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BIO3215 Clinical Biochemistry 2

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 May 2022


Pre-requisite: BIO2215


Medical laboratory scientists working in Clinical Biochemistry laboratories interact with clinicians and other healthcare professionals to generate and interpret data from the biochemical analysis of clinical specimens. These investigations assist in determining the metabolic status of patients, the diagnosis of a wide range of disease states and the monitoring of therapeutic interventions. This course builds on the knowledge of clinical biochemistry acquired in BIO2215 Clinical Biochemistry 1 and will prepare graduates for employment in the clinical biochemistry department or core laboratory of a clinical pathology service.

This course builds on the theoretical knowledge of human biochemistry and associated laboratory investigations acquired in BIO2215 Clinical Biochemistry 1 with a focus on the laboratory assessment of organ function, endocrine function, metabolic disorders and tumour markers. BIO3215 Clinical Biochemistry 2 extends the students' knowledge of clinical chemistry and the applications of specific manual and automated techniques in the screening, diagnosis and prognosis of disease and the monitoring of therapeutic interventions. This course will use a case-based learning approach to aid in connecting theory to clinical laboratory practice and to help students develop interpretive skills.

This course will increase the students' knowledge of the sources of error in biochemistry testing, enhance their understanding of quality assurance and their ability to trouble-shoot quality control failures and consolidate their understanding of work health and safety issues and professional responsibilities associated with working in a clinical biochemistry laboratory.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for both external and on-campus students.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 24 May 2022