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Faculty Of Sciences

Department Of Bio-Chemistry

UON > Department Of Bio-Chemistry

BS Bio-Chemistry

Biochemistry is the branch of science. It refers to study of chemical processes within living
organism. It is called Biological Chemistry. There is a huge scope and demand of Biochemistry
in Pakistan. There are numbers of universities which are offering Biochemistry at both Bachelor
and Master level in Pakistan. They can work in provincial and also in federal government
departments, biochemical industries, hospitals, agricultural firms, food production companies,
research institutes and pharmaceutical industries. The program structure is covering the
essential fundamental principles at the initial stages, leading to integrated studies in the final year
of the program, in consonance with the approach and levels defined in Bloom’s taxonomy,
particularly in breadth & depth courses. The hallmark of a curriculum is to infuse original
thinking, resourcefulness and entrepreneurial spirits among students. This program is embodying
foundation courses as well as the general and specialized professional content of adequate
Breadth and Depth, including appropriate Humanities and Science components. The program
scheme is designed to ensure acquisition of knowledge and skills, encouraging necessary
exposure to inter-disciplinary areas.

Majors

Bio-Chemistry

Zoology

Botany

BS Physics

BS Mathematics

Program Objective

The Department endeavors to pursue and attain the following aims:

  • The program of Biochemistry will achieve the following Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
  • Able to understand the basic concepts about structure and chemistry of biomolecules.
  • The objective of the Bachelor and Master’s Programme in Biochemistry is to prepare students for future careers in the various fields in which a core understanding of the biochemistry of biological processes is important. Scientific disciplines such as human biochemistry, medical biochemistry and biotechnology will enhance the understanding of human health.
  • The Biochemistry Programme will benefit the society on the whole by adding to the highly skilled scientific workforce, particularly for the biomedical research sectors, in the academic, industry as well as for research laboratories across the country and the globe.
  • The students opting for the Biochemistry programme will have an advanced in depth understanding on all the human biochemical aspects pertaining to the well being and in the pathological state.

Duration

The program shall comprise Eight semesters spread over Four calendar years with two semesters
(Fall/Spring) a year as per rules of the University of Narowal.

Program Structure and Distribution of Courses

The program strictly follows the HEC guidelines and specifications for the Bachelors of
Biochemistry Following are the distribution of total credit hours:

Sr. Categories No. of courses Credit hours  
1 Compulsory Courses 9+2 25+4=29 Minor Courses
2 General Courses 7 24  
3 Foundation 10 30 Major Courses
4 Major Courses 12 39  
5 Elective Courses 4 12  
  Total 44 134  

Program Outcomes

The students graduating from the Biochemistry program will have

  • A better understanding of the key principles of biochemical functioning at an advanced level
  • Better awareness of the major issues at the forefront of the discipline
  • Will possess an in-depth understanding of the area of biochemistry chosen for research emphasis
  • Ability to design and carry out experiments (safely) and to interpret experimental data
  • Production of substantial original research of significance and quality sufficient for publication
  • Ability to present their work through written, oral, and visual presentations, including an original research proposal
  • Awareness of ethical issues in biochemical research and careers option
  • Students will construct a research thesis, and present the results of that thesis to an audience of peers and faculty at regional or all college events, and be able to defend their results to other students and faculty.

Admission Requirements

  •  FSc. Pre-Medical or O/A level with Biology.
  • Minimum 50% marks at Intermediate level or equivalent
  • No third division in Matric
  • Equivalence Certificate from IBCC in case of O Level and A-Level

Assessment & Evaluation

  • Mid-term: 30
  • Session: 20
  • Final Exam: 50
  • Total marks: 100

Program Detail

  • Total numbers of Credit hours:
  • Program Duration: 4 years
  • Semester Duration: 16weeks
  • Total Semesters: 8
  • Maximum Course load per Semester: 18 Cr hrs.
  • Maximum Number of courses per semester: 6

Contact Info

(0542)-920049
Info@uon.edu.pk
Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.

Address

The University Of Narowal, Circular Road, Narowal, Pakistan.

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