N.C. Medical College & Hospital

Panipat-Rohtak Road, Israna, Panipat Haryana-132107

GOAL
The broad goal of the teaching Biochemistry to undergraduate students is to prepare them to understand the scientific basis of life processes at the molecular level and to orient them towards the application of the knowledge acquired in solving clinical problems.
OBJECTIVES
KNOWLEDGE
At the end of the course, the student should be able to demonstrate his
knowledge and understanding the following:
1.   Molecular and functional organization of a cell and sub-cellular components.
2.   Structure, function and interrelationship of biomolecules and consequences of
deviation from normal.
3.   Summarize the basic and clinical aspects of enzymology and regulation of
enzymatic activity.
4.   Understand and describe of diagnostic importance of digestion and
assimilation of nutrients and consequences of malnutrition.
5.   Integration of the various aspects of metabolism and their regulatory
pathways.
6.   Biochemical basis of inborn errors of metabolism and their associated
squealae.
7.   Mechanisms involved in maintenance of body fluids and pH homeostasis.
8.   Molecular mechanisms of gene expression and regulation, principles of
genetic engineering and their application in medicine.
9.   Molecular aspects of body defence and their application in medicine.
10.  Biochemical basis of cancer and carcinogenesis, principles of metabolism and
detoxification of xenobiotics.
11.  Principles of various conventional and specialized laboratory investigations
and instrumentation, analysis and interpretation of a given data.
12.  The ability to suggest experiments to support theoretical concepts and clinical diagnosis.
SKILLS
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
1.   Make use of conventional techniques/instruments to perform biochemical analysis relevant to clinical screening and diagnosis.   
2.   Analyze and interpret investigative data.
3.   Demonstrate the skills of solving scientific and clinical problems and decision making.
INTEGRATION
The knowledge acquired in biochemistry should help the students to integrate molecular events with structure and function of the human body in health and disease.
Various parameters of blood in diagnosis and prognosis. Early detection of disease.

Specific learning objectives

1.   While emphasizing the basic concepts, every effort should be made to correlate the clinical/applied aspects.
2.   Tutorial/small group teaching is undertaken at the end of related
group of topics to encourage students to question clear doubts etc.
3.   Horizontal integration is followed in the areas of endocrines, acid
base balance, specialized tissues in close co-operation with department of
Anatomy and Physiology.
4.   To make the subject more interesting, applied demonstration of
clinical cases/case discussion with clinical departments.
5.   Students seminars/ projects by students (review) is encouraged as
means of self learning, use of library etc.
6.   Use of molecular models and video films to strengthen and illustrate
basic concepts.
7.   Extra classes for weak students.
8.   Bed side teaching.

 INFRASTRUCTURE

  1. Lecture theatre: Common Lecture Theatre shared with other Department.
  2. Demonstration room: There are be two demonstration rooms (60 sq. m. area) fitted with strip chairs, Over head projector, Slide projector, white board to accommodate at least 80 students at a time.
  3. Practical Laboratory: There is Practical Laboratory with accommodation (252.57 sq. m. area) for 80 students at a time.

(a)   Store room (20.84 sq. m. area)                                                                        (b)   Preparation room (17.66 sq. m. area)                                            

  1. Departmental Library: Departmental library-cum-seminar room (33.31 sq. m. area) with at least 81 books.
  2. Research: One research laboratory (60.99 sq. m area) for research purposes.
  3. Central Biochemistry Lab (50 sq. m. area).
  4. Emergency Biochemistry Lab (25 sq. m. area).

Official Accommodation provided for the staff as under namely:

  1. Professor and Head of the Department (20.68 sq. m. area);
  2. Associate Prof./Reader- One room (24.61 sq. m. area);
  3. Asst. professor/Lecturers- Two rooms (22.34 sq. m. area);
  4. Tutors/Demonstrators- One room (16.03 sq. m. area);
  5. Departments office-cum-Clerical room- one (16.03 sq. m. area);
  6. Working space for non-teaching staff (19.93 sq. m. area)