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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
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