Efforts to cope with CBME in COVID-19 era to teach biochemistry in medical college

Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 2020 Nov;48(6):670-674. doi: 10.1002/bmb.21469. Epub 2020 Oct 16.


The COVID-19 outbreak has shut down universities and prompted the teaching faculty to move to online resources. In view of upcoming of new Medical Council of India (MCI) curriculum and outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, keeping pace with medical education became a challenge. To keep on par with learning activities of undergraduate students during this period, the teaching faculty adopted the use of online resources. E-learning tools were utilized to engage first-year undergraduate students and satisfy majority of aspects of Competency-Based Undergraduate Medical Curriculum/Education (CBMC/E) in Biochemistry.

MeSH terms

  • Biochemistry / education*
  • COVID-19 / epidemiology*
  • Clinical Competence
  • Competency-Based Education / methods*
  • Competency-Based Education / standards
  • Curriculum*
  • Education, Distance / methods*
  • Education, Distance / standards
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate / methods*
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate / standards
  • Educational Measurement
  • Humans
  • India / epidemiology
  • Pandemics*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Schools, Medical / organization & administration*
  • Teaching Materials