BIOCHEMISTRY

          The major aim is to provide a sound but crisp knowledge on the biochemical basis of the life processes relevant to the human system and to dental/medical practice. The contents should be organized to build on the already existing information available to the students in the pre university stage and re orienting. A mere rehash should be avoided. The chemistry portion should strive towards providing information on the functional groups, hydrophobic and hydrophilic moieties and weak valence forces that organise macromolecules. Details on structure need not be emphasised.

 

Discussion on metabolic processes should put emphasis on the overall change, interdependence and molecular turnover. While details of the steps may be given, the student should not be expected to memorise them. An introduction to biochemical genetics and molecular biology is a must but details should be avoided. The exposure to antivitamins, antimetabolites and enzyme inhibitors at this stage, will provide a basis for the future study of medical subjects. An overview of metabolic regulation is to be taught by covering hormonal action, second messengers and regulation of enzyme activities. Medical aspects of biochemistry should avoid describing innumerable functional tests, most of which are not in vogue. Cataloguing genetic disorders under each head of metabolism is unnecessary. A few examples which correlate genotype change to functional changes should be adequate.
At the end of the course the student would be able to acquire a useful core of information,
which can be retained for a long time.

Course Outcome

The student is provided with a sound but crisp knowledge on the biochemical basis of the life processes relevant to the human system and to dental/medical practice. At the end of the course,the student willbe able to

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Course outcomes

Knowledge levels(K1-K6)

CO1

Acquire an overall understanding of biochemical genetics, molecular biology andvarious metabolic processes inhuman body.

K2

   CO2

Apply the principles that governthe structure of macro molecules and their participationin molecularrecognition.

 

K3

CO3

Demonstrate the knowledge in biochemistry in different aspects of medical sciences like drug development, immunology, pharmacology and other related areas

K3

CO4

Investigate various procedures and interpret laboratory findings leading to better diagnosis

K3

CO5

Apply the knowledge about different tests like Lipid Profile, Liver Function Test, Kidney Function Test etc. in dental education.

K4

 

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