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Assessment item 1 – Practicals
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Value: 25%
Due Date: Variable Date
Return Date: –
Length:
Submission method options:
EASTS (online)
Hand delivery
TASK
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Please read this section in conjunction with the section on ‘Practicum/practical requirements’ and ‘Assessment information’ in this subject outline and with the practical manual.
Due to resources and to encourage collaboration, students will work in groups for practicals/exercises. Such an arrangement is obviously impacted by COVID-19. A decision will therefore be made in due course and students will be informed via interact2 site or during the practical/exercise. 
Practicals
Distance/online education students submit all the practical write-ups for the work carried out at residential school after 15 working days from the last day of residential school via EASTS.Internal students submit the write-ups for each experiment, three (3) working days after the experiment is done i.e. if the experiment is carried out on a Monday then submission is on the Thursday. Assessments are submitted via EASTS. Should internal students have block practicals then submission date is 15 working days after the last day of block practicals.
Deadline for submission is 11.59pm (NSW time) on the day of submission for internal and distance students.The submissions for practical write-ups exclude the practical examination that is submitted on the day, when the examination is finished.
You are required to perform experiments and to attend demonstrations and write-up the experiments, case studies and demonstrations as the case maybe. Depending on the practical, specific details, if required are provided in the practical manual and/or on the practical day and also depending on the practical, you may work as individuals or in groups.The compulsory practicals/exercises/demonstrations carried out in this subject include but not limited to:(a) Proteins (albumin and total proteins as well as protein electrophoresis)
(b) Bilirubin (total bilirubin and conjugated bilirubin)
(c) Glucose plus point of care testing
(d) Lipids (triglycerides, total cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol) plus point of care testing
(e) Non protein nitrogenous compounds (creatinine and urea)
These practicals form the basis for your practical examination.
We are limited by time and resources therefore some experiments that are important in biochemical investigations are not included. To this end, in some practicals additional data will be given to include in your practical write-ups.  
To lessen the burden on students in terms of writing, only the practicals indicated below will be written and submitted for assessment:
(a) Bilirubin (total bilirubin and conjugated bilirubin) – to be written as one practical
(b) Lipids (triglycerides, total cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol) – to be written as one practical. Point of care testing is not written.
(c) Non protein nitrogenous compounds (creatinine and urea) – to be written as one practicalEach practical write-up is up to 600 words excluding the graphs and reference list and all practicals are marked out of 100% and carry equal weighting. The total weighting for the practical assessments is 15 marks. Pages 13-14 of your practical manual explain ‘what one write-up means’Due to advancement in technologies it is possible that some methods may be altered or there can be new methods by the time some of these experiments are carried out hence the methods detailed in your practical manual are subject to changes or replacement. If an experiment is not carried out due to reasons beyond control e.g. breakdown of equipment or late or non arrival of reagents, marks for the practicals are re-distributed.
Additional information on practicals including the write-up is provided on the day of the practical, it is therefore important come on time and to pay attention to instructions.
All practical write-ups for the exercises/experiments/demonstrations carried out must be submitted for marking to pass this subject.
Practical examination
The practical examination is naturally carried out under examination conditions and you work as individuals and the method/manual is provided. The practical examination is assessed for accuracy and has a weighting of 10 marks.
The practical examination is one hour and 40 minutes (subject to variation depending on the practical). The details of the format of the write up is provided on the day of the examination.
The practical examination write up is submitted at the end of the examination.
The method(s) i.e. manual for the practical test is/are provided and the test(s) is/are based on the practical(s) that you will have carried out. It is possible that the method(s) is/are modified so please read carefully the practical method(s) on the day. Practical test is marked on accuracy and student will not write Introduction or discussion.
RATIONALE
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This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:
be able to describe the applications of technology, automation and information systems and to analyse their usefulness.
be able to carry out measurements (technical skills), to evaluate methods (including but not limited to evaluating accuracy, precision, sensitivity, specificity, linearity), to identify and analyse sources of errors, to implement quality control and quality assurance for good analytical practice.
be able to work independently and collaboratively in data interpretation and in measurement of anolytes and to write a scientific report on experimental findings and data interpretation.
As a graduate of Clinical Biochemistry, future employers expect that you are competent in performing analyses and interpreting the results. These practical assessments ensure that you acquire these skills, (which will be continued in Clinical Biochemistry 2) addressing the practical aspects of learning outcomes or objectives.
MARKING CRITERIA AND STANDARDS
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The assessment criteria applying to each practical assessment are as follows:
Criterion
High Distinction
Distinction
Credit
Pass
Fail
Presentation of content (physiology, biochemistry and clinical relevance) of the metabolite(s) being measured
Exceptional i.e. very good; complete, detailed and accurate introduction and complete description of metabolite(s) and significance in clinical biochemistry (max 25 marks)
Good accurate introduction and description of metabolite(s) and significance in clinical biochemistry (most points are explained) (max 21 marks)
Accurate introduction and description of metabolite(s) and significance in clinical biochemistry (some points are not explained) (max 19 marks)
Basic information on metabolite(s) and significance in clinical biochemistry presented but some points are neither mentioned nor explained or some explanations are inaccurate (max 16 marks)
There are major gaps in the description and explanation of metabolite(s) and significance in clinical biochemistry Several facts are missing and not explained or many explanations are inaccurate (max 10 marks)
Mark
 
