Biological and Biomedical Sciences
The Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) in the Medical College came about from the merger of four independent disciplines - Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology - in 2001, with the aim to:
- develop an integrated and challenging undergraduate medical curriculum
- design optimal methods for instructing students
- enhance collaboration between basic sciences and clinical departments
- effectively utilize institutional resources
The Department is uniquely positioned through its affiliation with the University hospital. With expertise in basic sciences to tackle pressing health problems in a translational manner the faculty equipped to train and teach across programmatic levels. It has succeeded in the delivery of a well-designed curriculum and cutting-edge research aligned with the University’s thematic areas.
Going forward, the department is committed to enhance scholarship and research responsive to the needs of the country and enhance the success of its students through transformative learning experiences.
With investment in infrastructure and standardized processes and through energized graduate programmes, including the new MPhil in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, BBS is positioned to become a thriving habitat for quality research and training.