Clinical Chemistry 1


In this module the learner is introduced to Clinical Chemistry; they are provided with the skills and knowledge required to perform routine clinical chemistry test procedures, to recognise the value of Clinical Chemistry results in both the diagnosis and the management of patient care.  This module also introduces the learner to the mechanisms of selected metabolic disorders.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the role of the clinical chemistry laboratory in the context of patient care

  2. Explain the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of a selection of disorders investigated in the clinical chemistry laboratory

  3. Perform a range of routine clinical chemistry tests appropriate to professional practice

  4. Analyse, interpret and communicate patient results as appropriate for a clinical setting

  5. Describe the  role of instrumentation in the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory and the underlying principles of the technologies in use.

  6. Demonstrate a knowledge of and apply principles of safety and quality in the clinical chemistry laboratory

% Coursework 50%
% Final Exam 50%