The goal is to train a doctor to become a competent teacher/facilitator of teaching-learning processes, set up/manage a diagnostic laboratory, generate, evaluated and interpret diagnostic laboratory data, interact with clinicians to contribute to more effective patient care and carry out research and publish their results
- Acquisition of knowledge: The student should be able to explain clearly concepts and principles of biochemistry and cell biology, including correlations of these with cellular and molecular processes involved in health and disease.
- Teaching and training: The student should be able to effectively teach undergraduate students in medicine and allied health science courses so they become competent health care professionals and able to contribute to training of postgraduate post graduate students.
- Diagnostic services: The student should be able to set up/supervise/manage a diagnostic laboratory in Biochemistry in a hospital, ensuring quality control, and providing a reliable support service. The student should be able to provide clinicians with consultation services for diagnostic tests in biochemistry and in interpretation of laboratory results.
- Research: The student should be able to carry out a research project from planning to publication and be able to pursue academic interests and continue life-long learning to become more experienced in all the above areas and to eventually be able to guide postgraduates in their thesis work.