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Biochemistry Program Learning Outcomes


Describe the basics of biochemistry from the perspectives of cellular, enzymatic and nutritional aspects.
Explain molecular biology and its implications in cell activity and disease.
Summarize the biophysical fundamentals of the biochemical processes.
Recognize the principles of biochemistry in clinical applications.


Carry out biochemical experiments and analytical analysis to address scientific problems.
Analyze cellular and genetics functions to solve biochemical research problems.
Organize experimental work in molecular research laboratories.
Detect chemical and physical principles in biological systems and validate their applications in practical life.

Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility

Apply ethical principles involved in conducting biochemical research.
Plan self-learning for future professional development
Develop leadership via teamwork.

Communication, Information Technology and Numerical Skills

Ability to find the relevant information regarding particular areas of biochemistry
Development of scientific skills in reading, writing and oral presentations.
Evaluate biochemical calculations in experiments and data analysis.

Psychomotor Skills (if applicable)

Not applicable.

Skills and abilities of biochemistry program graduate:

The ability to understand the complex biological processes that occur in the cells of the body.
Good understanding of the molecular basis of vital processes in the cells of all living organisms.
Ability to plan, conduct and evaluate practical experiments.
Familiarity with all concepts and tools of the scientific research at all stages of planning, preparation and implementation.
Good understanding of the ethics of scientific research and implement that into the work.
Good and continuous training on modern techniques in this field.
Develop a set of special skills related to the work field of biochemistry, for example:

- Problems solving skill.
- Computing and vital biostatistical skills.
- The skill of interpreting the results and inferring conclusions.
- Organized skills gained by dealing with workload in lectures and applying it.
- Acquire communication skill and information technology.
- Personal relationships and teamwork skills.
- Development of professional skills through training courses, conferences and specialized workshops in all branches of biochemistry.


Medical field:

Inventing and developing diagnostic materials used in many genetic and microbial diseases as well as diseases resulting from the dysfunction of the body.
Development of research on the production of therapeutic drugs such as antibiotics, immunosuppressants, gene therapy and biotechnology.
Establish safe ways to deal with and preserve biological materials and medicines.
Development of safe tools for disposal of chemical and biological waste.
Perform all types of diagnostic tests used in the branches of medical analysis associated with the program in hospitals, medical centers and special analysis laboratories.
Ability to participate in many specialized medical research.


Agriculture field:

Participate in the application of genetic engineering in the development of production processes of genetically modified crops with high yield characteristics.
Participate in developing research to obtain crops resistant to agricultural pests.
Participate in achieving food security through the development of research on the use of biotechnology to develop productivity of dairy and meat from animals and increase the ability of these animals to resist diseases.


Environmental field:

Implementation of health inspections to protect the environment.
To protect the environment from biological pollution and to establish the necessary controls and studies for the disposal of biological waste and to develop it using the latest technologies.
Assessment of environmental hazards caused by chemical and biological agents.
Participate in the process of recycling and utilization of health waste.
Sewage treatment and reuse in many areas.
Work on the development of quality research and purification of drinking water by adjusting the necessary standards for this.


Industry field:

Design, operation and development of industrial programs based on biochemistry, which is represented in many industries, such as:pharmaceutical industry - cosmetic industry - nutrition and dairy industry - chemical industry.
Develop biotechnology programs and contribute to research on biotechnology.
Development of medical, chemical and biological equipment manufacturers, which are used in this field.


Education field:

Ability to participate in the development and teaching of curricula in educational institutes and intermediate colleges in biochemistry sciences and its branches.


Scientific Research Institutes:

Work on the development and development of plans for research progress in many areas such as: food and drug - drug control - forensic laboratories - detoxification - production of blood components - production of vaccines and sera - centers for disease control.
Conducting research in medical laboratories using experimental animals to develop treatment and detect many unknown diseases.
Employment of modern technologies and work to improve many of them and the discovery of new techniques for conducting laboratory experiments in all areas.
Data collection by observation, analysis and experiments.
Research on food, medicine, serum, hormones and other materials in tissues to study biological processes in living organisms.
Isolation, analysis and identification of hormones, vitamins, allergens, minerals and enzymes and determine the effects of the functions of the body.
Study of the biochemical aspects of the formation of antibodies and conduct research in the field of cell chemistry and blood corpuscles.
Study the chemistry of biological processes through normal and unusual cells of respiration, digestion and growth as well as changes in living energy within cells.
Cooperate in research related to work in institutes, universities, hospitals, pharmaceutical industries and biotechnology.