Biological and Biomedical Sciences
 


Biological and Biomedical Science

Basic sciences have always served as the backbone of any undergraduate or graduate program in medical sciences. Since inception of Aga Khan University Medical College in 1983, disciplines of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology have been imparting high-quality basic education to its medical students in an effort to train them as competent physicians and researchers for tomorrow.

In 2001, merger of these four independent disciplines resulted in the establishment of the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The main objectives of the merger were to: develop an integrated and challenging undergraduate medical curriculum, design optimal methods for instructing students, enhance collaboration between basic sciences and clinical departments and effectively utilise precious institutional resources.

Major goals of the Department are to:

Develop the students' ability to use basic principles in biology to understand and solve problems related to health and disease in Pakistan.

Promote and establish a research milieu, which is conducive to learning and creating new knowledge.

Strengthen the PhD Programme in Health Sciences by offering graduate courses and mentorship to doctoral students.

The Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences interacts very closely with the other academic units of the University, such as School of Nursing and the Postgraduate Medical Education programmes in East Africa and Afghanistan . The Department also continues to play a pivotal role in the development of a broad-based curriculum for newly emerging Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

The Department aims to strive in achieving excellence in both teaching and research. The development and expansion of thematic research programmes in both basic and applied research will take AKU to the next level on the international scene while benefitting specific health care needs of Pakistan.

Promote and establish a research milieu, which is conducive to learning and creating new knowledge.

Strengthen the PhD Programme in Health Sciences by offering graduate courses and mentorship to doctoral students.

The Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences interacts very closely with the other academic units of the University, such as School of Nursing and the Postgraduate Medical Education programmes in East Africa and Afghanistan . The Department also continues to play a pivotal role in the development of a broad-based curriculum for newly emerging Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

The Department aims to strive in achieving excellence in both teaching and research. The development and expansion of thematic research programmes in both basic and applied research will take AKU to the next level on the international scene while benefitting specific health care needs of Pakistan.​