BS BIOCHEMISTRY

Faculty of Pharmacy

BS BIOCHEMISTRY

Faculty of Pharmacy

BS BIOCHEMISTRY

Faculty of Pharmacy

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Biochemistry is the branch of science concerned with the chemistry of biomolecules (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids) and chemical processes of life. It is multidisciplinary, standing at the crossroads between the physical sciences (chemistry and physics) and the life sciences (botany, zoology, microbiology, and genetics). The BS Biochemistry program offers students the understanding of the structure and function of biomolecules, studying the way these molecules are organized, and the interactions that take place among them in order to maintain life processes.

This four-year pre-medicine program equips the students with the fundamental principles and theories, as well as applications in research and industry.

The curriculum provides a balanced chemical, biological and computational components with excellent training in the following areas of biochemistry:

  • Analytical and Physical Chemistry
  • Biochemical Techniques in Protein, Carbohydrate, Lipid, and Nucleic Acid Chemistry
  • Bioinformatics or Computational Biology
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Nutritional and Enzyme Biochemistry
  • Recombinant DNA and Transformation Biotechnology
  • Pharmacology
  • Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Intermediary Metabolism
  • Biochemical Principles in Immunology, Virology and Cancer

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Doctor of Medicine 
Academic Professor
Scientist/Biochemist in Research Institutions
Forensic Expert in Crime Laboratories
Research & Development Expert/Quality Control Analyst in Pharmaceutical/Food/Agribusiness Companies
Technical Sales Representative in Medical/Scientific Instruments and Chemical Companies 
Process Analyst in Manufacturing Firms 

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR (2 TERMS)

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
BCE 621 Mathematical Analysis 1: Differential Calculus 3 0 3
BCE 622 Physics 1 3 3 4
BCM 6211 Principles of Chemistry 3 6 5
BCM 622 Introduction to the Biochemistry Profession 3 0 3
FIL 1 Kontekstuwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino 3 0 3
MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3
NSTP 1 National Service Training Period 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
THY 1  Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
UND_SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 26 9 32

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
BCE 623 Mathematical Analysis 2: Integral Calculus 3 0 3 BCE 621
BCE 624 Physics 2 3 3 4 BCE 622
BCM 623 Inorganic Chemistry 1 3 0 3 BCM 621
BCM 624 Organic Chemistry 1 3 0 3 BCM 621 BCM 624L
BCM 624L Organic Chemistry 1 (Laboratory) 0 6 2 BCM 621 BCM 624
BCM 625 Anatomy and Physiology with Pathophysiology 3 6 5
FIL 2 Panimulang Pagsasalin 3 0 3 FIL 1
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3 NSTP 1
PE 1 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1
TOTAL 26 15 34

 

SECOND YEAR (2 TERMS)

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
BCM 626 Analytical Chemistry 1 3 0 3 BCM 623 BCM 626L
BCM 626L Analytical Chemistry 1 Laboratory 0 6 2 BCM 623 BCM 626
BCM 627 Organic Chemistry 2 3 0 3 BCM 624 BCM 627L
BCM 627L Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory 0 6 2 BCM 624 BCM 627
BCM 628 Physical Chemistry 1 3 6 5 BCM 621,
BCM 622,
BCM 623
BCM 629 Genetics 3 0 3 BCM 625
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3 THY 1,THY 2
TOTAL 20 18 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 5
BCM 6210 Analytical Chemistry 2 3 0 3 BCM 626 BCM 6210L
BCM 6210L Analytical Chemistry 2 Laboratory 0 6 2 BCM 626 BCM 6210
BCM 6211 Physical Chemistry 2 2 6 4 BCM 628
BCM 6212 Nucleic Acid Biochemistry 3 0 3 BCM 622,BCM 627
BCM 6213 Carbohydrate and Lipid Biochemistry 3 0 3 BCM 622,BCM 627
BCM 6214 Biochemical Techniques 1: Carbohydrates and Lipids 0 6 2 BCM 622,BCM 627
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3 THY 1,THY 2,THY 3
TOTAL 21 21 28

 

THIRD YEAR (3 TERMS)

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
BCM 6215 Analytical Chemistry 3 with Biostatistics 3 3 4 BCM 6210
BCM 6216 Protein Chemistry 3 0 3 BCM 622,BCM 627
BCM 6217 Biochemical Techniques 2: Proteins 0 6 2 BCM 622,BCM 627
BCM 6218 Enzyme Biochemistry 3 6 5 BCM 622,BCM 627
BCM 6219 Fundamentals of Microbiology 3 0 3 BCM 627 BCM 6219L
BCM 6219L Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory 0 6 2 BCM 627 BCM 6219
ELE 1 Professional Elective 1 3 0 3
READ_PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3
TOTAL 18 21 25

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
BCM 6220 Bioethics and Biosafety 3 0 3
BCM 6221 Metabolism 1 3 0 3 BCM 6212,BCM 6213,BCM 6216
BCM 6222 Intermediary Metabolism Laboratory 0 6 2 BCM 6212,BCM 6213,BCM 6216
BCM 6223 Biochemical Techniques 3: Nucleic Acids 0 6 2 BCM 6212
BCM 6224 Nutritional Biochemistry 3 0 3 BCM 6212,
BCM 6213,
BCM 6216
BCM 6225 Molecular Biology and Transformation Biotechnology 3 0 3 BCM 6212,BCM 6216
BCM 6226 Bioinformatics 2 3 3 BCM 6212,BCM 6216
BCM 6227 Technical Writing 3 0 3 BCM 6212,BCM 6213,BCM 6216,BCM 6218
ELE 2 Professional Elective 2 0 6 2
TOTAL 17 21 24

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
BCM 6228 Advanced Practice Experience / Practicum 0 6 2 BCM 6214,BCM 6215,BCM 6217,BCM 6218,BCM 6219,BCM 6219L,BCM 6221,BCM 6226
TOTAL 0 6 2

 

FOURTH YEAR (2 TERMS)

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
BCM 6229 Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 3 0 3   BCM 6219, BCM 6221 BCM 6229L
BCM 6229L Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology Laboratory 0 6 2 BCM 6219,BCM 6221 BCM 6229
BCM 6230 Seminar 1 1 0 1 BCM 6211,
BCM 6220,
BCM 6228
BCM 6231 Thesis 1 1 3 2 BCM 6211,BCM 6220,BCM 6224,BCM 6225,BCM 6227,BCM 6228
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
ELE 3 Professional Elective 3 3 0 3
ELE 4 Professional Elective 4 0 6 2
LIT 1 The Great Works 3 0 3
STS Science, Technology and Society 3 0 3
TOTAL 17 15 22

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
BCM 6232 Molecular Pharmacy 3 0 3 BCM 6218,BCM 6221
BCM 6233 Pharmacology Laboratory 0 6 2 BCM 6218,
BCM 6220,
BCM 6221
BCM 6234 Physical Biochemistry 3 3 4 BCE 624,BCM 6211,BCM 6218,BCM 6221
BCM 6235 Seminar 2 1 0 1 BCM 6230
BCM 6236 Thesis 1 1 3 2 BCM 6231
ELE 5 Professional Elective 5 3 0 3
ELE 6 Professional Elective 6 3 0 3
GE ELEC I Elective I 3 0 3
TOTAL 17 12 21

 

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