Courses & Units

Clinical Chemistry 2 CXA352



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
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 student 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 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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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 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019901 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00
  • 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

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Teaching Pattern

Tutorial – 1 hour (weekly), Practical – 3 hours (12 weeks).

AssessmentQuiz (15%)|Examination (50%)|Scientific Poster (35%)
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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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