Life Sciences Major Modules and Timetables

Life Sciences Major Modules (Module Information & Day-To-Day Timetables)

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Level 1000
Level 2000
Level 3000
Level 4000

Level 1000 Life Sciences Major Modules

Modules offered in Academic Year 2013/2014

Note: Life Sciences students with no 'A' Level or H2 Level Biology (or equivalent), and have to read and pass LSM1301, the module may contribute 4MCs for the Unrestricted Elective category as part of graduation requirements. Please note that LSM1301 is taken as one of the 'A' Level Biology equivalents.

Module
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Title Semester
Day-to-Day Timetable
Module Coordinators Department(s)
LSM1101 Biochemistry of Biomolecules
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 Dr Takao Inoue (Sem1)
A/P Too Heng-Phon(Sem2)
Biochemistry
LSM1102 Molecular Genetics 
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 A/P Chew Fook Tim Biological Sciences
LSM1103 Biodiversity
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 Mr N. Sivasothi (Sem1)
Dr Ng Ngan Kee(Sem2)
Biological Sciences
LSM1104 General Physiology
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 Prof Ip Yuen Kwong Biological Sciences
LSM1202 Human Anatomy
(Optional for Life Sciences Major)
Sem2 Dr Ang Eng Tat Anatomy
LSM1301 General Biology
(Not for Life Sciences Major unless taken as Biology bridging module)
Sem1 / Sem2 / Sem4 Dr Seow Teck Keong (Sem1)
Dr Wu Jinlu (Sem2&4)
Biological Sciences
LSM1302/ GEK1527 Genes and Society
(Not for Life Sciences Major/Minor)
Sem1 / Sem2 / Sem4 Dr Leslie Gapter (Sem1)
Dr Lam Siew Hong
(Sem2)

Dr Hwang Wei Song (Sem 4)
 

Biological Sciences
LSM1303 Animal Behaviour
(For all students including Life Sciences Major)
Sem2 Mr N. Sivasothi Biological Sciences
LSM1401 Fundamentals of Biochemistry
(Not for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 Prof Paul Matsudaira (Sem1)
Dr Kim Chu Young (Sem2)
Biological Sciences
CM1401 Chemistry for Life Sciences
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1
Please refer to Chemistry Dept for details.
A/P Lai Yee Hing & Ms Chng Ting Ting Chemistry
CM1417 Fundamentals of Chemistry (For Life Sciences Major who need to take Chemistry bridging module) Sem1
Please refer to Chemistry Dept for details.
Dr Ship Chee Peng & Dr Emelyn Tan Chemistry
ST1232 Statistics for Life Sciences
(Essential for Life Sciences Major; to be read during Year 2)
Sem1 / Sem2

A/P Yap Von Bing (Sem 1)

A/P Teo Yik Ying (Sem 2)

Statistics and Applied Probability 
PC1421 Physics for Life Sciences
(Optional for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1
Please refer to Physics Dept for details.
Please refer to Physics Department for more details. Physics

 

 

Level 2000 Life Sciences Major Modules

Modules offered in Academic Year 2013/2014

Module
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Title Semester
Day-to-Day Timetable
Module Coordinators Department(s)
LSM2101 Metabolism and Regulation
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 Dr Yew Wen Shan (Sem1)
A/P Ganesh S Anand (Sem2)
Biochemistry /
Biological Sciences
LSM2102 Molecular Biology
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 Prof Ding Jeak Ling Biological Sciences 
LSM2103 Cell Biology
(Essential for Life Sciences Major)
Sem1 / Sem2 A/P Chang Chan Fong (Sem1)
Dr Yeong Foong May (Sem2)
Biochemistry
LSM2201A Experimental Biochemistry Sem1 / Sem2 A/P Henry Mok (Sem1)

A/P Maxey Chung (Sem2)
Biological Sciences /
Biochemistry
LSM2202A Experimental Molecular and Cell Biology Sem1 / Sem2 A/P Chan Woon Khiong (Sem1)

A/P Chang Chan Fong (Sem2)
A/P Norbert Lehming (Sem2)
Biological Sciences /
Biochemistry /
Microbiology
LSM2203 Experimental Microbiology Sem1 / Sem2 A/P Lee Yuan Kun & Prof Ng Mah Lee (Sem1)
A/P Sim Tiow Suan & Dr Justin Chu (Sem2)
Microbiology
LSM2241 Introductory Bioinformatics Sem1 / Sem2 Prof Greg Tucker-Kellogg (Sem1)
A/P Tan Tin Wee (Sem2)
Biological Sciences /
Biochemistry
LSM2251 Ecology and Environment Sem1 / Sem2 Mr N. Sivasothi (Sem1)
Dr Mary Rose Posa (Sem2)
Biological Sciences
LSM2288/9 Basic UROPS in Life Sciences Sem1 / Sem2 / Sem3&4 A/P Liou Yih-Cherng (Overall) Life Sciences Departments

 

 

Level 3000 Life Sciences Major Modules

Modules offered in Academic Year 2013/2014

Updates: New Modules starting in AY2013/2014
- LSM3257 Quantitative Methods for Ecological Research (Prerequisites: ST1232 and LSM2251)
- LSM3266 Avian Biology and Evolution (Prerequisite: LSM1103)

PLEASE NOTE: LSM4221 Pre-requisite change in AY2014/2015
Current Year 3 Life Sciences intending to read LSM4221 Drug Discovery and Clinical Trials in the Honours Year 4, please take note that the pre-requisites will be changed to LSM3211 AND LSM3221 from AY2014/2015 onwards. Kindly plan to complete both modules in your Year 3 in AY2013/2014.

