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3H03 lectures 1+2 - Clinical Biochemistry 3H03 Session 1 Dr...

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Clinical Biochemistry 3H03 Session 1 Dr J. Macri Associate Professor Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine Clinical Biochemist Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program
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Your Most Important Slide Testing (this applies to my section only ) The mid-term and final exam will be based on material from the lectures notes as well as anything covered in class. •M i d t e r m Short answer, essay, calculations, multiple choice •F i n a l Multiple choice Corresponding reading material Chapters 1-5 in Clinical Chemistry 5 th Ed Marshall Note: Not all material covered in the lectures is found in this text. Not all material covered in the text is presented in class. Additional clinical chemistry textbooks are available in the library on reserve.
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Steps in the Investigation of a Patient • Patient History • Physical Examination • Laboratory Tests • Imaging Techniques • Diagnosis • Therapy • Evaluation
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Laboratory Medicine A discipline of medicine that functions to provide diagnostic tests which are utilized by physicians to assess the health of an individual . Must more than just a “service”. Dynamic interaction with all hospital departments (Emergency (ER), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) as well as physicians outside of the hospital to maximize health care through: • Consultation regarding tests to be requested • Education – Medical students, residents – Medical Technologists – Medical Staff Development, Evaluation and Implementation of New Diagnostic Assays • Supporting Clinical and Basic Research • Interaction with all departments to maintain and/or improve the flow and accuracy of information (i.e test results) Driving force is Patient Care……This must be done effectively and economically • Laboratory Medicine Program must operate as a Non-profit business • Has a fixed yearly budget to cover staff, equipment and reagents
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Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP) Microbiology Genetics Anatomical Pathology Clinical Chemistry And Immunology Hematology and Transfusion Medicine Process started 1998 to combine all Hamilton Hospital laboratories in an effort to maximize resources and improve laboratory service Annual operating budget for the HRLMP is over 50 million dollars Over 600 staff (MDs PhDs, technologists, technicians, clerical) Number of specific procedures (i.e ) performed is over 5000 Over a million tests performed per year Operates the Laboratory Reference Centre (LRC) to provide access to specialize testing to other institutes in Central Ontario and rest of Canada
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course BIO 3U03 taught by Professor Childs during the Spring '11 term at McMaster University.

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3H03 lectures 1+2 - Clinical Biochemistry 3H03 Session 1 Dr...

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