MEDI 4001


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course


Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

To provide students with advanced knowledge of biochemical basis of disease, specialised laboratory testing and associated analytical methods and interpretation and communication of biochemical data as applied in the current clinical biochemistry laboratory.

Course content

Principles of specialised analytical techniques used in the clinical biochemistry laboratory; proteins in body fluids; cardiac disorders and biomarkers; hormone actions and control of hormone secretions; quality assurance; functional testing of thyroid and adrenal hormones; lipoproteins and lipoproteinaemias; point of care testing, emergency pathology.


Dasgupta, A; and Wahed, A., , Clinical Chemistry, Immunology and Laboratory Quality Control: A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Current Edition, Elsevier, San Diego

Clarke, William et al 2020, Contemporary Practice in Clinical Chemistry, 4th, Academic Press, England


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MEDI 3012 Transfusion and Haemostasis
MEDI 3002 Histotechnology
MEDI 3007 Clinical Practice B
MEDI 3003 Infectious Diseases
MEDI 3006 Clinical Practice A
BIOL 3006 Chemical and Molecular Pathology


Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
MEDI 4012 Advanced Clinical Practice A
MEDI 4013 Advanced Clinical Practice B
Group 2
MEDI 4014 Experimental Research Practice A
MEDI 4015 Experimental Research Practice B

Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 5 hours x 9 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Examination, Presentation, Report, Test/Quiz


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Course Coordinators

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

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