Courses & Units

Clinical Chemistry 3 (Endocrinology) CXA353



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)
Unit code CXA353
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Jeffrey (Jeff) Beckett
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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

  • 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
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

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Teaching Pattern

Tutorial – 2 hours (weekly) or 3-hr laboratory/case study session (alternate weeks) (13 weeks)

AssessmentQuiz (15%)|Examination (50%)|Journal Presentation (10%)|Immunoassay Platform Review (10%)|Case Studies (15%)
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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.
Hinson, J. Raven, P. & Chew, S. The Endocrine System: Basic Science and Clinical Conditions. Churchill Livingstone. First Edition. ISBN 978-0-443-06237-7.
Burtis, C.A., Ashwood, E.R. & Bruns, D.E. Teitz: Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry. Sixth Edition, Saunders. ISBN978-0-7216-3865-2
Kaplan, L. A. and Pesce, A. J. 2003. Clinical Chemistry: Theory, Analysis and Correlations. Mosby, Inc. Fourth Edition. ISBN 0-323-01716-9.
Greenspan, F.S. and Gardner, D.G. 2007. Basic and Clinical Endocrinology. McGraw Hill. Eighth Edition. ISBN 978-0-07-144011-0.

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