Courses & Units

Clinical Chemistry 3 (endocrinology) CXA653



This unit gives an understanding of the metabolism and function of hormones; and includes: the laboratory investigation of disorders of hormonal function including thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, hypothalamic, ovarian, testicular and renal hormones; the use of tumour markers in oncology, and other specialised aspects of clinical chemistry tests.

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Unit name Clinical Chemistry 3 (endocrinology)
Unit code CXA653
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Dr Dale Kunde

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,354.00 019901

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Teaching Pattern

2-hr lecture (13 weeks), 2-hr tutorial or 3-hr laboratory/case study session on alternate weeks (13 weeks)


Mid-semester test (10%), Case Studies Assessments (10%), Assignment (500 words) (10%), Journal Presentation (10%), Professional Critique of Advanced Concepts (2000 words)(10%), Final Theory 3-hr Examination (50%).

Minimum of 75% attendance at laboratory practical sessions.

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