B.Sc. Medical Biochemistry
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B.Sc. Medical Biochemistry

B.Sc. Medical Biochemistry (Pokhara University)

Medical Biochemistry focuses on working pattern of cells at the molecular & sub-molecular levels. Moreover, it is considered as the basis of modern medicine. This course provides students with new ideas and products that can be helpful to face the ever-changing health challenges.

Bachelors of Science in Medical Biochemistry (B.Sc. Medical Biochemistry) offered by Pokhara University is a four years courses which is divided into eight semesters. This program gives students a solid foundation in modern biochemistry, covering a wide range of subjects with specific stress on the topic related to medicine and health issues. To successfully complete this program, students need to complete 144 credit hours of full-time study. In the fourth year, students should complete a research project. They are provided with an internship opportunity as well. Fundamentals of Bio-Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Professional English, Clinical Biochemistry, Bio-Physics, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Bioenergetics, Enzymology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Nutritional Biochemistry are some of the courses this program covers.

Nobel College is the only college affiliated with Purbanchal University that is offering Bachelor of Science Medical Biochemistry program in Nepal. The institution is located in Sinamangal, Kathmandu.


Objective

The main aim of this program is to produce technically skilled manpower in the field of medical biochemistry. Some of the objectives of this program are listed below:

  • To provide students with understanding of the basic concepts and new developments in Molecular Biology and Medical Biochemistry
  • To train graduates to work in fields like pharmaceutical industry, medical laboratories and cancer research.
  • To prepare students for further education


Admission Requirements

Students willing to pursue their education in Bachelor of Science in Medical Biochemistry should fulfill the following criteria.

  • Students should have completed +2 level with at least second division and a minimum of fifty percent of marks in subjects like Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Required Documents:

  • Attested copies of mark sheets and character certificate of SLC and 10+2 or PCL equivalent.
  • Duly filled and signed application form


Course of Study

1st Semester

  • Professional English
  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Bio-Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry

2nd Semester

  • Physical Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Bio-Physics
  • Clinical Biochemistry I (Instrumentation)
  • Physical Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Clinical Biochemistry I (Instrumentation)

3rd Semester

  • Bio-Molecules I
  • Metabolism I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Microbiology I: General
  • Bio-Molecules I
  • Metabolism I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Microbiology I: General

4th Semester

  • Bio-Molecules II
  • Metabolism II
  • Enzymology
  • Bioenergetics
  • Microbiology II: Parasitology
  • Bio-Molecules II
  • Metabolism II
  • Enzymology
  • Microbiology II: Parasitology

5th Semester

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry II
  • Microbiology III: Bacteriology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry II
  • Microbiology III: Bacteriology

6th Semester

  • Clinical Biochemistry III
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Biochemistry IV (Analytical)
  • Research Methodology
  • Microbiology IV: Immunology
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Biochemistry IV (Analytical)
  • Microbiology IV: Immunology

7th Semester

  • Clinical Biochemistry V (Diagnostic)
  • Biostatistics and Data Management
  • Bio-Informatics
  • Clinical Biochemistry VI (Management of Lab)
  • Biostatistics and Data Management
  • Bio-Informatics
  • Clinical Biochemistry VI (Management of Lab)
  • Seminar I

8th Semester

  • Thesis
  • Hospital Internship
  • Seminar II

Scope and Career Prospects

Students after holding this degree can work with both public and private sectors. Companies like biotechnology, food and drinks companies, research companies and laboratories, chemical manufacturing companies, health and beauty care are always in constant need of people with this degree.

Job Prospects:

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Biochemistry degree opens up an array of career options that integrates aspects of both medicine and biology. Grads have the option to initiate a career as:

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Pharmacologist
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Chemist
  • Research Associates
  • Clinical Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Analytical chemist
  • Scientific Laboratory Technician
  • Toxicologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Clinical Research Associate



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