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HMM703 - Diagnostic Methods

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

S Shigdar



Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Equivalent of 3 hours of classes per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


“Diagnostic Methods” aims to provide students with advanced understanding of current diagnostic methods in medical science, as well as discuss the advantages and disadvantages of current methods. Laboratory statistics will be discussed in relation to reference ranges, quality assurance and quality control. Students will also gain an understanding of NATA and NPAAC requirements in developing new diagnostics and postulate on the future of diagnostic medicine


Written assignment 1 (1500 words) 30%, written assignment 2 (1500 words) 30%, presentation (A4 size) 15%, written assignment 3 (1500 words) 25%

Prescribed texts

Lee M. 2009. Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Bethesda. Fourth Edition.


Coleman WWB, Tsongalis GJ. 2006. Molecular Diagnostics: for the clinical laboratorian. Humana Press, New Jersey. Second Edition (ebook).


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