Teaching Hours

Duration of the course – 2 years

The course will be in three modules and clinical based training.

Year one (Module 1, 2, 3 & Protocol Submission)

          The course covers basic concept of biomolecules, enzymology and general metabolism, biochemical aspects of diseases and molecular biology. In parallel, laboratory training for biochemical technique will be performed.

       During this course, the trainee must take seminars, written assignments and also has to

       submit a research protocol.

Year two (Clinical based-training, Research & Thesis Submission)

         This part of the course will cover the Clinical Biochemistry-Part II which will focus on hospital based training that includes discussion on cases and laboratory data and its interpretation.  The trainee would be able to submit a thesis to Postgraduate Board of Study during this period.

The trainee will be defined as a degree holder if he or she successfully defend the thesis and completed all four modules in accordance with defined criteria. After completion of four modules, a trainee would be allowed to take a short course training abroad (not more than 3 months), if it is necessary for his or her research.

Curriculum Map

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Jun, Jul, Aug

 Sep, Oct, Nov

Dec

Y-1

Module I

(Basic Medical Biochemistry

And Research methodology)

 Paper I

Module II

(Molecular Biology & Advanced Medical Biochemistry)

Paper II

Module III

(Clinical Biochemistry Part I)

Paper III

Summative

Assessment Paper I and II & III

Preparation for Protocol & Protocol Defend

Y-2

Hospital Based Training (Clinical Biochemistry-Part II)

Research for Thesis and Thesis Defend

E-1

Continue Research for Thesis, and Thesis Defend

           

Module – 1 (Basic Medical Biochemistry and Research Methodology)

Course code

Title

Hours

Module 1 (Total hours 700)

Basic Medical Biochemistry and Research Methodology

1. Structure and functions of Biomolecules

    and Membrane biology (1 credit)  

2. Enzymology and Bioenergetics (2 credit)  

3. Intermediary metabolism (3 credit)  

4. Research methodology and Statistics (1

  credit)           

Lecture

Self-learning

Discussion

Journal reading

Learn at affiliated Departments

4

8

Laboratory work

1. Basic laboratory procedures, laboratory

   safety and quality control

2. Blood chemistry

Med University/ DMR

6

Assessment

  • One assignment (30 marks)
  • One discussion (30 marks)
  • One Practical test  (40 marks)
  • Principles of techniques
  • Electrophoretic separation or spectrophotometric analysis of given sample with interpretation on the obtained data

 

Assignment

Discussion

Practical

Module 2 (Molecular Biology and Advanced Medical Biochemistry)

Course code

Title

Module 2 (Total Hours 420)

Molecular Biology

Contact hrs

  1. Human genome Organization, Nucleic acids and gene expression, proteomics  (1 credit)
  2. Molecular oncology  (1 credit)
  3. Population genetics, Bioinformatics (1 credit)
  4. Biochemical immunology (1 credit)

- Lecture    

- journal

  Reading and   

  discussion

4

8

 Laboratory work

  • Molecular techniques in genetic analysis
  • (Extraction of nucleic acid, amplification, quantitation and analysis)

Demonstrations followed by practice

Case study, journal criticism sessions and assignment

           3

          

          6

         

Assessment

  • One assignment (30 marks)
  • One discussion (30 marks)
  • Work-based assessment  (40 marks)
  • Principles of nucleic acid extraction
  • Principle of PCR
  • Extraction PCR by the provided method

Module -3 (Clinical Biochemistry Part 1)

Course code

Title

Hours

Module 3 (Total Hours 420)

Clinical Biochemistry (Part I)

  1. Nutrition and health (1 credit)
  2. Acid base, body fluid and electrolytes (Renal, Blood and respiration) (1 credit)
  3. Endocrinology (1 credit)
  4. Hepato-biliary and Gastrointesitnal functions (1 credit)

Lecture

Journal reading

Seminar

Guest lecture

Case studies

4

8

Laboratory work

Renal function test

Liver function test

Hormone assay

Practical 

3

Assessment

  • One assignment (30 marks)
  • One discussion (30 marks)
  • One Practical test  (40 marks)
  • Determination of the metabolites of given sample
  • Data interpretation

Clinical based-training (Clinical Biochemistry Part II)

Course code

Title

hours

 (Total Hours – 560)

Clinical Biochemistry (Part II)

Biochemical aspects of medical problems solving in

  1. Cardiovascular and respiratory disorders (1 credit)
  2. Nutrition
  3. Renal disorder
  4. Liver and biliary disorder
  5. Major metabolic diseases and ageing

Clinical posting in Medical units

  • Ward round
  • Discussion and presentation
  • Seminar
  • Journal reading

15

Laboratory work and data interpretation

Laboratory methods currently utilized in Clinical Biochemistry

Hospital laboratory

Journal reading

Discussion

4

Assessment

Work-place based assessment

And discussion

 
 

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