restricted to students enrolled in M3G and M3H
Description of Proposed amendment:
The purpose of CXA 352 is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to conduct and interpret laboratory analyses in the areas covered in the curriculum. An important part of the unit involves contextualising quality assurance in diagnostic laboratories for all disciplines of Laboratory Medicine. This unit continues on from CXA 251, Clinical Chemistry in preparing students for a role as clinical biochemists in the modern pathology field. The unit CXA 352, Clinical Chemistry 2, is designed to impart a thorough knowledge of:
• enzyme analysis, clinical enzymology and enzyme assays currently used in the diagnostic laboratory
• the interpretation of test results in the diagnosis and monitoring of liver, muscle and cardiac disorders
• analysis of proteins by electrophoresis and interpretation of SPE analysis
• the pathophysiology and the role of the diagnostic laboratory in assessment of carbohydrate metabolism, iron status and lipid status.
|Unit name||Clinical Chemistry 2|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Nicole Ranson|
|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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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 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||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
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Tutorial – 1 hour (weekly), Practical – 3 hours (12 weeks).
|Assessment||Quiz (15%)|Examination (50%)|Scientific Poster (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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)
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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