Clinical Chemistry & Immunology I

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SCI 8001SEF

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Clinical Chemistry & Immunology I

SCI 8001SEF

More information: Course Guide

Clinical Chemistry & Immunology I

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Course Coordinator:

Mr Simon Fung Loi-mo, BASc (CSU), MSc (CUHK), Dip (CUHK)

Lectures will be scheduled on weekday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays.

SCI 8001SEF is a course designed by the School of Science and Technology for the Postgraduate programme.

Aims

This course is designed for students studying Medical Laboratory Science and provides insights into and an understanding of the theoretical and practical elements of clinical chemistry theory and practices. This course educates students on how to develop and evaluate analytical abilities to assess body fluids in both normal and pathological conditions. Students will learn about disease correlations, problem solving, quality assurance and cost-effectiveness of the tests.

Contents

The course covers the following topics:

  • Laboratory principles
  • Analytical techniques and instrumentation
  • Quality control and quality assurance
  • Enzymology
  • Electrolytes
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Molecular diagnostics and genetics
  • Organ function tests
  • Toxicology and therapeutic drug screening
  • Basic and advanced immunology

Assessment

Course assessment includes continuous assessment and two final examinations. Continuous assessment includes a mid-term test and laboratory reports. A three-hour final written examination and a three-hour final practical examination will be conducted at the end of the course.

Set book(s)

There is no textbook for the course. Major references will be used instead. The instructor will provide lecture notes and other necessary learning materials.