PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

PEO-1 The graduates will contribute competently in the industry related to biochemistry by applying requisite technical skills.
PEO-2 The graduates will demonstrate advancement in profession by enhancing their knowledge and skills in their relevant field.
PEO-3 The graduates will demonstrate commitment to ethical values and contribute positively towards the society.

PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES (PLOs)

  PLO-1 Knowledge

An ability to apply fundamental and specialized knowledge of biochemistry to the solution of complex biochemistry problems.

  PLO-2 Hypothesis Formulation

An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, analyze complex biochemistry problems, reaching substantiated conclusions towards formulation of hypothesis using fundamental principles of biochemistry.

  PLO-3 Experiment/ Process Design

An ability to design experimental solutions to validate biochemistry Hypothesis and design process while maintaining biochemistry standards, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

  PLO-4 Investigation

An ability to investigate complex issues in biochemistry in a methodical way including literature survey, and development of systems, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.

  PLO-5 Modern Tool Usage

An ability to select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex biochemistry activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

  PLO-6 Impact Analysis

An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional biochemistry practice and solution to complex biochemistry problems.

  PLO-7 Management Skills

An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply biochemistry principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.

  PLO-8 Team Work

An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.

  PLO-9 Ethics

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of biochemistry practice.

  PLO-10 Communication

An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex biochemistry activities with the biochemistry community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

  PLO-11 Lifelong Learning

An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent securing at least 45% marks in aggregate.
  • CUST Admission Test or HEC Approved Test.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Each candidate for the BS Biochemistry degree is required to complete successfully 132 credit hours as per the following details:

AREA Cr. Hrs.
General Education 39
Distribution Requirement 18
Major Courses 54
Elective Courses 15
Design Project 06
Practical Lab Learning 00
Internship 00
Community Service 00
Total 132

General Education (39 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Islamic Studies/ Ethics BBCG1013 3
English-I BBCG1113 3
Introduction to Psychology BBCG1213 3
Basic Mathematics BBCG1313 3
Computing and Analytics BBCG1413 3
Language-I BBCG15X3 3
Pakistan Studies BBCG1023 3
English-II BBCG1123 3
Introduction to Sociology BBCG1223 3
Calculus BBCG1323 3
Statistical Methods in Biology BBCG1423 3
Language-II BBCG15X3 3
English-III BBCG2133 3

Distribution Requirements (18 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Accounting-I ACBS2003 3
Bioethics and Biosafety BS3823 3
Introduction to Management MGBS4003 3
Functional Genomics BS4523 3
Machine Learning CSBS4613 3
Introduction to Data Science CSBS4883 3

Major Courses (54 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Cell Biology BS1113 3
Cell Biology Lab BS1111 1
Introduction to Microbiology BS1143 3
Introduction to Microbiology BS1141 1
Introduction to Immunology BS1153 3
Introduction to Immunology BS1151 1
Introduction to Immunology Lab BS1151 1
Chemistry BS2213 3
Biochemistry BS2223 3
Biochemistry BS2223 3
Biochemistry Lab BS2221 1
Molecular Genetics BS2423 3
Molecular Genetics Lab BS2421 1
Introduction to Bioinformatics BS2713 3
Introduction to Bioinformatics Lab BS2711 1
Human Physiology BC3xx3 3
Enzymology BC3xx3 3
Introduction to Biotechnology BS3813 3
Bio-membrane and Signaling BC3xx3 3
Clinical Biochemistry BC3xx3 3
Clinical Biochemistry Lab BC3xx1 1
Nutritional Biochemistry BC3xx3 3
Nutritional Biochemistry Lab BC3xx1 1
Environmental Biochemistry BC4xx3 3
Plant Biochemistry BC4xx3 3
Plant Biochemistry Lab BC4xx1 1

Elective Courses (15 Cr. Hrs., Any Five)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Cancer Biology BC4xx3 3
Proteomics BC4xx3 3
Cell and Tissue Culture BC4xx3 3
Pharmacology BC3xx3 3
Endocrinology BS3183 3
Medical Microbiology MB3313 3
Antimicrobials and Chemotherapeutics BC4xx3 3
Virology MB3333 3
Drug Development BC4xx3 3
Neurochemistry BC4xx3 3
Toxicology BC4xx3 3
Water and Mineral Metabolism BC4xx3 3

Design Project (6 Cr. Hrs)

A student may register final year project in the 7 ^th semester of his/her degree program, or on the completion of 90 Cr. Hrs.

