Objectives

The objectives of the Degree Programme in Biochemistry are to:

  1. provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of Biochemical and Molecular  Biology knowledge and hands-on practical skills;
  2. develop in the students the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Biochemistry;
  3. develop in the students, a range of transferable skills that are of value in biochemical and non-biochemical employment;
  4. provide the students with a knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in the specialized areas of Biochemistry or multi-disciplinary areas involving Biochemistry;
  5. provide, through training and orientation, an appreciation of the rewards of inter- and multi-disciplinary approach to the solution of complex life problems;
  6. generate in the students an appreciation of the importance of Biochemistry in industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social development;
  7. instill in the students an enthusiasm for Biochemistry, an appreciation of its application in different contexts and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying  experience of learning and studying; and
  8. prepare the students for careers in the health professions, biotechnology, food and pharmaceutical industries, academia, research and government.