This one day course will cover the laboratory tests commonly employed in clinical research and is divided into two sections: haematology and clinical chemistry.
You will comprehend the reasons for laboratory testing, the outcome of such test and the relevance to the study result. Also the recognition of abnormalities related to body system is part of this training.
Course time09h00 - 17h00
Who should attend
This course is specifically designed for non-medically qualified scientists working in clinical research and regulatory affairs. No previous knowledge of laboratory testing is required.
- Haematology: This section covers the tests routinely conducted as part of the full blood count. Using actual examples, we will look at normal values, commonly seen abnormalities and their clinical significance.
- Clinical chemistry: This section will look at the commonly employed tests in a clinical chemistry screen, including electrolytes, liver function tests, renal function tests, pancreatic function tests, biomarkers of cardiac disease and other investigations concernced with metabolism and endocrinology
- To understand the reason for tests employed in trials
- To have a clearer understanding of the meanings of 'normal' and 'clinically significant' results
- To know the principal tests for each organ system
- To recognise patterns of abnormality suggestive of organ damage