Courses & Units

Clinical Chemistry 1 CXA251



The unit CXA251 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
Unit code CXA251
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Dr Dale Kunde

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 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,701.00 010599

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M3U students: CXA101 and CXA261

M6U and M7U students: no pre-requisites.


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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

2-hr lecture (13 weeks), 1-hr tutorial (13 weeks), 3-hr practical(13 weeks)


Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS) 30 minutes, Weight 0%
Test or quiz 50 minutes, Weight: 10%
Assignment 1000 words, Weight: 10%
Report 1500 words, Weight: 20%
Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) 3 hours, Weight: 30%
Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) 3 hours, Weight: 30%

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