Courses & Units

Clinical Chemistry 1 CXA651


The unit CXA651, Clinical Chemistry 1 will provide you with a thorough knowledge of: quality assurance, including sources of error; use and establishment of reference ranges; collection, preservation, transportation and storage of specimens for analysis; preparation of laboratory method manuals. The laboratory investigation of disorders of renal function, water and electrolyte balance and acid base balance is studied.


Unit name Clinical Chemistry 1
Unit code CXA651
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Jeff Beckett
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of clinical chemistry principles.
  • Communicate in a scientific manner using discipline specific terminology related to clinical chemistry.
  • Perform laboratory techniques and calculations competently and accurately
  • Critically assess laboratory results and evaluate the clinical relevance of case studies to peers.
  • Apply technical skills to obtain reliable results in the 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

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Teaching Pattern

Practical – 3 hours (weekly), Tutorial – 1 hour (weekly), Lecture – 2 hours (online weekly)

AssessmentQuiz (10%)|Practical Exam (25%)|Examination (25%)|Skills and Competencies Test|Laboratory Report (15%)|Method Protocol (10%)|Case Study Presentation (15%)
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Tietz fundamentals of clinical chemistry and molecular diagnostics; 8th Ed; Elsevier

Nader Rifai; Andrea R. Horvath; C. Wittwer; Norbert W. Tietz 2019

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