Module title: Clinical Biochemistry (Hong Kong)

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

Module code: BMS09605
Module leader: Nicole Payton
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Biomedical Science
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2017/8, Trimester 3, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Nicole Payton
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to Los
A combination of interactive lectures, tutorials, case studies and experimental work in groups will be used to provide background information and to develop scientific, practical and problem solving skills. Lectures cover learning outcomes 1-5 and explain core concepts of the module. To ensure that every learner is as active as possible, lectures contain collaborative, interactive exercises and suggestions for further study. Questions are encouraged within face-to-face teaching. Tutorials and lectures enable students to interact and give their opinions on resources discovered by themselves and others. Personalised feedback given on the written components of assessment. Moodle will be used to support the module by providing a repository of guided learning resources.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Face-to-face teaching activities encourage the adoption of sound study skills such as the ability to summarise, paraphrase and active reading. Reflection is encouraged in the short answer element of continuous assessment. Scientific writing, essay writing and referencing and avoidance of plagiarism are explicitly taught in the module, and assessed in the written elements of continuous assessment.

Assessment (formative or summative)
Formative assessment comprises a series of continuous assessment tasks: a problem solving assignment covering one or more of learning outcomes 1-5 and lab reports based on the practical laboratories. A formal examination will be used to test the knowledge, understanding and skills attained.

Research / teaching linkages
Wherever possible, research leading to the discovery of aspects of clinical biochemistry will be highlighted and used to explain ‘how we know this’. References to practical modules reinforce the link between the practical and theoretical aspects of clinical biochemistry.

Supporting equality and diversity
Written elements of as

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 9
Independent Learning Guided independent study 159
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Report 20 2,3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Report 20 1,2,3 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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; therapeutic drug monitoring; tests for performance enhancing drugs.

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. total protein, creatinine and albumin.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - BECKETT, WALKER, RAE AND ASHBY (2010) CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 8th ed. - ISBN: 9781405193054
Recommended - MARSHALL, BANGERT AND LAPSLEY (2012) CLINICAL CHEMISTRY: MOSBY ELSEVIER, 7th ed. - ISBN: 9780723437031
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