Biochemistry is a science discipline basic to Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Physiotherapy, Physiology, Radiography, Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Science.

The Department of Biochemistry of the University of Lagos located at the College of Medicine Idi-araba Campus is equipped to teach and carry out research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

As a primary function, the Department offers courses in Biochemistry to Medical, Dental and Para-Medical Students of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos.

The Department also runs the following Degree programmes:

  1. A four-year programme for the Faculty of Science, Akoka campus, leading to a B.Sc. (Hons) Degree in Biochemistry
  2. Postgraduate programmes for the School of Postgraduate Studies leading to M.Sc,  M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry.

The Department also teaches Biochemistry as a service course to students majoring in other B.Sc (Hons) degrees in the College of Medicine, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Pharmacy, as well as the Diploma course in the Faculty of Science, College of Medicine, Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology, Post Basic School of Nursing and finally, to Medical Doctors, Resident Doctors and Dental Surgeons-students of the National and West African Postgraduate Medical and Dental Colleges.