Last Updated :12-Jan-2023
The department undertakes undergraduate teaching programs which includes MBBS (two semesters), BSc (MLT) (two semesters), BSc (Allied medical sciences) BSc (Nursing) (one semester), MRT (two semesters), and MRO (two semesters). New curriculum was introduced for MBBS students, where chapter based education was replaced by module based system oriented learning. This was the first of its kind in whole India and Department of Biochemistry in collaboration with Departments of Physiology and Anatomy took a major share in planning, designing and successful implementation of this curriculum under the guidance of Department of Medical Education. New methods of teaching like small group discussions, early clinical exposure were introduced for the first time adhering to erstwhile MCI norms for undergraduate students in Medicine. These changes were introduced to strengthen their concepts in Biochemistry, while exposing them to the concepts of self- directed and lifelong learning. The curriculum has been revised for all the other undergraduate courses too.
These include MSc (Medical Biochemistry with an annual intake of 4 students (I, II and III year) and MD (Biochemistry) (3 years course) with an intake of 5 students per year. The department regularly conducts seminars, clinical case discussions and journal presentations besides regular classes and topic discussions. The students also present the practical work that they undertake and the instrumentation they learn about in the Department as part of the teaching learning exercise. The MD students curriculum is reassessed periodically and external posting to other related departments has been introduced. Also sessions with guest faculty has been introduced to expand the horizon of their learning. The M.Sc. Medical Biochemistry curriculum has been revised too with more emphasis on clinical aspects.The department currently has 5 Senior Residents and 8 PhD students.