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MLT 285 - Clinical Chemistry

3.00 Credits, 3.00 Contact Hours
3.00 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Theoretical application of fundamentals of chemistry in a clinical setting. Includes discussion of chemical substances, instruments, laboratory procedures, blood and urine chemistry abnormalities, and laboratory instrument computers and information systems.

Prerequisite(s): With a grade of B or better: BIO 205IN  , and MAT 151   or assessment into MAT 189  .
Corequisite(s): MLT 285LB  
Information: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician program or obtain consent of instructor before enrolling in this course.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Define metabolic pathways basic to the physiology of the human body.
  2. Describe the general principles of electrophoresis and its role in disease diagnosis.
  3. State the theory behind commonly performed laboratory procedures and correlate results with disease states and clinical significance for a variety of biochemical substances such as electrolytes, enzymes, tumor markers, and pharmaceuticals.
  4. State the basic statistical calculations to analyze quality control data, and to determine reliability of clinical chemistry assays in the chemistry laboratory (Westgard Rules).
  5. Differentiate between and describe the interface between laboratory instrument computers and the laboratory information system.
  6. Explain how to perform dilutions, titers, conversions, and other mathematical calculations for chemistry.
  7. Improve critical thinking and organizational skills by attending class, completing assignments, and participating in problem solving discussions.

Effective Term:
Fall 2023