, diagnosis and treatment of farm animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Dehorn cattle
Castrate animals.
Dose animals.
Vaccinate animals.
Prepare and examine faecal samples under the microscope.
Collect, stain and examine blood smears under the microscope.
Bleed animals from various veins in the body.
Give epidural anaesthesia.
Prepare serum samples.
Collect vital signs.
Carry out the basics of post mortem exam.
Collect samples for laboratory analysis from the post mortem exam.
Do the California Mastitis Test.
Demonstrate their knowledge of gestation periods of animals.
Use medication to assist the veterinarian in the treatment of sick animals.
PRE-REQUISITES:           AHAM212
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health technicians in the
Department of Animal Health in the small and large animal clinics, the laboratory, the post mortem hall and the
farm.
CONTENT:
Practicals:
Dehorning, castration, dosing, vaccination, microscopic examination of faecal samples, microscopic examination of
blood smears, tail bleeding, jugular bleeding, epidural anaesthesia, preparation of serum samples, introduction to the
clinical exam vital signs, introducing to post mortem exam, collecting samples for laboratory analysis, California
mastitis test. Gestation periods, estimation of live mass, Use of medications to assist the veterinarian in the
treatment of sick animals. Post mortem examination and carcass inspection. Ageing of animals.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 442
NEW CODE                     CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 1               NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM415
TITLE: WORK EXPERIENCE I
PURPOSE:          To give students the opportunity of learning and experiencing the field situation alongside qualified
technicians and veterinarians.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The learner will be able to:

Write a detailed report on the cases dealt with in the practical situation.
Assist the field workers with processing of samples and taking care of sick animals.
Prepare a written report for a presentation.
Use the field experience to make calculated decisions based on limited resources.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Experiential
CONTENT:
The students will be required to spend 2 weeks in the field (outside the University) in an approved laboratory, in a
registered veterinary clinic, under a state veterinarian or in a wildlife park under the supervision of a qualified game
ranger or game veterinarian. This work experience will be done between semester 4 and semester 5.
The student will spend the semester working in the University farm under the supervision of the farm sectional
managers, the farm manager and animal health staff members.

The student must make sure that at least one of the work experiences for the year is done under a veterinarian or an
animal health technician working first hand with treatment and control of animal diseases.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using tests, practical assessments, assignments and report
writing. Final mark calculation = (dairy + piggery + poultry + written report )/4 x 90% + attendance x 10%
OLD CODE AHA 452
NEW CODE                    CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM421
TITLE: CLINICAL ANIMAL CARE II

PURPOSE: To give students further practical training in the treatment and care of domestic animals in a
clinical situation, in order for them to develop skills in assisting the veterinarian in the examination,
diagnosis and treatment of sick animals
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The learner will be able to:
Demonstrate their ability to assist the veterinarian in the monitoring of patients in pre and post operative care.
Demonstrate their ability to assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients in large
and small animal outpatient clinics.
Demonstrate their ability to assist the veterinarian in the surgical treatment of patients.
Prepare surgical instruments for sterilization.
Assist the veterinarian in monitoring anaesthesia during surgery.
Collect samples for laboratory examinations.
Attend to emergency cases and offer first aid in the absence of a veterinarian.
PRE-REQUISITES:             AHAM411
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health technicians in the
Department of Animal Health in the small and large animal clinics, the laboratory, the post mortem hall and the
farm.
CONTENT:
Monitoring of patients in pre-operative and post-operative care. Treatment of patients in the large and small animal
outpatient and inpatient clinics. Assisting in the administration of medication to sick animals. Preparation of the
surgical patient. Preparation of the theatre for surgery. Preparation of the surgical field before an operation.
Assisting the veterinarian during surgery. Care of equipment. Surgical instrument management. Monitoring the
anaesthesia during an operation. Sterilisation of instruments. Collection of samples for laboratory examination.
Students will practice the procedures studied in the various theory courses so that they are able to work with all
species of animals in a relaxed and professional way with a minimum of risks of injury to the animal, the client or
themselves.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 462
NEW CODE                      CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM422
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TITLE: APPLIED VETERINARY SCIENCE C
PURPOSE: To provide learners with further opportunity to develop skills in the restraint of farm animals
to enable them to assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of animals in the
clinical situation, and to prepare them to be able to restrain animals as they give first aid treatment to
them in the emergency situation.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The learner will be able to:
Demonstrate increased proficiency in the use of various restraint methods including head restraint, tail restraint, feet
restraint, squeeze restraint, double half hitch casting, burley casting, quick release halter tie, and other restraining
methods.
Demonstrate the ability to do a complete clinical exam.
Demonstrate their ability to do a complete post mortem exam.
Demonstrate their ability to collect samples from the post mortem exam for laboratory analysis.
Demonstrate their ability to conduct California Mastitis Test.
Demonstrate their knowledge of gestation period of animals.
Demonstrate their ability to estimate the live mass of animals.
Demonstrate their ability to pass on their knowledge of animal health to the livestock owner.
PRE-REQUISITES:             AHAM412
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES: Practical
The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health technicians in the
Depart-ment of Animal Health in the small and large animal clinics, the laboratory, the post mortem hall and the
farm.
CONTENT: Practicals:
Uses of various restraint methods such as, the head restraint, tail restraint, squeeze restraint, double half hitch
casting, burley casting, bowline on the bite, tom fool knot, quick release halter tie, and other restraint methods, rectal
palpation for artificial insemination training, examination of feet, the clinical exam, vital signs, post mortem exams,
collecting samples for laboratory analysis, California mastitis test. Extension veterinary medicine. Practice in the
dissemination of animal health knowledge to livestock farmers in a village situation. Gestation periods, estimation of
live mass.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 472
NEW CODE                      CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 2               NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM423
TITLE: CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES
PURPOSE: To give learners skills in performing the more important laboratory analysis in veterinary
medicine which will equip them to assist the veterinarian with laboratory diagnostics.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The learner will be able to:
Prepare and evaluate blood smears under the microscope.
Prepare and evaluate faecal flotations under the microscope.
Prepare and evaluate hematocrites.
Evaluate urine samples, including sediment staining.
Prepare bacterial cultures and sensitivity testing.
Prepare media.
Preserve specimens.
Do somatic cell count on milk samples.
Do rumen fluid evaluation.
Collect and evaluate skin scrapings.
PRE-REQUISITES:             AHAM211
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:
Practical
The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health technicians in the
Department of Animal Health in the laboratory and the animal clinics.
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CONTENT:
Practicals:
Blood smear preparation and evaluation, faecal flotation preparation and evaluation, haematocrit preparation and
evaluation. Urine samples evaluation, sediment staining and evaluation, bacteria cultures and sensitivity testing,
media prepara tion, specimen preservation and storage. Milk testing, somatic cell counts, rumen fluid evaluation,
skin scrapings for all species, clinical chemistry. Students will practice in the lab the procedures studied in the theory
of the various courses. Practice of collection, preservation and preparation of samples for dispatch to the various
kinds of laboratories.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = Practical (20%), Continuous assessment (30%), Exam (50%)
OLD CODE AHA 482
NEW CODE                     CREDITS 12                                     SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM424
TITLE: APPLIED VETERINARY SCIENCE D
PURPOSE: To give learners further skills in performing the basic animal health procedures, in collection of various
samples for laboratory analysis and carrying out certain tests as they assist the veterinarian in the examination,
diagnosis and treatment of farm animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The learner will be able to:
Demonstrate increased proficiency in performing procedures such as: dehorning, castration, dosing and vaccination.
Demonstrate increased proficiency in the collection and microscopic examination of faecal samples, blood smears
and skin scrapings.
Demonstrate increased proficiency in tail bleeding, jugular bleeding and epidural anaesthesia.
Demonstrate increased proficiency in assisting the veterinarian in examination, diagnosis and treatment of sick
animals.
PRE-REQUISITES:            AHAM414
CO-REQUISITES:                       None
DELIVERY MODES:
 Practical
The students will spend 16 weeks working alongside the veterinarians and animal health technicians in the
Depart-ment of Animal Health in the small and large animal clinics, the laboratory, the post mortem hall and the
farm.
CONTENT: Practicals:
Dehorning, castration, dosing, vaccination, microscopic examination of faecal samples, microscopic examination of
blood smears, tail bleeding, jugular bleeding, epidural anaesthesia, preparation of serum samples, doing to the
clinical exam and collecting the vital signs, performing a post mortem exam, collecting samples for laboratory
analysis, California mastitis test. Gestation periods, estimation of live mass. Use of medications to assist the
veterinarian in the treatment of sick animals. Ageing.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 492
NEW CODE                     CREDITS 12                                     SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM425
TITLE: WORK EXPERIENCE II
PURPOSE: To give students the opportunity of learning and experiencing the field situation alongside
qualified technicians and veterinarians.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The learner will be able to:
Write a detailed report on the cases dealt with in the practical situation.
Assist the field workers with processing of samples and taking care of sick animals.
Prepare a written report for a presentation.
Use the field experience to make calculated decisions based on limited resources.
PRE-REQUISITES:            AHAM415
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Experiential
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CONTENT:
The students will be required to spend 2 weeks in the field (outside the University) in an approved laboratory, in a
registered veterinary clinic, under a state veterinarian or in a wildlife park under the supervision of a qualified game
ranger or game veterinarian. This work experience will be done between semester 4 and semester 5.

The student will spend the semester working in the University farm under the supervision of the farm sectional
managers, the farm manager and animal health staff members.

The student must make sure that at least one of the work experiences for the year is done under a veterinarian or an
animal health technician working first hand with treatment and control of animal diseases.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using tests, practical assessments, assignments and report
writing. Final mark calculation = (dairy + piggery + poultry + written report )/4 x 90% + attendance x 10%
OLLD CODE AHA               CREDITS 12                      SEMESTER 1                          NQF LEVEL 7
712
NEW CODE
AHAM611
TITLE: DISEASES I
  PURPOSE: To give the learner an understanding of the more common diseases in farm animals and to enable
them to work more independently as they assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis, prevention and
treatment of those diseases in domestic animals
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to:
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the diseases studied in the theory in order to work independently as the
assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of but not limited to anthrax, brucellosis,
clostridium, salmonella, foot and mouth disease, blue tongue, babesia, heartwater, anaplasmosis, aphosphorosis,
milkfever, acetonemia and selected toxicities.
Describe the relationship between the diseases studied and nutrition
Describe the prevention of the diseases studied
Describe the epidemiological concepts related to the disease studied.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact
CONTENT: A study of the more important diseases affecting domestic animals including but not restricted to
anthrax, brucellosis, clostridium, salmonella, foot and mouth disease, blue tongue, babesia, heartwater,
anaplasmosis, aphosphorosis, milkfever, acetonemia, and selected toxicities.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using tests, assignments and an end of semester examination.
Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA732             CREDITS 6                                    SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
NEW CODE
AHAM612
TITLE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
PURPOSE: To give the learner an introduction to basic research methods in agriculture and natural sciences
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to:
Prepare a literature review for a research project
Write up on the materials and methods to be used in a research project
Describe the methods statistical analysis that they will use in their research
Prepare a research proposal
Prepare a written scientific report on the research work done
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact
CONTENT:
Problem identification – Literature review, Developing a hypothesis
Sample collection – Materials and methods, sampling methods – Population dynamics. Probability and non
Probability Sampling
Analysis of data – data capturing, statistical analysis
Scientific writing – research proposal, final write up
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using tests, assignments and an end of semester
examination. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
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OLD CODE AHA742             CREDITS 12                                     SEMESTER 1               NQF LEVEL 7
NEW CODE
AHAM613
TITLE: VETERINARY EXTERNAL PARASITES
PURPOSE: To give learners an advanced understanding of the external parasites which cause disease in farm
animals to enable them to work more independently as they assist the veterinarian in the
examination, diagnosis and treatment of parasitic disease in livestock.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the life cycles of the ticks, flies, mosquitoes, fleas, lice, and mites of veterinary importance in large and
small stock in Southern Africa.
Describe the effect of these parasites on the health of large and small stock.
Describe the importance of management in the treatment and management of these parasitic diseases.
Describe the effects of climate and other factors effecting these occurrence in large and small stock.
Describe those parasitic diseases which are zoonoses.
Describe the use of insecticides and other means of control of these parasitic diseases in large and small stock.
Identify external parasites found on large and small stock.
Carry out table inspection for sheep scab.
Prepare dip tanks for dipping of large and small stock, including the calculation of dilution rates and the mixing of the
insecticide in the dip tank.
Treat external parasites using topical and injectable medication.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of the ticks, flies, mosquitoes, fleas, lice, and mites of veterinary importance in large and small stock in
Southern Africa with reference to their life cycles, effects on the animals, effects on the management of the animals,
climate and other factors affecting their occurrence, zoonoses, insecticides and other means of control, especially
those of managerial importance.

Practicals:
Demonstration and identification of external parasites studied in the theory including ticks, tick counts, mites,
lice, dipping for external parasites, table inspection, identification of the sheep scab mite, treatment for external
parasites using both topical medication and injectable medication.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
CODE AHAM614                CREDITS 18                        SEMESTER 1                           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 1
PURPOSE: To give the learner a good background into the basic molecular genetics of microbes especially disease
agents such as bacteria
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Basic understanding of Molecular Biology
Understanding the basic structure of DNA
Understanding the basic structure of RNA
Understanding the basic structure of proteins
Understanding DNA replication
Understanding the basis of transcription of information from DNA to RNA
Understanding the translation of mRNA, rRNA, tRNA.
Understanding the translation of mRNA into protein
GENES
Understanding the concept of a gene
Understanding the structure of a gene
Understanding the universal code and codons
Understanding the relationship between a gene and a protein
The bacterial chromosome / Genome
Understanding the toxins and toxoids as protein encoded by genes in pathogens
Understanding antibiotics as produced by microbes and encoded in genes
Understanding pathogenicity as encoded by DNA/genes
Understanding features promoting pathogenicity in bacteria
PRE-REQUISITES:            AHAM423
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CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and practical
CONTENT: Nucleic acid molecules
Nucleotides, phosphate groups, pentose sugars
DNA, mRNA, rRNA, tRNA
Transfer of information from DNA to protein

GENES
Structure of genes, promoters, repressors
Gene clusters grouped on functions
Genetic information coding proteins
The use of the universal code, codons and triplets
The chromosome as a designer manual for the cell
Genes encoding toxins and toxoids in bacteria and fungi
Bacteria and fungi encoding antibiotics
Bacteria and fungal genes encoding pathogenic features microorganisms
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using tests, assignments, pop quizzes and an end of semester
examination. Final mark calculation = Practical (25%, Continuous assessment (30%), examination (45%)
CODE AHAM615              CREDITS 18                     SEMESTER 1                     NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: VETERINARY COMMUNITY HEALTH I (DAIRY HYGIENE)
PURPOSE: To give the learner a good background and understanding of veterinary public health
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Dairy Hygiene
Understanding of the anatomy and physiological processes related to milking
Competency in the hygienic harvesting of milk
Competency in mastitic control
Competency in milk processing
Competency in milk testing

Food Safety
Understanding of the HACCP and PRP systems
Competency in the safe handling of food
Understanding of the food safety microbiology
PRE-REQUISITES:         None
CO-REQUISITES:          None
DELIVERY MODES:         Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Dairy Hygiene
Anatomy and physiological of the mammary gland and related organs. Milk composition.
Mastitis. Diary hygiene. Milk processing. Milk testing.

