Department Of
Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry is at the forefront in adopting new technological advancements in the teaching-learning process. The department has an ICT enabled air-conditioned lecture hall with a capacity to accommodate 175 students, a well-equipped library with over 170 books, computers with an internet facility and ICT enabled seminar rooms for effective learning. E-Resources like ProQuest, Scopus and Clinical Key are made available for students and faculty. Students and faculty can access these resources from off-campus too. The faculty are motivated to upgrade their technical skills and also motivate students for the same. One example is utilizing LMS “CAMU” software for the teaching-learning process. The department has been given LAN connections, Wi-Fi and an additional modem to facilitate uninterrupted online classes and a common computer with all facilities for the faculty to conduct online classes.

The department is equipped with a UG lab, PG lab and research Lab. The UG lab can accommodate 75 students.

STUDENT OUTCOME

Year
UG (MBBS)
PG
2015-16
100
NIL
2016-17
100
NIL
2017-18
95
NIL
2018-19
99
NIL
2019-20
100
NIL

Patient Care

Patient care activities- Role of Biochemistry Department in the hospital

The central diagnostic laboratory of Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital is situated in the hospital block, headed by Dr. Manju. M, Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry. The lab performs around 3000 diagnostic tests per day in the areas of biochemistry, clinical pathology, haematology and microbiology. All test services are offered for patients completely free of cost. The lab services are available 24×7. The laboratory is equipped with fully automated analysers like Horiba, Mindray, Chemwell, miniVidas etc. Routine biochemistry and specialized tests like hormones, tumour markers, vitamins etc are done on a daily basis. We maintain a turnaround time of around 4 hours for regular samples and 1 hour or less in instances of emergency.

Quality assurance in the laboratory

Reporting of the samples is done only after two levels of internal quality controls pass quality checks. Reports are stored in a database and issued in typed format. The lab takes part in external quality assurance schemes like CMC EQAS, AIIMS etc. All NABH recommended standards are followed and 8-10 quality indicators are maintained on a regular basis.