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Area/Catalogue
MEDI 4001

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
010924

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

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; therapeutic drug monitoring, point of care testing, emergency pathology.

Textbook(s)

Bishop ML, Fody EP and Schoeff LE, Clinical Chemistry-Techniques, Principles, Correlations, Current Edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Prerequisite(s)

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

Corequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
MEDI 4002 Advanced Practice A
MEDI 4003 Advanced Practice B
Group 2
MEDI 4007 Honours Research Practice A
MEDI 4008 Honours Research Practice B

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 5 hours x 4 weeks

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


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Presentation 500 words 15% 20 minutes
Assignment 1000 words 10% -
Practical Assessment Ongoing 15% -
Examination - 60% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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