Perform new course search

Search Filter

Clinical Chemistry (9838.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Diagnostic Pathology


Possible changes to your unit's learning activities and assessment items

For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

While the University has made efforts to ensure that Unit Outlines reflect a unit’s learning activities and assessment items, any changes to Australian Government directives because of the COVID-19 pandemic may require changes to these during the semester to ensure the safety and well being of students and staff. These changes will not be updated in the published unit outline, but will be communicated to you via your unit’s UCLearn(Canvas) teaching site. Any changes made will continue to meet the unit’s learning outcomes, as described in the Unit Outline.

Unit Outlines

To view your Unit Outline, click View to log in to MyUC and access this information, or visit your unit's online teaching site.

  • Semester 1, 2020, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (193426) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (188482) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (176098) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (164096) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (155185) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (148644) - View

If a link to your Unit Outline is not displayed, please check back later. Unit Outlines are generally published by Week One of the relevant teaching period.


Clinical Chemistry will provide an advanced knowledge of quality assurance requirements including laboratory method manual preparation, sources of error in analytical testing, measurement of uncertainty, the use and establishment of reference intervals and quality control principles. The clinical significance and analytical methods employed to assess the following are included: renal, liver and cardiac function, water and electrolyte balance, lipid, purine and carbohydrate metabolism, diabetes and acid/base balance.

This unit is co-taught with 9837 Clinical Chemistry G.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the use of quality systems in the clinical laboratory;

2. Explain the concepts of measurement of uncertainty;

3. Perform and interpret appropriate quality control procedures applicable to the clinical laboratory;

4. Explain the clinical significance of biochemical tests in the assessment of kidney, liver and heart function;

5. Explain the clinical significance of biochemical tests in the assessment of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism; and

6. Professionally apply biochemical tests used in the assessment of acid/base balance.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

5 hours per week





Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

8071 Clinical Chemistry 1

Equivalent Units

8071 Clinical Chemistry 1

Print this page
Why choose UC

Perform new course search

Search Filter

Frequently Asked Questions