The Department of Medical Biochemistry, Lagos State University College of Medicine was established as a full-fledged and separate department in the College with the commissioning of the College on 9th February, 1999. The department was established along with other departments in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences primarily to cater for Biochemistry aspects of the MBBS degree programme of the College. The Department offers postgraduate courses in Medical Biochemistry such as Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), M.Sc. and M.Phil./Ph.D.
The Department also has the prospects of expanding its curriculum to provide services for other Faculties that may be established in the College in the future and to meet the demands of our changing society.
Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of life. It deals with the chemical structure, synthesis and degradation of biomolecules, enzymes and control of molecular activities, molecular basis of diseases and biotechnology, and the use biochemical techniques in medicine.
Students are assessed on a continuous basis, with In-course assessments held at the end of each block of teaching as follows:
Students who fail to make up to 75% attendance do NOT qualify to sit for the Part 1 MB;BS/BDS Professional Examinations in Medical Biochemistry.