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UHS MCAT (MDCAT) New Syllabus 2017

UHS  ( University of Health Sciences) Lahore has issued the new syllabus of MCAT ( MDCAT) for Entry Test Session 2017-18. As already posted about MCAT Syllabus change few days ago , the new syllabus has many twists in it. About 200 new Vocabulary words have been added to new syllabus. Many new topics of Biology , Physics and Chemistry have also added to the new MCAT Syllabus 2017.

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Major Changes in MDCAT Syllabus 2017

First of all MCAT has been changed to MDCAT ( Medical and Dental Colleges Admissions Test.  From now the term MCAT and MDCAT both will be used for UHS Entry Test 2017.

Changes in Biology Section

CELL BIOLOGY: Topics Added (Peroxisomes, Glyoxisomes, Cytoskeleton, Lysosomes)
Topics Removed: Meiotic errors (Down’s syndrome, Klinefelter’s syndrome, Turner’s syndrome)
BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES: Topics Added (Properties & significance of water, Acylglycerols, Define the terms: monomer, polymer, macromolecules)
Topics Removed: (DNA as hereditary material, Replication of DNA (Semi-conservative), Role of triplet codons, Transcription, Translation)
MICROBIOLOGY: Topics Added: (Discovery and Structure of Viruses, Mechanism of action of Retroviruses, Reproduction in bacteria, Control of bacteria by physical and chemical methods, Structure and reproduction in fungi.)
Topics Removed: (What are the uses and misuses of antibiotics?)
KINGDOM ANIMALIA: Topics Added: (Mollusca (snail), Annelida (Hirudinea medicinalis)
Topics Removed: Diploblastic & Triploblastic organization, Porifera, Cnidaria
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (DIGESTIVE SYSTEM): Topics Added: (Disorders related to nutrition: (Obesity, Anorexia Nervosa)
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (GAS EXCHANGE): Topics Added: (Functions of cartilage, cilia & goblet cells, Structure & role of respiratory pigments (Haemoglobin, Myoglobin)
Respiratory disorders with causes & symptoms (Tuberculosis, Emphysema & Lung Cancer)
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (TRANSPORT): Topics Added (Difference in left & right chamber of heart, SA node & AV node, Cardiac Cycle, ECG, Blood pressure, Blood vessels (Arteries, Veins, Capillaries) Arterial disorder (atherosclerosis). Blood and its composition, Circulatory disorders with symptoms & causes: (Thrombosis, Embolism, Myocardial infarction, Cerebral Infarction)
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (HOMEOSTASIS): Topics Added: (Understand the terms homeostasis, internal & external stimuli, receptors, central control, coordination system, effectors & negative feedback. Explain the terms: Osmoregulation and Thermoregulation)
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (NERVOUS SYSTEM): Topics Added: (Nerve impulse, Synapse)
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (REPRODUCTION): Topics Added: Cures of Gonorrhea, Syphilis, AIDS
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (SUPPORT & MOVEMENT): Topics Added: (Define & explain terminologies: Bone, Cartilage, Tendon, and Ligament. Understand the sources of energy for muscle contraction)
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (HORMONAL CONTROL): Topics Added: (Thyroid, Parathyroid)
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (IMMUNITY): Topics Added: (Vaccination)
BIOENERGETICS: Topics Added: Action spectra of chlorophyll, Anaerobic Respiration and its types (alcoholic and lactic acid fermentation)
BIOTECHNOLOGY: Topics Added: DNA Finger Printing, Gene Sequencing, Transgenic Organisms (Bacteria, Plants & Animals), Tissue Culture, Cloning & their applications.
ECOSYSTEM: Topics Added: Nitrogen cycle, Eutrophication, Pesticides
EVOLUTION: Topics Added: (Compare the theory of Darwin and Lamarck. Evidences of evolution from Comparative anatomy, Molecular biology and Biogeography.
Hardy-Weinberg Theorem and factors affecting gene / allele frequency
Topics Removed: (Merits and demerits of Darwinism & Lamarckism)
GENETICS: Topics Added: Explain the terms: Locus, dominant, Recessive, Co-dominant, Linkage, F1 and F2, Phenotype, Genotype, Homozygous, Heterozygous, Rh factor, Dominance relations, Polygenic inheritance. Law of segregation, Law of independent assortment, Test cross,
Gene linkage, Sex linkage in human (haemophilia and colour blindness), Sex chromosomes & discuss different systems of sex determination (XO-XX, XY-XX, ZZ-ZW), Discuss hypothesis about DNA Replication, Meselson and Stahl experiment, Mechanism of DNAreplication. Transcription,
Translation, Genetic code and its properties, Cell cycle (with phases) Mitosis and meiosis along with significance, Meiotic errors (Down’s , Klinefelter’s & Turners syndrome).
Topics Removed: Hypophosphatemic rickets, Testicular feminization

MDCAT Changes in English Vocabulary

Courtesy : The Star Institute

MDCAT Changes in Physics

New Introduce chapters are
– In First Chapter ERROR are included
– Oscillation
– Electrostatic
– Work power energy
– DOSE Chapter Removed