BSc in Biochemistry


Program Description


The Education (National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions (amendment) Decree 1993, otherwise known as Decree No 9 of 1 st January 1993 is the law under which Certificate No. 0001 of April 24th, 1999 was issued by the Honourable Minister of Education on behalf of the Federal Military Government.

Objectives of the College

  • To organize and offer courses of instructions leading to degrees, diplomas, certificates and other university qualifications and distinctions in medical studies and such related studies as may be prescribed by the Senate.
  • To organize and provide training and courses whether leading to university qualifications or not for such persons as may be prescribed by Senate.
  • To arrange and organize conferences, seminars, studies in the interest of public erudition.
  • To tackle the problem of acute shortage of medical personnel in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.
  • To fill the gap created by the brain drain of medical personnel in Nigeria.
  • To encourage medical research in all fields of medical endeavor.
  • To ensure maintenance of quality and standards in Medical Education both at a graduate and postgraduate level.
  • To give qualitative medical education both at a graduate and postgraduate level, in order to produce efficient and highly skillful doctors dedicated to the Primary Health Care delivery; and to the teaching of Medical Sciences.
  • To produce doctors who will uphold the highest ethical standard of the profession.
  • To perform any other function as shall be prescribed by the Senate of the University.

The Department of Biochemistry in the College of Health Sciences, Igbinedion University, Okada was established in 2000 sequel to the approval and establishment of the University in 1999. The Igbinedion University is the first private University that started Medicine as a course of study. The Department of Biochemistry was established on the 25th of September, 2000, in the School of Basic Medical Sciences to cater for the medical biochemistry program required to satisfy the Basic Medical Sciences requirements for MBBS degree program. The B.Sc. degree program was introduced in the year 2000.

The Department of Biochemistry today run full B.Sc. degree program and teaches Biochemistry courses to students in the Basic Medical Sciences (Anatomy. Biochemistry, Physiology and Medical laboratory sciences), Nursing, Biological Sciences and College of Pharmacy. The curriculum is broad-based and the scope gives a solid background to the students. This will enable those that are Biochemistry majors to play a significant role in a variety of areas namely health, environment and agriculture.

Philosophy and Objectives of Biochemistry Program

Philosophy: The philosophy of the Department of Biochemistry of Igbinedion University, Okada is in accordance with the philosophy of Education in Nigeria and that of the Igbinedion University, thus:

  1. The Department should produce graduates who will be in high academic standing with an adequate practical exposure that can function adequately in the improvement of medical education processes, research, industrial and agricultural.
  2. The Department believes that the students should be trained in theoretical, practical and applied Biochemistry, which will make them suitable tools capable of utilizing the knowledge to solve future problems in medicine, agriculture, industry, environment etc.
  3. The Department believes that our graduates should be able to do things as entrepreneur whether self-employed or in public service.

Objectives of the B.Sc. degree program in Biochemistry

  1. To inculcate into the students a broad-scientific discipline.
  2. To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of biochemical knowledge and practical skills.
  3. To develop in students the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in biochemistry.
  4. To develop in students, a range of transferable skills that are of value in biochemical and non-biochemical employment.
  5. To provide students with knowledge and skills base, from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of biochemistry or multidisciplinary areas involving biochemistry.
  6. To provide thorough training and orientation, an appreciation of the solitary rewards of inter-and multidisciplinary approach to the solution of complex life problems.
  7. To generate in students, an appreciation of the importance of biochemistry in industrial, economy, environment, technology and social development.
  8. To instill in students a sense enthusiasm for biochemistry, in appreciation of its application in different contexts and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.
  9. To provide a solid academic background upon which to build more advanced degrees in (M.Sc., Ph.D.).

Objectives of the Biochemistry program for Pre-clinical Medicine

  1. To provide a sound and all-round education in the basic science of biochemistry to the medical students.
  2. To create better awareness of the relevance of biochemistry to medicine in particular and in other ways help to meet the manpower need of the country.
  3. To provide specialized training in biochemistry to students.
  4. To instill in medical students the research skills in biochemistry relevant to the improvement of their medical studies.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

The University commenced its academic programmes in the 1999/2000 session in five Colleges namely, Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Management Studies, Health Sciences, Law and Natural and Appli ... Read More

The University commenced its academic programmes in the 1999/2000 session in five Colleges namely, Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Management Studies, Health Sciences, Law and Natural and Applied Sciences. Read less