BMED19003 Clinical Biochemistry

Course description

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 quality control in the pathology laboratory, 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.

Course at a glance

Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences
Career: Undergraduate
Units of credit: 6
Requisites: BMED19010 Macromolecules & Cell Function & BIOL12106 Molecular Biology & Cell Culture
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
EFTSL 0.12500

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