Food Safety
Codex alimentarius and the HACCP system. The chain of infection. Farm to fork concept.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using tests, assignments and the end of semester examination.
Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
CODE AHAM616               CREDITS 18                            SEMESTER 1              NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: VETERINARY NUTRITION I
PURPOSE: To give the learner a good background and understanding of veterinary nutrition
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to
Describe the various analytical procedures used in determining the composition of feeds
Describe the role of water in nutrition
Compare digestion in the ruminant and monogastric animals
Describe terminology related to digestion
Describe nutritional interrelationships
Describe the important mineral deficiencies in South Africa
Describe the important mineral toxicities in South Africa
Describe the use of vitamins and premixes in the diet
Describe the role of protein and amino acids in the nutrition of animals
Describe the use of roughage by the ruminant
Describe the role of nutrition in the prevention of disease
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT: Composition of feeds
Physiology of digestion
Mineral nutrition
Vitamins and premixes
Feed additives
Proteins and amino acids
Roughages
Nutrition and disease resistance
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using tests, assignments and at the end of semester
examination. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 702
NEW CODE                    CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
AHAM618
TITLE: VIROLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
PURPOSE: To give learners an advanced understanding of viruses, the diseases they cause and the
immunological process including humoral and cellular immunity.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Define the terms related to the study of viruses and immunity.
Describe the kinds and classes of immunity.
Describe cellular and humoral immunity.
Describe the RNA and DNA viruses.
Describe replication.
Describe hypersensitivity.
Describe the various viral diseases studied.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact
CONTENT:
Lectures:
Definitions, kinds of immunity, classes of immunity, cellular immunity, humoral immunity, DNA, RNAviruses,
replication, hypersensitivity, selected viral diseases such as but not limited to measles, chickenpox, URI,
influenza, herpes, polio, Crimean-Congo fever and rabies.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 742             CREDITS 6                                   SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
NEW CODE
AHAM619
TITLE: RESEARCH PROJECT
PURPOSE:          To allow learners to develop skills in preparing a research proposal and in doing a complete
literature review to prepare for the publication of a well organised mini dissertation.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
- Prepare a research proposal.
- Prepare a complete literature review.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Research
CONTENT: Syllabus:
The research project will involve an investigation into a veterinary related problem approved by the Head of
Department of Animal Health. The student will do a well organised literature review on the subject and then prepare
a research proposal which will be used to carry out the research project.
ASSESSMENT MODES: (Literature Review + Research Proposal)/2
OLD CODE AHA752             CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 7
NEW CODE
AHAM621
TITLE: VETERINARY IMMUNOLOGY
PURPOSE: To give learners an advanced understanding of immunity in farm animals to enable them to
work more independently as they assist the veterinarian in the prevention of disease in our domestic
animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe the immune response.
Describe the role of antibodies in the immune response.
Describe humoral and cellular immunity.
Describe the cell types in immunity.
Describe the immunoglobulins.
Describe the different types of immunity.
Discuss the immunity to bacteria, virus, protozoa, helminths and other disease causing entities.
Describe hypersensitivity and complement as they relate to infections.
Vaccinate animals in the field.
Detect antibodies in the lab using Rose Bengal, CFT and ELISA.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
A study of the basic features of the immune response, antibodies, humoral and cellular immunity, cell types,
immunoglobulins, types of immunity, immunity to protozoa and helminths, hypersensitivity and complement systems
as they relate to infections

Practicals:
Immunization of animals in the field. Use of various methods of antibody detection in the lab including Rose Bengal,
CFT, ELISA.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 762
NEW CODE AHAM623                 CREDITS 18                                 SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: VETERINARY INTERNAL PARASITES
PURPOSE: To give learners an advanced understanding of the internal parasites which cause disease in
livestock to enable them to work more independently as they assist the veterinarian in the examination,
diagnosis and treatment of parasitic diseases in sheep and goats.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the life cycles of the nematode, cestode, and trematode parasites of the
livestock.
Demonstrate an advance understanding of the effect of these parasites on livestock.
Demonstrate the interrelationship of management, climate and other factors with these parasitic diseases.
Describe the zoonoses which exist among these parasitic diseases.
Describe the use of anthelmintics and other mediations in the control of these parasitic diseases.
Describe the role of management in the prevention of these diseases.
Prepare faecal flotations and identify the ova under the microscope.
Treat livestock for internal parasites using a wide range of medications.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of the nematode, cestode and trematode parasites of veterinary importance in the livestock in Southern
Africa with reference to their life cycles, effects on sheep and goats, effects on the management of the livestock,
climate and other factors affecting their occurrence, zoonoses, anthelmintics and other means of control, especially
those of managerial importance.
Practicals:
Demonstration and identification of internal parasites studied in the theory using faecal analysis for, identification of
worm eggs, treatment for internal parasites using both oral medication and injectable medication.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
CODE AHAM624                      CREDITS 18                      SEMESTER 2                        NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY II
PURPOSE: To give the learner a good background on genetic transfer between microorganism, development
drug resistance and DNA and RNA techniques used to identify and diagnose microbes that cause diseases
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Understanding the difference genomic and plasmid DNA
Understanding the role of a vector DNA
Understanding an intergration and a cloning vector
Understanding the concept of genetic transfer
Understanding the difference between a donor and recipient
Understanding the Conjugation as a method of genetic transfer
Understanding the process of transformation
Understanding the process of electroporation
Understanding transposable elements
Understanding selectable markers
Understanding plasmid-borne drug resistance markers
Understanding gene cloning systems
Understanding animal cell transformation techniques
Understanding restriction enzymes
Understanding gene expression
Understanding gene expression
Understanding gene amplification
Understanding Electrophoresis
PRE-REQUISITES:           AHAM614
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and practical
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CONTENT: Plasmids and genomes
Chromosomes as genomes, plasmid vector, cloning plasmid vector, cloning plasmid vector, intergration plasmid
vector, genetic transfer
Conjugation, spontaneous and induced transformation, electroporation; Donor and recipient cells, male, female, H+
& H-cells and Hfr
Selectable Markers
Genetic selectable markers, mutants, wild-types, phenotype and genotypes
Drug Resistance
Developments of drug resistance in bacterial pathogens, acquired drug resistance, targets, Resistance to
tetracycline and ampicillin as examples
Gene Cloning
Plasmid vector, restriction enzymes, enzyme sites, palindromes, DNA ligases, recombinant plasmid molecule,
recombinant strain. Expression of cloned genes, silent genes, knockout genes
Transposable Elements
Simple transposons, complex transposons, transposons as donors of drug resistant and toxin genes
Gene Amplification
PCR technique, RT-PCR; Amplification of plasmid DNA and multicopy plasmids
Electrophoresis, Agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, DNA Sequencing gel techniques
Restriction Fragment Length Polimorphism (RFLP), DNA Fingerprinting; Transformation of animal cells
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using tests, assignments, pop quizzes and en end of
semester examination. Final mark calculation = Practical (25%, Continuous assessment (30%), examination
(45%)
CODE AHAM625                    CREDITS 18                    SEMESTER 2                        NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: VETERINARY COMMUNITY HEALTH II (MEAT HYGIENE)
PURPOSE: To give the learner a good background and understanding of veterinary public health
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Meat Hygiene
Understanding of the anatomy and physiological processes related to meat science
Understanding of the conversion of muscle to meat
Competency in the hygienic slaughter of livestock and poultry
Competency in the abattoir procedures and hygiene

Food Safety
Understanding of the HACCP and PRP systems
Competency in the safe handling of food
Understanding of the food safety microbiology
PRE-REQUISITES:         None
CO-REQUISITES:          None
DELIVERY MODES:         Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Meat Hygiene
Meat science. Conversion of muscle to meat. Humane animal slaughter. Contamination of meat. Abattoir
procedures and hygiene.

Food Safety
Codex alimentarius and the HACCP system. The chain of infection. Farm to fork concept.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using tests, assignments and the end of semester
examination. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
CODE AHAM626                  CREDITS 18                      SEMESTER 2                           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: VETERINARY NUTRITION II
PURPOSE: To give the learner an understanding of the critical role of veterinary nutrition in the communal farming
sector.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Describe strategic for feeding animals during drought
Describe some lick formulations
Balance a ration for protein, minerals, etc.
Describe feeding strategies for cows milked in communal grazing areas
Describe feeding strategies for beef cows in communal grazing areas
Describe feeding strategies for pigs kept by communal farmers
Describe feeding strategies for chickens kept by communal farmers
PRE-REQUISITES:           AHAM616
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact
CONTENT:
Sub-maintenance feeding for survival
Balancing the ration
Dairy cattle nutrition
Beef cattle nutrition
Pig nutrition
Poultry nutrition
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using tests, assignments and an end of semester
examination. Final mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
OLD CODE AHA 793
NEW CODE AHAM671                 CREDITS 18                                    SEMESTER 2          NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: RESEARCH PROJECT II
PURPOSE: To allow learners to develop skills in conducting a research project, including the collection of
samples, analysis of samples, organization of data, analysis of data and the publication of results in a well
organized mini-dissertation.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Prepare a research proposal.
Prepare a complete literature review.
Organise a research project.
Collect samples for analysis.
Analyse the samples in the laboratory.
Collate the data
Analyse the data statistically.
Present the results in a mini dissertation which will include the literature review, materials and
methods,statistically analysis, results and discussion.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Research
CONTENT: Syllabus:
The research project will involve an investigation into a veterinary related problem approved by the Head of
Department of Animal Health. The research project will involve work carried out over the complete year and in
the second semester a written report in the form of a mini-thesis as well as a seminar on the findings will be
required. The mini-thesis should be of the quality that a journal article should emanate from it.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Mini-Dissertation and Seminar
CODE AHA 712                     CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 7
(PHASED OUT)
TITLE: DISEASES I
PURPOSE: To give learners an advanced understanding of bacterial diseases in farm animals to enable
them to work more independently as they assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and
treatment of domestic animals.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the diseases studied in the theory in order to work independently as
they assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of but not limited to anthrax, brucellosis,
clostridium, salmonella, necrobacillosis, pasteurella, colibacillosis, corynebacterium, leptospirosis, and diseases
related to the exposure of animals to toxic prin ciples.
Describe the relationship between nutrition and the diseases studied.
Describe the importance of nutrition and the role of nutrition in disease resistance and vaccination efficacy.
Describe epidemiological concepts related to the diseases studied.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of the more important diseases affecting cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry including but not restricted to,
anthrax, brucellosis, clostridium, salmonella, necrobacillosis, pasteurella, colibacillosis, corynebacterium,
leptospirosis, and selected diseases emanating from the exposure of animals to toxic principles. Discussions will
include animal nutrition concepts and the role of nutrition in disease resistance and vaccination efficacy, and
epidemiological concepts for relevant diseases.

Practicals:
Students will spend practical time assisting the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatmentof
animals with these diseases.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
CODE AHA 722
(PHASED OUT)                     CREDITS 12                                     SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: ADVANCED APPLIED VETERINARY SCIENCE I
PURPOSE: To give learners comprehensive exposure to farm animals in the clinical situation to enable
them to work more independently as they assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and
treatment of domestic animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to work independently as they:
Assist the veterinarian in the treatment of animals in the inpatient and outpatient clinics.
Assist the veterinarian in the treatment of patients in the ambulatory clinic.
Assist the veterinarian in preventative medicine on the University farm and in the district.
Assist the veterinarian in the surgical treatment of animals.
Provide pre and post surgical treatment of animals.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Practical
CONTENT:
Practicals:
Students will assist the veterinarian in the in-patient and out-patient clinics as well as the ambulatory clinic and
will be involved in all aspects of preventative medicine as well a curative medicine and surgical of animals in the
clinic.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports. Final mark calculation =
(Written report +Oral presentation)/2
CODE AHA 772
(PHASED OUT)                     CREDITS 12                                     SEMESTER 2          NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: ADVANCED APPLIED VETERINARY SCIENCE II
PURPOSE: To give learners comprehensive exposure to farm animals in the clinical situation to enable
them to work more independently as they assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and
treatment of domestic animals.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to work independently as they:
Assist the veterinarian in the treatment of animals in the inpatient and outpatient clinics.
Assist the veterinarian in the treatment of patients in the ambulatory clinic.
Assist the veterinarian in preventative medicine on the University farm and in the district.
Assist the veterinarian in the surgical treatment of animals.
Provide pre- and post-surgical treatment of animals.
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Practical
CONTENT:
Students will assist the veterinarian in the in-patient and out-patient clinics as well as the ambulatory clinic and will
be involved in all aspects of preventative medicine as well a curative medicine and surgical of animals in the clinic.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                   Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam.
CODE AHA 782                      CREDITS 12                                     SEMESTER 2          NQF LEVEL 7
(PHASED OUT)
TITLE: DISEASES II
PURPOSE: To give learners an advanced understanding of viral, protozoal, rickettsial and fungal diseases and
selected toxic principals in farm animals to enable them to work more independently as they assist the veterinarian in
the examination, diagnosis and treatment of domestic animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the diseases studied in the theory in order to work independently as
they assist the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of but not limited to foot and mouth disease,
blue tongue, African swine fever, BMC, IBR, BVD, Rinderpest, Rift Valley Fever, Wesselsbron disease,
horsesickness, lumpy skin disease, pox diseases, canine distemper, parvo, rabies, babesia, heartwater,
anaplasmosis, and selected non-infectious diseases.
Describe the relationship between nutrition and the diseases studied.
Describe the importance of nutrition and the role of nutrition in disease resistance and vaccination efficacy.
Describe epidemiological concepts related to the diseases studied.
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Lectures:
A study of the more important diseases affecting mainly cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry including, but not
restricted to, foot and mouth disease, blue tongue, African swine fever, BMC, IBR, BVD, rinderpest, Rift Valley fever,
Wesselsbron disease, horsesickness, lumpy skin disease, pox diseases, canine distemper, parvo, rabies, babesia,
heartwater, anaplasmosis and selected non-i nfectious diseases. Discussion will include animal nutrition concepts
for relevant diseases.
Practicals:
Students will spend practical time assisting the veterinarian in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of animals
with these diseases, or when the diseases are not available they will view videos or project slides of animals with the
diseases.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2
CODE AHA 792
(PHASED OUT)                      CREDITS 12                                     SEMESTER 2          NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: INTERNAL PARASITES OF WILDLIFE
PURPOSE:           To give learners an advanced understanding of internal parasitic diseases in wildlife to enable them
to work more independently as they assist the veterinarian and the wildlife authorities in the examination, diagnosis
and treatment of wildlife.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the life cycles of the nematode, cestode, and trematode parasites of
wildlife.
Demonstrate an advance understanding of the effect of these parasites on wildlife.
Demonstrate the interrelationship of management, climate and other factors with these parasitic diseases.
Describe the role of management in the prevention of these diseases.
Prepare faecal flotations and identify the ova under the microscope.
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PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
A study of the nematode, trematode and cestode parasites of veterinary importance in the wildlife of Southern Africa,
with reference to their life cycles, effects on the wildlife, effects on the management of wildlife, climate and other
factors affects their occurrence, means of control, especially those of managerial importance.

