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ML4301 - Clinical Biochemistry 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

This subject introduces the student to the clinical chemistry laboratory. The student will be led through fundamental issues of spectrophotometric analysis, quality assurance, basic technical skills and laboratory manual preparation. Organ system function will be reviewed with a focus on the methods required for the determination of disorders and the clinical interpretation of results.

Learning Outcomes

  • become proficient in basic methods of clinical chemical analysis;
  • develop a working knowledge of quality assurance;
  • review organ system function;
  • understand the principles and technical skills required in the investigation of organ system function.
Prerequisites: PP2101 and PP2201


Townsville, Block, Study Period 8
Census Date 21-Aug-2014
Non-standard start/end 14-Jul-2014 to 03-Oct-2014
Face to face teaching 14-Jul-2014 to 08-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Donna Rudd
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Donna Rudd, Assoc. Professor Catherine Rush.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (35%); assignments (15%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.