CLT 210 - Clinical Chemistry
An introduction to the concepts of Clinical Chemistry. Topics include basic laboratory math, the renal system, digestive system with liver function, respiratory system and the endocrine system. Emphasis is on clinical tests which evaluate the function of these systems. Analytes and lab results are correlated to normal homeostasis and disease. Analyte measurements are studied and described in reference to previously covered material such as metabolism, protein synthesis, acid-base balance, electrolyte balance, enzymes, and hormones. Laboratory work includes the theory, operation and maintenance of the specialized and semi- automated analytical instrumentation used to perform these tests. Three class hours, three laboratory hours.
Prerequisite(s): CLT 110 with a grade of C or higher, CHE 145 or CHE 151 AND any one of BIO 135, BIO 143, BIO 145, both with a grade of C or higher; and MCC Level 9 Mathematics placement or MTH 165 with a grade of C or higher; or permission of instructor
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the clinical significance of clinical chemistry tests or results.
2. Explain the principles of common clinical chemistry assays.
3. Explain the principles of common clinical chemistry instrumentation.
4. Describe pre-examination procedures applicable to clinical chemistry.
5. Describe post-examination procedures applicable to clinical chemistry.
6. Demonstrate the correct use of basic clinical chemistry equipment such as balances, pipettes, or spectrophotometers.
7. Perform clinical chemistry assays according to standard operating procedures.
8. Troubleshoot clinical chemistry assays.
9. Explain the purpose of quality assurance.
10. Perform routine laboratory calculations.
Course Offered Fall and Spring