Course Title: Perform chemical pathology tests

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5283 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)

Course Title: Perform chemical pathology tests

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 130

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Amberlee Mitton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5053

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to perform tests and procedures associated with the detection and monitoring of tissue and bodily fluid responses to normal physiological processes and disease through the identification and quantifying of chemical components. It covers tests and procedures that are usually associated with the discipline of clinical biochemistry

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students must have successfully completed the following courses
Perform Chemical tests & procudeures,
Perform biological procedures
Prepare & standardise solutions

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL975004A Perform chemical pathology tests


1. Process samples and associated request forms

2.Perform tests

3.Maintain a safe work area and environment

4.Maintain laboratory records

Learning Outcomes

This is a competency based course

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course may include tests, quizzes, assignments and practical assessments