PATH5122 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Content
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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
Prerequisites:
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]
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