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Message from HOD

Health of the individuals in a society has been the prime priority of the state in all developed and cultured nations. We are in the process of evolution in this regard. Latest techniques are now being used in Pakistan to diagnose different diseases. Disease diagnosis is of utmost importance in medical treatment. The School of Medical Lab Technology has been established in Minhaj University to cater the needs of growing diagnostic services in government as well as private health sectors. The aim of this school is to groom professional Medical Lab Technologists and Clinical Biochemists who would excel in the field of Pathology Technology.

Brief introduction of the program

This degree program has been initiated since 07-09-2015 in Minhaj University to offer outstanding research facilities and advanced training in Biochemistry. HEC course curriculum is strictly followed regarding BS, M.Sc and M.Phil program.

Thesis is evaluated by external examiners of the other university.

Our Biochemistry Lab is well equipped with modern instruments like UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, ELISA, PCR and Gel Documentation System etc. The faculty members of the department are highly qualified and well experienced.

Mission Statement

The programs BS MLT and BS BIOCHEMISTRY are committed to the pursuit of excellence through a clinically focused advanced laboratory practice programs. They prepare graduates with expert-level knowledge and skills, critical thinking proficiency, and aptitude in scientific inquiry to foster the development of innovative and skilled laboratory experts and researchers. The programs emphasize inter-professional collaboration through coursework and a student focused clinical laboratory practical skills. The curriculum integrates evidence-based practice in diagnostics which provides the foundation for graduates to complete a practice based research project. The scientists of Pathology Technology will:

  • Provide training in advanced diagnostics for graduates to work in health care organizations in government and private sectors.
  • Foster an environment which enables students to focus on areas of special clinical diagnostics
  • Provide students with an in-depth knowledge of clinical diagnostics in the areas of anatomy and histology, physiology, immunology and serology, biochemistry and hematology.

Semester wise Scheme of Studies of BS Biochemistry

(4 Years) Degree Program
School of Biochemistry / MLT

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-101  English-1 (Functional English)  3
IS-102  Islamic Studies/Ethics  2
CS-103  Introduction to computer  3
BIOCHEM-104  Introductory Biochemistry  4 (3+1*)
BIOCHEM-105  Organic Chemistry  3 (2+1*)
BIOCHEM-106  Structural Biology  3
SUB TOTAL    18

*Stands for Lab work

Semester-2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-201  English-II (Communication Skills)  3
PAKST-202  Pak Studies  2
MATHEM-203  Mathematics  3
BIOCHEM-204  Carbohydrates and Lipids  4(3+1*)
BIOCHEM-205  Inorganic Chemistry  3(2+1*)
BIOCHEM-206  Cell Biology  3(2+1*)
Sub Total    18

*Stands for Lab work

Semester-3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-301  English III (Technical writing and Presentation Skills)  3
BIOCHEM-302  Amino Acids and Proteins  4 (3+1*)
BIOCHEM-303  Physical Chemistry  3(2+1*)
PHYSIO-304  Human Physiology  3
GENE-305  Genetics  3
Sub Total    16

*Stands for Lab work

Semester-4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-401  English IV (Advance Academic R & W)  3
BIOCHEM-402  Analytical Chemistry  3(2+1*)
MICRO-403  Microbiology  3(2+1*)
BIOCHEM-404  Enzymes/Enzymology  3(2+1*)
BIOCHEM-405  Nutritional Biochemistry  3(2+1*)
BIOCHEM-406  Industrial Biochemistry  3(2+1*)
Sub Total    18

Semester-5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BIOCHEM-501  Metabolism  4
MBIO-502  Molecular Biology  3
BIOCHEM-503  Biochemical Techniques  3(2+1*)
IMMUNO-504  Immunology  3
BIOCHEM-505  Environmental Biochemistry  2
BIOCHEM-506  Bioenergetics  2
Sub Total    17