Practical:
Demonstration and identification of internal parasites studied in the theory using faecal analysis for identification of
worm eggs.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Continuous assessment using quizzes, tests, reports and end of semester exam. Final
mark calculation = (semester mark + exam mark)/2

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  MODULE OUTCOMES

    OLD CODE ASD 102
  NEW CODE ASDM 111 CREDITS 12                                            SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: AGRICULTURE ECOLOGY
PURPOSE:         To present to the learners an overall knowledge of Agric, Ecology and Conservation.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to: Explain what is meant by the agricultural ecology.
Distinguish the various ecological regions of the world. Describe the ecology of the grazing land of South Africa.
Determine human impact on the environment. Analyze the various natural resource conservation strategies.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Lectures and Practicals
CONTENT:
Theory:
Introduction to agricultural ecology; ecological regions of the world; ecology of the range lands of South Africa;
human impact on the environment; strategies for arresting environmental degradation.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASD 152
NEW CODE ASDM 121 CREDITS 12                                              SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCE
PURPOSE:         To present learners with the basic principles related to Animal Science.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Learners will be able to: Identify the different breeds of farm animals based on their uses. Identify the external
anatomical features of the different species and breeds. Relate the distribution of farm animals to the different
environments.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and Practicals
CONTENT:
Theory:
Basic principles relating to animal production, giving a global view of the livestock industry. Breeds of livestock.
Genotype and environmental adaptability. Physiological functions of growth in farm animals. Reproduction of farm
animals. Lactation, health and judging of livestock.
Practicals:
Visits of livestock auctions. Lectures on evaluation of different management systems. Excursions to prominent
breeders for judging.
ASSESSMENT MODES Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
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OLD CODE ASD 162                  CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 2            NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE BIYM 123
TITLE: AGRICULTURAL ZOOLOGY
PURPOSE:          To introduce learners to basic zoological concepts of importance in animal science.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to: Identify and know the functions different cells, tissues, organs and systems.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practicals
CONTENT: Theory:
An introductory outline of biological concepts of importance in animal science. Cell theory. Tissue organ system.
Animal toxonomy. Basic animal anatomy and physiology. Life history of important parasites affecting livestock.
Practicals:
Cell structure and process of osmosis. Study of various tissues. Investigation of mammalian systems and collection
of parasites.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester contributing
50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE ASD 202              CREDITS                               SEMESTER 3           NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE ASDM 212             12
TITLE: SMALL STOCK PRODUCTION
PURPOSE:          To provide learners with knowledge and practical management skills which can be used to improve
smallstock production.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to: understand the role of smallstock industry in South Africa. Identify the different breeds of
small stock. Provide extension services to farmers on the management of smallstock
PRE-REQUISITES:            ASD 152/ ASDM121
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Lectures and Practicals
CONTENTS: Theory:
The economic importance of the small stock industry. Sheep and goat breeds. Management of small stock
(breeding and selection, reproduction, nutrition, record keeping). Wool, mohair and cashmere.
Practicals:
Selection of breeding stock. Fibre classing. Sheep and goat judging, castration, performance testing, ear
tagging, visits and excursions.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester contri-
buting 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE ASD 212
NEW CODE ASDM 211              CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 3            NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: BASIC ANIMAL NUTRITION
PURPOSE:          To familiarize students with the basic principles relating to animal nutrition.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to: Know and identify the different feedstuffs for farm animals, know the nutritive value of each
feedstuff, know the functions of different component of the feed in the animal body, identify the different parts of the
digestive tracts of different species of farm animals. Know the function of each part of the digestive tract and the
importance of fermentation and the use of NPN. Know how the end products of digestion are utilized by the animal
body for production.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
The composition of feeds. Analytical methods for the components of feeds. Feed digestibility. South Africa's
common feeds and their nutritive value. Digestion and absorption in ruminants and non-ruminants.
Fermentation in ruminants and the use of NPN.
Practicals:
Chemical analysis of feeds. Classification of different feeds. Digestion trial.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
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OLD CODE ASD 252               CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 4           NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE ASDM 223
TITLE: BEEF PRODUCTION
PURPOSE: To provide learners with knowledge and practical management skills which can be used to improve
beef production.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: The learner will be able to understand the role of beef industry in South
Africa; learner will be able to identify different cattle breeds and their suitability for beef production; Learner will
have skills on managing beef cows, bulls and heifers and also beef cattle feedlot.
PRE-REQUISITES:            ASD 152/ASDM 121
CO-REQUISITES:             NONE
DELIVERY MODES:            Lectures and practicals
CONTENTS:
Theory:
Economic importance of the beef industry; Beef cattle breeds; Bull management. Beef cow and calf
management; Replacement heifer management. Fattening systems for beef cattle (feed lot operation and
management)
Practicals:
Judging and selection of beef cattle: Visit to feedlots, performance testing stations, Identification (branding, ear
notching etc.), castration, dehorning.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASD 282
NEW CODE ASDM 222              CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 4              NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: ANIMAL GENETICS AND BREEDING
PURPOSE:         To equip learners with the fundamentals of basic genetics, population genetics, quantitative genetics
and animal breeding.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will acquire knowledge on the principles of genetics and animal breeding which will be applied in livestock
improvement.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practicals
CONTENT:
Theory:
Definition of genetics; Mendelism and deviations from Mendel=s Principles; Sex determination, sex linkage; Gene
and genotype frequencies; Heritability; Selection for polygenic traits; Genetic gain and its measurement; Breeding
systems.

Practicals:
Examination of slides and watching of videos on various topics, visits to research stations and farms.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE AWD 252             CREDITS 12                              SEMESTER 4          NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE AWDM 223
TITLE: FARM PRACTICAL
PURPOSE: To expose learners to practical animal production
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: The learner will gain skills in managing different operations required for a
given livestock farm (such as routine management of feeding, health care, waste disposals, product collection
and processing; labour assignment and control; record keeping etc.).
PRE-REQUISITES:          None
CO-REQUISITES:           None
DELIVERY MODES:          Practicals
CONTENTS:
Practicals:

The students will be assigned for one-month farm practical before the beginning of the third semester. The
practical will be undertaken in the livestock farm units of the NWU and /or any other livestock establishment that
the department finds fit.
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ASSESSMENT MODES: Practical reports from the students contributing 50% towards the final mark and
assessment report contributing 50% towards the final mark from the assigned mentors.
OLDCODE ASD 312                  CREDITS                                SEMESTER 5           NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE ASDM 311                    12
TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO GRAZING MANAGEMENT
PURPOSE:         To provide the learners with some information on veld types, grazing systems, grazing habits,
stocking rates.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to:-
- Identify veld types of South Africa.
- Plan grazing system.
- Determine the optimum stocking rates.
- Establishment of cultivated pastures.
PRE-REQUISITES:            ASD 102/ASDM 111
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Lectures and Practicals
CONTENT:
The development of plant communities-some basic concepts; main biomes of South Africa; principles of managing
veld; planning and establishment of cultivated pastures.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester contributing
50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final mark. .
OLDCODE ASD 322
NEW CODE ASDM 312                 CREDITS 12                            SEMESTER 5           NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: APPLIED ANIMAL NUTRITION
PURPOSE: The Purpose of this module is to familiarise learners with nutrient requirements of animals for the
various production functions.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to: Provide extension services to the community as they communicate effectively about the
nutrient requirements for growth, maintenance, reproduction and lactation in different species of farm animals.
Assist farmers in feed formulation and ration balancing.
PRE-REQUISITES:            ASD 212/ASDM 211
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Feeding standards: Concept, maintenance, growth, reproduction and lactation. Rumen fermentation as
affecting the nutritive value of feeds.

Practicals:
Feeding and digestion trials. Classification and nutritive value of feeds. Feed formulation and comparison of
feeding standards.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASD 332              CREDITS 12                             SEMESTER 5 NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE ASDM 314
TITLE:                                            MEAT SCIENCE
PURPOSE:          To provide students with an appreciation and general knowledge of meat science and the meat
industry in South Africa and become knowledgeable workers in meat and related industries.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES :
The learner will be able to understand the role of meat industry in South Africa; Learner will have skills in meat
grading and evaluation, retail meat merchandizing, principles of meat processing.
Regulations and legislation.
PRE-REQUISITES:            ASD 202/ASDM 212 and ASD 252/ASDM 223
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Lectures and practicals
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CONTENTS:
Theory:
Introduction to meat industry in South Africa; structure and composition of animal tissue; growth and development of
carcass tissue; the mechanism of muscle contraction; conversion of muscle to meat and development of meat
quality; properties of fresh meat; meat grading and evaluation; retail meat merchandizing; by-products of the meat
industry, microbiology and deterioration of meat; meat inspection and food safety; principles of meat processing;
storage and preservation of meat; nutritive value of meat; palatability and cookery of meat.

Practicals:
Visit to commercial and farm abattoirs; demonstration of comparative method of slaughter for lamb, pig and beef;
demonstration pig fabrication and cut identification; lamb fabrication and cut identification; beef fabrication and cut
identification; meat grading and inspection. Meat and meat products.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASD 342                CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 5         NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE ASDM 313
TITLE: DAIRY PRODUCTION
PURPOSE:          To provide learners with knowledge and practical management skills which can be used to
improve dairy production.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learner will be able to: Understand the role of dairy industry in South
Africa; Identify different dairy cattle breeds and their suitability for dairy production; Acquire skills on managing
dairy cows, bulls and heifers.
PRE-REQUISITES:             ASD 152/ASDM 121
CO-REQUISITES:              NONE
DELIVERY MODES:             Lectures and practicals
CONTENTS:
Theory:
Economic importance of the dairy industry; Dairy cattle breeds; Bull management. Anatomy and physiology of the
udder. Management of the dairy cow; Calf rearing; Management of replacement heifers (policy); Milk composition,
quality and quantity.
Practicals:
Judging dairy cattle: Visits to dairy farms and shows, Milking; Dairy hygiene; Identification (branding, ear
notching etc.), castration, dehorning.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE AWD 302                 CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 5 NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE AWDM 315
TITLE: WORK EXPERIENCE (ATTACHMENT)
PURPOSE:          To expose learners to livestock industries (production, processing, research and extension).
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will gain a working experience in livestock farm operation,
business, research and extension.
PRE-REQUISITES:             AWD 252/AWDM 223
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Practicals
CONTENTS:
Practicals:
This is a one-month work experience (attachment). It is required that the learner shall undergo for one month
work experience before the commencement of 5th semester February lectures. The learner shall identify
appropriate institutions or individual(s) engaged in livestock production, processing or research or extension and
attach him or herself. Head of the department shall approve the institutions or individual’s chosen by the learner
before the learner attaches him or herself.
ASSESSMENT MODES: The learners’ work experience report contributing 50% towards the final mark and the
supervisors report from the hosting institution contributing 50% towards the final mark.
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OLD CODE ASD 352
NEW CODE ASDM 321               CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 6          NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: PRINCIPLES OF VELD MANAGEMENT
PURPOSE:           To give an insight into objectives of management, plant and animal relationships and value of veld
as animal feed.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners should be able to know:
The objectives of veld management. Effects of various treatments on grass plants and trees. Plant and animal
relationships. Value of veld as a feed. Veld burning, its uses, its effects on animals, plants and soils.
PRE-REQUISITES:             ASD 312/ASDM 311
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Lectures and Practicals
CONTENT:
Theory:
Introduction, Objectives of veld management. Growth and defoliation of veld plants. Grasses and their reaction to
treatments. Growth of trees and their reaction to treatments. Effects of defoliation on plant communities.
Rotational resting and grazing of veld. Plant and animal relationships. Value of veld as animal feed. Veld burning,
its uses, and its effects on animals, plants and soils.
Practicals:
Veld assessment, removal of invader species
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASD 362
NEW CODE ASDM 323 CREDITS 12                                                SEMESTER 6           NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: POULTRY SCIENCE (LAYERS AND BROILERS)
PURPOSE:           To familiarize a learner with the principles of poultry production.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to:
- Identify different breed of poultry.
- Advice farmers and entrepreneurs on the proper handling, housing, feeding and marketing
   of poultry (layers & broilers).
PRE-REQUISITES:             ASD 152/ASDM 121
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Layer breeds, breeding and selection, physiology of egg production, egg quality, systems of production, nutrition,
storage and marketing of eggs. Broiler breeds, breed selection, housing and equipments, nutrition, production
management, slaughtering and processing, health control.
Practicals:
Investigation of practical feeding, egg grading and quality
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASD 372
NEW CODE ASDM 325 CREDITS 12                                                SEMESTER 6           NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: PIG SCIENCE
PURPOSE:           To familiarise learners with the principles of pig production.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to:
-        Identify the different breeds of pigs
-        Advice farmers and entrepreneurs on the proper handling, housing, feeding and marketing of pigs.
PRE-REQUISITES:             ASD 152/ASDM 121
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practical
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CONTENT:
Theory:
Breeds, production systems, selection and breeding, nutritional requirements, housing and sow management.
Transportation of slaughter stock, slaughtering, grading, quality and marketing of pig products.
Practicals:
Practical feeding, different growth phases. Breeding systems. Judging and management. Study of pork, its
processing and products.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE AWD 352            CREDITS 12                                SEMESTER 6 NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE AWDM 326
TITLE: WORK EXPERIENCE (EXCURSIONS)
PURPOSE: To give an exposure to learners to major livestock and related industries in South Africa.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will become knowledgeable on different research programs,
production process and business opportunities in the field of animal sciences.
PRE-REQUISITES:           AWD 302/AWDM 315
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES: Visit to major research, production and processing organizations and institutions.
CONTENTS:
This is a one–week study excursion to selected livestock research, production, processing organizations in field of
animal sciences. This study excursion shall be undertaken during the recesses period between 5th and 6th
semester. The study excursion program and visit places will be organized by the head of department or by the
assigned course coordinator.
ASSESSMENT MODES: The learner will be evaluated on the detailed report submitted to the head of
department or to the assigned course coordinator at the end of the excursion.
  OLD CODE FSC 154
 NEW CODE FSDM 121 CREDITS 12                                            SEMESTER 1               NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: AGRIC COMPUTERIZATION
PURPOSE:         To familiarize learners with computers and their application in agriculture.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will develop basic skills in computer tools and operating systems,
the internet for the topic search, word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and graphics and
presentation programs and how they apply to agriculture.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Lectures and Tutorials using computers
CONTENT:
Theory:
Introduction to computer hardware and operating systems; the internet and agricultural information search on the
worldwide web; introduction to word processing for report writing; introduction to spreadsheets and databases and
data capturing and computing; introduction to computer graphics and presentation programmes.
Practical:
The learners will be given agricultural information and data to practice skills learned in theory. Learners will have
unlimited access to computers and internet to practice, to complete assignments, tests and exam.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASC 102
NEW CODE ASCM 111              CREDITS 12                                SEMESTER 1               NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: AGRICULTURE ECOLOGY
PURPOSE:         To present to the learners an overall knowledge of Agric, Ecology and Conservation.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to: Explain what is meant by the agricultural ecology.
Distinguish the various ecological regions of the world. Describe the ecology of the grazing land of South Africa.
Determine human impact on the environment. Analyze the various natural resource conservation strategies.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Lectures and Practicals
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CONTENT:
Theory:
Introduction to agricultural ecology; ecological regions of the world; ecology of the range lands of South Africa;
human impact on the environment; strategies for arresting environmental degradation.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASC 152
NEW CODE ASCM 121 CREDITS 12                                              SEMESTER 2            NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCE
PURPOSE:          To present learners with the basic principles related to Animal Science.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to: Identify the different breeds of farm animals based on their uses. Identify the external
anatomical features of the different species and breeds. Relate the distribution of farm animals to the different
environments.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practicals
CONTENT:
Theory:
Basic principles relating to animal production, giving a global view of the livestock industry. Breeds of livestock.
Genotype and environmental adaptability. Physiological functions of growth in farm animals. Reproduction of farm
animals. Lactation, health and judging of livestock.
Practicals:
Visits of livestock auctions. Lectures on evaluation of different management systems. Excursions to prominent
breeders for judging.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASC
162/ASCM 122                 CREDITS 12                              SEMESTER 2               NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE BIYM 125
TITLE: AGRICULTURAL ZOOLOGY
PURPOSE:          To introduce learners to basic zoological concepts of importance in animal science.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to: Identify and know the functions different cells, tissues, organs and systems.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practicals
CONTENT:
Theory:
An introductory outline of biological concepts of importance in animal science. Cell theory. Tissue organ system.
Animal toxonomy. Basic animal anatomy and physiology. Life history of important parasites affecting livestock.
Practicals:
Cell structure and process of osmosis. Study of various tissues. Investigation of mammalian systems and
collection of parasites.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASC
172/ASCM 123                  CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE MCHE 126
TITLE: BIOCHEMISTRY OF ANIMAL NUTRITION
PURPOSE: The purpose of this module is to familiarise the leaner with the basic principles of biochemistry
for animal nutrition.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to: Identify ionic from covalent compounds. Describe the different types of isomers, draw
and construct structures of organic compounds, differentiate hydrocarbons from alcohols, phenols and carboxylic
acids. Know nitrogenous compounds, carbohydrates, polypeptides and amino acids. Differentiate basic from
acidic compounds.
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Introduction to biochemistry and its importance. Ionic and covalent compounds, hydrocarbons, alcohols, phenols,
carboxylic acids and their derivatives and other relevant structures. Nitrogenous compounds, carbohydrates,
polypeptides and amino acids. Acidity and basidity of organic compounds.
Practicals:
Build organic compounds using the orbit building molecular system.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASC 202
NEW CODE ASCM 212 CREDITS 12                                               SEMESTER 3              NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: RUMINANT PRODUCTION
PURPOSE: To provide learners with information that will enable them to assist farmers in the
management of ruminant animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to: Provide extension services to farmers on suitable
production systems, suitable for their areas. Judge farm animals. Hand and machine milk farm animals.
PRE-REQUISITES:             ASC 152/ASCM 121
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practicals
CONTENT:
Theory:
Economic importance of the beef, dairy and smallstock industry. Suitable production systems. Breeds of beef,
dairy cattle and smallstock. Feedlot management. Breeding system and selection procedures. Calf, lamb and kids
rearing systems.
Practicals:
Judging beef and dairy cattle. Visits to feed lots, dairy farms, performance testing stations. Hand and machine
milking. Judging sheep and goat.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASC 212
NEW CODE ASCM 211 CREDITS 12                                              SEMESTER 3              NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: BASIC ANIMAL NUTRITION
PURPOSE:          To familiarize students with the basic principles relating to animal nutrition.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to: Know and identify the different feedstuffs for farm animals, know the nutritive value of
each feedstuff, know the functions of different component of the feed in the animal body, identify the different parts
of the digestive tracts of different species of farm animals. Know the function of each part of the digestive tract and
the importance of fermentation and the use of NPN. Know how the animal body utilizes the end products of
digestion for production.
PRE-REQUISITES:             ASC 152/ASCM 121
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
The composition of feeds. Analytical methods for the components of feeds. Feed digestibility. South Africa's
commo n feeds and their nutritive value. Digestion and absorption in ruminants and non-ruminants.
Fermentation in ruminants and the use of NPN.
Practicals:
Chemical analysis of feeds. Classification of different feeds. Digestion trial.
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                271

ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASC 272
NEW CODE BIYM 221 CREDITS 12                                             SEMESTER 4             NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: AGRICULTURAL BIOCHEMISTRY
PURPOSE:          To provide a student with a clear understanding of the chemical reactions that occur in the living
cells and their relation to cellular function and structure.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to: Know the biochemical importance of the cell and describe the nature of major subcellular
components, recognise the similarities and differences between plant and animal cells, describe the biochemical
importance of water and its ionization products in the body, differentiate different solutions into basic or acidic
medium solutions based on their pH, differentiate between proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and
vitamins on the basis of their elementary composition and biochemical importance, distinguish the components of
DNA & RNA, recognise the genetic implications of several enzymes in key metabolic process and the vital
importance of the mechanism of enzyme synthesis within the cell. Describe the process of digestion and
absorption of carbohydrates, fat and proteins. Distinguish between the processes of catabolism and anabolism in
the outline of intermediary metabolism.
PRE-REQUISITES: NONE
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practicals
CONTENT:
Theory:
Biochemical importance of the cell. Water and its importance in biochemistry. pH and buffers. Biochemistry of
carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids and vitamins. Enzymes kinetics, digestion, fermentation, intermediary
metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, nitrogen compounds, photosynthesis and bioenergetics.
Practicals:
Determination of pH and Buffers. Analysis of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASC 282
NEW CODE ASCM 222 CREDITS 12                                             SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: ANIMAL GENETICS AND BREEDING
PURPOSE:          To equip learners with the fundamentals of basic genetics, population genetics, quantitative
genetics and animal breeding.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will acquire knowledge on the principles of genetics and animal breeding as applied to improve livestork
productivity.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practicals
CONTENT:
Theory:
Definition of genetics; Mendelism and deviations from Mendel’s Principles; Sex determination, sex linkage; Gene
and genotype frequencies; Heritability; Selection for polygenic traits; Genetic gain and its measurement; Breeding
systems.
Practicals:
Examination of slides and watching of videos on various topics, visits to research stations and farms.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASC 311
NEW CODE ASCM 311                CREDITS 6                               SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO GRAZING MANAGEMENT
PURPOSE:          To provide the learners with some information on veld types, grazing systems, grazing
habits, stocking rates.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to:-
- Identify veld types of South Africa.
- Plan grazing system.
- Determine the optimum stocking rates.
- Establishment of cultivated pastures.
PRE-REQUISITES:            ASC 102/ASC 111
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Lectures and Practicals
CONTENT: The development of plant communities-some basic concepts; main biomes of South Africa;
principles of managing veld; planning and establishment of cultivated pastures.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASC 322
NEW CODE ASCM 312               CREDITS 12                               SEMESTER 5           NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: APPLIED ANIMAL NUTRITION
PURPOSE: The Purpose of this module is to familiarise learners with nutrient requirements of animals for the
various production functions.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
DURATION 16 WKS Learners will be able to: Provide extension services to the community as they communicate
effectively about the nutrient requirements for growth, maintenance, reproduction and lactation in different species
of farm animals. Assist farmers in feed formulation and ration balancing.
PRE-REQUISITES:            ASC 212/ASCM 211
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Feeding standards: Concept, maintenance, growth, reproduction and lactation. Rumen fermentation as
affecting the nutritive value of feeds.
Practicals:
Feeding and digestion trials. Classification and nutritive value of feeds. Feed formulation and comparison of
feeding standards.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASC 342
NEW CODE ASCM 313              CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 5          NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: MEAT, MILK AND WOOL SCIENCE (MEAT, MILK, WOOL)
PURPOSE:          To provide lectures with theoretical and practical knowledge on meat, milk and wool production,
composition, classification and processing.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to: Identify different types of meat, milk and wool.
Determine milk, meat and wool quality. Slaughter farm animals and preserve meat, wool and milk. Grade and
process meat, milk and wool.
PRE-REQUISITES:            ASC 202/ASCM 212
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practicals
CONTENT:
Theory:
Carcass quality, meat quality, grading and commercial cuts. Factors influencing milk yield and composition.
Feeding and management of high quality dairy cows and milk goats. Wool and fibre production. Classification
and processing of wool and fibre products. Factors influencing production.
Practicals:
Meat processing and products. Milking methods and estimation of milk quality. Bacteriological tests of milk.
Testing of wool quality and evaluation of small stock.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASC 352
NEW CODE ASCM 321              CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 6
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                               273

TITLE: PRINCIPLES OF VELD MANAGEMENT
PURPOSE:         To give an insight into objectives of management, plant and animal relationships and value of
veld as animal feed.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners should be able to know:
The objectives of veld management. Effects of various treatments on grass plants and trees. Plant and animal
relationships. Value of veld as a feed. Veld burning, its uses, its effects on animals, plants and soils.
PRE-REQUISITES:           ASC 102/ASCM 111
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Lectures and Practicals
CONTENT:
Introduction, Objectives of veld management. Growth and defoliation of veld plants. Grasses and their reaction to
treatments. Growth of trees and their reaction to treatments. Effects of defoliation on plant communities.
Rotational resting and grazing of veld. Plant and animal relationships. Value of veld as animal feed. Veld
burning, its uses, and its effects on animals, plants and soils.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.

OLDCODE ASC 362
NEW CODE ASCM 323 CREDITS 12                                               SEMESTER 6        NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: POULTRY SCIENCE (LAYERS AND BROILERS)
PURPOSE:          To familiarize a learner with the principles of poultry production.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to:
- Identify different breed of poultry.
- Advice farmers and entrepreneurs on the proper handling, housing, feeding and marketing
  of poultry (layers & broilers).
PRE-REQUISITES:            ASC 152/ASCM 121
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Layer breeds, breeding and selection, physiology of egg production, egg quality, systems of production, nutrition,
storage and marketing of eggs. Broiler breeds, breed selection, housing and equipments, nutrition, production
management, slaughtering and processing, health control.
Practicals:
Investigation of practical feeding, egg grading and quality.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.

OLDCODE ASC 372
NEW CODE ASCM 325 CREDITS 12                                             SEMESTER 6         NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: PIG SCIENCE
PURPOSE:          To familiarise learners with the principles of pig production.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to:
-       Identify the different breeds of pigs
-       Advice farmers and entrepreneurs on the proper handling, housing, feeding and marketing of pigs.
PRE-REQUISITES:            ASC 152/ASCM 121
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Breeds, production systems, selection and breeding, nutritional requirements, housing and sow management.
Transportation of slaughter stock, slaughtering, grading, quality and marketing of pig products.
Practicals:
Practical feeding, different growth phases. Breeding systems. Judging and management. Study of pork, its
processing and products.
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ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASC 382
NEW CODE ASCM 326 CREDITS 12                                            SEMESTER 6               NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: AGRICULTURAL GENETICS
PURPOSE:          To enable learners to understand the principles of genetics and their applications in crop and
animal improvement.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to acquire knowledge on the principles of genetics
that will be applied in livestock improvement.
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practical.
CONTENT:
Theory:
Definition of genetics, simple Mendelian inheritance in crops and livestock, modified ratios in crops and livestock,
chromosomes and genes, structure and functions of the genetic material, sex determination, sex linkage and its
applications in crop and livestock production; sex-influenced traits in livestock; penetrance and pleiotrophy;
changes in genes and chromosomes and their effects in plants and animals; inherited characteristics in crops and
livestock; Genetics and agriculture.
Practicals:
Examination of slides and watching of videos on the various topics, visits to research stations and farms.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASC 402
NEW CODE ASCM 414 CREDITS 12                                            SEMESTER 7               NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: WORK EXPERIENCE
PURPOSE: To expose learners to practical animal production practices.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will note and critically evaluate all animal production
activities and provide suggestion for improvement when the need arises.
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Practicals
CONTENT:
Practicals:
Two weeks of work experience. It is required that the candidate shall undergo a minimum period of two weeks of
work experience between the seventh (7th) and eighth (8th) semesters of study. Students will be placed at
various institutions as determined by the Head of Department. A written report, plus a written assessment
submitted to the Head of Department by the organisation to which the student was attached, will be submitted to
the Head of Department.
ASSESSMENT MODES: The learners’ work experience report contributing 50% towards the final mark and
the supervisors report from the hosting institution contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLDCODE ASC 422
NEW CODE ASCM 412 CREDITS 2                                            SEMESTER 7                NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: LIVESTOCK BREEDING
PURPOSE: To enable learners to understand the basic principles of population and quantitative genetics
and their applications in livestock improvement.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to apply their knowledge of population genetics,
quantitative genetics and animal breeding in livestock improvement.
PRE-REQUISITES:             ASC 382/ASCM 326
CO-REQUISITES:              FSC 252/FSCM 221
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practical
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                               275

CONTENT:
Theory:
Gene and genotype frequencies, changes in gene frequencies, types of gene action, heritability and repeatability,
traits in farm animals. Selection, aids to selection, selection for several traits, breeding systems, practical
breeding in beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep and goats, pigs and poultry.
Practical:
Estimation of phenotypic and genetic parameters in farm animals. Visits to research stations and large breeding
farms. Students to have small breeding projects using small stock.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASC 432
NEW CODE ASCM 411 CREDITS 12                                             SEMESTER 7             NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: PHYSIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION AND LACTATION
PURPOSE:           To provide learners with in-depth knowledge on the hormonal control of reproduction and
lactation.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to:
Convey to farmers information on the anatomy of the reproductive tract and mammary
glands, hormonal control of reproduction and lactation and manipulation of reproduction
in the different farm animals.
PRE-REQUISITES:             ASC 342/ASCM 313
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practicals
CONTENT:
Theory:
Hormonal control of reproduction, fertilization, gestation and parturition, the mammalian semen, a brief review of
the reproductive cycles of cattle, sheep and goats, pigs and poultry, artificial insemination, anatomy of the
mammary gland, growth and development of the mammary gland, milk synthesis and secretion, hormonal
regulation of lactation, milk removal.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASC 442
NEW CODE ASCM 413 CREDITS 12                                             SEMESTER 7            NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: RESEARCH PROJECT/SEMINAR
PURPOSE:           To train learners to perform research under supervision.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to:
- Write a research proposal.
- Conduct literature review on a selected topic.
PRE-REQUISITES:             All Animal Production Courses
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Each learner will conduct literature review on a selected topic and write a project
proposal.
CONTENT:
Theory:
None.
Practicals:
Candidate will carry out and write a report on an approved research project, this will be allowed to students
who are in the seventh semester of their degree programme.
ASSESSMENT MODES: The write-up contributing 50% towards the final mark and the presentation
contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLDCODE ASC 452
NEW CODE ASCM 421 CREDITS 12                                              SEMESTER 8            NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: RESEARCH PROJECT/SEMINAR
PURPOSE:           To train learners to perform research under supervision.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to:
- Conduct an experiment with supervision.
- Report results and draw conclusions.
PRE-REQUISITES:             ASC 442/ASCM 413
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CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Each learner will conduct a research on the topic selected. Present results in a form
of a research project report.
CONTENT:
Theory:
None
Practicals:
None
ASSESSMENT MODES: The write-up contributing 50% towards the final mark and the presentation
contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLDCODE ASC 462
NEW CODE ASCM 422 CREDITS 12                                              SEMESTER 2          NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: GRAZING MANAGEMENT PLANNING
PURPOSE:          To give an insight into:
- The development of management in Southern Africa.
- Veld types and relate to animal performance.
- Establishment and preserve pastures.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to:
- Identify different veld types; know grazing habits of animals; establish and maintain
   pastures for providing graze to animals.
PRE-REQUISITES:            ASC 352/ASCM 321
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Lectures and Practicals
CONTENT:
Introduction. Veld reclamation. Planning veld management. Production planning. Grazing habits. Planning
grazing programmes. Application of veld management strategies. Grazing of arid and semi-arid pastures.
Selection of pastures species. Establishment of sown pastures.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASC 472
NEW CODE ASCM 423 CREDITS 12                                              SEMESTER 8         NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: WORK EXPERIENCE (EXCURSIONS)
PURPOSE: To give an exposure to learners to major livestock and related industries in South Africa.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will become knowledgeable on different research programs, production process and business
opportunities in the field of animal sciences.
PRE-REQUISITES:            ASC 402/ASC 414
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES: Visit to major research, production and processing organizations and institutions.
CONTENTS:
This is a one–week study excursion to selected livestock research, production, processing organizations in field of
animal sciences. This study excursion shall be undertaken during the recesses period between 7th and 8th
semester. The study excursion program and visit places will be organized by the head of department or by the
assigned course coordinator.
ASSESSMENT MODES: The learners’ work experience report contributing 50% towards the final mark and
the supervisors report from the hosting institution contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLDCODE FSC 252
NEW CODE FSCM 221 CREDITS 12                                               SEMESTER 4         NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO BIOMETRY
PURPOSE:          To familiarize learners with the basic principles of biometry.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to carry out simple statistical analysis.
PRE-REQUISITES:            MAYM 111
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Tutorials
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                             277

