Department of Biochemistry

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Biochemistry is the multidisciplinary field of science that has a huge scope and demand at national and international level. Currently, the department is offering BS and M.Phil program in biochemistry and BS program in Medical Laboratory Technology (BS MLT). The curriculum of graduate and postgraduate program is developed on the basis of local and international standards with highly competitive and advanced theoretical and practical courses. The hallmark of a curriculum is to infuse original thinking, resourcefulness, and entrepreneurial spirits among students. The undergraduate and postgraduate programs are designed to ensure acquisition of knowledge and skills, encouraging necessary exposure to inter-disciplinary areas. Moreover, the department regularly update the curriculum keeping in view the recent advances in the biochemistry and biological sciences.
The department of biochemistry has highly qualified and competent faculty with doctorate and post-doctoral experience from reputable National and International Universities. Our biochemistry laboratories are equipped to perform research in the field of clinical biochemistry, oncology, genetics, enzymology, and molecular cell biology. Our graduates will get employment in international and local clinical laboratories, forensic science laboratories, research institutes, academia, agriculture, pharmaceutical and food industries.

Producing quality students trained with the state of the art modern and advanced biochemical techniques and to achieve academic excellence, facilitating research activities and cater the rapidly changing industrial demand and societal needs.

  • - To provide quality education to the students through state of art practical and theoretical education in
     biochemistry.
  • - To provide a learning environment that help the students to enhance problem solving skills, be successful in
     their professional life
  • - To provide research based projects activities and exposure to the latest tools and emerging technologies in
     the area of biochemistry, keening in mind the local need of the area.

Programs Offered

Scheme of Studies
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
Semester-I
BCH-101 Introduction to Biochemistry 3(2-1)
ENG-101 Functional English 3(3-0)
CS-105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3(2-1)
PKS-101 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology 3(3-0)
CHEM-101 Inorganic Chemistry-I 4(3-1)
Credit Hours 18
Semester-II
BCH-102 Carbohydrates & Lipids 3(2-1)
ENG-102 Communication Skills 3(3-0)
ISL-101 Islamic Studies/ Ethics 2(2-0)
STAT-105 Biostatistics 3(3-0)
CHEM-102 Organic Chemistry-I 4(3-1)
BIOT-301 Microbiology 3(2-1)
Credit Hours 18
Semester-III
BCH-201 Proteins & Nucleic Acids 3(2-1)
BCH-202 Cell Biology 3(2-1)
ENG-201 Writing & Presentation Skill 3(3-0)
MATH-104 Basic Mathematics 3(3-0)
CHEM-201 Physical Chemistry-I 4(3-1)
QURAN-101 Quran Translation-1 2(2-0)
Credit Hours 18
Semester-IV
BCH-203 Human Physiology 3(2-1)
BCH-204 Enzymology 3(2-1)
BCH-205 Biosafety & Bioethics 3(3-0)
MGT-306 Entrepreneurship 3(3-0)
CHEM-204 Analytical Chemistry-I 3(2-1)
BOT-308 Genetics-I 3(2-1)
Credit Hours 18
Semester-V
BCH-301 Metabolism-I 3(3-0)
BCH-302 Molecular Biology 3(3-0)
BCH-303 Nutritional Biochemistry 3(2-1)
BCH-304 Immunology 3(3-0)
BCH-305 Environmental Biochemistry 3(2-1)
QURAN-102 Quran Translation-II 2(2-0)
Credit Hours 17
Semester-VI
BCH-306 Metabolism-II 3(3-0)
BCH-308 Biochemical Techniques 3(2-1)
BCH-309 Research Planning & Report Writing 3(3-0)
BCH-307 Methods in Molecular Biology 3(2-1)
BCH-310 Bioinformatics 3(2-1)
Credit Hours 15
Semester-VII
BCH-401 Bio membranes & Cell Signaling 3(3-0)
BCH-402 Clinical Biochemistry 3(2-1)
BCH- Elective-I 3(3-0)
BCH- Elective-II 3(3-0)
BCH- Internship-I/ Final Year Project (FYP)-I/Thesis-I/Special Problem-I/ Elective Subject 3(0-3)
Credit Hours 15
Semester-VIII
BCH-403 Current in Trends Biochemistry 3(3-0)
BCH-404 Biotechnology 3(3-0)
BCH- Elective-III 3(3-0)
BCH- Elective-IV 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 15
Total Credit Hours in 8 Semesters:134

LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES

Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
BCH-405 Genomics 3(3-0)
BCH-406 Proteomics 3(3-0)
BCH-407 Cell and tissue culture 3(3-0)
BCH-408 Pharmacology 3(3-0)
BCH-409 Antimicrobials and Chemotherapeutics 3(3-0)
BCH-410 Fermentation Biotechnology 3(3-0)
BCH-411 Structural Biology 3(3-0)
BCH-412 Toxicology 3(3-0)
Scheme of Studies
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
Semester-I
MLT-101 Basic and Applied Anatomy 4 (3-1)
BCH-101 Introduction to Biochemistry 3(2-1)
ENG-101 Functional English 3(3-0)
CS-105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3(2-1)
PKS-101 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 18
Semester-II
ENG-102 Communication Skills 3(3-0)
ISL-101 Islamic Studies/ Ethics 2(2-0)
STAT-105 Biostatistics 3(3-0)
BCH-203 Human Physiology 3(2-1)
QURAN-101 Quran Translation-I 2(2-0)
MLT-102 Fundamentals of Medical Lab Technology 2(2-0)
Credit Hours 16
Semester-III
ENG-201 Writing & Presentation Skill 3(3-0)
MLT-201 Introductory Microbiology 3(2-1)
MLT-202 General Hematology 4(3-1)
MLT-203 Clinical Pathology 3(2-1)
MLT-204 Clinical Lab Practice-I 3(3-0)
QURAN-102 Quran Translation-II 2(2-0)
Credit Hours 18
Semester-IV
MLT-205 Community Medicine 3(2-1)
MLT-206 Clinical Biochemistry 4(3-1)
MLT-207 Immunology and Serology 3(2-1)
MLT-208 Histopathology & Histotechnology 4(3-1)
MLT-209 Clinical Lab Practice-II 3(0-3)
Credit Hours 17
Semester-V
MLT-301 Clinical Parasitology 3(2-1)
MLT-302 Immunohematology &Transfusion Medicine 3(2-1)
MLT-303 Biosafety & Biohazards 3(3-0)
MLT-304 Medical Instrumentations & Software Applications 3(3-0)
MLT-305 Cytology & Cytotechnology 3(2-1)
MLT-306 Clinical Lab Practice-III 3(0-3)
Credit Hours 17
Semester-VI
MGT-306 Entrepreneurship 3(3-0)
MLT-307 Clinical Bacteriology 3(2-1)
MLT-308 Clinical Virology & Mycology 3(2-1)
MLT-309 Advanced Hematology 3(2-1)
MLT-310 Advanced Immunology 3(2-1)
MLT-311 Clinical Lab Practice-IV 3(0-3)
Credit Hours 18
Semester-VII
MLT-401 Forensic Medicine 3(3-0)
MLT-402 Advanced Diagnostic & Biomedical Techniques 3(2-1)
MLT-403 Quality Assurance Management 2(2-0)
MLT-404 Clinical Genetics 3(2-1)

Elective (any one from below) *
MLT-405 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry* 4(3-1)
MLT-406 Advanced Clinical Microbiology* 4(3-1)
MLT-407 Advanced Molecular Biology* 4(3-1)
Credit Hours 15
Semester-VIII
MLT-408 Epidemiology 3(3-0)
MLT-409 Bioinformatics 3(2-1)
MLT-410 Research Planning & Report Writing 3(3-0)
MLT-411 Clinical Laboratory Management 3(3-0)
MLT-412 Project 3(0-3)
Credit Hours 15
Scheme of Studies
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
Semester-I
BCH-501 Advances in Biochemistry 3(3-0)
BCH-502 Biochemistry of Metabolic Disorders 3(2-1)
BCH- Elective-I 3
BCH- Elective-II 3
Credit Hours 12
Semester-II
BCH-503 Recent Trends in Immunology 3(2-1)
BCH-504 Advanced Biochemical Techniques 3(2-1)
BCH- Elective-III 3
BCH- Elective-IV 3
Credit Hours 12
Semester-III
BCH-601 Research and Thesis 6(0-6)
Credit Hours 6
Semester-IV
BCH-602 Research and Thesis 6(0-6)
Credit Hours 6
Total Credit Hours in 4 Semesters:30

LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES

Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
BCH-505 Advances in Clinical Biochemistry 3(2-1)
BCH-506 Advances in Molecular Biology 3(3-0)
BCH-507 Advanced Bioinformatics 3(3-0)
BCH-508 Advanced Fermentation Biotechnology 3(2-2)
BCH-509 Protein Structure, Function and Engineering 3(3-0)
BCH-510 Biochemistry of Natural Products 3(3-0)
BCH-511 Recombinant DNA Technology 3(3-0)
BCH-512 Food Biochemistry 3(3-0)
BCH-513 Renewable bioenergy Resources 3(3-0)
BCH-514 Molecular Mechanism of Diseases 3(3-0)
BCH-515 Application of Nanomaterials in Biosciences 3(3-0)
BCH-516 Plant Genomics 3(3-0)
BCH-517 Biochemistry of Drugs and their Resistance 3(3-0)
BCH-518 Biochemistry of Control system 3(3-0)
BCH-519 Advances in Cell Biology 3(3-0)
BCH-520 Applications of Nanomaterials in Biosciences 3(3-0)
BCH-521 Forensic Serology and DNA Analysis 2(2-0)
BCH-522 Advanced Biostatistics 3(3-0)
BCH-523 Good Laboratory Practices and Quality Control 3(3-0)

FACULTY

Teacher
Dr. Irfan Shaukat
Assistant Professor (Coordinator)
irfan.shaukat@uon.edu.pk Google Scholar Link
Teacher
Dr. Iram Batool
Assistant Professor
iram.batool@uon.edu.pk Google Scholar Link