Career Oppurtunities:

  • In view of recent advances in biochemistry, many new professions have been created for biochemistry majors.
  • Those who discontinue after the B.Sc. degree often find themselves working as technicians in a variety of industries, but for those who go on for their M.Sc. or Ph.D., many more opportunities become possible.
  • Graduates at all levels find positions in a wide variety of career areas, including forensic sciences, industrial chemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, technical sales, virology, horticulture, immunology, forestry, and so on.
  • But there are more careers one might not normally associate with the field of biochemistry.
  • A research assistant works in the area of biochemical research and development as part of a team.
  • They may investigate new genetic tests, be involved in genetic engineering or cloning, or help with the development of new drugs or drug protocols.
  • In addition to performing typical technical biochemical procedures, the research assistant analyses data and prepares technical reports and summaries.
  • Biochemical development engineers take the biochemical process developed in the laboratory and scale it up through the pilot plant stage to the full production plant.
  • They help determine what instrumentation and equipment are needed and troubleshoot problems in the scale-up procedure.
  • In view of recent advances in biochemistry, many new professions have been created for biochemistry majors.
  • Those who discontinue after the B.Sc. degree often find themselves working as technicians in a variety of industries, but for those who go on for their M.Sc. or Ph.D., many more opportunities become possible.
  • Graduates at all levels find positions in a wide variety of career areas, including forensic sciences, industrial chemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, technical sales, virology, horticulture, immunology, forestry, and so on.
  • But there are more careers one might not normally associate with the field of biochemistry.
  • A research assistant works in the area of biochemical research and development as part of a team.
  • They may investigate new genetic tests, be involved in genetic engineering or cloning, or help with the development of new drugs or drug protocols.
  • In addition to performing typical technical biochemical procedures, the research assistant analyses data and prepares technical reports and summaries.
  • Biochemical development engineers take the biochemical process developed in the laboratory and scale it up through the pilot plant stage to the full production plant.
  • They help determine what instrumentation and equipment are needed and troubleshoot problems in the scale-up procedure.

About Biochemistry Department:

Biochemistry has emerged as a highly creative and successful discipline that has developed many new technologies and broadly applies the technological advances of other disciplines. Through characterizing the structure, function, assembly, and dynamic changes of macro-molecules, biochemists seek to answer fundamental questions about living processes (basic research) and to bring to fruition significant improvements in the quality of life and medical care (applied research). Diverse advances have converged to allow the development of recombinant DNA technology, and a revolution is under way toward understanding how plants and animals regulate their metabolic processes and expression of genetic information. The great complexity and endless variety of biological systems, together with the need for broad explorations, assure that imaginative research will continue in the field of biochemistry for the foreseeable future.

 

About the Course:

The students are encouraged to understand the basics through extensive practical classes. The industrial visits and internships are arranged to allow the students to gain insight into the application of the subject in the industry. The students are also assisted in applying for DBT, DST sponsored projects as well as assistance is given in preparation for JRF exams.

Affiliations:

  • Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

Duration:

2 Years (4 Semesters)

Eligibility:

  • A pass in B.Sc MLT/BMLT course from institutions affiliated to RGUHS, or from other Universities considered equivalent by RGUHS.
  • A candidate who has completed B.Sc. in Clinical Biochemistry/Medical Biochemistry or B.Sc in Clinical Microbiology/Medical Microbiology are eligible to join for M.Sc MLT in Clinical Biochemistry or M.Sc MLT in Microbiology and Immunology respectively.
  • Candidates passing B.Sc MLT through correspondence course shall not be eligible.
  • No candidate shall be admitted for the postgraduate degree course unless the candidate has obtained and produced the eligibility certificate issued by the university. The candidate has to make the application to the university with the following documents along with the prescribed fee.
  • Pass / degree certificate issued by the university.
  • Marks cards of all the university examinations passed.
  • Migration certificate.
  • Proof of SC/ST or category- I as the case may be.
  • Candidates should obtain the eligibility certificate before the last date for admission as notified by the university.

Syllabus

Biochemistry-I

  • Over View
  • Carbohydrates
  • Amino Acids And Proteins
  • Non Protein Nitrogenous Compunds
  • Plasma Proteins
  • Diganostic Enzymology
  • Lipoprotein
  • Specimen Collection
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • Analytical Considerations
  • Water Electrolyte Balance
  • Acid-Base Balance
  • Energy Metabolism And Nutrition
  • Radio Active And Nutrition

Microbiology-I

Section-A: Clinical/Generalmicrology

  • General Aspects
  • Infection And Infectious Agents
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Biomedical Waste And Disposal
  • Antimicrobial Agents

Section-B:

  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology

Haematology And Blood Transfusion-I

Section-A: Haematology And Clinical Pathology

  • Haematopoiesis
  • Disorders Of Erythrocytes
  • Disorders Of Haemoglobin
  • Harmolytic Anaemias
  • Hdn
  • Aplastic Anaemia
  • Bonemarrow Examination
  • Leucocyte Disorders
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Lymphoproliferative Disorders
  • Platelets
  • Haemoparasites
  • Automation In Haematology-Demonstration
  • Cleaning Of Glassware
  • Biomedical Waste Management
  • Ordering Of Reagents, Storage And Maintenance Of Equipments
  • Organization And Ouality Control In Haematology Laboratory 

Clinical Pathology

Section B: Immunopathology And Medical Genetics

Biochemistry-II

Paper-I

Section A: Clinical Biochemistry

  • Liver Function
  • Renal Function
  • Gastric, Pancreatic And Intestinal Funtion
  • Cardiac Function
  • General Endocrine Function
  • Porphyrin And Haemoglobin
  • Tumor Markers
  • Pediatric Clinical Biochemistry
  • Urine, Csf, Synovial And Serus Body Fluids

Section B:Laboratory Management

  • Working Of Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Laboratory Personnel
  • Automation
  • An Approach To Laboratory Equipments
  • Point Of Carev Testing(Poct)
  • Biological Reference Intervals
  • Analytical Biochemistry
  • Diagnosis Of Inborn Errors Of Metabolism
  • Standardization/Calibration Precesses
  • Total Quality Management
  • Toxicology Testing In Clinical Laboratory
  • Clinical Laboratory Informatics
  • Wet Chemistry And Dry Chemistry

Paper-II

  • Carbohydrates
  • Amino Acids And Proteins
  • Lipids
  • Nuclic Acids
  • Biochemistry Of Cancer
  • Enzymes
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals Metabolism And Disorders
  • Free Radicals Nad Antioxidents
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Biostatistics
  • Research Methodology