Biomedical Science

Clinical chemical lab diagnostics

Lecture, 5.00 ECTS


Course content

Preanalysis, analysis and interpretation of the findings of clinical investigation as well as pathophysiology in the areas of water, electrolyte, acid-base balance, diagnostic metabolism, organ-specific laboratory based diagnosis, diagnosis of inflammatory conditions, hormones, oncological conditions, pre-and postnatal laboratory diagnosis.

Learning outcomes

The students know pathophysiological mechanisms and can refer to them in clinical lab diagnostics correctly. They can describe analysis methods properly and give rules to their application in preanalytics, analytics and interpretation of the results. The students carry out selected qualitative and quantitative analytical methods to determine clinical parameters manually and by automated operation. The students identify problems in the execution, quality assurance and validation of clinical analytics and solve them correctly and independently.
The students have basic IT knowledge for the lab-area.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Hallbach J. (3. Auflage, 2011): Klinische Chemie und Hämatologie, Dörner K. (8.Auflage, 2013): Klinische Chemie und Hämatologie
Graf N., Gürkov R. (3. Auflage, 2013): Klinische Chemie, Laborwerte in der klinischen Praxis
Thomas L. (8. Auflage, 2012): Labor und Diagnose

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

medical basics

Assessment methods and criteria

test at the end of the course