About Department

  • Goal :The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in biochemistry is to make them understand the scientific basis of the life processes at the molecular level and to orient them towards the application of the knowledge acquired in solving clinical problems.
  • Knowledge:The student should be able to:
    • Explain the principles of recognition of bone injuries and dislocation.
    • Apply suitable methods to detect and manage common infections of bones and joints.
    • Identify congenital, skeletal anomalies and their referral for appropriate correction or rehabilitation.
    • Recognize metabolic bone diseases as seen in this country.
    • Explain etiogenesis, manifestations, diagnosis of neoplasm affecting bones.

  • Skills: At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
    • Detect sprains and deliver first aid measures for common fractures and sprains and manage uncomplicated fractures of clavicle, Colles's, forearm, phallanges etc.
    • Techniques of splinting, plaster, immobilization etc.
    • Management of common bone infections, learn indications for sequestration, amputations and corrective measures for bone deformities.
    • Aspects of rehabilitation for Polio, Cerebral Palsy and Amputation.

  • INTEGRATION:The knowledge acquired in biochemistry should help the students to integrate molecular events with structure and function of the human body in health and disease.

  • APPLICATION: Be able to perform certain orthopedic skills, provide sound advise of skeletal and related conditions at primary or secondary health care level.