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ML4302 - Clinical Biochemistry 2

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

This subject continues from BC4301 in the study of the clinical aspects of biochemical analysis. Endocrine function and analysis of disorders, protein and immunoglobulin determination, therapeutic drug monitoring and tumour markers, iron and lipid disorders. The issues of enzyme analysis and immunoassays will be discussed and practised. Advanced analytical methods will be introduced. The subject will use case study tutorial sessions to facilitate the teaching of the clinical interpretation of results. This subject completes the professional competency required for a graduate clinical biochemistry, medical laboratory scientist.

Learning Outcomes

  • achieve a level of proficiency required for employment in a medical laboratory;
  • be aware of the application of advanced instrumentation;
  • broaden skills in analytical method development;
  • develop knowledge in the clinical relevance of enzyme, protein, hormone, lipid and iron determination;
  • develop proficiency in the interpretation of results of clinical biochemistry investigations.
Prerequisites: PP2101 and PP2201


Townsville, Block, Study Period 8
Census Date 21-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching 11-Aug-2014 to 05-Sep-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.