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CLT 210 - Clinical Chemistry

4 Credits

Clinical chemistry practitioners perform biochemical analysis of serum or plasma and other body fluids, and the results of these analyses provide a snapshot of patient health and support the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Students will apply their prior knowledge of analytical chemistry, cellular biology, and physiology to the topics in this course. The laboratory's role in healthcare equity, common clinical chemistry analytes, and correlation of results to human health and disease will be discussed. Students will become proficient with laboratory techniques, quality practices, and equipment that are the basis for most clinical chemistry instrumentation in the field.

Prerequisite(s): CLT 110 with a grade of C or higher; BIO 135 or BIO 145 AND any one of CHE 124, CHE 145, or CHE 151, 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 instructo

MCC General Education: MCC-TL - Technological Literacy (MTL)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the clinical significance of clinical chemistry tests or results.
2. Explain the methodologies of common clinical chemistry assays.
3. Demonstrate the correct use of basic laboratory equipment.
4. Perform clinical chemistry assays according to standard operating procedures.
5. Discuss ways in which the clinical laboratory can contribute to providing equitable healthcare.

Course Offered Fall; Spring

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Spring Semester 2024
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