PLEASE NOTE: LSM4262 Pre-requisite change in AY2014/2015
Current Year 3 Life Sciences intending to read LSM4262 Tropical Conservation Biology in the Honours Year 4, please take note that the pre-requisites will be changed to LSM3272 Global Change Biology from AY2014/2015 onwards. Kindly plan to complete LSM3272 in your Year 3 in AY2013/2014.

Module
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details)

Title

Semester Day-to-Day Timetable

Module coordinators

Department(s)

LSM3201

Research and Communication in Life Sciences

Sem1

Dr Lam Siew Hong

Biological Sciences

Biomedical Science basket (BMS)

LSM3211

Fundamental Pharmacology

Sem1 / Sem2

A/P Fred Wong Wai Shiu

Pharmacology

LSM3212

Human Physiology:
Cardiopulmonary System

Sem1 / Sem2

A/P Lim Hsiu Kim, Lina

Physiology

LSM3213

Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

Sem2

A/P Soong Tuck Wah

Physiology

LSM3214

Human Physiology:
Hormones and Health

Sem2

Dr Thai Tran

Physiology

LSM3221

Human Pharmacology

Sem2

A/P Dawe, Gavin Stewart

Pharmacology

LSM3223

Immunology

Sem1 / Sem2

Dr Gijsbert Grotenbreg (Sem1)
Dr Zhang Yongliang (Sem2)

Microbiology

LSM3224

Molecular Basis of Human Diseases

Sem2

A/P Mridula Sharma

Biochemistry

LSM3225

Molecular Microbiology in Human Diseases

Sem2

Dr Justin Chu Jang Hann
A/P Tan Yee Joo

Microbiology

Molecular and Cell Biology basket (MCB)

LSM3231

Protein Structure and Function

Sem1

A/P Maxey Chung

Biochemistry  

LSM3232

Microbiology

Sem1 / Sem2

A/P Sim Tiow-Suan

Microbiology

LSM3233

Developmental Biology

Sem1

A/P Christoph Winkler

Biological Sciences

LSM3241

Bioinformatics and Biocomputing

Sem2

A/P Tan Tin Wee

Biochemistry

LSM3242

Applied Microbiology

Sem2

A/P Lee Yuan Kun

Microbiology

LSM3243

Molecular Biophysics

Sem2

Prof Yang Daiwen

Biological Sciences

LSM3244

Molecular Biotechnology

Sem2

A/Prof Jayaraman Sivaraman

Biological Sciences  

LSM3245

RNA Biology and Technology

Sem1

Dr Volker Patzel

Microbiology  

Environmental Biology basket (EVB)

LSM3252

Evolution and Comparative Genomics

Sem1

Dr Ng Ngan Kee

Biological Sciences  

LSM3253

Plant Physiology

Sem1

Dr Ong Bee Lian

Biological Sciences  

LSM3254

Ecology of Aquatic Environments

Sem1

Dr Peter Todd

Biological Sciences  

LSM3255

Ecology of Terrestrial Environments  

Sem2

A/P Edward Webb

Biological Sciences  

LSM3256

Tropical Horticulture 

Sem2

A/P Hugh Tan

Biological Sciences  

LSM3257 Quantitative Methods in Ecological Research Sem2 Dr Roman Carrasco Torrecilla Biological Sciences

LSM3261

Life Form and Function

Sem1

A/P Hugh Tan

Biological Sciences  

LSM3262

Environmental Animal Physiology

Sem2

Prof Ip Yuen Kwong

Biological Sciences

LSM3263

Field Studies in Neotropical Ecosystems

Sem4

Dr Zeehan Jaafar

Biological Sciences  

LSM3264 Environmental Biochemistry Sem2 A/P Chang Chan Fong Biochemistry
LSM3265 Entomology Sem1 A/P Theodore Evans Biological Sciences
LSM3266 Avian Biology and Evolution Sem2 Dr Frank Rheindt Biological Sciences
LSM3272 Global Change Biology Sem2 Dr Matthew Lim Biological Sciences
UROPS

LSM3288/9

Advanced UROPS in Life Sciences

Sem1 / Sem2 / Sem3&4

A/P Liou Yih Cherng (Overall)

Life Sciences Departments

 

 

Level 4000 Life Sciences Major Modules

Modules offered in Academic Year 2013/2014

Updates: New modules starting in AY2013/2014
- LSM4215 Extreme Physiology (Prerequisites: LSM3212 and LSM3214)
- LSM4255 Methods in Mathematical Biology (Prerequisite: GCE 'A' Level or H2 Maths)

Honours Year 4 students interested to read LSM4215, please take note that for this initial launch of the module, the module coordinator has granted waiver for those who have completed LSM3212 only. Those wish to read this module but have completed only LSM3212, please email to dbsbox2@nus.edu.sg from Round 0 onwards to make an appeal to bid this module.

