MSc (BIOCHEMISTRY)

COURSE OUTLINE

DURATION:
2 Year

About this course

 

WHAT IS BIOCHEMISTRY?

Biochemistry is the study of the structure, composition, and chemical reactions of substances in living systems. Biochemistry emerged as a separate discipline when scientists combined biology with organic, inorganic, or physical chemistry and began to study such topics as how living things obtain energy from food, the chemical basis of heredity, and what fundamental changes occur in disease. Biochemistry includes the sciences of molecular biology; immunochemistry; neurochemistry; and bioinorganic, bioorganic, biophysical chemistry and many other. Biochemistry has a wide range of applications. Studying the cell and chemistry of life results in valuable contributions being made in medicine, industry, and society. This knowledge is used in fighting illness and improving the quality of life, making the field interesting, challenging, rewarding, and full of opportunity.

 

BIOCHEMISTRY AT JUW?

The Department of Biochemistry at JUW offers comprehensive teaching and research program in both basic and applied aspects of Biochemistry. At the same time it maintains a close relationship with the advanced research in the fields of neurochemistry, molecular biology, proteomics, biotechnology and clinical chemistry, reflecting the fundamental significance of biochemistry in these fields. It has a group of highly qualified full-time faculty members with approximately 400 students at graduate level. It is also successfully running MS/PhD programme. The Department houses facilities for modern clinical and proteomic / genomic research. Its laboratories are appropriately equipped for teaching as well as for research in various disciplines of Biochemistry.

 

CAREERS RELATED TO BIOCHEMISTRY:

Biochemists work in modern research laboratories that stimulate creative work. Often they interact with scientists and specialists from other fields because their research is tied to another discipline. Different colleges and universities employ the majority of biochemists as teachers or researchers in schools of arts and sciences, medicine, engineering, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, agriculture etc. Industries that produce pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, foods, feeds, and consumer products also employ biochemists in research as well as in areas outside the lab such as marketing, management, science information, technical writing, and editing. Drug companies employ biochemists to research the causes of disease and to develop drugs to combat these diseases. Biotechnology companies employ biochemists in research quality control, clinical research, manufacturing, and information systems with applications to the environment, energy, human health care, agriculture, and animal health. Some biochemists also work in hospitals.

 

CONTACT DETAILS:

Department of Biochemistry,
Jinnah University for Women,
5-C, Nazimabad, Karachi – 74600,
Pakistan.
Tel: 02136619902 – Ext – 206
Email: [email protected]

 

Course outline

SCHEME OF COURSES FOR M.SC (BIOCHEMISTRY) PROGRAMME

First Year
First Semester Second Semester
Code Subject Cr.Hr. Code Subject Cr.Hr.
BIO 511 MAJ I Compartive Biochemistry 3 BIO 512 Foundation 9 Tissue Biochemistry 2+1
BIO 521 MAJ II Cellular Organization & Function 2+1 BIO 522 MAJ V Principle Of Endocrinology 2+1
BIO 531 MAJ III Biostatistics 3 BIO 532 Foundation 10 Enzymology 2+1
BIO 541 Foundation 7 Biochemical Genetics 2+1 BIO 542 MAJ VI Introduction To Neurochemistry 2+1
BIO 551 MAJ IV Physical Biochemistry 2+1 BIO 552 MAJ VII Principles Of Hematology 2+1
BIO 561 Foundation 8 Food Science & Technology 2+1 BIO 562 MAJ VIII Environmental Biotechnology 2+1
Second Year
Third Semester Fourth Semester
Code Subject Cr.Hr. Code Subject Cr.Hr.
BIO 611 MAJ IX
Advance Neurochemistry
2+1 BIO 612 Elective 4 Nutrition & Dietetics/Nutritional Biochemistry 2+1
BIO 621 MAJ X
Immunocytochemistry
2+1 BIO 622 Maj XII Clinical Biochemistry 2+1
BIO 631 Elective I
Biotechnology
2+1 BIO 632 Elective 5 Molecular Biology 2+1
BIO 641 Elective II
Advance Intermediary Metabolism
2+1 BIO 642 Maj XIII Pharmacology 2+1
BIO 651 MAJ XI
Biochemical Techniques-1
3 BIO 652 Maj XIV Biochemical Techniques II 3
BIO 661 Elective-3
Biosafety & Ethics
2 BIO 662 Elective 6 Current Trends In Biochemistry 2
BIO 4372 Project 3
BIO 4382 Thesis 4+2
Latest News