*Stands for Lab work

Semester-6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BIOCHEM-601  Clinical Biochemistry  3(2+1*)
MOLBIO-602  Methods in Molecular Biology  3(2+1*)
BIOINFO-603  Bioinformatics  3(2+1*)
BIOTECH-604  Biotechnology  3
BIOSTAT-605  Biostatistics  3
BIOCHEM-606  Plant Biochemistry  3(2+1*)
Sub Total    18

*Stands for Lab work

Semester-7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
RESMET-701  Research Methodologies (Elective-I)  3
BIOCHEM-702  Biomembranes and cell signalling  3
TOXICOL-703  Toxicology (Elective-II)  3
RT/RR-705  Research/Review  4(0+4*)
Sub Total    13

*Stands for Lab work

Semester-8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PHARMA-801  Pharmacology (Elective-III)  3
BIOCHEM-802  Current trends in Biochemistry  3
BIOCHEM-803  Neurochemistry (Elective-IV)  3
RT/RR-705  Research Thesis  4(0+4*)
Sub Total    13
Total Cr.Hours  131


Semester Wise Scheme of Studies for M.Sc Biochemistry

1stYear

Semester 1

Sr No. Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1  BIOCHEM-601  Metabolism  4(4+0)
2  MOLBIOL-603  Molecular Biology  3(3+0)
3  BIOCHEM-605  Biochemical Techniques  3(2+1*)
4  IMMUNOL-607  Immunology  3(3+0)
5  BIOCHEM-609  Environmental Biochemistry  2(2+0)
6  BIOCHEM-618  Bioenergetics  2(2+0)
Sub Total  17

*Stands for Lab Work

Semester II

Sr No. Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1  BIOSTAT-602  Biostatistics(Compulsory)  3(3+0)
2  MOLBIOL-604  Methods in Molecular Biology  3(2+1*)
3  BIOCHEM-606  Clinical Biochemistry  3(2+1*)
4  BIOCHEM-608  Plant Biochemistry  3(2+1*)
5  BIOINFO-610  Bioinformatics  3(2+1*)
6  BIOTECH-619  Biotechnology  3(3+0)
Sub Total  18

*Stands for Lab Work

2nd Year

Semester III

Sr No. Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1  THESIS/RR-611  Research & Thesis/Review  6(0+6*)
2  BIOCHEM-613  Biomembranes and Cell signalling  3(3+0)
3  TOXICOL-612  Toxicology (Elective)  3(3+0)
4  PHARMA-616  Pharmacology (Elective)  3(3+0)
Sub Total  15

*Stands for Lab Work

Semester IV

Sr No. Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1  THESIS/RR-611  Research & Thesis/Review Report  6(0+6*)
2  BIOCHEM-618  Current Trends in Biochemistry  3(3+0)
3  BIOCHEM-620  Seminar  1(1+0)
Sub Total  10
Grand Total  60

*Stands for Lab Work

Semester Wise Scheme of Studies for M.Phil Biochemistry

Semester 1

Sr No. Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1  BCH-701  Advances in Biochemistry (Compulsory)  3
2  BCH-702  Recent Trends in Immunology  3
3  BCH-703  Advanced Bioinformatics (Elective-I)  3
4  BCH-704  Advances in Molecular Biology (Elective-II)  3
Sub Total  12

Semester II

Sr No. Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1  BCH-705  Advanced Biostatistics (Compulsory)  3
2  BCH-706  Advanced Biochemical Techniques  3
3  BCH-707  Advanced Clinical Biochemistry  3
4  BCH-708  Research Methodology  (Elective-III)  3
Sub Total  12

*Stands for Lab Work of three hours

2nd Year (Semester III & IV)

Sr No. Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1  BCH-709  Research & Thesis  6
2  BCH-710  Graduate Seminar I (Compulsory)  1
3  BCH-711  Graduate Seminar with Special Problems II (Compulsory)  1
Sub Total  8
Total:  32