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Daniel D Bankson
LAB M 322
Seattle Campus

Medical Technology: Introductory Clinical Chemistry

Lecture and laboratory covering the theoretical and practical concepts associated with testing procedures performed in clinical chemistry. Limited to medical technology students. Offered: A.

Class description

For registered students please see the URL link below for complete information on this Clinical Chemistry course in the Medical Technology Program.

Student learning goals

to gain a basic understanding of the role of the clinical chemistry laboratory in medical diagnosis

to appreciate how pre-analytical conditions and changing biochemical status influence measures involving carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids

to understand basic chemical calculations used in reagent preparations and medical laboratory science result reporting

to be exposed to chemistry laboratory instrumentation based on technologies involving spectrophotometry, enzymology, immunoassays, molecular techniques, chromatography and automation

to understand biomarkers of kidney, liver, and heart damage

to appreciate applications of statistics, quality management, reference ranges, laboratory information systems, and clinical decision making on point-of-care, rapid response, oncology, forensic, therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, and routine clinical chemistry testing

General method of instruction

The method of instruction involves direct classroom interaction utilizing slide presentations and question and answer sessions accompanied by a weekly hands-on lab. Presentations and MP3 files will be posted on-line for student review.

Recommended preparation

The main prerequisite is competitive entry into the UW Medical Technology Program. To be successful the student should read on-line materials and text book selections BEFORE coming to class.

Class assignments and grading

Student success will be assessed by 2 midterms and one final examination. Students will participate in weekly laboratory exercises with result write-up and completion of assigned questions. Other assessments will be determined by the instructor.

The assignment of grades is described in course syllabus. A minimum grade of 75% is required to pass the course and remain in the medical technology program.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
More info: Chemistry Courses / Med Tech Program
Last Update by Daniel D Bankson
Date: 11/12/2011