Biochemistry is a preclinical subject in medical studies. The goal of teaching Biochemistry to the I MBBS students is to make them aware that life processes deal with different chemicals, derangement of which causes various diseases. The students learn the basic as well as advanced metabolic pathways which are related to health & disease. In addition Immunology, Genetics and molecular basis of life are also taught to them. The students use basic conventional techniques and instruments to perform biochemical analysis relevant to clinical screening, diagnosis and interpretation of results. Our mission is to impart best knowledge of the subject for correct diagnosis and prognosis of the disease and to inculcate interest in students for research.
The Department is actively contributing to research in the institute. The students are encouraged and motivated to take up various research projects and have bagged the ICMR STS Scholarships under the guidance of our faculty. The Department had organized a 2 days workshop on “Basic Molecular Biology Techniques” for PG students of various medical colleges from Delhi – NCR. We had also conducted a guest lecture on.
The main purpose of performing biochemical tests by the students is to correlate disease and diagnosis with various metabolisms. By doing practicals they also learn different ways to assay different body fluids in probable outcome of a particular disease. The final interpretation of the results of biochemical investigations should be in total context of the disease process.