Biochemistry is the science concerned with the cellular constituents at the molecular level and all the reactions that take place within a living cell. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics offers courses dedicated to the understanding of life at the biochemical, genetic, genomic and cellular level. By presenting this molecular knowledge, biochemistry enables physicians of any medical specialty to appreciate the alteration of a cell's properties, structures and functions in diseases. The biochemistry curriculum further builds on research advances to provide the foundation underpinning other basic biomedical sciences, leading to the clinical comprehension of molecular and cell biology, cell metabolism, medical genetics and nutrition. The curriculum also includes a set of workshops with small groups using case-based learning where biochemical concepts are reinforced and applied to select medical cases.