Expands on student knowledge of human disease by incorporating results of clinical biochemistry and genetic investigations. In addition, students further develop their practical skills in biochemical and molecular analytical techniques. Current trends in biochemical/molecular research including gene therapy are also presented.
1. Biochemical tests in clinical medicine | Disturbances of water and electrolytes and related pathophysiologies
2. Bone Metabolism | Gastrointestinal tract health and diseases
3. Glucose metabolism | Diabetes mellitus | Disorders of metabolism
4. Biochemical Endocrinology | Biochemistry of renal and cardiovascular diseases
5. Neurotransmitters | Cellular Homeostasis: Cell Growth and Cancer
6. Clinical biochemistry in paediatrics, pregnancy and in the elderly
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||explain disease processes from a biochemical viewpoint|
|2||investigate clinical cases by applying relevant biochemical methods and evaluating clinical biochemical data|
|3||evaluate clinical biochemical data used in disease diagnosis across culturally diverse populations with consideration of quality control and standard safety procedures|
|4||select and employ relevant laboratory methods and safe practice in the biochemical laboratory|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- explain disease processes from a biochemical viewpoint
- investigate clinical cases by applying relevant biochemical methods and evaluating clinical biochemical data
- evaluate clinical biochemical data used in disease diagnosis across culturally diverse populations with consideration of quality control and standard safety procedures
- select and employ relevant laboratory methods and safe practice in the biochemical laboratory
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Murphy, M, Srivastava, R & Deans, K, 2018, Clinical Biochemistry: An Illustrated Colour Text, 6th edn, Elsevier Health Sciences, Great Britain. ISBN: 9780702072987.
The following items must be purchased and students must wear them at each laboratory class:
- White lab coat - available at Co-op Bookshop.
- Shoes - fully enclosed non-absorbent shoes made from leather, rubber or vinyl. Shoes must have a sturdy sole and fully covered heel, sides, top of foot and toes. If you are unsure of appropriate footwear you can get further information from the Lab Safety DVD available on the Blackboard site or you can check with Lab technical staff at your campus.
- Safety glasses - available at Co-op Bookshop. Safety glasses must be worn when performing experiments that involve the use of chemicals or bodily fluids. If you wear prescription glasses, you must purchase safety glasses that fit over your prescription glasses.
- A scientific calculator will also be required.
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