Course Title: Advanced Clinical Biochemistry 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Clinical Biochemistry 2

Credit Points: 24.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010

Course Coordinator: Ronda Greaves

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257080

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 223.2

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Advanced Clinical Biochemistry 1

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare graduates for a career in clinical biochemistry or to pursue postgraduate research in the discipline. The syllabus is covered in a program of lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical exercises designed to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge.
The subject matter covered in this second semester course is designed to cover the more specialised tests performed in a modern clinical biochemistry laboratory.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Having completed this course it is expected that you will be able to demonstrate the following capabilities:
• Be proficient in the interpretation of results of clinical biochemistry investigations
• Understand the role of clinical biochemistry in clinical diagnosis
• Have developed problem-solving skills relevant to the practice of clinical biochemistry
• Be familiar with the literature in Clinical Biochemistry and able to extract and present relevant information
• Demonstrate a spirit of enquiry and enthusiasm to continue your learning

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include lectures, practical classes, tutorials and seminars.
On line learning activities will take place using the Learning Hub.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources in this course include a prescribed textbook, manual containing lecture outlines and self study questions. The DLS will be used to provide independent learning materials and an online conference.
Distributed Learning System (DLS)
The DLS will be used to provide learning resources in this course as well as an online conference to facilitate asynchronous discussion on topic related to course content.

Overview of Assessment

This course will be assessed by written examinations, essay, oral presentation and practical assessment.