جامعة النجاح الوطنية
An-Najah National University
Master Program in Clinical Biochemistry
Duration: 24 Months (2 Years)
Degree Awarded: MSc
Student must complete 36 credit hours

Speciality Requirements Student must complete 24 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
2
This course aims to help students master the core concepts of advanced biochemistry and to develop a deep understanding of the structure and function of biological molecules. This course explores the chemical processes and metabolic pathways within the human body extensively.
3
Students attending this course must have good understanding of the principles of biochemistry. The course focuses on the concept of disease, disease terminology, and the aspects of disease process. Through this course, students will explore the metabolic pathways of biological macromolecules in the context of diseases that cause or result from dysfunctional metabolism. The course also discuss current diagnostic and therapeutic approaches of various presented diseases with emphasis on the employed biochemical laboratory investigations used for diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring
3
A comprehensive discussion of the scientific research methods and statistical concepts utilized in the study of research problems within the field of clinical biochemistry. By exploring a group of qualitative and quantitative studies as examples, students will learn the basis of research methods which they should master before choosing a research topic for their thesis. Topics to be discussed include: research study formulation, experimental design, sampling methods and sample size determination, methods of data collection, analysis and presentation, statistical techniques and statistical analysis software, literature review and citation, publication preparation, and others.
1
Discussions on various clinical chemistry and biomedical research topics in the form of seminars done by students
3
This course provides the students with a comprehensive overview of the most recent technological developments and applications in the medical and analytical Science. This course contributes in yielding a competent analyst who are highly in demand in the clinical laboratory. This course is an interactive one that includes taught material and paper discussion as well as presentations.
3
An advanced course that explains recent developments in clinical chemistry in addition to discussions of new methods and instrumentation in the field. Topics to be extensively covered include: carbohydrates, lipids and lipoproteins, fluids, electrolytes, and acid–base balance, kidney function, minerals and bone metabolism. Furthermore, extensive discussions on, gastrointestinal, liver, pancreas function will be held.
2
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A continuation of advanced clinical chemistry I course that will cover the following topics: Cardiac function, geriatrics and pediatrics disorders, metabolism of hemoglobin, iron and porphyrin, and nutrition and vitamins. The topics of therapeutic drug monitoring, toxic substances, tumor markers will also be approached.
2
The principle of clinical toxicology practice is an important part of health care providers’ knowledge. This course is planned to correlate between the toxicological and pharmacological principles and the management of poisoned patient. This course will cover several substances that are commonly encountered in the intentional and accidental poisoning. The student will be able to assess the symptoms and signs, the type and extent of poisoning, and to develop a specific treatment plan. Additionally, the student will be able to assess the patient, monitor him, create the management plan that includes laboratory tests, stabilization, antidotes administration. This course would enable the health care provider to take a part along with health care team in management of poisoning cases.
2
An advanced course that covers the structural and functional aspects of the endocrine system. In addition, the course discusses the disorders of the endocrine system clarifying their pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, progress, prognosis, and the current diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for these disorders. Thyroid, adrenal, hypothalamus and pituitary dysfunction, reproductive system endocrinology, diabetes, and other clinical endocrinology problems will be the focus of the course discussions.
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    • 7710356
    • 7710355
It is a 16 weeks’ full time Internship, which is designed to integrate previously acquired knowledge with technical skills and applying them in actual clinical settings. The internship course will be done in laboratories of clinical establishment that are agreed by the master program committee. Students will be under the guidance and supervision of qualified medical laboratory professionals and other qualified laboratory personnel. Upon completion of this course students will be able to follow the quality control guidance, use instruments and apparatus, validate results, and communicate with other health professionals.
7710599 Comprehensive Examination 0

Speciality Optional Requirements Student must complete 12 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This course will introduce the students to the components of laboratory quality management system. They will learn about the management of the facility including aspects of safety, equipment selection and purchase, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance, purchasing and inventory, control process starting from sample control to quality control of all types of laboratory tests. They will learn all about internal and external audits and actions result of audits. They will learn about external quality assessment and accreditation by national and international accreditation organizations. Also there will be a part about managing human resources and customer service.
3
This course provides a thorough discussion of the basis of clinical molecular diagnostics. The course also discusses the utilization and the development of molecular techniques in the diagnosis of disease. The topics to be covered include: the molecular basis of genetic disorders, molecular diagnostic technologies in healthcare, DNA analysis, clinical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular forensics as well as the means of management, control and prevention of genetic diseases
3
This advanced course of hematology deals with advanced concepts in hematopoiesis, stem cell theory, cell production, and regulation of stem cell development and differentiation. Also, it covers in depth hemoglobin structure and synthesis, erythrocyte abnormalities, anemias of bone marrow failure, and nutritional anemias. This course is complementary to the undergrad course but designed to cover in depth the most frequent Red and White Cell Disorders. Rare blood disorders will be also discussed briefly but concisely. It will enforce the knowledge gained in the undergrad course, theory and lab, through discussion, critique, interpretation and correlation of lab results to clinical symptoms.
3
This course focuses on applications of genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology in pharmaceutical, biomedical and drug design industries. In addition, the course discusses the rule of advanced biotechnology in the development of diagnostic and curative strategies. Topics of the course will include advances in molecular biology, genome sequencing as well as the contribution of genetic modification and genome editing technology (for example; CRISPR) in medical research. Several techniques will be discussed including: PCR, gene cloning, gel electrophoresis, chromatography, ELISA, and others
3
This course will provide students with a comprehensive overview on nutrients’ metabolism and nutritional diseases. Students will learn the clinical assessment and the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to nutritional diseases with emphasis on clinical biochemistry laboratory tests that are used in these approaches.
3
This course covers advances in Clinical Chemistry and detailed study of selected topics in Clinical Chemistry.

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