Courses & Units

Clinical Chemistry 1 CXA251


Note: Restricted to students enrolled in M3G, M6G, M7B or M3H


Imparts knowledge of quality assurance assurance requirements in the modern laboratory, including laboratory method manual preparation, sources of error in analytical testing and the use and establishment of reference ranges. The clinical significance of, current state of diagnostic testing and analytical methods employed to assess the following are also covered: Renal function, purine metabolism, water and electrolyte balance, acid/base homeostasis and oxygen status.


Unit name Clinical Chemistry 1
Unit code CXA251
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff Dr Dale Kunde
Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,437.00 010599

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.




Teaching Pattern2-hr lecture (13 weeks), 1-hr tutorial (13 weeks), 3-hr practical(13 weeks)
AssessmentAssignment - 1000words (10%), mid-sem test (10%), 5 practical reports - 1000 words each (20%), practical exam - 3-hr (30%), final 3-hr exam (30%)
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