CONTENT:
Theory:
Law of chance, data presentation, measures of central tendency and dispersion, the binomial distribution, the
normal distribution, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance. Goodness of fit and contingency, correlation and
regression.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE FSC 322
NEW CODE FSCM 313 CREDITS 12                                          SEMESTER 5              NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: APPLIED BIOMETRY
PURPOSE: To familiarise learners with the application of Biometrical Principles in solving crop and animal
production problems.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to apply the knowledge of Biometry in crop and
animal production.
PRE-REQUISITES:           FSC 252/FSCM 221
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and Tutorial
CONTENT:
Theory:
Multiple regression, non-linear regression, design of experiment, analysis of variance, one-way classification,
completely randomized, complete block and Latin square designs. Two-way classification; - fixed effects model,
random and mixed models, three-way classification. Introduction to analysis of covariance, one-way
classification, other covariance models.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASC 702
NEW CODE ASCM 611 CREDITS 12                                           SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE:            WILD LIFE SCIENCE
PURPOSE:          To provide learners with in-depth knowledge on wild life science.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to:
-        Apply knowledge of wild life science towards conservation of biodiversity in different landscapes.
PRE-REQUISITES:           ASC 202/ASCM 212 and ASC 362/ASCM 323
CO-REQUISITES:            FSC 702/FSCM 611
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and Practicals
CONTENT:
Theory:
Physical and biological resources and their development. Bio-diversity evaluation and conservation planning.
Conservation of bio-diversity affected adversely by man’s activities.
Practicals:
Visits to various game reserves to acquaint students with wildlife. Students will learn various methods and
techniques for management of wildlife.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASC 712
NEW CODE ASCM 612 CREDITS 12                                           SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: PASTURE MANAGEMENT
PURPOSE:          To provide the learners with knowledge of pastures & velds, production of animals on pastures,
establishment and maintenance of pastures.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to:
- Identify pastures types; produce various categories of animals on pastures.
- Establish and maintain various types of pastures.
PRE-REQUISITES:           ASC 462/ASCM 422
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES: Lectures and Practicals.
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CONTENT:
Introduction. Establishment of cultivated pastures (grasses and legumes plants) and their reaction to various
treatments.     Management of pastures.        Pasture types and their characteristics. Production planning.
Production of beef and dairy animals on cultivated pastures.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASC 722
NEW CODE ASCM 613 CREDITS 12                                        SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: POPULATION AND QUANTITATIVE GENETICS
PURPOSE:         To provide in-depth knowledge of population and quantitative genetics and prepare learners
for a higher level of learning.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to apply their knowledge of population and
quantitative genetics for the improvement of farm animals.
PRE-REQUISITES:            ASC 382/ASCM 326, ASC 422/ASCM 413
CO-REQUISITES:             FSC 702/FSCM 611
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Genetic characteristics of a population; factors that change gene frequencies; quantitative vs qualitative
characters; variation; values and measurement of quantitative characters; heritability and repeatability: their
measurements and uses in animal breeding; Genotype x environment interaction; inbreeding and relationship;
correlated characters.

Practicals:
Estimation of phenotypic and genetic parameters in farm animals.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASC 732
NEW CODE ASCM 614 CREDITS 12                                            SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: RUMINANT PRODUCTION
PURPOSE:         To provide learners with in-depth knowledge of dairy, beef and small stock production and
prepare them for a higher level of learning.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: The learners will be able to advice farmers on the management of dairy
and beef cattle and small stock.
PRE-REQUISITES:           ASC 342/ASCM 313
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Dairy, beef and small - stock production, study of different production systems, feeding & high-yield ruminants.
Production yield (milk, beef, mutton). Improving efficiency.
Practical:
Management of dairy, beef and small stock.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASC 742
NEW CODE ASCM 615 CREDITS 12                                            SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: FEED EVALUATION AND FEEDING PRACTICES
PURPOSE: To provide learners with in-depth knowledge in livestock evaluation and feeding and apply this
knowledge in practical animal feeding and to prepare the qualifier for higher level learning in animal
nutrition.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to: Demonstrate in-depth understanding of nutritional concepts.
PRE-REQUISITES:           ASC 322/ASCM 312
CO-REQUISITES:            FSC 702/FSCM 611
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and Practical
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                              279

CONTENT:
Theory:
In-depth study on the evaluation of feeds, theoretical aspects and computation of balanced rations for farm
animals. Feeding management of ruminants and non-ruminants.
Practicals:
Computation of balanced rations for individual animals. Experimental studies on the relationship between nutrient
intake and animal production.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASC 752
NEW CODE ASCM 621 CREDITS 12                                           SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: RANGELAND (VELD) MANAGEMENT
PURPOSE: To provide the learners with a knowledge of veld management, effects of grazing on velds,
conservation and maintenance of velds.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: The learners will be able to:
- Identify veld types
- To produce various categories of animals and rangeland,
- To conserve and maintain South African velds.
PRE-REQUISITES:           ASC 712/ASCM 612
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Lectures and Practicals
CONTENT:
Introduction. Soil erosion and conservation. Veld improvements. Growth of grasses, shrubs, trees and their
reaction to various treatments. Effects of animals on veld. Burning of rangeland. Rangeland evaluation.
Principles of rangeland management. Animal production on rangelands in South Africa.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASC 762
NEW CODE ASCM 622 CREDITS 12                                           SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE:             CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF WILDLIFE
PURPOSE: To provide learners with in-depth knowledge of the management and conservation of
 wildlife.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
- Understand the principles of managing, conserving, marketing game and the game products.
PRE-REQUISITES:           ASC 362/ASCM 323, ASC 372/ASCM 325
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Planning facilities. Marketing of game and products. Restoration of environment and assessment of its
impacts.
Practicals:
Visits to game reserve to acquaint students with wildlife conservation practices. Students should learn about
wildlife nutrition and maintenance of health.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE ASC 772
NEW CODE ASCM 623 CREDITS 12                                         SEMESTER 2              NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: ADVANCED LIVESTOCK BREEDING
PURPOSE: To provide in-depth knowledge on the principles of animal breeding and their application to
livestock improvement and prepare learners for a higher level of learning.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to apply their knowledge of animal breeding for
livestock improvement.
PRE-REQUISITES:           ASC 722/ ASCM 613
CO-REQUISITES:            None
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DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Principles of quantitative genetics and Matrix algebra; Prediction of breeding value and producing ability from the
animal’s own records, sib records, progeny records, pedigree records; The selection index procedure: selection
index using different sources of information: single records of individual and relatives, using means of records of
individual and relatives; Selection for several traits: tandem selection, selection by independent culling levels,
correlated response to selection for a single trait, selection for total economic value, restricted selection index;
Mating systems: assortative mating, inbreeding, line crossing, line breeding, crossbreeding, grading-up.
Practical:
Students will have projects with small stock; visits to breeding farms and research stations.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the
semester contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50%
towards the final mark.

OLD CODE ASC 782
NEW CODE ASCM 624 CREDITS 12                                           SEMESTER 2            NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: MONOGASTRIC ANIMAL PRODUCTION
PURPOSE:         To provide in-depth knowledge of the physiology and nutrition of poultry and pigs and
prepare learners for a higher level of learning.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to advise farmers on the management of poultry
and pigs.
PRE-REQUISITES:          ASC 793/ASCM 616
CO-REQUISITES:           None
DELIVERY MODES:          Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Physiology and nutrition of different production cycles of pigs and poultry, breeding systems for poultry and
pigs, production systems.
Practical:
Management of monogastric animals.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASC 792
NEW CODE ASCM 625 CREDITS 12                                           SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: DIGESTIVE PHYSIOLOGY
PURPOSE: To provide learners with in-depth knowledge on the digestion and metabolism of various
Feedstuffs in farm animals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to:
- understand the digestion and metabolism of the various feedstuffs and their effects on animal performance.
PRE-REQUISITES:          ASC 742/ASCM 615, ASC702/ASCM 611
CO-REQUISITES:           None
DELIVERY MODES:          Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory:
Digestion, fermentation, absorption and metabolism, energy, protein, vitamins and mineral requirements,
deficiencies and imbalances for maintenance, growth, pregnancy and lactation. Voluntary feed intake.
Practical:
Studies of rumen function.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLDCODE ASC 793
NEW CODE ASCM 616 CREDITS 12                                           SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: RESEARCH PROJECT
PURPOSE:
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: The learners will be able to carry out literature review, write research
proposal and start to carry out research experiments.
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                 281

PRE-REQUISITES:            ASC 452/ASCM 421
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Practical
CONTENT:
Practical:
Selection of research project topic by learners in consultation with the supervisor in the relevant field of
specialisation. Development of methodology and the initial presentation of the proposal. The learners will start
the experimental or fieldwork and data collection.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Written reports contributing 50% towards the final mark and Oral presentation
contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLDCODE ASC 797
NEW CODE ASCM 626 CREDITS 12                                             SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: RESEARCH PROJECT
PURPOSE:          Learners will be able to develop skills in generating research ideas, carrying out literature
review and writing research proposals.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: The learners will be able to develop skills associated with scientific
experimental design, data analysis, scientific report writing and an opportunity to orally present and defend
the results.
PRE-REQUISITES:            ASC 793/ASCM 616
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES: Practical
CONTENT:
Practical: Continuation of the research experiment, including the collection of samples, analysis of samples,
organization of data, analysis of data statistically, discussion of the results and publication of results in a mini
dissertation.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Written reports contributing 50% towards the final mark and Oral presentation
contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLDCODE FSC 702
NEW CODE FSCM 611 CREDITS 12                                             SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 7
TITLE: AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS
PURPOSE: To provide in-depth knowledge of statistics relevant to agriculture and prepare learners for
A higher level of learning.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be able to carry out advanced statistical analysis of data
on plants and animals.
PRE-REQUISITES:            FSC 322/FSCM 313
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Tutorial
CONTENT:
Theory:
Principles of experimental design; analysis of variance; CRD, RCB and Latin square designs. Factorial
experiments: 2 factors, fixed random and mixed models, rules for expected values of means squares;
comparisons among means, factorial experiments, 3 factors, fixed random and mixed models, nested design,
multiple linear and curvilinear regression; analysis of covariance, CRD and RCB designs, covariance where the
treatment sum of squares is partitioned. Drawing inferences and writing reports from statistical analyses.
ASSESSMENT MODES:
Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports/tests during the semester contributing 50% towards the
final mark and final assessment of 2 or 3 hrs contributing 50% towards the final mark.

15.16 CROP SCIENCE
MODULE OUTCOMES

OLD CODE PCD102
NEW CODE MCHE 115               CREDITS 12                                SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: PHYSICAL SCIENCE I
PURPOSE:         To give learners an understanding of the basic scientific theories in physical science.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able apply scientific principles and knowledge in practical agriculture; demonstrate critical
and creative scientific thinking
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
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CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Processes and reagents, elements, atoms, equivalents and valence, ions, the periodic table, electrons, atomic
models, radioactivity, surface tension, solution concentration measurements, acids and bases, solubility, physical
properties of compounds and elements, introductory organic chemistry.
Practical
Experiments in physical science relevant to the syllabus
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE PCD 112
NEW CODE PCDM                   CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 5
112
TITLE: BOTANY FOR AGRICULTURE (BASIC GNETICS, TAXONOMY, MORPHOLOGY, ANATOMY)
PURPOSE: To provide learners with the basic concepts of Plant Taxonomy, Morphology, Anatomy,
Genetics, Photosynthesis and transpiration
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to appreciate and describe Morphological, Anatomical, and Taxonomic differences among
  common crop plants; discuss and describe the processes involved in Photosynthesis and transpiration; Describe
a plant cell; Appreciate the process and importance of mitosis and meiosis; Solve problems on monohybrid and
dihybrid inheritance
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Basic plant morphology, anatomy, and taxonomy. Basic concepts of photosynthesis and transpiration, Physical
Basis of Inheritance (cells and chromosomes). Cell Division (Mitosis and Meiosis). Mendelian Principles (single
gene inheritance, inheritance of two or more genes, modified dihybrid ratios).
Practical
Investigation of plant cell. Microscopic investigation of leaf stem, and root tissue. Field identification of plants.
Experiments on photosynthesis and transpiration, Videos on heredity, mitosis and meiosis. Solution of problems
on Mendelian Principles.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
 Contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the
final mark.
NEW CODE PCDM
121                             CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: ELEMENTARY CLIMATOLGY
PURPOSE: To introduce leaners to the basic elements of climate and it’s significance in agriculture
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to describe the basic weather elements in agriculture, their measurement and influence on
crop and animal production in the North West Province, South Africa and the world; Collect and summarize the
basic weather elements in agriculture.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Definations of weather and climate; Weather station instruments, their design and role in agriculture; Weather
development and forecasting; Influence of weather and climate on agriculture; The climate of North West province
and South Africa and it’s influence on agriculture; Climate change and agriculture production.
Practical
Visits to weather stations; films and videos on weater and climate; Observation and recording of weather
elements data from weather instruments.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Two tests, two assignments and practical reports during the semester contributing
to 50% of the final assessment; An end-of-module written examination contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                  283

OLD CODE PCD162
NEW CODE PCDM                     CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 2          NQF LEVEL 5
122
TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO CROP PRODUCTION (PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES)
PURPOSE:           To get learners to appreciate the role of plants in human welfare and to be familiar with basic
crop management concepts relating to quality, yield, fertilizers and crop protection. Gives an overview of crop
production processes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to appreciate how plants are in our everyday lives; Know the objectives of crop production
systems; Make basic fertilizer calculations; Identify fertilizers, pesticides, common weeds, and farm implements
PRE-REQUISITES:              None
CO-REQUISITES:               None
DELIVERY MODES:              Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
The role of plants in human welfare. Objectives of crop production systems. Concepts of yield and quality in crop
products. Classification of crop plants. Soil factors. Basic concepts of crop nutrition and fertilizer use. Harmful
components
Practical
Identification of fertilizers, pesticides, common weeds, farm implements. Crop yield estimates,
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
 contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE PCD 202
NEW CODE PCDM                     CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 3          NQF LEVEL 5
211
TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE
PURPOSE: To provide students with a good foundation of the study of soil as a natural resource for practical
agriculture.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Displays understanding of the role of soil in the ecosystem and crop production; Develop skills and techniques
used in the analysis of basic soil properties in the laboratory and field; Become familiar with the terminology used
in soil science.
PRE-REQUISITES:              PCDM 122
CO-REQUISITES:               None
DELIVERY MODES:              Contact and Practical,
CONTENT:
Theory
Introductory geology and geomorphology in South Africa. Rocks and minerals: formulation, classification and
weathering. Soil formation and classification: soil profile description, properties of soils: physical, chemical
and biological. Soil organic matter and soil organisms.

