Restricted to students enrolled in M3G,M3H, M6G & M7B
Endocrinology is a specialised area of study in Clinical Chemistry and investigates the hormonal control mechanisms and regulation of metabolism and growth within the body. The study of endocrinology builds on many topics studied previously in Clinical Chemistry 1 and 2. The purpose of CXA353 is to provide you with the knowledge and interpretive skills to conduct and interpret laboratory analyses in the study of normal and dysfunctional endocrine syndromes. The unit prepares you to be able to work in a specialised endocrinology laboratory and extensively utilises clinical case studies to contextualise learning.
|Unit name||Clinical Chemistry 3 (Endocrinology)|
|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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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Demonstrate a sound knowledge of Endocrinology.
- Apply the knowledge obtained for the interpretation of case studies.
- Critically asses the clinical relevance of results obtained in the laboratory.
- Communicate in a scientific manner.
- Apply the interpretive skills necessary to make accurate conclusions when assessing the results of hormone assays.
|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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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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Tutorial – 2 hours (weekly) or 3-hr laboratory/case study session (alternate weeks) (13 weeks)
|Assessment||Quiz (15%)|Examination (50%)|Journal Presentation (10%)|Immunoassay Platform Review (10%)|Case Studies (15%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Melmed, S., Polonsky, K., et al Ed. 2016 Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, 13th Edition. Saunders. ISBN 978-1-4377-0324-5. Available as an Ebook through UTAS Library.
There is an extensive range of texts in the reserve and non-reserve sections of the University library that should be accessed regularly to revise underlying principles and to supplement lecture material.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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