Sep 22, 2023
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
- Define metabolic pathways basic to the physiology of the human body.
- Describe the general principles of electrophoresis and its role in disease diagnosis.
- 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.
- State the basic statistical calculations to analyze quality control data, and to determine reliability of clinical chemistry assays in the chemistry laboratory (Westgard Rules).
- Differentiate between and describe the interface between laboratory instrument computers and the laboratory information system.
- Explain how to perform dilutions, titers, conversions, and other mathematical calculations for chemistry.
- Improve critical thinking and organizational skills by attending class, completing assignments, and participating in problem solving discussions.
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