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Welcome to the Department of Physiology & Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the study of living organisms at the molecular level; the building blocks from which they are made and the chemical processes that determine life itself. Through biochemistry we strive to understand the molecular basis and mechanism of disease. Physiology is the way we understand the biology of an organism; the functioning of different cells, tissues, organs and other anatomical structures. This provides the scientific foundation for the field of modern medicine.

The department is responsible for teaching medical, dental and pharmacy students.

The department's staff are established scientists in various fields of research including biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience and physiology. Interests are wide-ranging and include amyloidosis, apoptosis, drugs of abuse, haemoglobinopathies, oxidative stress and structural molecular biology. Post-graduate training in these areas of research is a vital component of this department and many students have completed their Masters and Doctoral degrees under the expert supervision of our staff.


IX MMSC 2015 - Extension of abstract deadline


Malta Medical School Conference 2015. Deadline for abstract submission extended to 31 August 2015.

IX MMSC 2015 Registration


Malta Medical School Conference 2015. Conference registration is now open.

ESA Grants and Trainee Programme

ESA Grants and Trainee Programme Applications

Learning outcomes and competency framework
Learning Outcomes & Competences for the M.D. Degree Course.

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