Tips for Preparing NEET PG Biochemistry
If you want to get a good score in NEET PG Biochemistry, the short and simple procedure is to know everything and how to apply CHEMISTRY to BIOLOGY. So, how do you get there? Biochemistry is a challenging course and 50% of biochemistry is theoretical and the NEET PG exams involve solving problems from data or chemical structures.
Biochemistry is an important subject for postgraduate medicine students; therefore 15% weight is given for biochemistry in the NEET PG entrance exam.
Many candidates will find this subject to be very difficult and complex to study. But if you start liking it, it will be one of your favorites as it deals with our own body physiology at the molecular level.
- Chemical reactions.
- Graphical diagrams. Etc. all related to body functions.
How to study biochemistry effectively
- Understand the concept & need.
- Understand the scope and extent of biochemistry.
- Understand the terminology.
- Categorize the basic molecules.
- Practice derivations (Remember the first and last substance of any reaction).
- Try to take in practical aspects.
Biochemistry is the study of body substances like amino acids, fats, proteins, hormones, DNA, RNA, pigments, enzymes, carbohydrates etc.
It describes their origin, formation, function, deficiency symptoms etc. It tries to explain life in terms of biochemical reactions. One can understand all the chemical reactions happening at the molecular level in a living cell or living being.
Importance of biochemistry in MEDICINE:
Biochemistry is a valuable subject in medicine without which there would have been no such advancement in the field.
- Physiology: This deals with the biochemical changes and related physiological alteration in the body. Pathology of any disease is studied through biochemical changes.
- Pathology: Based on the symptoms described by the patient, the physician can get a clue on the biochemical change and the associated disorder. For example, if a patient complains of stiffness in small joints, then the physician may predict it to be out and get confirmed by evaluating uric acid levels in the blood. As uric acid accumulation in blood results in gout.
- Nutrition deficiency: In the present scenario, many people rely on taking multivitamin & minerals for better health. The function and role of the vitamin in the body are described only by biochemistry.
- Hormonal deficiency: There are many disorders due to hormonal imbalance in especially women and children. The formation, role of hormones in the normal body function is taught in biochemistry by which the physician can understand the concerned problem during treatment.
You need to attempt some online test series to familiarize to the new system of online exams, apart from mentally preparing to face different toughness levels of NEET PG entrance exam.