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Clinical Chemistry 3 (endocrinology) CXA653


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 CXA 653 is to provide the student with the knowledge and interpretive skills to conduct and interpret laboratory analyses in the study of normal and dysfunctional endocrine syndromes. The unit prepares the student 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 CXA653
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 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 using discipline specific terminology related to endocrinology.
  • Apply the interpretive skills necessary to make accurate conclusions when assessing the results of hormone assays.
  • Interpret, synthesise and critically evaluate contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature and critically discuss impacts on future analytical strategies.
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

Tutorial – 2 hour tutorial or 3 hour laboratory/case study session on alternate weeks (13 weeks)

AssessmentQuiz (10%)|Examination (35%)|Immunoassay platform assignment (20%)|Journal presentation (10%)|Case Studies (15%)|Literature Review (10%)
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