What is a degree in Medical biochemistry like in Nigeria – An interview with Mr Ajayi Samuel

General info.

Biochemistry is that organic sciences that enquires into the chemical Constitution of dwelling issues and the response that takes place in the cell. It offers with the position of chemical processes in the upkeep of the fidelity of the entire organism. It furnishes the essential data mandatory for work in each molecular and the mobile side of recent Biology. Medical Biochemistry due to this fact tried to grasp and clear up well being issues with the instruments of recent biochemistry.

Philosophy, Objective and scope

The Bachelor of Science programme in Medical Biochemistry will goal at producing graduates who’re effectively geared up with data to assist him / her deal with well being issues of Nigeria and Africa as a entire, via analysis . Therefore emphasis shall be laid on regionally necessary matters in order to advance the effectively being of individuals in the West African sub-area. Graduates of the programme shall be effectively geared up with ample theoretical and sensible data and thus eligible for larger degree research in any side of medical biochemistry and it is associated self-discipline.

Degree Programme and Requirements.

The degree programme will final three years for direct entry college students and 4 years for college kids admitted via JAMB. To be eligible for admission to a degree of B.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry, a candidate ought to have:

  • Satisfied the traditional college necessities.
  • Satisfied the authorized college of Basic Medical Sciences necessities in respect of labor load, registration for programs and programme length.
  • Satisfied the departmental necessities as contained beneath.


Four Years B.Sc Degree Programme – Medical Biochemistry.

  1. At the 100L, college students take programs in chemistry, biology and physics . At the 200L and 300L, aside from core programs in. Medical Biochemistry, college students are required to take stipulated programs in Physiology, Anatomy and Medical microbiology. At 400L, college students take all programs from the division.
  2. Students on the finish of the 200L and 300L programmes become involved in scholar industrial work expertise scheme (SIWES). The 12 week attachment programme to hospital / medical laboratory is coordinated by the division. This is obligatory for all majors. A written report is offered on the finish of the programme for analysis.
  3. In the ultimate 12 months, every scholar presents a seminar. The presentation is on a chosen matter, after complete literature evaluate.
  4. The mission is a laboratory / experimental analysis underneath supervision by a tutorial member of employees. A written dissertation is submitted for analysis; college students require a minimal of 30 credit and a most of 50 credit. Students should accumulate at the least 60 % of the required credit for commencement from biochemistry.


Now you could have heard from the horse’s mouth, Mr Ajayi Samuel who is the president of the National Association of Medical Biochemistry Students (NAMBS) uniben chapter.

As to the place a medical biochemistry could be employed, we have been made to grasp that the chances are endless as medical biochemist might work in anyplace starting from hospitals to healthcare as much as manufacturing firms.


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