The unit CXA 251, Clinical Chemistry 1, is designed to impart a thorough knowledge of: quality assurance, including sources of error; use and establishment of reference ranges; collection, preservation, transportation and storage of specimens for analysis; preparation of laboratory method manuals. The laboratory investigation of disorders of renal function, water and electrolyte balance and acid base balance is studied.
|Unit name||Clinical Chemistry 1|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Jeffrey (Jeff) Beckett|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of clinical chemistry principles.
- Communicate in a scientific manner using discipline specific terminology related to clinical chemistry.
- Perform laboratory techniques and calculations competently and accurately
- Assess laboratory results and evaluate the clinical relevance
- Apply technical skills to obtain reliable results in the laboratory
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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PrerequisitesCXA101 - Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences AND CXA261 - Metabolic Biochemistry
Tutorial – 1 hour (13 weeks), Practical – 3 hours (13 weeks)
|Assessment||Quiz (10%)|Practical Exam (30%)|Examination (30%)|Skills and Competencies Test|Laboratory Reports (20%)|Method Protocol (10%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Tietz fundamentals of clinical chemistry and molecular diagnostics; 8th Ed; Elsevier
Nader Rifai; Andrea R. Horvath; C. Wittwer; Norbert W. Tietz 2019
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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