UNISA Biochemistry Course Module

UNISA Biochemistry Course Module

Biochemistry Major Combination
NQF Level: 5: CHE1501, CHE1502, CHE1503, STA1510, EUP1501
NQF Level: 6: BCH2601, BCH2602, BCH2603, BCH2604
NQF Level: 7: BCH3701, BCH3702, BCH3703, BCH3704

Bioenergetics – BCH2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: CHE1501 (or XHE1501) or CHE1502 (or XHE1502)
Purpose: To enable students to understand the basic principles of bioenergetics and the metabolism of selected carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids.
Biopolymers of Heredity – BCH2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: CHE1501 (or XHE1501) or CHE1502 (or XHE1502)
Purpose: To enable students to explain the central dogma describing the flow of genetic information in the biosphere and to understand the principles of regulation of gene expression.
Biochemistry (Practical) – BCH2604
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: CHE1501 or CHE1502
Purpose: This module form part of the degree Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences. Upon completion of this module student will have a general understanding of basic scientific experiments applied in biochemistry.
Introductory Biochemistry – BCH2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: CHE1501 (or XHE1501) or CHE1502 (or XHE1502)
Purpose: To enable students to understand the scope of biochemistry and to know the structure and functions of biomolecules i.e. carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids and lipids.
Enzymology – BCH3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: BCH2601
Purpose: To enable students to describe and explain the structure and function of enzymes, as well as the kinetics and mechanisms of enzyme-catalysed reactions. The knowledge acquired will enable students to recognise the relevance of enzymes in living systems and how the characteristics of enzymes are used in numerous life sciences and biotechnical applications.
Advanced Metabolism – BCH3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: BCH2602
Purpose: To enable students to obtain advanced knowledge of the central metabolic pathways and their regulation. This will enable them to analyse metabolic pathways and defects in metabolism.
Molecular Genetics – BCH3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: BCH2603
Purpose: To enable students to obtain well-rounded and systematic knowledge of gene structure and function and of the principles and applications of recombinant DNA technology.
Biochemistry (Practical) – BCH3704
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: BCH2604 Co-requisite: Any two of the following: BCH3701, BCH3702, BCH3703
Purpose: This module form part of the degree Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences. Upon completion of this module student will have a general understanding of analytical experiments applied in biochemistry. This includes the use of spectrophotometer, GC-MS and tandem mass spectrometry.
Proteins, Integral to Cellular Function – LSH4812
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of Bachelor of Science Honours in Life Science. Students who successfully complete this module can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structure of peptides and proteins and how changes in these structures may contribute to disease. Students will also be able critically differentiate when to use the various laboratory techniques that determine and analyse protein structure and folding. The knowledge students acquire will be applied to critically analyzing current protein and peptide based therapies.

MTH South African Theological Seminary

MTH South African Theological Seminary

Master of Theology

We are pleased to announce a new MTh course in Science and Theology. This course is the first of its kind to be presented in South Africa and Africa as a whole. It is a structured course, covering areas such as History of the Debate, Big Bang Cosmology, Evolution and Creation, The Book of Genesis, Flood Geology, Creation Models, and many other interesting topics on the subject of Science and Theology. The course culminates in the writing of a mini-thesis on a subject of choice within the discipline. The course will be overseen by Drs. Mark Pretorius and Dan Lioy, who have written and published extensively on the subject.
No prior knowledge of science is needed to enrol for the MTh in Science and Theology. Enrolments are now open.
Please contact Leschenne@sats.edu.za for more information.
The Postgraduate School of the South African Theological Seminary proudly offers our outstanding Master of Theology programme, designed to produce competent leaders who have expert knowledge in a particular field and are able to serve God effectively as pastors, missionaries, teachers or leaders. The Postgraduate School of SATS is committed to provide the best opportunities and support for advanced theological studies. A competent team of full time staff members and associates, each specialising in a particular field of theology, serves an ever-growing number of postgraduate students from all parts of the world.

The M.Th. is a fully accredited, completely online programme that provides the opportunity for advanced theological research. You can choose between two formats – Full thesis and Coursework – and within each there are further options regarding research focus and research method. This means you co-design a curriculum that is most suitable to your situation and need.
All candidates benefit from our extensive support system that includes:

  • professional support from the Postgraduate School staff team
  • dynamic online learning platform
  • expert guidance from course facilitators and thesis supervisors
  • access to a plethora of online resources

SATS remains committed to the pursuit of integrated theology by assisting students to discover the integral connectedness of the various branches of theology, and to let this insight shape the way they engage with theology. We also Offeran M.Th programme in Integrated Theology that guides students in applying this methodology at an advanced academic level.

Coursework MTh

The Coursework MTh totals 180 credits (approximately 45 US credits) and contains three components:

  • Research Orientation course (24 credits)
  • 4 Elective courses (24 credits each)
  • Research component: Mini-thesis or Research project (60 credits)

The following list provides more detail about course options.
Research Orientation – MRS5240
This compulsory course aims to familiarise students with advanced theological research at SATS and academic writing. You will receive guidance to help you design your programme, choose your elective courses, and conceptualise your research project.

Elective courses (24 credits each)

You can choose from the following electives (Click here to see the Postgraduate Course Details)

  • MBS5241 Old Testament Introduction
  • MBS5242 New Testament Introduction
  • MBS5243 Biblical Theology
  • MBS5244 Biblical Hermeneutics
  • MBS5246 Biblical Book Study
  • MPT5240 Practical Theology: Mapping a Ministry

New courses are in development and will appear on the SATS website as they become available.

