PATH5122 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Multi-mode|
- This unit covers specialised clinical biochemistry tests, including a solid grounding in the role of cutting edge technologies in clinical biochemistry laboratories. Diseases of a complex and multifactorial nature are covered.
Topics include reproductive and foetal health; molecular diagnostics; pharmacogenetics, drug monitoring and toxicology; tumour markers, prognostic stratification and therapies; and technologies in biochemical testing.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of the theoretical concepts behind the validation and application of tests in clinical biochemistry; (2) describe examples of the technologies used to measure clinical biomarkers, critique and evaluate their usage; (3) demonstrate technical skills relating to the clinical biochemistry laboratory; (4) demonstrate analytical skills in the interpretation of clinical biochemistry test data; and (5) demonstrate skills in critique, synthesis and communication of concepts in clinical biochemistry.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) workbooks; (2) practical reports; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Assistant Professor Clayton Fragall
- Unit rules
- PATH5121 Clinical Biochemistry
- Contact hours
- lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials/labs/workshops: 4 hours per week
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.