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BSc Medical Biochemistry | PU (Pokhara)

BSc Medical Biochemistyr program offered by Pokhara University (PU) is a four-year course based on the semester system. It consists of a total of eight semesters. This program provides students with a strong foundation in modern biochemistry, with a specific emphasis on topics related to medicine and health issues. To successfully graduate from this program, they need to complete 144 credit hours of full-time study. In the fourth year, they are required to complete a research project and are also provided with internship opportunities.

Medical Biochemistry focuses on the cellular working patterns at the molecular and sub-molecular levels, making it a fundamental aspect of modern medicine. This course equips students with new ideas and products that can help address the constantly evolving health challenges.

The program covers a wide range of subjects, including Fundamentals of Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Professional English, Clinical Biochemistry, Bio-Physics, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Bioenergetics, Enzymology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, and Nutritional Biochemistry, among others.

Objectives of BSc Medical Biochemistry

The main aim of BSc Medical Biochemistry program program is to produce technically skilled manpower in the field of medical sector. Some of the major objectives of this program for students are listed below:

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

Admission Requirements in BSc Medical Biochemistry

Eligibility Criteria:

The applicants willing to pursue BSc Medical Laboratory Technology degree in this field must have to fulfill the following criteria.

  • Candidates must have to complete +2 levels or any level equivalent to it with at least second division.
  • Candidates must have to obtain minimum of fifty percent of marks in major 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.

Career and Scope

Students after graduating from this degree have diverse career opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Companies in biotechnology, food and beverage, research, laboratories, chemical manufacturing, and health and beauty care industries are in constant demand for graduates with this degree.

Job Prospects:

BSc Medical Laboratory Technology program degree opens up a wide range of career options that integrate aspects of both medicine and biology. Graduates can pursue careers 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

These are just a few examples, and there are numerous other career paths available to graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Biochemistry degree.