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BIO2215 Clinical Biochemistry 1

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Biological & Physical Sciences


Pre-requisite: BIO1103


This course builds on the foundations obtained in course BIO1103 Pathology Studies. The course provides an overview of metabolic normal and abnormal functions, which includes a review of nutritional requirement at the macro and micronutrient levels. The effect of physiological factors that affect in vitro data is discussed as well as the use of reference ranges. The role of normal functions of digestion in terms of processing proteins, carbohydrates and fats are discussed. The impact of disorders on metabolic processes is introduced with disease state of specific organs highlighted. The nature of specific manual laboratory tests and automated technologies are introduced, as is the need for an awareness of safety measures required to be taken in a clinical biochemistry laboratory.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2012 External