MLS 325 Clinical Chemistry I

4 credits, Fall

Provides a study of the analyses of the chemical constituents of the blood and other body fluids, emphasizing appropriate anatomy and physiology, specimen processing, correlation of normal and pathologic physiology, and diagnostic implications in health and disease. Students learn the applications of UV-visible spectrophotometry, atomic absorption spectrophotometry, potentiometry as applied to ion specific electrodes, and electrophoresis in the clinical chemistry laboratory. Laboratory exercises emphasize analytical accuracy and precision, using both manual techniques and automated laboratory instruments.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 211 and CHEM 211L or BIO 217; BIO 130 or BIO 222; and MLS 210, or permission of the department chair for biological sciences