Module title: Clinical Biochemistry

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS09105
Module leader: Jenny Fraser
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Biomedical Science
Prerequisites

BMS08100 Biology of Disease or BMS08101 Biochemistry


Description of module content:

Types of clinical biochemical tests; reference ranges; concept of biomarkers; biochemical basis of clinical biochemical tests for disorders of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, liver disease, thyroid dysfunction, other endocrine gland disorders, kidney disease, myocardial infarction.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Demonstrate an appreciation of the methodology of biochemical testing and interpretation of clinical biochemical data
LO2: Apply knowledge of the biochemical, physiological and biological mechanisms underpinning the appearance of a biomarker for a particular condition.
LO3: Apply knowledge gained to analyse, interpret and evaluate data derived experimentally and from clinical case studies to form a clinical diagnosis.
LO4: Explain the laboratory principles involved in clinical biochemical tests.
LO5: Carry out laboratory experiments involving the determination of e.g. bilirubin, cholesterol, kidney function and plasma protein levels.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BMS09105 Clinical Biochemistry