Research component

There are two options for the final 60 credit research component:
RES5600 Mini-thesis
The Mini-thesis is designed for students who may want to continue with a Ph.D. in Theology at a later stage. The journey includes the submission of a formal research proposal. (Click here to see see a brief description of the course.)
RES5601 Research project
In this course you will summarise, augment and integrate the research findings of the elective courses of the M.Th. Coursework programme in a final research report that demonstrates your ability to do research and to present your findings. (Click here to see see a brief description of the course.)

General comments:

  • The courses vary greatly in content and approach, yet all are based on SATS’ core values.
  • Electives are also offered as stand-alone courses.
  • Students have a maximum of six months to complete each 24 credit course. Where they fail to finish a course in time, additional fees will be charged.

Students take an average of four years to finish the M.Th. Coursework programme.
Full thesis MTh
The Full thesis MTh provides you with the opportunity to engage in an extensive research project on your topic of choice. This may be within traditional research fields as listed above (Coursework MTh), or it may venture into new areas of scholarship.
We will appoint a supervisor with the relevant expertise to guide you along your thesis journey. After the orientation process, you will design your research proposal and write a thesis that is approximately 50,000 words in length (about 150 pages).
The thesis journey is structured according to 5 phases:
Phase 1
This begins when a person contacts SATS to enquire about a possible master’s programme and runs through registration,  orientation, exploring focus and methods, and finally identifying a research concept.
Phase 2
In Phase 2 the candidate compiles and submits a formal research proposal. This is done under the guidance of a supervisor specialising in the chosen field of research. This proposal is done according to a prescribed template and has to meet strict
academic criteria.
Phase 3
Once the research proposal is approved by the Postgraduate Committee, the candidate can proceed with research and thesis writing under the guidance of the appointed supervisor(s). Phase 3 is the first half of this process and involves the submission of
a detail progress report for review.
Phase 4
In Phase 4 the candidate finishes the research and the draft thesis.
Phase 5
The draft thesis is submitted for internal and external examination and the required improvements are made. The final step is the oral defense of the thesis. When all of these are successfully concluded, the candidate is awarded the MTh degree.

Enrolment Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is a relevant Bachelor Honours Degree. A “professional” Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 96 credits at level 8 or a Postgraduate Diploma may also be recognised as meeting the minimum entry requirement to a cognate Master’s Degree programme. In all cases, the qualification must have been earned at an accredited institution. In the case of foreign qualifications the institution must be accredited by a recognised accrediting body or by the institution’s national government. Candidates must have achieved an above average grade in their entry-level qualification.

North-West University Courses

North-West University Courses

North-West University Courses : As a multi-campus university, the NWU offers students choice and variety, both academically and geographically. Collectively, the three campuses have 15 academic faculties, which in turn consist of more than 50 schools. Some faculties also have centres and institutes offering short courses, other types of skills development and various community and commercial services.

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Mafikeng Campus

This Campus has five academic faculties with a total of 14 schools and various centres.
Faculties
Agriculture, Science and Technology Courses NWU
Commerce and Administration Courses NWU
Education Courses NWU
Human and Social Sciences Courses NWU
Law Courses NWU

Potchefstroom Campus

This Campus has eight faculties with more than 30 schools and centres.
Faculties
Arts Courses NWU
• Natural Sciences Courses NWU
• Theology Courses NWU
• Education Sciences Courses NWU
• Economic and Management Sciences Courses NWU
• Law Courses NWU
• Engineering Courses NWU
• Health Sciences Courses NWU

Vaal Triangle Campus

This Campus has two faculties with seven schools.
Faculties
• Humanities Courses NWU
• Economic Sciences and Information Technology Courses NWU

Law Courses NWU

Law Courses NWU

The Faculty of Law at the Mafikeng Campus offers the following qualifications and courses:
Undergraduate degrees:
Bachelor of Law (LLB) NWU
Honours degrees:
•  Bachelor of Laws NWU
Masters degrees:
•  Master of Laws (Dissertation) NWU
•  Master of Laws (Labour and Social Security Law) NWU
•  Master of Philosophy (MPhil) NWU
Doctoral degrees:
•  Doctor of Laws (LLD) NWU
•  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) NWU

Education Courses NWU

Education Courses NWU

Qualifications and programmes

Following are the different Qualifications (Programmes) offered in the Faculty of Education:
Graduate Programmes
Certificates:
Advanced Certificate in Education – ACE NWU
Diplomas:
National Professional Diploma in Education – NPDE NWU
Bachelor’s degrees:
Bachelor of Education – B.Ed NWU
Postgraduate Programmes
Certificates:

Postgraduate Certificate in Education – PGCE NWU
Honours degrees:
Bachelor of Education – Hons B.Ed NWU
Master’s degrees:
Master of Education – M.Ed NWU
Doctorate degrees
Doctor of Philosophy – PhD NWU

UL Social Sciences Courses

UL Social Sciences Courses

Academic Degrees

Bachelor of Arts BA UL

Bachelor of Arts Honours BA (Hons) UL

Masters of Arts MA UL

Doctor of Philosophy PhD UL

Professional Degrees

Bachelor of Psychology B Psyc UL

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work BA SW UL

Bachelor of Social Work BSW UL

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Community UL

Police Management BAHons (COPM) UL

Masters of Arts in Community Police UL

Management MA (COPM) UL

Doctor of Philosophy in Community UL

Police Management PhD (COPM) UL

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Corrections UL

Management BAHons (CORM) UL

Masters of Arts in Corrections UL

Management MA (CORM) UL

Doctor of Philosophy in Corrections UL

Management PhD (CORM) UL

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology MA (PSYC) UL