Courses & Units

Clinical Chemistry 2 CXA352


restricted to students enrolled in M3G and M3H


This unit continues from CXA251 and is designed to extend student theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of clinical biochemistry. The unit covers the pathological changes that occur in tissues and cells and how these changes can be detected through biochemical analyses. Topics include clinical enzymology, liver and cardiac function, iron metabolism, diabetes, lipid metabolism and other specialised clinical biochemistry tests. Case studies are used throughout the unit to enhance understanding of key subject areas and to develop the skills necessary for data and clinical interpretation.


Unit name Clinical Chemistry 2
Unit code CXA352
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Nicole Ranson
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 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 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate theoretical and practical principles of Clinical Chemistry using discipline specific terminology related to clinical chemistry.
  • Analyse and interpret laboratory data and clinical information to investigate metabolic and physiological disorders.
  • Apply technical laboratory skills to obtain reliable results in the medical laboratory.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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Teaching Pattern

Tutorial – 2 hours (weekly), Practical – 3 hours (12 weeks), Independent study 6 hours (13 weeks).

AssessmentQuiz (20%)|Online Examination (40%)|Practical Test (20%)|Case Based Laboratory Investigation (20%)
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Rifai N, Horvath A, Wittwer C. Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 8th edition, Elsevier (2019)


Kaplan J, Pesce A. Clinical Chemistry: Theory, Analysis, Correlations, 5th edition, Elsevier (2010)

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