Professor Dr. Myat Mon Khine

M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Biochemistry)
Ph.D (Biochemistry), Dip.Med.Ed, DCME
Professor and Head

Brief History of the Department

With the establishment of the University of Medicine 2, Yangon, in 1963 Biochemistry was part of the Physiology Department. The Biochemistry Laboratory Unit came into existence in 1973, and it initially functioned with the aid of the UN Development Program, sponsored by the WHO.

The laboratory unit was supervised by the Rector of the University of the Medicine 2 as the chairman, the Professor and Head of Physiology as the secretary with Biochemist Dr. Kyaw Tun Sein (PhD) who was in charge of the unit. Various biochemical research works and laboratory services were done since that time by the unit for postgraduate theses, dissertations and departmental research.


Former Heads

            Name Degree Year
Dr. Htay Htay M.B.,B,S, M.Med.Sc (Physiology) 1987-1988 
Daw Thin Thin Hlaing B.Sc, MS (Iowa), 1988-1996
Dr. Nyo Nyo M,B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Biochemistry), Ph.D (Hons) (1996-2005)
Dr. May Thazin M,B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Biochemistry), Ph.D(Biochemistry) Dip. Med.Ed 2006-2011

Aim & objective

Departmental Objectives


The student should acquire prerequisite knowledge, skill and attitude for basic medical studies and develop learning behavior suitable for continuing medical education.


At the end of the course in Zoology, the learner should be able to:

biochemistry group photo

Method of teaching Undergraduate

The topics included in the Second MBBS curriculum are Cell and Molecular Biology, Enzymology, Chemistry of blood and Respiration, Nutrition, Biochemistry of Digestion and Absorption, Liver and Bile, Biologic oxidation, Energy Metabolism, Intermediary Metabolism, Cell signaling and endocrine, Body Fluid and Electrolytes, and Acid Base.

Assessment and Evaluation


1.four written tests
2.Seminers and group work constitutes 10 % of total written test practical test

Final examination

1.Two theory papers (MCQ, MSQ)
2.One practical examination

Fail, pass, distinction.

F system – 3F


MMedSc (Biochemistry) Course
The curriculum for the M.Med.Sc (Biochemistry) includes the basic biochemistry taught in the undergraduate course with more emphasis on recent advances and special laboratory techniques.
This course lasts for 2 academic years, comprising two parts, part 1 and 2.

First year (Part1)

The course consists of approximately 200 hours of seminars, discussions and 90 periods whole day laboratory work. In addition, the candidate must duly submit the assignments on the topics provided by the course instructors.

Second year (Part 2)

This part of the course will consists of research in an approved research project. The candidate will be required to submit a thesis on the research project approved by the Board of Studies.


Ph.D (Biochemistry) course

A Ph.D course normally takes about 3 years. A candidate who has not completed his or her work at the end of 3 years will be reposted to his or her mother unit. An extension of 1 year will be allowed to finish the work as external student. If the course is not complete at the end of 4 years, it will be terminated.
The objectives for the Ph.D (Biochemistry) is to upgrade the postgraduate course and to produce graduates holding higher academic qualifications.