Level of instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians, and other health care personnel who have an interest in this subject matter. This course is also appropriate for clinical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author Information: Rebecca J. Laudicina, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM is Professor Emeritus in the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. She obtained a Master of Education and PhD in Educational Psychology from Temple University. She is the author of numerous publications including many in the field of hematology.
Reviewer Credentials: Vicky LeGrys, DA, MLS(ASCP)CM is a professor in the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where she is responsible for the lecture and laboratory courses in Biochemistry, Clinical Chemistry, and Quality Assurance. She holds a Doctorate of Arts and a Master of Science in Medical Technology from Catholic University of America, Washington DC with a major in Clinical Chemistry.
Course Description: This course offers an depth look at the condition, hemochromatosis. It begins with a discussion about normal iron metabolism and continues by explaining the pathophysiology of iron overload that occurs in the condition, hemochromatosis. Clinical considerations and laboratory testing are also discussed.