Practical
Examination of rocks and minerals. Soil profile description. Elements of soil classification. Determination of
soil texturing bulk density, soil structure, soil moisture, pH, electrical conductivity, nutrients and organic matter
in the field and laboratory.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Minimum 2 tests and 3 assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards
the final mark and a final assessment of 2 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.

OLD CODE PCD 221                 CREDITS 12                          SEMESTER 3          NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE PCDM 212
TITLE: Farm Practicals I
Purpose: To expose students to the ongoing cropping activities on the farm
Intended Learning Outcomes:
 Learners will be able to observe and note the ongoing cropping activities on the farm. They will,
whenever possible, participate in some of the activities.
Pre-requisites
None
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Co-requisites:
None
Delivery modes: Contact and practicals
Content:
Theory:
None
Practical
Observation, participating in planting, irrigating, weeding, harvesting, etc
Field tours
Assessment Modes: Written reports on practical sessions.
OLD CODE PCD 212 CREDITS 12                                             SEMESTER 3           NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE PCDM
213
TITLE: FARM MACHINERY
PURPOSE: Provide the principles behind the functioning of a diesel engine, planters and pesticide
applicators and other tillage implements. The cost-effective use of farm machinery.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to manage the use of farm machinery. Do budget for every anticipated farm operation including farm
buildings.
PRE-REQUISITES: None
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory: Farm engines, tractor engine, and farm tractor types. Primary tillage implements and their applications.
Secondary tillage implements and their applications, planters and pesticide applicators. Implement settings and
adjustments for effective and correct usage. Calibration of planters and pesticide applicators.
Practical: Operation and servicing of a tractor and implements, calibration of sprayers, planters. Ajustment and
setting of tillage and planting implements, construction of farm structures and their maintenance.

ASSESSMENT MODES : Minimum 2 tests plus practical reports during the semester contributing 50%
towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50%towards the final mark.

OLD CODE:AHDM 211
NEW CODE PCDM                   CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 1         NQF LEVEL 5
214
TITLE: ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL MICROBIOLOGY
PURPOSE: To familiarize learners with the important microorganisms in crop production and their impact on
plants and soils.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to identiy and describe the beneficial and pathological types of microorganisms, diseases
they cause, mode of desimination and control strategies.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Historical background; the role of microorganisms in food, soil, water and sewage; Useful and destructive roles of
microorganisms in crop production, importance, distribution, dispersal and survival of microorganisms on major
agricultural cops in the field and during storage.

Practical
Collection of microorganisms from soil, water and plants; Observe symptoms of plant diseases and the
associated microorganisms; Techniques of culturing bacteria and fungi.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests and practical reports during the semester contributing 50%
towards the final mark; and final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE PCD 252
NEW CODE PCDM                 CREDITS 12                                SEMESTER 4          NQF LEVEL 5
221
TITLE: SOIL FERTILITY AND FERTILIZERS
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                 285

PURPOSE:          To Provide learners with the basic principles in soil fertility and soil management; To improve
understanding of the soil fertility needs of crops and how these needs can be evaluated and met; To explain the
role and types of fertilizers their calibration, application and effects in the soil.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to read and interpret soil and/or plant analysis results; Be economically and environmentally sensitive to
fertilizer and organic wastes use in crop production
PRE-REQUISITES:            PCDM 211
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
General concepts of soil fertility; Factors affecting soil fertility; Essential plant nutrients: forms, functions,
deficiency symptoms, transformations; Techniques of evaluating soil fertility: deficiency symptoms, yield
responses, plant tissue analyses; Approaches to managing and maintaining soil fertility: cropping systems,
manures, soil amendments, fertilizers-types, formulation, methods of application and management; fertilizer
recommendations for crops; Biological management of soil fertility and rhizosphere effect.

Practical
Missing nutrient trials to observe deficiency and toxicity symptoms in plants; Laboratory analysis of nutrient
elements in soil and plant tissues; Interpretation of plant and soil analytical data; Examination of fertilizers and
calculations of fertilizer rates; Examination of locally available manures and amendments.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests and 3 assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the
final mark and a final assessment of 2 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.

OLD CODE PCD 264
NEW CODE PCDM                 CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 4         NQF LEVEL 5
222
TITLE: Principles of Crop Improvement
PURPOSE: To introduce learners to the basic concepts of crop improvement
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be conversant with the basic principles of crop improvement;
be able to appreciate the methods used; certification, multiplication of seeds. Be able to appreciate the need for
conserving plant genetic resource.
PRE-REQUISITES: PCDM 112
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Reproductive systems in crop plants. Genetics in relation to crop improvement. Breeding methods for self-and
cross pollinated crops. Seed production, certification, and multiplication. Conservation of genetic resources.

Practical
Videos on mechanism of heredity. Problems on Mendelian inheritance. Performing crosses in the field or
greenhouse.

ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the
final mark.
OLD CODE PCD 272          CREDITS 12                             SEMESTER 4          NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE PCDM 223
TITLE: ELEMENTS OF IRRIGATION
PURPOSE: To introduce learners to the basic elements of irrigation system, design and efficiency.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to select an appriproate irrigation for a given situation, calculate the water
requirement for irrigation, and design a simple irrigation system, able to conduct a simple evaluation of
an existing irrigation system.
PRE-REQUISITES: None
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact and Practical
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CONTENT:
Theory: Importance of irrigation in semi-arid areas with special reference to semi-arid areas. Planning and
selecting an irrigation system. Factors to consider. Basic soil and plant water relations in irrigation. Types of
irrigation systems. Irrigation efficiency. Evaluating an irrigation scheme.
Practical: Irrigation scheduling techniques, monitoring soil, plant and atmospheric water. Design of irrigation
schemes. Visits to irrigation areas and stations.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests and 3 assignments during the semester contributing 50%
towards the final mark and a final assessment of 2 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE: PCD 251            CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 4 NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE: PCDM 224
TITLE: Farm Practicals II
Purpose: To expose students to the ongoing cropping activities on the farm
Intended Learning Outcomes:
 Learners will be able to observe and note the ongoing cropping activities on the farm. They will,
whenever possible, participate in some of the activities.
Pre-requisites:
PCDM 212
Co-requisites:
None
Delivery modes: Contact and practicals
Content:
Theory:
None
Practical
Observation, participating in planting, irrigating, weeding, harvesting, etc
Field tours
Assessment Modes: Written reports on practical sessions

OLD CODE PCD 302
NEW CODE PCDM                  CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 5          NQF LEVEL 5
311
TITLE: AGRONOMY: SUMMER CROPS (Summer Cereals, Sunflower, Groundnut, Cotton)
PURPOSE:           To expose learners to the theoretical; and practical management strategies associate with each of
the major summer field crops grown in South Africa.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
For each of the prescribed summer crops, learner will be able to know it's origin, morphology, distribution, climatic
and soil requirements; know it's appropriate cultural practices including fertilization and crop protection
measures; conduct yield estimates; identify associated pests and diseases; identify common cultivars.
PRE-REQUISITES:           PCDM 122 OR PCDM 211
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY JODES:           Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Origin, distribution, morphology, climatic and soil requirements, cultural practices, marketing of maize, sorghum,
millets, cowpeas, soybeans, groundnuts, sunflower, and cotton.

Practicals
Demonstration of cultural practices. Characteristics and identification of cultivars. Study of morphology. Yield
estimates. Field trips.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE PCD 322
NEW CODE PCDM                CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 5           NQF LEVEL 5
312
TITLE: PLANT PROTECTION
PURPOSE:        To provide learners with basic principles and strategies for the protection of plants against pets
and diseases
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                 287

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 Learners will be able to comprehend and interpret literature and data related to crop protection; conversant with
the approaches to control pests and diseases.
PRE-REQUISITES:           PCDM 214
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
A review of the most important plant diseases and pests. The biology of microorganisms and pests that harm
crops. The nature of injuries pests and micro organisms inflict on crops, Control measures; physical and chemical
means, cultural practices, biological and legislative control. Properties of the chemicals used and application and
equipments in plant protection. Integrated Pest Management.

Practicals
Identification and classification of diseases and pests that harm crops. Field trips and film shows. Calibration and
application principles and practices of pest control.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
 contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE PCD 332
NEW CODE PCDM                   CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 5            NQF LEVEL 5
313
TITLE: FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTION
PURPOSE: To introduce learners to the different fruits and vegetables, their classification, propagation,
harvesting, storage processing and marketing.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to select appropriate fruits and vegetables for an area; apply the theoretical knowledge in the
production and marketing of the fruits and vegetables.
PRE-REQUISITES:            PCDM 121 and PCDM 221
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
A brief survey of present and potential fruit and vegetable production in RSA with special reference to the North
West Province. Classification of horticultural crops. Climate and soil requirements. Seedling propagation
practices, Seedbed preparation, fertilization and irrigation practices of fruits and vegetable crops. Harvesting,
marketing and storage of horticultural produce with special references to crop produce quality.
Practicals
Production practices, harvesting, grading and judging crop produce, films and fields trips.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE PWD 331 CREDITS 12                                            SEMESTER 5             NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE PCDM
314
TITLE: Work Experience/ Field Attachment I
PURPOSE: To give learners a chance to participate in practical cropping activities.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to:
Lay out field trials
Operate a tractor
Calibrate implements
Weigh and apply fertilizers
PRE-REQUISITES: PCDM 212 OR PCDM 223

CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODE: Contact and Practical
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CONTENTS: Practical
Between the fourth and fifth semesters, and also between the fifth and sixth semesters, students will be placed in
agricultural establishments approved by this department and under the direction of the Head of the organization
concerned. The students will actively participate in practical crop procedures. The students will note and critically
evaluate all activities. After completion of each of two week periods, the students will complete written reports on
their activities.
ASSESSMENT MODE: Written Report, on-the-spot evaluation.
OLD CODE PCD 352
NEW CODE PCDM                  CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 6                NQF LEVEL 5
321
TITLE: AGRONOMY: WINTER CROPS (Wheat, Pototoes, Peas, Lucerne)
PURPOSE: To expose learners to the theoretical and practical management strategies associated with
each of the major winter field crops grown in South Africa.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
For each of the prescribed winter crops, learners will be able to know it's origin, morphology, distribution, climatic
and soil requirements; Know it's appropriate cultural practices including irrigation, fertilization and crop; protection
measures; conduct yield estimates; identify associated pests and diseases. Identify common cultivars.
PRE-REQUISITES:             PCDM 122 OR PCDM 211
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Origin, distribution, morphology, climatic and soil requirements, cultural practices, marketing of wheat and barley,
potatoes, peas and Lucerne.

Practical
Demonstration of cultural practices. Characteristics and identification of cultivars. Study of morphology. Yield
estimates. Field trips,
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE PCD 362
NEW CODE PCDM                  CREDITS 12                                SEMESTER 6             NQF LEVEL 5
322
TITLE: WEEDS AND WEED CONTROL
PURPOSE:           To introduce learners to basic concepts in weed science and weed control.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to identify weed species and devise the appropriate control measures; able to comprehend
and interpret scientific literature related to weed science.
PRE-REQUISITES:             PCDM 122 and PCDM 121
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Definition and characteristics of weeds. The cost of weeds. Biology of weeds and weed seeds. Principles of
weed control, Classification of herbicides according to treatment and/or chemistry. Properties and functions of
herbicides. Use of herbicides on selected crops.
Practical
Identification of important weeds. Pot plant experiments to show the influence of weeds upon the growth of crops,
Calibration of herbicide applicators. Application of herbicides and effectiveness of herbicides. The reaction of
weeds to herbicide treatment.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                    Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
 contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE: PWD 351                 CREDITS
NEW CODE: PWDM 323                    12                          SEMESTER 6                NQF LEVEL 5
TITLE: Work experience/Field Attachment II
PURPOSE: To give learners a chance to participate in practical cropping activities.
 INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                 289

 Learners will be able to:
 Lay out field trials
 Operate a tractor
 Calibrate implements
 Weigh and apply fertilizers
 PRE-REQUISITES: PCDM 314
 CO-REQUISITES: None
 DELIVERY MODE: Contact and Practical
 CONTENTS: Practical
 Between the fourth and fifth semesters, and also between the fifth and sixth semesters, students will be
 placed in agricultural establishments approved by this department and under the direction of the head
 of the organization concerned. The students will actively participate in practical crop procedures. The
 students will not and critically evaluate all activities. After completion of each of two week periods, the
 students will complete written reports on their activities.
 ASSESSMENT MODE: Wtritten Report, on-the-spot evaluation.
OLD CODE PCP 102
NEW CODE PCPM 111               CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: PHYSICAL SCIENCE I
PURPOSE:          To give learners an understanding of the basic scientific theories in physical science.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able apply scientific principles and knowledge in practical agriculture; demonstrate critical and
creative scientific thinking
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Processes and reagents, elements, atoms, equivalents and valence, ions, the periodic table, electrons, atomic
models, radioactivity, surface tension, solution concentration measurements, acids and bases, solubility, physical
properties of compounds and elements, introductory organic chemistry.
Practical
Experiments in physical science relevant to the syllabus CONTENT:.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester Contribu-ting
50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE PCP 112
NEW CODE PCPM 112              CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: BOTANY FOR AGRICULTURE (BASIC GENETICS, TAXONOMY, MORPHOLOGY, ANATOMY)
PURPOSE: To provide learners with the basic concepts of Plant Taxonomy, Morphology, Anatomy,
Genetics, Photosynthesis and transpiration
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to appreciate and describe Morphological, Anatomical, and Taxonomic differences among
common crop plants; discuss and describe the processes involved in Photosynthesis and transpiration; Describe a
plant cell; Appreciate the process and importance of mitosis and meiosis; Solve problems on monohybrid and
dihybrid inheritance
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Basic plant morphology, anatomy, and taxonomy. Basic concepts of photosynthesis and transpiration, Physical
Basis of Inheritance (cells and chromosomes). Cell Division (Mitosis and Meiosis). Mendelian Principles (single
gene inheritance, inheritance of two or more genes, modified dihybrid ratios).
Practical
Investigation of plant cell. Microscopic investigation of leaf, stem, and root tissue. Field identification of plants.
Experiments on photosynthesis and transpiration, Videos on heredity, mitosis and meiosis. Solution of problems on
Mendelian Principles.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
 contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
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OLD CODE PCP 162
NEW CODE PCPM 122                 CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO CROP PRODUCTION (PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES)
PURPOSE:           To get learners to appreciate the role of plants in human welfare and to be familiar with basic crop
management concepts relating to quality, yield, fertilizers and crop protection. Gives an overview of crop production
processes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to appreciate how plants are in our everyday lives; Know the objectives of crop production
systems; Make basic fertilizer calculations; Identify fertilizers, pesticides, common weeds, and farm implements
PRE-REQUISITES:              None
CO-REQUISITES:               None
DELIVERY MODES:              Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
The role of plants in human welfare. Objectives of crop production systems. Concepts of yield and quality in crop
products. Classification of crop plants. Soil factors. Basic concepts of crop nutrition and fertilizer use. Harmful
components
Practical
Identification of fertilizers, pesticides, common weeds, farm implements. Crop yield estimates,
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE PCP 202
NEW CODE PCPM 211                 CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE
PURPOSE: To develop an understanding and appreciation that soil as part of the earth's
ecosystem supplies man with food, fibre, shelter and other quality environment requirements;
To develop an understanding of the origin, formation and classification of soil as a natural body
of the landscape; To develop an appreciation of soil chemical, physical and biological properties
that benefit or deter plant growth, land use and environmental quality .
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Displays understanding of the role of soil in the ecosystem and crop production; Develop skills and techniques used
in the analysis of basic soil properties in the laboratory and field; Become familiar with the terminology used in soil
science.
PRE-REQUISITES:              None
CO-REQUISITES:               None
DELIVERY MODES:              Contact and Practical,
CONTENT:
Theory
Importance of soil; Soil as part of an ecosystem; Soil forming minerals and rocks- classification and weathering; soil
formation processes; soil profile formation and description; soil sampling techniques; Physical properties of soils-
texture, structure, bulk density; Soil chemical properties- cation exchange and base saturation, soil pH; soil organic
matter; soil organisms

