The Master program in Clinical Biochemistry offers the holders of degrees in medicine, pharmacy, biomedical sciences, medical laboratories, biochemistry, biotechnology and biology the opportunity to pursue their graduate studies in clinical biochemistry. Clinical biochemistry (also known as “chemical pathology” or simply “clinical chemistry”) involves the detection of changes in the biochemical components of body fluids and other biological samples which occur in disease states. In this modern era, clinical biochemistry tests are usually carried out in laboratories equipped with computerized and automated analytical devices. The results of these tests play an important role in the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of patients with a wide range of diseases, in addition to their role in preventive medicine and in biomedical research.
The program consists of a series of theoretical and practical courses that will prepare a well-qualified clinical biochemist. These courses are distributed into 36 credit hours taught over two years. The student can choose between the thesis track and the comprehensive examination track.