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MEDT 452 Clinical Chemistry

(Credits: 4)

This course is designed to present in-depth information relating to the pathophysiology of commonly measured analytes in the clinical chemistry laboratory. Discussion will include the following topics: proteins, clinical enzymology, carbohydrates/diabetes, lipids/lipoproteins, renal function, tumor markers, liver function, acid-base balance, blood gases, electrolytes, bone metabolism, cardiac markers, thyroid and adrenal endocrinology, and therapeutic drug monitoring/toxicology. The instructional formats used include lecture, discussion, question and answer sessions, case study presentations, reading assignments, and laboratory exercises which include sample/data analysis, evaluation of quality control parameters, and clinical correlation exercises.