Department of Medical Biochemistry

OBJECTIVES

Broadly, the courses in Biochemistry are designed to expose students to an understanding of the physical and chemical nature of substances in living things with particular reference to man.  The interactions between substances are considered at the  molecular level in relation to health and disease.

The specific objectives are to:

  • provide students with the scientific basis for an understanding of the mechanisms of metabolic and functional disturbances;
  • provide students with an understanding of how  macromolecules are utilized to provide energy; and
  • provide students with the scientific basis for an understanding of the general principles of metabolic control and integration.