Department of Biochemistry-Pharmacology

Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry & Pharmacology of the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine. Here you will find Faculty and Staff that is available to all students to help them maximize their academic achievement through courses and cooperative learning activities.

Our faculty is specialized in different areas of biochemistry and pharmacology contributing to the enrichment and diversity of our department.

We currently offer two courses:

  • Biochemistry & Genetics in Medicine
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Through the Biochemistry & Genetic in Medicine Course the faculty strives to convey updated information in this fast-changing and dynamic field of study that applies fundamental techniques to understanding the structures and reactions of living organisms. This course integrates the understanding at the cellular and molecular level of the biological pathways that control the functioning of the human body and how these processes are altered by the diseases. In addition, this course introduces the basic genetic processes and mechanisms which determine the inheritance and expression of genetic disorders in man. Fundamental principles of diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases, abnormalities of chromosome and gene structure, applications of molecular biology, introduction to prenatal diagnosis and genetic screening, genetics of cancer, and technological advances in the study of the human genome will also be discussed as relevant to medical practice. The teaching methodology comprises lectures, problem-solving exercises, case analysis and discussion. All these concepts are discussed focused to the medical practice/clinical approach. This stimulates critical thinking skills and their application to the practice of modern medicine.

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