Practical
Examination and Identification of rocks and minerals; Examination and description of soil profiles; Soil sampling;
Determination of soil colour; Determination of soil texture by hand and sieving; Determination of soil pH;
Determination of soil organic matter; Determination of action exchange capacity; Identification of important soil
organisms.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
 contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE PCP 242
NEW CODE PCPM 212              CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: AGRICULTURAL CLIMATOLOGY
PURPOSE: To develop understanding of the processes responsible for weather and climate in different
agro ecosystems; to familiarize with the instruments used to measure weather; to develop appreciation of the
influence of climate on agriculture; sensitise learners on the influence of human activities on climate and weather.
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                 291

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Able to summarize and interpret data from a weather; ability to identify the climate variables that may affect
agricultural productivity; learners will have skills heeded to read and measure weather data; able to predict effects
of man's activities on climate change.
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
hO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Climate and weather: definitions, importance, elements; Factors of climate: seasons and sun, clouds, pressure and
wind, radiation and heat, humidity, precipitation; Classification of Climate: koppen, thornthwaite, agro-ecology;
Weather observation, Analysis and forecasting; Climate and Agriculture: soil, crops and cropping systems, pests
and diseases, animal husbandry, hazards-drought, flood; Climate and man: man’s activities and climate, global
warming and greenhouse effect, impact of climate on society.

Practical
Videos and films on weather; Visit to weather stations; Summarising weather records; Recording and analysis of
data from weather stations. Weather observation and prediction.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum of two tests and 2 assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards
the final mark and and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE: AHAM
211                            CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 5
NEW CODE PCPM 213
TITLE: AGRICULTURAL MICROBIOLOGY
PURPOSE: To provide learners with the basic theoretical and practical aspects of microorganisms in
agriculture.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to identify, describe and culture the beneficial and pathological types of microorganisms in
agriculture; Explainthe dissermination and control strategiesof gricultural microorganisms.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and Practical
CONTENT
Theory: Principal groups of microorganisms and their environment, biolgy, and economic importance;
Microoganisms: structure, classification, morphology and anatomy of the microorganisms of the microorganisms;
Soil microorganismsm, their nature, distribution and activity; The root environment in relation to te survival of soil
microorganisms, diseases caused in crops and control methods; important activities of microorganisms in the soil:
organic matter decomposition, carbon and nitrogen cycles and nitrogen fixation.

Practicals
Collection of microorganisms’ specimens, microscopic observation and identification of microorganisms;
Techniques of culturing microorganisms, monitoring microorganuisms in the soil environment.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
 contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests and 2 assignments during the semester contributing 50% the final
mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE PCP 252
NEW CODE PCPM 221               CREDITS 12                                     SEMESTER 2       NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: SOIL FERTILITY AND FERTILIZERS
PURPOSE:          To Provide learners with the basic principles in soil fertility and soil management; To improve
understanding of the soil fertility needs of crops and how these needs can be evaluated and met; To explain the
role and types of fertilizers their calibration, application and effects in the soil.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to read and interpret soil and/or plant analysis results; Be economically and environmentally sensitive to
fertilizer and organic wastes use in crop production
PRE-REQUISITES:            PCPM 211
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
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CONTENT:
Theory
General concepts of soil fertility; Factors affecting soil fertility; Essential plant nutrients: forms, functions, deficiency
symptoms, transformations; Techniques of evaluating soil fertility: deficiency symptoms, yield responses, plant
tissue analyses; Approaches to managing and maintaining soil fertility: cropping systems, manures, soil
amendments, fertilizers-types, formulation, methods of application and management; fertilizer recommendations for
crops; Biological management of soil fertility and rhizosphere effect.

Practical
Missing nutrient trials to observe deficiency and toxicity symptoms in plants; Laboratory analysis of nutrient
elements in soil and plant tissues; Interpretation of plant and soil analytical data; Examination of fertilizers and
calculations of fertilizer rates; Examination of locally available manures and amendments.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE PCP 302
NEW CODE PCPM 311                CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: AGRONOMY: SUMMER CROPS (Summer Cereals , Cotton, Groundnut and Sunflower)
PURPOSE:           To expose learners to the theoretical; and practical management strategies associate with each of
the major summer field crops grown in South Africa.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
For each of the prescribed summer crops, learner will be able to know it's origin, morphology, distribution, climatic
and soil requirements; know it's appropriate cultural practices including fertilization and crop protection measures;
conduct yield estimates; identify associated pests and diseases; identify common cultivars.
PRE-REQUISITES:             PCPM 122 OR PCPM 211
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Origin, distribution, morphology, climatic and soil requirements, cultural practices, marketing of maize, sorghum,
millets, cowpeas, soybeans, groundnuts, sunflower, and cotton.
Practicals
Demonstration of cultural practices. Characteristics and identification of cultivars. Study of morphology. Yield
estimates. Field trips.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                   Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
 contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE PCP 322
NEW CODE PCPM 312                CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: PLANT PROTECTION
PURPOSE:           To provide learners with basic principles and strategies for the protection of plants against pets and
diseases
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
 Learners will be able to comprehend and interpret literature and data related to crop protection; conversant with the
approaches to control pests and diseases.
PRE-REQUISITES:             PCPM 213
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
A review of the most important plant diseases and pests. The biology of microorganisms and pests that harm
crops. The nature of injuries pests and micro organisms inflict on crops, Control measures; physical and chemical
means, cultural practices, biological and legislative control. Properties of the chemicals used and application and
equipments in plant protection. Integrated Pest Management.

Practicals
Identification and classification of diseases and pests that harm crops. Field trips and film shows. Calibration and
application principles and practices of pest control.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments/ 6 practical reports during the semester contributing 50%
towards the final and a final assessment of a 3 hour examination contributing 50% towards the final mark.
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                   293

OLD CODE PCP 332
NEW CODE PCPM 313              CREDITS 12                                     SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: HORTICULTURE: FRUIT PRODUCTION
PURPOSE: To introduce learners to the different fruits crops and their: classification, propagation, cultural
practices, harvesting, storage, processing and marketing.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to select appropriate fruits crops for an area, apply theoretical and practical knowledge in the
establishment, production management and marketing of the fruit crops.
PRE-REQUISITES:           PCPM 122 and PCPM 212
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
A brief survey of present and potential fruit production in RSA with special reference to the North West Province,
nutritional and economic importance of fruit production in RSA; climate and soil requirements, seedling propagation
practices; land preparation practices; harvesting and handling of fresh fruit produce; storage and processing of
fresh fruit produce; and marketing of fruit crops produce.

Practicals
Production practices, determining fruit maturity, grading and packaging, and field trips.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments/ 6 practical reports during the semester contributing 50%
towards the final and a final assessment of a 3 hour examination contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE PCP 342
NEW CODE PCPM 314                CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF SOILS
PURPOSE: To gain exposure to the measurement of soil physical and chemical properties on which soil
management decisions are based; To examine chemical and physical properties of soil which influence availability
of and response to nutritionally important elements and fertilizers.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be conversant with the techniques of measuring basic soil physical and chemical properties; display
scientific understanding of the role of soil properties in plant growth; able to apply scientific principles to generate
possible solutions to practical problems in crop production.
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Soil as a 3-phase system; particle size distribution and soil texture; soil aggregation and aggregate stability; soil
compaction and porosity; Soil aggregation and aggregate stability; sealing and crusting of soils; soil temperature;
soil air; Soil water-properties of water molecule, energy concept of soil water, measurement of soil water and
potential, movement and flow of water in soils, hysteresis; water infiltration; Clay minerals-structure and properties;
salt affected soils-origin of salt, effects on soil and plants, reclamation; The chemistry of flooded/submerged soils.

Practical
Determination of soil texture by hydrometer; soil bulk density; aggregate stability; soil strength; soil temperature;
observation of soil sealing and crusting; Determination of soil water content and potential; Examination of clay
mineral structures; Effects of salt on soil and seed germination.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests, 3 assignments and 3 practicals during the semester contributing 50%
towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE PCP 352
NEW CODE PCPM 321              CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 2               NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: AGRONOMY: WINTER CROPS (Wheat, Peas, Pototoes, Lucern)
PURPOSE: To expose learners to the theoretical and practical management strategies associated with
each of the major winter field crops grown in South Africa.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
For each of the prescribed winter crops, learners will be able to know it's origin, morphology, distribution, climatic
and soil requirements; Know it's appropriate cultural practices including irrigation, fertilization and crop; protection
measures; conduct yield estimates; identify associated pests and diseases. Identify common cultivars.
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
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CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Origin, distribution, morphology, climatic and soil requirements, cultural practices, marketing of wheat and barley,
potatoes, peas and Lucerne.
Practical
Demonstration of cultural practices. Characteristics and identification of cultivars. Study of morphology. Yield
estimates. Field trips,
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
 contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE PCP 362
NEW CODE PCPM 322                CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: WEEDS AND WEED CONTROL
PURPOSE:           To introduce learners to basic concepts in weed science and weed control.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to identify weed species and devise the appropriate control measures; able to comprehend
and interpret scientific literature related to weed science.
PRE-REQUISITES:             PCPM 122
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Definition and characteristics of weeds. The cost of weeds. Biology of weeds and weed seeds. Principles of weed
control, Classification of herbicides according to treatment and/or chemistry. Properties and functions of herbicides.
  Use of herbicides on selected crops.
Practical
Identification of important weeds. Pot plant experiments to show the influence of weeds upon the growth of crops,
Calibration of herbicide applicators. Application of herbicides and effectiveness of herbicides. The reaction of
weeds to herbicide treatment.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments/ 6 practical reports during the semester contributing 50%
towards the final mark and a final mark of a 3 hour examination contributing 50% towards the final mark.



The degree BSc (Land Management) may be awarded after completion of the prescribed modules/courses as
outlined below. This will normally take a minimum of 2 semesters or 1 year of full time study.

OLD CODE PCP 372
NEW CODE PCPM 323              CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 2             NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
PURPOSE: To provide learners with an overview of Plant Physiological processes such as water relations,
mineral nutrition, nitrogen metabolism, photosynthesis, translocation, plant hormones, dormancy etc.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to describe plant physiological processes such as water relations in plants, mineral nutrition,
nitrogen metabolism, photosynthesis, respiration, etc; to conduct simple experiments to demonstrate some of the
above processes; define dormancy, photoperiodism and confidently discuss their role in plants; know the effects
of plant hormones and their uses in crop production.
PRE-REQUISITES:           PCPM 112
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Introduction to plant physiological processes (Diffusion, Osmosis, imbibition). Plant water relations. Mineral
nutrition. Nitrogen metabolism. Photosynthesis. Translocation of sugars. Respiration, Hormones, Dormancy,
Photoperiodism, and vernalization.
Practical
Laboratory experiments to demonstrate physiological processes and their consequences, Laboratory/Field
experiments to illustrate dormancy, photoperiodism, and effects of hormones.
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                              295

ASSESSMENT MODES:                 Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
 contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE PCP 382
NEW CODE PCPM 324              CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 2         NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: HORTICULTURE: VEGETABLE PRODUCTION
PURPOSE: To introduce learners to the different vegetable crops and their: classification; climate and soil
requirements; propagation; land preparation and crop establishment; production practices; harvesting and
handling; storage; produce processing; and marketing.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to select appropriate vegetables crops in different seasons of an area; apply theoretical
and practical knowledge in the production, processing, and marketing of various vegetables..
PRE-REQUISITES:           PCPM 122 and PCPM 212
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
A brief survey of the present and potential vegetable production in RSA with special reference to the North West
Province; nutritional and economic importance of vegetable production in RSA; classification of vegetable crops;
climate and soil requirements; propagation of vegetable crops; land preparation and crop establishment;
production practise of various vegetable crops; harvesting and handling of fresh vegetable produce; storage and
processing of fresh vegetable produce; and marketing of vegetable produce.
Practical
Seasonal effect on vegetable; production practices of various vegetables crops; harvesting, handling, grading and
preparation for marketing; marketing of vegetable produce; films and filed trips.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments/ 6 practical reports during the semester contributing 50%
towards the final mark and a final mark of a 3 hour examination contributing 50% towards the final mark
 OLD CODE PCP 382              CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 2          NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE PCPM
325
TITLE: FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTION
PURPOSE: To introduce learners to the different fruits and vegetables, their classification, propagation,
harvesting, storage processing and marketing.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to select appropriate fruits and vegetables for an area; apply the theoretical knowledge in
the production and marketing of the fruits and vegetables.
PRE-REQUISITES: PCPM 122 and PCPM 212
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
A brief survey of present and potential fruit and vegetable production in RSA with special reference to the North
West Province. Classification of horticultural crops. Climate and soil requirements. Seedling propagation
practices, seedbed preparation, fertilization and irrigation practices of fruits and vegetable crops. Harvesting,
marketing and storage of horticultural produce with special references to crop produce quality.
Practicals
Production practices, harvesting, grading and judging crop produce, films and fields trips.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester contributing
50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE PCP 412
NEW CODE PCPM 411              CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 1         NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: FARM MACHINERY
PURPOSE: Provide the principles behind the functioning of a diesel engine, planters and pesticide
Applicators and other tillage implements. The cost-effective use of farm machinery.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to manage the use of farm machinery. Do budget for every anticipated farm operation including farm
buildings
PRE-REQUISITES:           None
CO-REQUISITES:            None
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DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory Farm engines, tractor engine, and farm tractor types. Primary tillage implements and their applications.
Secondary tillage implements and their applications, Planters and pesticide applicators. Implement settings and
adjustments for effective and correct usage. Calibration of planters and pesticide applicators.
Practical Operation and servicing of a tractor and implements, calibration of sprayers, planters. Adjustment and
setting of tillage and planting implements, Construction of farm structures and their maintenance.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE PCP 432
NEW CODE PCPM 412               CREDITS 12                                    SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: PLANT BREEDING
PURPOSE:           To expose learners to the basic concepts of plant breeding and the methods used for breeding
self- and cross-pollinated crops.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to appreciate plant breeding objectives; acquire an understanding of evolutionary forces
affecting crop plants; describe reproductive systems in crop plants; appreciate the link between genetics and
plant breeding; distinguish between different plant breeding methods; appreciate and describe how hybrid seed
maize is produced; analyse results from multi-locational cultivar trials; make crosses using maize or wheat.
PRE-REQUISITES:            PCPM 112 OR ASCM 326
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory: The nature and goals of plant breeding. Patterns of evolution in crop plants. Plant introduction and
domestication. Reproductive systems in cultivated species. The genetic basis of plant breeding, Breeding
methods for self - and cross - pollinated crops. Detailed discussion of the production of hybrid maize seed.
Analysis of results from multi - location cultivar trials.
Practical: Field observation of variations in crop plants with a view to selecting for desirable characteristics.
Problems on basic genetic concepts, Demonstration of crossing techniques for maize and wheat. Statistical
analysis of results from multi – location cultivar trials.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
 contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE PCP 442/PSS 332*
NEW CODE PCPM 413/PSSM CREDITS 12                                             SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 6
311
TITLE: PROJECT AND SEMINAR I
PURPOSE:           Acquaint students with crop science literature; provide practice in reading, analysis, critique and
reviewing of literature; provide practice to plan, conduct and experiment and prepare scientific report; provide
opportunity for students to orally present and defend selected crop science research; increase practical skills in
and understanding of, planning, implementation and evaluation of a chosen project in crop science .
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to prepare and submit project proposal; a critic of literature on a topic to submitted; ability to present a
seminar
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Research and Project
CONTENT:
Basic concepts of field experimentation. Selection of project topic/title in consultation with supervisor. Initiation of
field/laboratory research project. Seminar (which should run into the following semester, if necessary) on a topic
approved by the Department; Review of techniques used in preparing manuscripts; Preparation, writing up of
reports and oral presentation of the report.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                  Project write-up contribute 50% and oral presentation contribute 50% towards
the final mark.

