Clinical Lab Skills
Full course description
Clinical Lab Skills introduces basic techniques which are used in clinical practice to assess functions of the organ and systems of the human body. During the training, you will learn how to perform basic anthropometric measurements in humans, which methods can be used to assess body composition, how cardiovascular function and fitness level can be measured. Furthermore, students will build expertise on basic interpretation of electrocardiograms, heart rate variability and lung function testing. During the tutorials importance of the informed consent process and application of the Good Clinical Practice in studies involving human participants will be discussed. Overall, students will acquire and improve their skills to perform clinical research.
- To apply main principles of Good Clinical Practice in clinical research;
- To perform and assess basic anthropometric and cardiorespiratory measurements;
- To understand basics of electrocardiography, spirometry, exercise testing;
- To perform a basic evaluation of electrocardiogram and spirogram;
- To perform a basic assessment of the exercise tests.
A combination of basic books and E-reader will be used. Moreover, the students will have to search and select the articles themselves.