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BMED19003  Clinical Biochemistry

This course provides students with an understanding of the role of the clinical pathology laboratory in the diagnosis and management of human diseases and disorders. The course focuses on the biochemical rationale for the diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of red and white blood cells, blood electrolyte balance, blood gases, blood acid-base balance, hormones, diabetes mellitus, jaundice, cardiac and liver disease, gout, inherited metabolic disorders, renal dysfunction and malignant diseases. Students will be instructed on correct procedures for preparing blood and urine samples for analysis, and for interpreting results in a clinical biochemistry laboratory.Distance education students will be required to attend a residential school for this course.

Text: Walmsley & White, A Guide to Diagnostic Clinical Chemistry, 2nd ed., Blackwell Scientific Publications, Melbourne, 1994.

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