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Clinical Biochemistry: Course Outline (BSCB613)

Clinical Biochemists are primarily involved in investigations of the biochemical constituents of the fluids of the body.


Clinical laboratory: organization and management, safety, good lab practices, quality control and assurance, reference range and normal values, laboratory data processing; Handling and processing of clinical samples; Effect of storage on composition of samples; Commonly used instruments in clinical laboratory: Microscope, Minilab apparatus, X-ray, ECG, MRI, ELISA reader, CT scan etc.; Symptomlogy and case histories of various diseases. Forensic science, Molecular basis of diagnosis.

Learning Outcomes

 To understand the role and requirements of clinical laboratory and how chemical and biochemical analysis are applied to the study of disease
 To discuss the function, structure, laboratory investigation and diseases of the different body systems
 To correlate laboratory findings in clinical samples with various pathological processes


Blood sampling techniques; Complete blood picture (CBP) like Hb, PCV, ESR, TLC, DLC, bleeding time, clotting time, prothrombin time and blood groups; Pregnancy test; Liver function tests; Kidney function test; Cardiac enzymes; Lipid profile, total proteins, albumin and serum minerals; Urine analysis for bile pigments, protein, urea, pH, ketone bodies, sugars, creatinine, pus cells, RBCs and uric acid; Sero-diagnosis of infectious diseases; Visit to clinical laboratory/concerned organization.

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