Course Title: Perform chemical pathology tests

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5388 Diploma of Laboratory Technology

Course Title: Perform chemical pathology tests

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 130

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Course Contact: Amber Mitton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8053

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Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge 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

MSL974021  Perform biological procedures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL975037 Perform chemical pathology tests


1. Process samples and associated request forms

2. Perform tests

3. Maintain laboratory records

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include


knowledge tests

observation of laboratory skills