Faridpur Medical College

Department of Biochemistry

The biochemical features of human body are discussed in depth in the department of biochemistry.

Department of Anatomy

Brief Outlook

Departmental Objectives:

At the end of the course in Biochemistry the students should be able to:

  • demonstrate basic knowledge on major biomolecules, enzymes, hormones and nutrients and of fundamental chemical principles involved in body mechanism upon which life process depends
  • demonstrate skills in performing and interpreting Bio-chemistry laboratory tests and procedures with emphasis on those used in Bangladesh
  • demonstrate skills in using the modern biochemical appliances
  • equip themselves with requisite knowledge for higher studies and research
  • develop sound attitude towards the need for continuing self education

List of Competencies to Acquire:

After completing the course of biochemistry in MBBS course the students will-

  • apply the impact of biochemistry in
  • acquinted the biomolecules forming the structure of the human body, their functions and their role in health and
  • explain the role of enzymes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
  • identify the source of energy in human body and the process by which this energy is derived from
  • explain metabolism of the body in fed and fasting state and consequences of prolonged starvation.
  • explain the role of liver in metabolism and derangement of metabolism in impaired liver Explain dyslipidemia and their clinical consequence
  • describe the water and electrolyte content of human body and their functions. Know the types, causes and consequences of dehydration and over hydration. Explain the causes the consequences of electrolyte
  • describe the sources of acids and bases in our body and the mechanism of their normal balance. Explain the causes and consequences of acidosis and alkalosis and the parameters to diagnose
  • demonestrate about nutrients, balanced diet. Describe the common nutritional disorders of our country and their causes and
  • describe the components of balanced diet and explain the basic principles of making a diet chart. Attain the skill to assess nutritional disorders
  • explain the basis of genetics and molecular biology and the common genetic disorders and explain the modern technology in molecular biology in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
  • diagnose diabetes mellitus, impairment of renal, liver and thyroid

Attain the skill to perform and interpret the common biochemical tests in the diagnosis of diseases. Attain the skill to perform common bedside biochemical tests.


The Teachers

Head of the department

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Associte professors

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The Course Details

Distribution of Teaching - Learning Hours:




Total teaching hours

Integrated teaching for Phase I

Formative Exam

Summative exam

Preparatory leave

Exam time

Preparatory leave

Exam time







320 hrs

30 hrs



42 days





(Time for exam. preparatory leave and formative & summative assessment is common for all subjects of the phase )

Teaching - Learning Methods, Teaching Aids and Evaluation:

Teaching Methods

Teaching aids

In course evaluation

Large group

Small group

Self learning

Lecture Integrated teaching

Tutorial Practical Demonstration Problem solving

Assignment, self assessment and self study.


Video tapes, Audio player Slide Projector

Charts, Flip charts, Models, Specimens

White board and marker Chalk board and chalk Computer and multimedia Study guide and manuals

· Item Examination (oral & or written)

· Card final (written)

· Practical examination (OSPE & traditional practical)

· Term Examination

· Term final (written, oral+ practical [OSPE & traditional])

1st Professional Examination:

Marks distribution of Assessment of Biochemistry:

Total marks – 400

  • Written=200 (Formative- 20+MCQ- 40+SAQ-140)
  • SOE=100
  • Practical= 100 (OSPE-50+ Traditional-40 +Note Book-10)

Prerequisite for 1st Professional Examination:

  1. A Student must pass all term exam before appearing 1st professional
  2. Class attendance must be 75 %
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