Pharmacy - Course - Biochemistry

  • Course Code: PHAR284
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution: (2Lec, 2Lab)
  • Course Type: Faculty Mandatory Courses (Ph_Un_Mand)

Course Description

The course introduces the aspects of mammalian biochemistry and metabolism. It enables students to understand the pathophysiologic basis of several diseases and the mode of action of many drugs. It also provides the scientific basis of biochemical processes at the molecular level and orient them towards the application of knowledge acquired in solving clinical problems. The course will discuss the biochemical processes pertinent to carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleotides, as well as any related abnormalities. The laboratory part enables students to understand fundamental laboratory data and apply their knowledge in daily practice. Case studies are also included to prepare students to understand the role of these data in defining therapeutic goals and outcomes. Pre-requisite: PHAR 273