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MLT 161 - Clinical Instrumentation and Clinical Chemistry 1

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: Acceptance into MLT Program

This course covers quality control in the laboratory, the pathophysiology of disease of major body systems, body fluids, organic derivatives and clinical chemistry techniques. This course requires a per credit health career fee; Check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain the principles and procedures in Clinical Chemistry to include: Quality Control, automation and instrumentation, electrolytes, acid-base physiology and trace elements.
  2. Assess the relationship among the laboratory procedures, results, chemical reactions, chemical reagents, normal and abnormal results, diagnostic values of laboratory tests and the physiological changes in the patient.
  3. Compare the unique chemical and physical properties of the major organic derivatives and identify functional organic groups.
  4. Explain the testing of various body fluids.
  5. Relate the principles of quality control and statistics to the laboratory.
Listed Topics
  1. Laboratory safety
  2. Quality control, normal ranges and values
  3. Spectrophometry and laboratory analyzers
  4. Analytical error
  5. Atomic absorption
  6. Fluorometric procedures
  7. Potentiometric measurement systems
  8. RIA
  9. Fluid balance and electrolytes
  10. Chemistry departments
  11. Professionalism
Reference Materials
Lecture and discussion, textbook assignments, audiovisual methods, laboratory exercises, etc.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/15/2010

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