Medical biochemistry, as a subject, incorporates the study of biology and chemistry of functioning of human life. Knowledge of Biochemistry is vital to the understanding of Physiology of life. The curriculum integrates the detailed structure and functions of Protein, Fats, Carbohydrates, Nucleic Acids, Enzyme Reaction mechanisms, Nucleic acids replication and re combination, Membrane trafficking, Biochemistry of Bacterial and animal viruses etc.
The Department of Biochemistry offers advanced course in biochemistry. The department offers meticulously designed training methodology in experimental skills to enable the students to pursue research in areas of Biology. At present, the department provides training and carries out research in the areas of immunology, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, neurobiology, molecular biophysics, bioenergetics, molecular virology, molecular genetics and Drug design. The curriculum is designed to:
The department has highly qualified faculty members and houses good infrastructure in the form of well equipped lecture halls, demonstration rooms, laboratory and library. We conduct advanced training, research activities and regular seminars, discussions and campaigns to prepare the students with requisite skills and research abilities. The Bio Chemistry department has well equipped laboratory with semi auto Analyzer, Spectrophotometers, Gel Electrophoresis apparatus, Flame Photometers and Chromatography chambers. The laboratory would soon be specialized with ELISA, HPLC, etc. Quality control tie up with CMC Vellore is a testimony to the department's pursuit for excellence and perfection.
1. Dr. H.V.SHETTY, M.D., Dean & Professor
This is published in International journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 4(2) : 362-370, April 2010.
The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in biochemistry is to make them understand the scientific basis of the life processes at the molecular level and to orient them towards the application of the knowledge acquired in solving clinical problems.
At the end of the course, the student shall be able to :
The knowledge acquired in biochemistry shall help the students to integrate molecular events with structure and function of the human body in health and disease.