 
 
 
 
Presentation of experimental data/results
Exceptional i.e. very good; complete, detailed and accurate data/results throughout as well as accurate calculations. Easy to follow presentation of data and explanations (max 30 marks)
Most of the  data/results are good and accurate. Calculations are correct but some points are partially or are not accurately presented (max 26 marks)
Some data/results. Data/results not very accurate Although some points are presented they are not explained or are not clear or not accurate (max 23 marks)
Basic information is presented, data/results are not clearly shown or some data are inaccurate, wrongly, calculated or wrongly explained or presented (max 20 marks)
There are major gaps in the description and presentation of data/results. Several data/results are missing and/or not explained or are inaccurate (max 14 marks)
Mark
 
 
 
 
 
Discussion or explanation of data/results including test performance (e.g. accuracy) and the disease(s) associated with such results and further test(s) or confirmatory test(s). Tests to exclude other possible disease(s) are discussed. Tests carried out in management of patients with such diseases are also discussed
Exceptional i.e. very good logical explanation of results citing possible causes of such data and the disease(s) associated with such results. Tests to confirm the results and the disease(s) possibly associated with the results as well as the tests to exclude disease(s) that may be associated with such results are clearly articulated. Other tests useful in managing the disease(s) are put across with justification (max 35 marks)
 In most parts: there is good logical explanation of results citing possible causes of such data and the disease(s) associated with such results. Tests to confirm the results and the disease(s) possibly associated with the results as well as the tests to exclude disease(s) that may be associated with such results are clearly articulated in most parts. Most of the tests useful in managing the disease(s) are put across with justification (max 30 marks)
Acceptable good explanation of results citing possible causes of such data and the disease(s) associated with such results in some parts. Tests to confirm the results and the disease(s) possibly associated with the results as well as the tests to exclude disease(s) that may be associated with such results are moderately articulated or only discussed in some parts. Some of the tests useful in managing the disease(s) are put across with justification (max 27 marks)
Basic explanation of results citing possible causes of such data and the disease(s) associated with such results in most parts. Tests to confirm the results and the disease(s) possibly associated with the results as well as the tests to exclude disease(s) that may be associated with such results not clearly articulated. Only a few of the tests useful in managing the disease(s) are put across with justification  (max 24 marks)
No clear discussion of results is evident or the discussion is wrong  (max 17 marks)
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Overall presentation of whole exercise/experiment and referencing
Exceptional i.e. very good presentation and use of diagrams, figures, graphs and/or tables and correct referencing. Diagrams, figures, graphs or tables are very clear and relevant. Referencing and presentation is as per CSU requirements (max 5 marks)
Good presentation and use of diagrams, graphs, figures and/or tables and correct referencing. Diagrams, figures, graphs or tables are clear and relevant. Referencing and presentation is as per CSU requirements (max 4.2 marks)
Acceptable presentation and use of diagrams, graphs, figures and/or tables and correct referencing. Some of the diagrams, figures, graphs or tables are not clear and relevant. Referencing and presentation is not as per CSU requirements in some parts (max 3.7 marks)
Basic presentation and use of diagrams, figures and/or tables or there are errors in the data and/or its presentation. Referencing and presentation is not as per CSU requirements in several parts (max 3.2 marks)
Improper presentation. Did not use formatting rules from subject outline or diagrams, graphs, figures and/or tables are not accurate or not correctly presented and the write up is not correctly referenced (max 2 marks)
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Spelling and grammar and expression
No grammar, spelling and/or typographical errors (max 5 marks)
1 to 2, grammar, spelling and/or typographical errors (max 4.2 marks)
3 to 4 grammar, spelling and/or typographical errors (max 3.7 marks)
5 to 6 grammar, spelling and/or typographical errors (max 3.2 marks)
More than 6 grammar, spelling and/or typographical errors (max 2 marks)
Mark
 
 
 
 
 
Word limit
Word count excludes the reference list and +/- 10% of the stated word limit is acceptable.
Mark
 

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The assessment criteria applying to the practical examination are as follows:

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