Diagnostic Instrumentation Advanced (VETS9054)


This Unit of Study focuses on laboratory instrumentation used in veterinary practice as well as in a commercial laboratory practice. Students will be exposed to in-depth theory and practice of a wide range of diagnostic techniques and procedures. There will be a greater emphasis on quality control and assurance for laboratory results. Statistical analysis of results and establishment of reference intervals will be an important component of this UoS. At the end of this Unit of Study, students will: Effectively operate common and advanced laboratory instrumentation; Know safety requirements for handling and processing biological specimens; Have advanced understanding aspects of quality control and assurance in relation to laboratory results; Understand the statistical evaluation of laboratory results; Be able to develop reference intervals for a range of biochemical and haematological tests; Know in-depth the theory behind common and advanced diagnostic laboratory techniques; Communicate effectively to colleagues results of laboratory tests.

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Further unit of study information




5,000 word assessment and oral presentations or equivalent.


Kaneko JJ. Harvey JW. Bruss ML. eds. Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. 5th edn. San Diego: Academic Press Inc.1997 ISBN 0-12-396305-2

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Unit of study rules


VETS9050 and VETS9051 and VETS9052

Additional Information

Students must have current registration with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board, Australia and must be admitted into a UVTH residency training program.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.