Goal :- 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.
- Molecular and functional organization of a cell and its sub-cellular components.
- Chemistry of enzymes and their clinical
- Chemistry and metabolism of proteins and related disorders.
- Chemistry and metabolism of purines and pyrimidines and elated disorders.
- Chemistry and functions of DNA and RNA , Genetic code; protein biosynthesis &.regulation ( Lac-operon )
- he principles of genetic engineering and their applications in medicine.
- Chemistry and Metabolism of haemoglobin.
- Biological oxidation
- Molecular concept of body defence and their applications in medicine.
- Vitamins and Nutrition
- Chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates and related disorders.
- Chemistry and metabolism of lipids and related disorders.
- Mineral metabolism: Water and electrolyte balance & imbalance
- Acid base balance and imbalance.
- Integration of various aspects of metabolism and their regulatory pathways. Starvation metabolism.
- Mechanism of hormone action.
- Environmental biochemistry.
- Liver function tests, Kidney function tests, Thyroid function tests
- Detoxification mechanisms.
- Biochemical basis of cancer and carcinogenesis
- Investigation techniques : (LCD-Topics ) Colorimeter, Electrophoresis, Chromatography & Flame photometer
BIOCHEMISTRY BOOKS RECOMMENDED
1. Medical Biochemistry - U.Satyanarayan.
2. Biochemistry for Medical students by D.M.Vasudevan & Shree Kumari.
3. Medical Biochemistry by M.N. Chatterjea and Rana Shinde.
4. Text Book of Medical Biochemistry by Ramakrishnan, Prasannan & Rajan.
5. Medical Biochemistry by Debajyoti Das.
6. Biochemistry by A.C.Deb.
1. Harper's Biochemistry.
2. Medical Biochemistry by N.V.Bhagwan.
3. Biochemistry by L.Stryer.
4. Biochemistry by Orten & Neuhans