Courses & Units

Clinical Chemistry 2 CXA652


The purpose of CXA652 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 CXA651, Clinical Chemistry in preparing students for a role as clinical biochemists in the modern pathology field. The unit CXA652, 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 CXA652
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Nicole Ranson
Delivered By
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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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

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Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate advanced 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 advanced technical laboratory skills to obtain reliable results in the medical laboratory.
  • Research, collate and contextualise current research literature in the field of Clinical Chemistry.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060199 $1,425.00 $1,425.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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AssessmentQuiz (10%)|Examination (40%)|Laboratory case study report. (15%)|Critique (20%)|Practical Test (15%)
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