Master in Laboratory Medicine

Clinical Biochemistry II



Learning outcomes

Clinical Biochemistry II intends that students:

  • Deepen and complement the knowledge and skills acquired in Clinical Biochemistry I
  • Know the basic aspects of quality control in this area
  • Understand the metabolic processes and pathologies associated allowing the link with laboratory tests
  • Acquire new perspectives to approach and respond to potential challenges inherent to their professional activity
  • Develop new tools that allow them to remain constantly updated in relation to different scientific areas


Renal Function
Liver Function
Cardiac Function
Mineral and bone metabolism
Thyroid function
Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Biochemistry of Aging
The laboratory and Pregnancy
The laboratory and Doping
The laboratory and Forensic analysis
Drugs monitoring

Practical classes
Presentation, discussion and resolution of laboratory cases
Introduction and preparation of laboratory classes: evaluation of renal and liver function
Discussion of laboratory results

Laboratory classes
Laboratory assessment of renal function: quantitative determination of creatinine in serum and urine; determination of creatinine clearance; quantitative determination of urea in serum; urinary analysis
Laboratory assessment of liver function: quantitative determination of ALT, AST, ALP and GGT activities; quantitative determination of total and direct bilirubin in serum.