Department of Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry

Biochemistry is defined as the science of the chemical basis of life. The major objective of learning Biochemistry is to understand the chemical processes associated with the living cells at the molecular level. Biochemistry impacts enormously on fundamental concepts of medicine; health and diseases. In fact, biochemical studies have illuminated many aspects of health and diseases. Therefore, learning Biochemistry is an integral part of the medical curriculum. The undergraduate course delivered by this department provides a knowledge on biomolecules, cellular biochemistry and metabolism, nutrition and molecular genetics relating to human body. Biochemistry related to Foundation module, Blood and Immunology, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Endocrine, Metabolism and Nutrition, Reproductive and Renal modules are covered in phase 1 of the curriculum. This provides a comprehensive understanding on the disease processes and their management.