Do you know the human body contains enough carbon to provide graphite for 9,000 pencils? And that, identical twins aren’t really identical?
Interesting facts right?
Well, Biochemistry is one such field that bags innumerable fascinating facts and discoveries for its aspirants. This field is gaining momentum and significance because of its ability to make important contributions towards elucidation and grasping of the DNA Structure.
If you have made up your mind to continue your higher studies in this field, set back to enjoy the more advance level of deep knowledge and practical exposure. Besides, while pursuing Master’s in Biochemistry, you will also be able to undertake self-study and dissertation work.
Mentioned below is the more comprehensive detail of this course. Read on to know the tits and bits of Biochemistry.
Introduction to M.Sc. Biochemistry
This 3-years Masters’ programme is structured to provide the students with excellent training in Biochemistry. The course emphasizes on a solid background of fundamental concepts as well as rapid expansion in the field. Besides theoretical knowledge, substantial prominence is also given to offer the students hands on experience in the imperative areas of Biochemistry.
The programme includes advanced level practical and theory in subjects like immunology, proteins, genetics, enzymes molecular biology and biochemical and biophysical techniques, etc.
M.Sc. Biochemistry is offered by many colleges and universities in India. The minimum eligibility required for this post graduate course is a graduation degree in life science and related fields. In some Universities, the duration is two yrs for this program. This Master’s degree opens up a lot of possibilities for those who want to work in research or the pharmaceutical field.
The curriculum of this Master’s degree course is divided into six semesters.
The programme involves a foundation course of 1 year (semester 1 and 2) which includes fundamentals of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry. In semester 3 and 4, you will study core biochemistry, theory and practical. In semester 5 and 6 you will be asked to undertake self-study and dissertation work.
First year: Basics of Anatomy, Basics of Physiology, Basics of Biochemistry, Basics of Methodology, Basics of Anatomy (Lab), Basics of Physiology (Lab), Basics of Biochemistry (Lab).
Second year: General Biochemistry and Instrumentation, Metabolism and Nutrition, Teaching Methodology, Biochemistry Practical – I, Fundamental of Computer Lab.
Third year: Clinical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology & Recent Advances in Clinical Biochemistry, Teaching Practice, Biochemistry Practical II, Thesis.
**The syllabus of the course may vary from college to college.
What Bureau of Labor Statistics Predicts?
According to BLS, “Employment in the field of Biochemistry is expected to rise 8% from 2014 to 2024, as fast as the standard for all occupations.” In coming years, more biochemists will be employed to develop biological products and processes that improve people’s lives. The future in this field is promising. Both, private and public sector have abundant of opportunities for the deserving ones.
“Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations.” Master’s in Biochemistry is no less than that difficult path. You will learn a lot, and in the end, when you will finish the course you will be amazed at the amount of knowledge you have gained. All you need to do is Keep Going.