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.