Teaching objectives (whole course):
The general objectives and overall aim of the teaching course is:
1. To teach sufficient biochemistry to give the student a basic understanding of life processes at the molecular level.
2. To provide an understanding of the normal biochemical process in the human body in which the function of the various organs and tissues are integrated.
3. To comprehend the principles of metabolic integration that would contribute to the student’s understanding of the biochemical basis of various diseased processes.
4. To undertake practical classes that would familiarize the student with the various chemical methods that is used in the diagnosis of disease.
5. To familiarize the students with modern biochemical techniques and their uses in the diagnosis of diseases especially genetic diseases.
Learning objectives (whole course) :
At the end of the course we will expect that the student:
1. Will have learnt and understood the basic biochemical processes taking place in the body, since these will underline an understanding of normal and abnormal human metabolism. In order to accomplish this, the student will learn how large molecules are synthesized and used (DNA, RNA, and proteins), and how energy is generated, stored, and retrieved (metabolism).
2. Be familiar with the homeostatic mechanism through the concepts of interregulation of carbohydrates, lipids and protein metabolism and its relation to hormone actions in the human body
3. Once these basic concepts are understood, it will be straightforward to understand how alterations in the basic processes can lead to a disease state. 4. Will know about many pathological situations where these can be related to biochemical defects.
5. Will have some experience of biochemical techniques in order to appreciate the practical problems of clinical problems of clinical biochemistry as a diagnostic tool.