A major threat to the existence of mankind is disease. Disease outcome can be fatal, leading to death in many cases. Man over the years has sought different ways of combating this threat, recording successes in many areas. However, one element that is relevant in the fight against a disease is the knowledge of the cause of the disease, as one can hardly contend with what is unknown.
To provide adequate background knowledge for students in Clinical Chemistry which should be adequate enough for students to be able to pass the first professional examination and as a prerequisite learning experience required for those who may be interested in Chemical pathology/Immunology specialty.
General overview of lecture: The course introduces some fundamental concepts in Kinematical and mathematical problems—circulation of pulse, blood pressure and volume changes. The heart and blood surface tension effect. Temperature and heat flow/electricity, electrocardiograms, general radiation linear energy transfer and radiation measurement, radiation damage-detection and safety, X-ray generation and application radioisotopes production, use and disposal.