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Clinical Biochemistry II (BMS423)
|Organisational Unit||Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S2
|Description||The aim of this unit is to equip students with graduate level knowledge and understanding of routine and specialised diagnostic clinical biochemistry practice and to develop the skills required to function in a diagnostic biochemistry laboratory.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On completion of this unit, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes and skills:
ULO1. Knowledge, through demonstrating understanding of the analytical principles used in clinical biochemistry to measure analytes in body fluids in health and disease.
ULO2. Communication, through the reporting of laboratory results, interactive analysis and discussion of case studies.
ULO3. Problem solving skills, through diagnostic strategies involved in the interpretation of laboratory results and clinical data.
ULO4. Social responsibility, through demonstrating understanding of ethical issues and responsibilities related to clinical biochemistry and the broader pathology industry.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Lectures/Tutorials: 2 hours per week; laboratory sessions 3 hours/week; tutorials: 1 hours per week.|
|Unit Learning Experiences||The learning experience in this unit consists of structured lecture content that is carefully aligned with practical laboratory sessions. In this way, the lectures inform the practical sessions, while the practicals reinforce the lecture content and develop the students experimental, generic and problem-solving skills.
|Assessment||There are seven assessments:
1) Eight Summary Laboratory Reports
2) Journal club presentation.
3) Mid semester test:
4) Assignment/Research project report:
5) Laboratory test - Data analysis and interpretation.
6) Assignment/Research project Poster and Poster oral presentation.
7) Theory exam
|Prerequisites||BMS323 Clinical Biochemistry I|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|