This course is designed to develop students’ confidence level in communication skills. The course mainly focuses on verbal, nonverbal and technical of communication strategies and skills. The course also exposes students to communication techniques for daily conversation, in the group, society, workplace and public places. Students are required to demonstrate the techniques in the class, group discussion, presentation and field research. Emphasis is also given to emotional equation (EQ) as an important element of effective communication.
This course introduces Dengue and Zika diseases which are caused by two viruses of the same family; Dengue virus and Zika virus. This course explains the biology of each viruses in terms of their structure, genome organization and replication strategy in cellular hosts. Transmission of both Dengue and Zika viruses to susceptible individuals occurs through mosquitoes as an arthropod vector. Thus, factors correlating the mosquito biology, ecology and human behaviour may contribute to the dynamics of dengue, which will be explained further in this course. The impact of both Dengue and Zika viral infections to human immune system resulting asymptomatic or severe clinical manifestations will also be discussed. Further, this course highlights current lab diagnosis and treatment, as well as the progress of development of antiviral therapy and vaccine against both viruses.
The course will introduce the basic concepts of current wildlife management. Ecological factors of wildlife habitat, in addition to factors which relate to the animal itself such as animal behavior, ecological role and others will also be discussed. In addition, wildlife management practice in Malaysia which include ex-situ and in-situ management, related law and policies will be explained in this course.
This course discusses the accounting for agricultural and aquaculture industries. The important coverage includes application of related standards, guideline and acts and their effects on the financial statements. Emphasis will also be given to accounting issues related to the specified industries. Among the topics covered includes: accounting for agriculture- animals, accounting for agriculture-plantations, and accounting for aquaculture. Issues such as sustainability and accounting for social and environmental impacts of these industries will also be covered. Finally, the course provides analysis on the importance of financial statement to the users.