|Short Description:||Clinical Biochemistry 1|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||010901 - Biochemistry and Cell Biology|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||21 October 2020|
Pre-requisite: BIO1103 and CHE2120
This course builds on the foundational knowledge acquired in the clinical biochemistry module of BIO1103 Pathology Studies with a more in-depth study of human biochemistry in health and disease. Clinical Biochemistry 1 explores the physiology and pathophysiology of major human organ systems and the metabolism of important macro and micronutrients. This course also provides an overview of the major homeostatic mechanisms in the human body and explores the pathophysiology and associated laboratory investigation of homeostatic disturbances. The effect of pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical factors on biochemical data, the establishment and use of reference ranges and the nature and importance of quality control and quality assurance procedures are also investigated. This course also provides an overview of the analytical instrumentation and analytical methods used in clinical biochemistry laboratories and investigates the work health and safety issues associated with working in a clinical biochemistry laboratory.
Clinical Biochemistry 1 will provide a solid background in the discipline to prepare students to undertake further advanced studies in BIO3215 Clinical Biochemistry 2 or to commence work in either a diagnostic or research setting.