BIO2215 Clinical Biochemistry 1
This course builds on the foundations obtained in course BIO1103 Pathology Studies. The course provides an overview of normal and abnormal metabolic functions, including a review of nutritional requirement at the macro and micronutrient levels. The effect of physiological factors on 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.