Daniel D Bankson
LAB M 322
Lecture and laboratory covering the theoretical and practical concepts associated with testing procedures performed in clinical chemistry. Limited to medical technology students. Offered: A.
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.
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.