PLEASE NOTE: LSM4221 Pre-requisite change in AY2014/2015
Current Year 3 Life Sciences intending to read LSM4221 Drug Discovery and Clinical Trials in the Honours Year 4, please take note that the pre-requisites will be changed to LSM3211 AND LSM3221 from AY2014/2015 onwards. Kindly plan to complete both modules in your Year 3 in AY2013/2014.

LSM4262 Pre-requisite change in AY2014/2015
Current Year 3 Life Sciences intending to read LSM4262 Tropical Conservation Biology in the Honours Year 4, please take note that the pre-requisites will be changed to LSM3272 Global Change Biology from AY2014/2015 onwards. Kindly plan to complete LSM3272 in your Year 3 in AY2013/2014.

Module
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details)

Title 

Semester

Module Coordinators

Dept(s)

Lectures
(Days/Time)

Venue

LSM4199

Honours Project in Life Sciences

Sem1 & Sem2

Prof Ding Jeak Ding (Overall)

Life Sciences Departments

-

-

Biomedical Science basket (BMS)

LSM4211

Toxicology

Sem1

A/P Shen Han-Ming

Physiology

-

-

LSM4212

Pharmacogenetics and Drug Responses

Sem1

Prof Edmund Lee

Pharmacology

-

-

LSM4213

System Neurobiology

Sem1

Dr Wong Boon Seng

Physiology

-

-

LSM4214

Cancer Pharmacology

Sem2

Dr Gautam Sethi

Pharmacology

-

-

LSM4215

Extreme Physiology

Sem2

Dr Jason Lee

Dr Thai Tran

Physiology

-

-

LSM4221

Drug Discovery and Clinical Trials

Sem2

A/P Tan Chay Hoon

Pharmacology

-

-

LSM4222

Advanced Immunology

Sem1 / Sem2

A/P Veronique Angeli (Sem1)
A/P Gan Yunn Hwen (Sem2)

Microbiology
/
Biochemistry 

-

-

LSM4223

Advances in Antimicrobial Strategies

Sem2

A/P Vincent Chow
A/P Kevin Tan

Microbiology

- -

LSM4225

Genetic Medicine in the Post-Genomic Era

Sem2

A/P Caroline Lee

Biochemistry

- -

LSM4226

Infection and Immunity

Sem1

Dr Sylvie Alonso
Dr Veronique Angeli

Microbiology

- -
LSM4227 Stem Cell Biology Sem1 A/P Chan Woon Khiong Biological Sciences - -
Molecular and Cell Biology basket (MCB)
LSM4231

Structural Biology

Sem2

Prof Yang Daiwen 

Biological Sciences

- -

LSM4232

Advanced Cell Biology

Sem1

A/P Manoor Prakash Hande

Physiology

-

-

LSM4234

Mechanobiology

Sem2

Dr Yusuke Toyama

Biological Sciences  

-

-

LSM4241

Functional Genomics

Sem2

A/P Maxey Chung

Biochemistry

-

-

LSM4242

Protein Engineering

Sem1

A/P Pan Shen Quan

Biological Sciences

-

-

LSM4243

Tumour Biology

Sem1 / Sem2

A/P Manoor Prakash Hande

Physiology

-

-

LSM4244

Oncogenes and Signal Transduction

Sem2

Dr Lim Yoon Pin

Biochemistry

-

-

LSM4245

Epigenetics and Chromatin Biology

Sem1

Dr Wu Qiang

Biochemistry

-

-

LSM4251

Plant Growth and Development

Sem1

Prof Yu Hao

Biological Sciences

-

-

LSM4252

Animal Reproduction

Sem1

A/P Hong Yunhan

Biological Sciences 

-

-

Environmental Biology basket (EVB)

LSM4253

Behavioural Biology

Sem2

Dr Matthew Lim

Biological Sciences

-

-

LSM4254

Principles of Taxonomy and Systematics

Sem1

Prof Rudolf Meier

Biological Sciences

-

-

LSM4255

Methods in Mathematical Biology

Sem2

Dr Ryan Chisholm

Biological Sciences

-

-

LSM4261

Marine Biology

Sem1

Dr Peter Todd

Biological Sciences

-

-

LSM4262

Tropical Conservation Biology

Sem2

Dr Mary Rose Posa

Biological Sciences 

-

-

LSM4263

Field Studies in Biodiversity

Sem4

Dr Tan Heok Hui

Biological Sciences

-

-

LSM4264

Freshwater Biology

Sem2

Dr Darren Yeo Chong Jinn

Biological Sciences 

-

-

LSM4265

Urban Ecology

Sem2

A/P Theodore Evans

Biological Sciences 

-

-

LSM4266

Topics in Aquatic Biodiversity

Sem1

Dr Darren Yeo Chong Jinn

Biological Sciences 

-

-