This subject is a continuation of Clinical Biochemistry 1 and covers techniques in measurements of endogenous and exogenous metabolites found in low levels in biological specimens. These metabolites include (but are not limited to), hormones and drugs that are used in therapy and/or that are abused. Techniques inclusive of the various types of immunoassays as well as mass spectrometry are therefore covered. Monogenic diseases are learnt with emphasis on cystic fibrosis and phenylketonuria. Clinical endocrinology is studied and various endocrine disorders are emphasised to illustrate development of endocrine diseases and the importance of clinical biochemistry in diagnosis and management of endocrine disorders. On completion of this subject, a student is equipped with theoretical skills for clinical biochemical investigation of endocrine disorders, monogenic diseases and drugs. Such knowledge is useful for example in further studies in this discipline and also other disciplines such as forensic sciences, dentistry, medicine and veterinary as well as animal sciences, routine and specialist pathology, research and in industry that develops and/or supplies diagnostic technology and consumables.
School of Biomedical Sciences
BMS302 BMS363 is equivalent to BMS302 without the laboratory practicals
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