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Design Project I BS4912 2
Design Project II BS4924 4

Practical Lab Learning (PLXXX0x0)

Each student is required to complete training spread over 4 semesters in one of the following

  1. Entrepreneurship (PLENX0x0)
  2. Extracurricular Activities (PLSPX0x0)
  3. Co-Curricular Activities (PLYCX0x0)

Internship (BS4200)

It is mandatory for every student to register in an 8 week summer internship program following their 6 semester or after the completion of 90 credit hours. A formal evaluation is carried out and Pass/Fail grade is awarded to the student.

Community Service (VIS4000)

It is mandatory for every student to get involved in 65 hours community service during summer (not allowed when student is registered for internship) following their 4 semester or after completion of 50 Cr.Hrs.

Program Duration

This is a four-year degree program comprising of 8 semesters with minimum of 132 semester credit hours (Cr. Hrs). There will be a Fall and a Spring semester in each year. The summer session will be utilized for internships or deficiency courses. The maximum duration to complete BS is 7 years.

CGPA Requirement

A student is required to earn a minimum 2.00/4.00 CGPA on the completion of his/her degree requirements.

SCHEME OF STUDIES

Semester - 1

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BBCG 1113 English-I 3 0 3
BBCG 1213 Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
BBCG 1313 Basic Mathematics 3 0 3
BBCG 1413 Computing and Analytics 3 0 3
BBCG 15×3 Language-I 3 0 3
BBCG 1013 Islamic Studies/Ethics 3 0 3

Semester - 2

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BBCG 1123 English-II 3 0 3
BBCG 1223 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
BBCG 1323 Calculus 3 0 3
BBCG 4233 Statistical Methods in Biology 3 0 3
BBCG 15×3 Language-II 3 0 3
BBCG 1023 Pakistan Studies 3 0 3

Semester - 3

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BBCG 2133 English-III 3 0 3
BS 1113 Cell Biology 3 0 3
BS1111 2421 Cell Biology Lab 0 3 1
BS 1153 Introduction to Immunology 3 0 3
BS 1151 Introduction to Immunology Lab 0 3 1
BS 1143 Introduction to Microbiology 3 0 3
BS 1141 Introduction to Microbiology Lab 0 3 1
ACBS 2003 Accounting-I 3 0 3

Semester - 4

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 2223 Biochemistry 3 0 3
BS 2221 Biochemistry Lab 0 3 1
BS 2423 Molecular Genetics 3 0 3
BS 2421 Molecular Genetics Lab 0 3 1
BS 2713 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3 0 3
BS 2711 Introduction to Bioinformatics Lab 0 3 1
MGBS 4003 Introduction to Management 3 0 3
BS 3823 Bioethics and Biosafety 3 0 3

Semester - 5

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BC 3XX3 Human Physiology 3 0 3
BC 3XX3 Enzymology 3 0 3
BS 2213 Chemistry 3 0 3
BC XXXX Clinical Biochemistry 3 0 3
BC XXXX Clinical Biochemistry Lab 0 3 1
CSBS 4883 Introduction to Data Sciences 3 0 3
PLXX 4010 Practical Learning Lab-I 0 0 0

Semester - 6

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
CSBS 4613 Machine Learning 3 0 3
BC 3XX3 Nutritional Biochemistry 3 0 3
BC 3XX3 Nutritional Biochemistry Lab 0 3 1
BS 4523 Functional Genomics 3 0 3
BC 3XX3 Bio-membrane and Signaling 3 0 3
BS 3813 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 0 3
PLXX 4020 Practical Learning Lab-II 0 0 0

Semester - 7

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BC 4XX3 Cancer Biology 3 0 3
BC 4XX3 Environmental Biochemistry 3 0 3
BC 4XX3 Plant Biochemistry 3 0 3
BC 4XX1 Plant Biochemistry Lab 0 3 1
MB 3313 Medical Microbiology 0 9 3
PLXX 4030 Practical Learning Lab-III 0 0 0
BS 4912 Project (Part-I) 0 9 2

Semester - 8

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BC 4XX3 Toxicology 3 0 3
BC 4XX3 Cell and Tissue Culture 3 0 3
MB 3333 Virology 3 0 3
BS 4924 Project Part – II 0 12 4
PLXX 4040 Practical Learning Lab-IV 0 0 0