Pathology Clinical Chemistry

Course Type: Tutorial

Department/Division: Pathology/Clinical Chemistry

Course Director: Dr. Daniel Chan

Telephone Number: 410-955-2674

Faculty: Dr. Chan and staff

Availability/Duration: All year; to be arranged with instructor

Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year medical student; completion of Introduction to Pathology

Drop Period: 1 month ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO JHUSOM STUDENTS.

Description: This course will provide an introduction to the clinical and research activities of the Clinical Chemistry Division. Clinical aspects will focus on the analytical methods, quality assurance and the clinical interpretation of biochemical, immunological, and proteomics tests. Laboratories include: automated chemistry, critical care, emergency department, immunoassay for hormones and tumor markers, toxicology, and therapeutic drug monitoring. Research aspects will focus on clinical proteomics through interaction with the biomarker discovery laboratory. Students will meet with individual faculty members, attend laboratory meetings, rotate in the laboratories and be involved in research projects.