Diploma in Microbiology

Diversity of Plants (BOU1200) is one of the basic courses available for those who study Botany as one of the disciplines at Level 3 of the B. Sc. Degree programme. It is a six (06) Credit course which is conducted through both semesters. This course will introduce you to the wonderful and diverse world of plants. Starting from the simple unicellular aquatic plants and lead you through to the land plants which can reach several meters in height. You will learn the main morphological, structural and reproductive features of the major groups of plants and also to get a deeper understanding on the evolutionary relationships between the different groups of plants.

Dr. Roshan Perera and Dr. Chathurika Karunanayake are the senior coordinators of this cours

Genetics and Evolution is a course offered at level four of the B.Sc. Degree Programme. The course has a credit rating of three and requires you to spend twenty two hours of study time.

Main objectives of this course are for you to understand the concepts of Genetics and how it can be related with the process of evolution.

For better understanding of the course, you are required to follow Plant Diversity (BOU1200) and Cell Organization and Biochemistry (BOU 1101) at level 3. Hope you enjoy following this course and gain deeper knowledge on Genetics!

This is a course that deals with the Identification, Nomenclaure, and Classification of the Higher Plants and Animals and mainly concerning higher plants. You are required to have obtained BOU1200 (Diversity of Plants)either eligibility or concurrent registration as the prerequisite of this course.

BOU2103 is a three credit Level 3 course that will introduce you to the fascinating world of Microbiology. Here you will gain basic knowledge through your lesson material and skills during your practical sessions in microbiology. These skills and knowledge will be essential for you to go deeper into the field of Microbiology in your following years as a University student and also if you intend to go into a field related to Microbiology in the future.

Pre-requisites - BOU1200

Is a pre-requisite course for BOU3100

This course on Plant Physiology will look into how plants function and grow. This is a 6 credit course offered at level 4 of the BSc degree programme. Academic activities of this course comprise of both theoretical and practical components and are conducted in the second semester. There are 5 Day schools, one OBT (Open Book Tests), 2 NBTs (No book Tests), a 5-day Practical session and a practical assessment test and a Revision day school. We do hope that these activities will facilitate you to be actively engaged in the learning process throughout this course.

BOU3100 is a 3 credit course offered at the Level 5 of the B.Sc Degree programme. This requires about 75 hours of study time. Academic activities of the course consists of both theoretical and practical components and are conducted during the second semester. This course will introduce you to the diversity of different microorganism on various environments such as soil, air, water and food and their interactions and activities within their communities as well as their environments. Further you will learn about the major roles that microorganisms play in human health and how they can be used in agricultural, industrial and environmental related issues.

Soils and Plant Growth is an optional and three(03) credit course unit at Level 5 of the B.Sc Degree Programme and is conducted in the second semester. There will be about three day schools and one practical session spreading over three consecutive days. This course unit is presented to you in four theory units and one practical manual. The main objective of studying this course unit is to gain thorough understanding on how soil is developed and how it helps to have better plant growth. There will be three continuous assessments and one final examination for this course.

Plant Breeding (BOU3106) is a Level 5 three credits B.Sc degree course offered in the second semester. This course will enable you to understand the fundamental concepts in plant breeding, traditional and modern methods used and the applications of plant breeding in various fields.

This is a course unit offered at Level 5 of the B.Sc. Degree Programme as an open elective course to strengthen the knowledge on non-subject area in complying with the broad aims of an undergraduate programme . This course unit provides an understanding on the Environment, its components and their importance in maintaining the life on earth and how mankind has put the very same environment into crisis creating many issues for the living being.This course tries to put thoughts on how best we can utilize and save the environment in a sustainable manner. Further, the contents direct students to think of suitable measures we could practice to achieve the healthiest environment in which man can live comfortably.