* PCPM 413 is for Crop Science Students while PSSM 311 is for Land Management Students
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                  297

OLD CODE PCP 413
NEW CODE PCPM 414                CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: WORK EXPERIENCE I
PURPOSE: To enable learners to participate, under field conditions, in the practical management of
summer field crops; to provide students with hands-on practical experience in crop science and
production; to increase practical skills in and understanding of large scale field agricultural operations.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to appreciate the complexities of summer field crops production; work as part of a team in
carrying out specific production tasks; know how to calibrate various farm implements; write an acceptable report,
detailing the activities they were engaged in; familiarity with the activities of agricultural institution around the
province; learners will be familiar with the main culture practices used in crop production on a farm; learners will
acquire some skills in the production, management, storage and processing of copies.
PRE-REQUISITES:             None
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Experiential
CONTENT:
The student will actively participate in practical crop production procedures, note and critically evaluate all
activities of the agricultural establishment to which the student was attached. On completion of the two weeks
attachment period, the student will submit a written report on his/her activities.
ASSESSMENT MODES: A written report by the student and a student's assessment report from the
establishment to which the student was attached, submitted to the Head of the Department.

NEW CODE PCPM
415/PSSM 312                     CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: PEDOLOGY
PURPOSE: To make learners aware of different forms of soils and their best possible uses for sustainable
agriculture.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners should realize the best possible uses for specific soil forms and be able to assess land for different
uses.
PRE-REQUISITES:            PCPM 211
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory: Introduction, Definition, and motivation. The soil profile: horizons, nomenclature. Soil genesis: factors of
soil formation, geomorphology and the accumulation of parent material, rock and mineral weathering: horizon
differentiation. Soil classification, S.A. system in detail.

Practical: Detailed description of soil profiles in the field followed by classification. Exercises in simple forms,
identification when provided only wih profile description and analytical data.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum of 2 tests and practical reports contributing 50% towards the final mark and
final assessment of 2 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.
OLD CODE
PCP 472/PSS 382*                     CREDITS 12                              SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE PCPM
421/PSSM322*
TITLE: PRINCIPLES OF IRRIGATION
PURPOSE:          To introduce learners to the basic principles behind choice of irrigation system, design and
efficiency of an irrigation.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to select an appropriate irrigation system for a given situation, calculate the water
requirement for irrigation, and design a simple irrigation system, able to conduct a simple evaluation of an existing
irrigation system.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
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CONTENT:
Theory
Definition and historical background; role irrigation in agriculture with special reference to the North West
Province; Sources and storage of irrigation water; Factors to consider in choosing irrigation system; basic crop-
soil- water relations; Evaporation and consumptive water use; Crop water requirements; Irrigation scheduling
techniques; Irrigation systems, Chemigation; The economics of irrigation; Quality of irrigation water; Irrigation
efficiency and optimal water use in irrigation; Economics of irrigation.
Practical
Slides and videos on irrigation; Calculating irrigation needs of crops; Techniques of irrigation scheduling;
Estimation of plant water requirements; Monitoring soil water in irrigation; use of weather stations and
computer models in irrigation; Testing the quality of irrigation water; Visits to irrigation schemes and farms.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests and 3 assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the
final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.

* PCP 472 (PCPM 421) is for Crop Science Students and PSS 382 (PSSM 322) is for Land Management
Students

OLD CODE PCP 482
NEW CODE PCPM 422              CREDITS 12                                  SEMESTER 2           NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: CROP PHYSIOLOGY
PURPOSE: To provide learners with an overview of concepts such as growth analysis, the physiological basis of
crop yield, source-sink relationships, partitioning and translocation of assimilates, crop ideotypes, etc.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to confidently discuss the processes of photosynthesis; conduct crop growth analysis and
measurement; interpret data and graphs representing crop growth; appreciate the physiological basis of crop
yield; know how assimilates are partitioned and translocated; appreciate the concept of crop ideotypes
PRE-REQUISITES:           PCPM 323
CO-REQUISITES:            None
DELIVERY MODES:           Contact and Practical
CONTENT:
Theory
History of crop physiology. Review of photosynthesis and respiration. Crop growth and development. Crop
growth analysis and measurement., Physiological basis of crop yield. Source - sink relationships. Canopy
structure. Photosynthetic pathways. Crop respiration. Partitioning and translocation of assimilates. Crop
ideotypes. Case study of specific crops such as maize, wheat, cotton potato, etc.

Practical
Monitoring crop growth and development using maize, wheat or sorghum as test crop, Appropriate laboratory/field
practicals to support theoretical aspects.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
contributing
 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark
OLD CODE                            CREDITS                                   SEMESTER            NQF LEVEL
PCP 492/PSS 392*                        12                                         2                    6
NEW CODE PCPM
423/PSSM 323*
TITLE: SOIL CONSERVATION
PURPOSE:          To introduce learners to facts related natural resources degradation in South Africa and the world
at large, its consequences and techniques of protection, reclamation and the concept of sustainable utilization of
the resources.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to appreciate, identify and assess different stages and forms of natural resources
degradation and their causes; design appropriate natural resources management strategies; appreciate the role
of Government and NGOs in soil conservation.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Contact and Practical
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                    299

CONTENT:
Theory
Definitions and historical background of soil conservation in South Africa; Land degradation-types, causes and
consequences; Soil erosion -definition, causes, mechanics, extent and distribution; Estimation of soil loss from a
landscape; Soil and water conservation strategies-physical, biological &, mechanical; Conservation of natural
Resources Act; Agroforestry; Role of land Use Planning in soil conservation.

Practical
Slides, Video and film show on land degradation; use of models to estimate soil erosion; Field trips to observe soil
and water conservation strategies; determination of erosivity and erodibility of soils using rainfall simulators.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests and 3 assignments during the semester contributing 50% towards the
Final mark and final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards the final mark.

* PCP 492 (PCPM 423) is for Crop Science Students - PSS 392 ( PSSM 323) is for Land Management Students

OLD CODE PCP 452/PSS 362*
NEW CODE PCPM 424/PSSM 321* CREDITS 12                                       SEMESTER 2            NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: PROJECT AND SEMINAR II (continuation, where applicable)
PURPOSE:          To develop the skills to comprehend and review scientific literature, to practice scientific research
and communicate research findings; To gain experience in writing and presenting a project report.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will demonstrate ability to conduct and manage research under supervision; Ability to analyse, interpret
and compile research data; Ability to communicate research results orally in a seminar.
PRE-REQUISITES:            None
CO-REQUISITES:             None
DELIVERY MODES:            Research and Project
CONTENT:
Compilation and analysis of data from project PCP 442. Write-up and submission of a final report for overall
evaluation of field/laboratory project. Preparation, evaluation and oral presentation of seminar on selected topic in
crop or soil science or the field/laboratory project.
ASSESSMENT MODES:                   Project write-up contribute 50% and oral presentation contribute 50% towards
the final mark

* PCP 452 (PCPM 424) is for Crop Science Students - PSS 362 (PSSM 323) is for Land Management Students
OLD CODE PCP 463
NEW CODE PCPM 425                CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 2          NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: WORK EXPERIENCE II
PURPOSE:            To provide learners with hands-on practical exp erience in crop production; to increase the
practical skills in understanding large scale field agricultural operations and appreciate the problems associated
with such operations.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Familiarity with the activities and operations of agricultural institutions; participated in the different cultural
practices on farm and acquire skills in crop production and management, storage, processing and marketing of
produce.
PRE-REQUISITES:             PCPM 414 or PCPM 411
CO-REQUISITES:              None
DELIVERY MODES:             Experiential
CONTENT:
The student will actively participate in practical crop production procedures, note and critically evaluate all
activities of the agricultural establishment to which the student was attached. On completion of the two weeks
attachment period, the student will submit a written report on his/her activities.
ASSESSMENT MODES: A written report by the student and a student’s assessment report from the
establishment to which the student was attached, submitted to the Head of the Department.
OLD CODE PCP 703
NEW CODE PCPM 611                CREDITS 24                                   SEMESTER 1          NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: SELECTED TOPIC IN CROP SCIENCE/RESEARCH PROJECT I
PURPOSE: To develop familiarity with literature and genera te research ideas; to develop skills associated with
scientific experimental design data analysis and scientific report writing; to provide opportunity for students to
orally present and defend selected topics and research results.
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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to carry out investigations in areas of specialisation dealing with problems of practical importance;
Ability to write a scientific report; Ability to present a Seminar orally
PREREQUISITES:               PCPM 413 and PCPM 424
CO-REQUISITES:               None
DELIVERY MODES:              Project, Research
CONTENT:
Theory
The student will conduct a review of a specific topic in crop science and submit a report based on the chosen
topic/research project; A field/laboratory project will be initiated
ASSESSMENT MODES: A written report on a research project undertaken during the semester contributing
 50% of the final mark and a final assessment of a seminar presentation contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
OLD CODE PCP 713
NEW CODE PCPM 612                 CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: APPLIED CROP PHYSIOLOGY
PURPOSE:           To enable learners to have an insight into the applied aspects of crop physiology through the use
of different environmental manipulations.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to relate environmental factors to crop growth and development; Have an insight into how
crops adapt to stress; Analyse crop growth and development; Modify yield potential by chemical and cultural
means; Appreciate how crop geometry and competition affect yield; Design simple experiments to demonstrate
different agronomic manipulations aimed at modifying crop yield.
PRE-REQUISITES:              None
CO-REQUISITES:               None
DELIVERY MODES:             Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Effects of environmental factors (temperature, photoperiod, rainfall, etc) on crop growth and development.
Adaptation of crop plants to stress factors. Analysis of growth and development. Maximisation of crop yield
through optimisation of photosynthetic potential. Photosynthate partitioning in relation to yield, Modification of
yield potential by chemical and cultural means. Plant growth regulators in crop production. Physiological role of
mineral nutrition. Crop geometry and competition.
Practical
Analysis of crop growth and development. Field and greenhouse experiments to support theory,
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
 contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards
 the final mark
OLD CODE PCP 723
NEW CODE PCPM 613                 CREDITS 12                                 SEMESTER 1           NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: CROP PROTECTION
PURPOSE: To give learners a further in depth study and understanding of scientific principles in crop
protection.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to apply scientific principles in practical crop protection; demonstrate critical and creative
thinking in research and development in areas of crop protection.
PRE-REQUISITES:              None
CO-REQUISITES:               None
DELIVERY MODES:              Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Self-study, class discussion and assignments on special topics in Crop Protection, such as economics of pest
control, pest control management; environment aspects of chemical control of pests; cultural practices and
suppression of aspects in areas of Entomology, Pathology and Weed Science.
Practicals
Practicals with reference to the study topics
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum of 6 assignments/practical reports during the semester contributing 50%
towards the final mark and a final mark assessment of a 3 hour examination contributing 50% towards the final
mark.
Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology                                                                301

OLD CODE PCP 733
NEW CODE PCPM 614                CREDITS 12                                SEMESTER 1            NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: AGRO-METEOROLOGY
PURPOSE:           To provide learners with a global appreciation of weather phenomena and their effects on
agriculture
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Learners will be able to appreciate the importance of weather agriculture; understand the causes of climatic
change and its effects on crops; design management strategies to cope with weather hazards such as drought,
frost; to collect, collate, analyse and interpret climatological data.
PRE-REQUISITES:              None
CO-REQUISITES:               None
DELIVERY MODES:              Contact and practical
CONTENT:
Theory
Economic significance and importance of weather; Introduction to meteorology: The earth's atmosphere;
Atmospheric energy; Atmospheric moisture and precipitation; Atmospheric motion. Global climatic change and
variability and its effect on agriculture. Weather patterns over Southern Africa. Drought and management of
drought. Frost and frost prevention/avoidance. Use of weather data for scheduling irrigation. Weather effects on
pest and disease incidence. Wind and windbreaks.
Practical
Installation, Calibration and maintenance of weather instruments of importance to agriculture. Interpretation of
weather charts. Processing and visual representation of climatological data for agricultural purposes. Observation
of environmental variables within plant communities and soil surface. Use of weather station instruments.
Calibration and use of sensors for soil; leaf and air temperature measurement. Measurement of surface
reflectivity and radiation in a canopy
ASSESSMENT MODES: Minimum 2 tests/assignments plus practical reports during the semester
 contributing 50% towards the final mark and a final assessment of 3 hours contributing 50% towards
 the final mark

OLD CODE PSS 712         CREDITS 24                                     SEMESTER 1             NQF LEVEL 6
NEW CODE PSSM 611
TITLE: Research Projects I
PURPOSE: To acquaint students with crop science/land management literature; provide practice in
reading, analysis, critique and reviewing of literature; provide practice in planning, conduct and experiment
and preparing scientific reports; provide opportunity for students to orally present and defend research results
and data; increase practical skills and understanding of, planning, implementation and evaluation of a
chosen project in crop science/land management .
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Ability to prepare and submit project proposals; a critique of literature on a chosen topic, ability to present a
seminar. Ability to carry out investigations in areas of specialization dealing with problems of practical
importance; ability to write a scientific report; ability to present a seminar orally.
PRE-REQUISITES: PSSM 311 and PSSM 321
CO-REQUISITES: None
DELIVERY MODES: Research and consultation
CONTENT:
Basic concepts of field experimentation. Selection of project topic/title in consultation with supervisor.
Initiation of field/laboratory research project. Seminar (which should run into the following semester, if
necessary) on a topic approved by the Department; Review of techniques used in preparing manuscripts;
Preparation, writing up of reports and oral presentation of the report.
ASSESSMENT MODES: Project write-up contributes 50% and oral presentation contributes 50%
towards the final mark.
OLD CODE PSS 723
NEW CODE PSSM 612                CREDITS 12                                   SEMESTER 1         NQF LEVEL 6
TITLE: SOIL MICROBIOLOGY
PURPOSE:.To familiarise students with the importance of microbial activities to agricultu