Course Title: Perform chemical pathology tests

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5182 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


Term1 2009,
Term1 2011

Course Contact: Brian Long

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4283

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 to disease through the identification and quantifying of chemical components. The unit covers tests and procedures that are usually associated with the laboratory discipline of clinical biochemistry. They are performed in a full or partial computerised and automated environment where large numbers of samples must be managed, analysed and their results recorded. The unit principally refers to human pathology but many aspects are relevant to veterinary pathology.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

PMLTEST407A - Perform biological procedures.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PMLTEST504B 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

Assessments for this course typically consist of:
• Class activities
• Assignments
• Presentations
• Exam