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Biomedical Laboratory Technology 140.B0
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Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes in living organisms. Students learn about the structure and function of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids and how they relate to cellular function. Students will perform, interpret and correlate body fluid analyses to help assess:

  • Cardiac, kidney, liver and hormone function
  • Diabetes (glucose and ketone bodies)
  • Lipid metabolism (cholesterol, HDL and LDL)
  • Toxicology
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Proteins and enzymes
  • Electrolytes

Along with these analyses students will learn the importance of quality control in order to ensure the accuracy and precision of the results.

  Why is Biochemistry important:
   A patient is rushed to the hospital with symptoms of a massive heart attack. Blood specimens are sent to the lab for analysis.
 Be the one to run the lab tests that will give the doctor some answers in order to treat the patient:

  • Did the patient really have a heart attack?
  • How extensive is the damage to the heart?
  • Will the patient be able to tolerate surgery immediately?
  • What is the patient’s risk status regarding future heart attacks?
 

  Biomedical Laboratory Technology – Discover

Last Modified: July 17, 2014

 


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