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Clinical Chemistry 2 (8072.4)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Diagnostic Pathology

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    Syllabus

    Clinical Chemistry 2 will provide an advanced knowledge of the metabolism and function of hormones and includes: the laboratory investigation of disorders of thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, hypothalamic, ovarian, testicular and renal hormones; and the use of tumour markers in oncology. Also included are iron status, protein abnormalities, therapeutic drug monitoring and drugs of abuse testing and the genetic basis of disease. This unit is co-taught with unit Clinical Chemistry 2 G.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the metabolism and functions of common hormones;

    2. Implement the use of biochemical tests and explain their clinical significance in the assessment of thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, hypothalamic, ovarian and testicular function;

    3. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the use of biochemical tests as tumour markers;

    4. Apply with advanced knowledge the use of biochemical tests and describe their clinical significance in the assessment of iron status;

    5. Demonstrate professional insight and knowledge into abnormalities associated with protein metabolism; and

    6. Acquired professional insight and knowledge into TDM and drugs of abuse testing.

    Contact Hours

    4 hours a week face-to-face, plus 1 hour a week online.

    Prerequisites

    Clinical Chemistry 1, 8071

    Corequisites

    None.

    Assumed Knowledge

    Fundamental biology, chemistry, statistical methods, technical writing, pathobiology, genetics and biochemistry.

    Equivalent Units

    None.



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