MT 425 Clinical Biochemistry

3 credits, Fall

Using a body systems approach, this course correlates the appropriate analytes and testing systems of organ function with interpretive algorithms. The course emphasizes the relationship of normal and abnormal laboratory data to disease processes and quality control and Six Sigma quality assessment of laboratory processes. It also includes the clinical areas of toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, tumor markers, endocrinology, and immunochemistry. Through the use of simulation exercises and team projects, students gain experience in the development of SOPs, reference interval studies, new method or instrument validation studies, and proficiency testing programs.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 325 and MT 338