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Department of Biochemistry - Teaching/Learning Activities

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
  • Lectures
  • Tutorial/ Small-Group Discussion (SGD) 
  • Laboratory Practical sessions 
  • Guided learning sessions
  • Distance Learning (Online)
  • Student’s presentations

 

COURSE CONTENT
  • Basic Biochemistry
  • Metabolic pathways and integrations to metabolism
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry of Nutrition
  • Molecular basis of diseases and treatments

 

COURSE STRUCTURE
  • Year 1 Semester 1 to Year 2 Semester3
  • Lectures - 140 hours
  • Practical Sessions /Small Group Discussions (SGDs) / Tutorials/ Students’ Presentations - 180 hours

 

ASSESSMENTS
Formative assessments
  • SEQ
  • MTF Type MCQ
  • Students’ Presentations

 

End semester assessment/continuous assessments
  • End Semester Examination I  -15 MTF Type MCQ+ 3 SEQs 90 mins  -10 marks
  • End Semester Examination II  -15 MTF Type MCQ+ 3 SEQs 90 mins   -10 marks

 

Eligibility to appear for the End of Course Assessments (2nd MBBS Examination)
  • Minimum of 80% attendance for tutorials, practicals and SGDs even with valid medical certificates or approved leave for any absence.
  • Those who do not obtain a minimum of 80% attendance will have to appear for the repeat examination, which would be considered as a second attempt.

 

End of Course Assessments (2nd MBBS Examination – First Attempt)       
Method of Assessment Number of Questions Time Allocated Marks Allocated
MTF Type MCQ 40 questions 2 hours 30
SEQ  05 questions 2 hours & 30 minutes  30
OSPE  20 stations 40 minutes (2 mins per each) 10
OSVE    10min  10
Contribution from Continuous (In Course) Assessments     20
Total Marks 100

 

End of Course Assessments (Second MBBS Examination -First Attempt)
Method of Assessment Number of Questions Time Allocated Marks Allocated
MTF Type MCQ 40 questions 2 hours 35
SEQ  05 questions 2 hours & 30 minutes  35
OSPE  20 stations 40 minutes (2 mins per each) 20
OSVE    10min  10
Total Marks 100

              

*SEQ= Structured Essay Question, MTF = Multiple True False, MCQ= Multiple Choice Questions, SBA = Single Best Answer, OSPE =Objective Structured Practical Examination, OSVE =Objective Structured Viva Voce Examination