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Unit description

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.

Unit content

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

Learning outcomes

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:
1explain disease processes from a biochemical viewpoint
2investigate clinical cases by applying relevant biochemical methods and evaluating clinical biochemical data
3evaluate clinical biochemical data used in disease diagnosis across culturally diverse populations with consideration of quality control and standard safety procedures
4select and employ relevant laboratory methods and safe practice in the biochemical laboratory

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

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1.5 hours (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Exam: practical30%
Exam: viva40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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