Course Title: Perform chemical pathology tests

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5362 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


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

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



MSL974003 Perform chemical tests and  procedures


MSL974006 Perform biological procedures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL975004 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

Overview of Assessment

In- class data analysis

Research assignment

group presentation

written tests

laboratory logbook

Automation and POCT Logbook