Department of Biochemistry

ACADEMICS

MBBS: 200 students are admitted every year. Their academic skills and result interpretation skills are assessed by conducting seminars and periodic examinations (both theory and practical). All the students acquire the fundamental knowledge regarding Biochemistry before they reach the clinical postings in the 3rd semester.

BDS: We conduct theory and practical classes for BDS (40 students every year)

B.Sc Nursing: 60 students admitted every year for B.Sc Nursing. They have total 40 hours of theory classes.

D.Pharm: We also conduct theory and practical classes for D.Pharm students studying in the college of pharmacy .

DMLT: A total of 50 students who join DMLT course are given theory and intensive laboratory training. For these students, thorough practical knowledge and skill is assured.

Thus medical as well as paramedical students are beneficiaries of this department

In addition to the learning pattern stipulated in the curriculum for various courses, we also encourage the students to acquire more knowledge in biochemistry by conducting various extra curricular activities.

Budding Scientists

KVYP(Kishore Vyjnanic Yojanan Prakashan) Scholarship: Students are encouraged to do short term research projects and trained to get acquainted with research activities. These project reports are submitted to ICMR for eligibility to gain the KVYP scholarship.

Dr. Sudha Narayanan Memorial Prize Award:

The endowment award is in memory of Dr.Sudha Narayanan who was a lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, Medical College, Calicut from 1991-1994. The amount for the endowment was collected by contributions from colleagues and friends of Dr.Sudha Narayanan. The amount collected was deposited as fixed deposit and the interest accrued annually is used for the award every year.

The award is presented to the best student in Biochemistry of Calicut Medical College. The winner is selected by conducting a special prize examination. Top ten students of Ist MBBS as assessed by internal assessment

marks are eligible to appear for the examination. The examination is conducted by the Professor of Biochemistry, Medical College, Calicut.

The award includes a Medal, Certificate of Merit and cash award

Under Graduate Teaching

Teaching Students in various courses – MBBS ,MSc & BSc Nursing,BPharm, DPharm ,Ophthalmic assistants and lab Technicians are routinely done ..Methods include Seminars,Group discussions , Demonstrations,Practical work, visits to public health Institutions, and Community oriented training .Epidemiological and statistical methods are given impetus .University examination is in the Seventh semesterfor MBBS Course

Interns training stresses on primary and secondary level care in rural and urban settings.

Rural Field Practice- MCH UNIT CHERUPPA under administrative control of the medical college is the field practice area for all students and interns. ROME CHCs at Mukkam, Thiruvangoor,Thalakulathur and CHC Narikunni, Balussery and Thamarassery are also utilized for training.

Urban Field Practice – UHC under medical college provides services for a population of 50000. Other urban Training Centres are UHC Mankavu and UHC Paniankara .

Post graduate Course (MD)

Duration ( 3 Years) Intake of 2 students/Year -Seminars ,Journal clubs, attendance at CMEs ,participation in National health programmes , Community health , thesis work & research activities are carried out. Around 31 students have completed their MD Program since 1980.

Charitable Endowment Prizes :

1) Dr Vasanthi Menon Memorial Prize

2)Koman Nair Memorial Prize

3)Dr Sushila Karunakaran Memorial Prize

Awarded to the MBBS student of Calicut Medical College ,securing highest marks in Community Medicine Examination of Calicut University.

CME Programmes:

CME Programmes are conducted every year.

2000

Disease Surveillance Program

2001

Geriatric care / Rabies control

2002

Rational use of vaccines in current practice

2003

Hospital Waste Management

2004

Road safety –World Health day Theme Research Methodology

2005

Ethical Dimensions in Biomedical Research/ Diarrhoeal Diseases

2006

World TB Day /Avian Influenza

2007 Vaccine Update, Chikungunya update
2008 Adverse events following Immunization
2009 Intradermal Rabies vaccination


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