MELS 304

MELS 304–CLINICAL CHEMISTRY (3Cr:2Lec,2Lab,0Tut):
The course introduces students to the principles and procedures of various tests performed in Clinical Chemistry. It presents the biochemical and physiological basis for tests, the principle and procedure for the test, and the clinical significance of the test results, including quality control and normal values. It also includes basic chemical laboratory technique, chemical laboratory safety, electrolytes and acid-base balance, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, metabolites, endocrine function and toxicology. The course includes theoretical and direct applications of main medical laboratory tests: hematology, serology, urine, and stool analysis. Pre: BCHM 215.