Clinical Chemistry (9838.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Diagnostic Pathology||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Reza Mortazavi|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Reza Mortazavi|
- Clinical Chemistry, 5th Edition THEORY, ANALYSIS, CORRELATION
By Lawrence A. Kaplan, PhD, DABCC, FACB and Amadeo J. Pesce, PhD, DABCC, FNACB
- METHODS in CLINICAL CHEMISTRY
An accessory work to the 5th edition of Kaplan and Pesce's: Clinical Chemistry:Theory, Analysis, Correlation
Peter E. Hickman, MB BS, PhD, FRCPA
Gus Koerbin, BAppSci, AFAIM
RB40.C58 2009 cd-rom
Recommended texts and resources:
- Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 7th Edition
By Carl A. Burtis, PhD and David E. Bruns, MD
- Gaw Clinical Biochemistry: an illustrated colour text
Published: July 2013
Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
- Clinical Chemistry: Principles, Procedures, Correlations, 5th ed.
Michael L. Bishop, Edward P. Fody, and Larry Schoeff. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005
- Lecture Notes on Clinical Biochemistry, 9th Edition
Simon W. Walker, Geoffrey J. Beckett, Peter Rae, Peter Ashby
October 2013, ©2014
- Abnormal Laboratory Results
Geoffrey Kellerman (2006)
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Any assessment item submitted WITHOUT the specified information on the first page will be returned to the student and not marked until this requirement is met. Late penalties will be applied (see below).
Late submission of assignments for the Faculty of Health
All assessments should be submitted by the specified due date and time in the Unit Outline. Any submissions received after the due date and time without an approved formal extension will undergo a mark adjustment.
In extenuating circumstances, a late submission may be considered without a mark adjustment on production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the Unit Convenor (i.e. the Unit Convenor agrees to an extension to the deadline for submission).
The following conditions will apply to late submissions without an approved extension:
- Mark adjustment: 5% of the maximum mark available for the assessment task will be deducted for each day late up until seven days late. For example an essay awarded 60% (60/100) submitted 2 days late will receive a mark adjustment of 5% per day, therefore, the adjusted maximum mark for that item will be 50% (50/100).
- Similarly, if the weighting is used then a piece of work worth 50% of the unit which received 30/50 would be reduced by 2.5 marks per day (i.e. 5% of 50) and would therefore receive a maximum adjusted mark of 25/50 if late by two days.
- Submissions received more than 7 days after the prescribed date and time will not be accepted for marking, a mark of zero (0) will be awarded for the item.
- For the purposes of these penalties, all days of the week count, including weekends and public holidays, even when the University may be closed.
- The minimum possible mark for late submission is zero.
- For clarification, one (1) minute past the specified due date and time is considered a late submission.
It is students' responsibility to be familiar with the electronic submission process (e.g., the use of Canvas and URKUND). Students are reminded to ensure they plan well enabling adequate time to submit assessments prior to the deadline, in order to avoid a mark adjustment.
Extensions: Extensions must be applied for before the due date.
Students can apply for an extension to the due date for submission of an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Documentary evidence will be expected in order that an extension be granted.
It should be noted that such documentation will be considered but will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convenor will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
Students should note that this policy does not apply to deferred exams which are centrally administered by the examinations office.
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit, you are required attain a mark of 50% or more of its overall marks AND:
- Pass the Final Examination (attain 50% or more in the final exam)
Should you fail to meet the requirements mentioned above, you will fail the Unit.
Use of text matching software
Diagnostic Pathology students are strongly advised to complete the AIM Quiz in the first two (2) weeks of their course.
Your participation in the online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Students should be conversant with searching for and accessing information via electronic means, use of Canvas, word processing,
and spreadsheet. Student should have reliable internet access.
Purchase of the recommended text is advised but not compulsory. A copy of the e-text and a hard copy of the text is available for short term loan in the library.
Self-printing of electronically provided material
Access to a computer and internet service
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit does not have any lab work (i.e. practicum).
Privacy and Confidentiality
As part of its partnership arrangements with Health Agencies, the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra is aware of the issue of confidentiality of information gained from clinical placements and externships. Students are expected to analyse their experiences from these as part of their academic study. In order to support learning while protecting confidentiality of information, the following guidelines have been developed:
1. Pseudonyms should be used for the names of patients and organisations in all academic work.
2. Identifying information, including demographic information, should be modified in academic work, using terminology such as ‘similar to'.
3. Students should mark all academic work with sensitive information as ‘inconfidence' in the footer.
4. Students should develop ‘composite' patients/clients based upon their experiences with several patients or clients in one clinical experience if possible. Students should note that this is a ‘composite' and not intended to identify a single person.
5. Students should use the passwordprotect function on their word processing programs to further guard sensitive information.
6. Students should avoid naming other students in academic work, such as reflective pieces or portfolios.
7. Students should attend workshops for health science students on how to change information about patients in line with these recommendations.
For further information students may visit http://www.privacy.gov.au/act/#health
Style Guide for report formatting
Unless otherwise approved (in writing), all written assessment pieces (formative and summative) must conform to the following requirements:
Headings in bold, maximum font size 16 pt.
Font size: 11 pt – Times New Roman, Arial or Calibri. Margins no less than 1.5cm on all sides.
Page number at bottom right hand corner of footer.
Student identification number (number only) at top right hand corner of header.
References given in NLM/Vancouver style (chronological numeric) ONLY. Information on this referencing styles can be found on the library website at http://www.canberra.edu.au/library/researchgateway/research_help/referencingguides
Privacy statements if required (see Section 6g of the Unit Outline). Assignment requirements (first page) as per Section 5c above.
Any word limits specified in assignments (in this Unit Outline or in task descriptions on Canvas) will INCLUDE all tables, figures and appendices, but EXCLUDE references (unless otherwise stated).
Submissions which exceed the specified word (or page) length will be truncated at the word (or page) limit and only
assessed to this point.
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