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Course Name Biochemistry – Practical
Course Code BP209P
Program B. Pharm. (Regular/ Lateral)
Semester Two
Year Taught 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018


‘Biochemistry – Practical’ is a course offered in the second semester of B. Pharm program at School of Pharmacy, Health Sciences campus, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.


Course Duration: 4 Hours/Week

  1. Qualitative analysis of carbohydrates (Glucose, Fructose, Lactose, Maltose, Sucrose and starch)
  2. Identification tests for Proteins (albumin and Casein)
  3. Quantitative analysis of reducing sugars (DNSA method) and Proteins (Biuret method)
  4. Qualitative analysis of urine for abnormal constituents
  5. Determination of blood creatinine
  6. Determination of blood sugar
  7. Determination of serum total cholesterol
  8. Preparation of buffer solution and measurement of pH
  9. Study of enzymatic hydrolysis of starch
  10. Determination of Salivary amylase activity
  11. Study the effect of Temperature on Salivary amylase activity.
  12. Study the effect of substrate concentration on salivary amylase activity.


Recommended Books (Latest Editions)

  1. Principles of Biochemistry by Lehninger.
  2. Harper’s Biochemistry by Robert K. Murry, Daryl K. Granner and Victor W. Rodwell.
  3. Biochemistry by Stryer.
  4. Biochemistry by D. Satyanarayan and U.Chakrapani
  5. Textbook of Biochemistry by Rama Rao.
  6. Textbook of Biochemistry by Deb.
  7. Outlines of Biochemistry by Conn and Stumpf
  8. Practical Biochemistry by R.C. Gupta and S. Bhargavan.
  9. Introduction of Practical Biochemistry by David T. Plummer. (3rd Edition)
  10. Practical Biochemistry for Medical students by Rajagopal and Ramakrishna.
  11. Practical Biochemistry by Harold Varley.

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