MLT 207 - Clinical Chemistry
Designed to cover principles, analytical methods, and clinical significance of clinical chemistry as performed in the medical laboratory. The relationship of physiochemical of body function in health and disease including the renal, liver, digestive and respiratory systems. Emphasis on those clinical tests which evaluate the function of these systems related to metabolism, protein synthesis, pH, blood gases, electrolyte balance, enzymes, and hormones. Laboratory work includes the theory, operation and maintenance of the specialized and semi- and fully automated analytical instrumentation used to perform these tests. Emphasis will be placed on basic assays performed in most hospital labs, regardless of size.
Prerequisite: BIO 132 Human Biology II, CHM 146 General Chemistry II, and approval of the CLT advisor
3 Class Hours, 4 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the general principles and techniques of basic manual and automated clinical chemistry procedures through performance, class discussion and examinations.
2. Correlate clinical chemistry data with normal and abnormal physiological states and identify the clinical significance of test results.
3. Perform clinical routine and special chemistry procedures within acceptable laboratory parameters.
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