Understanding Lab Data

A successful nutrition plan is dependent on a detailed and correct nutritional assessment.

This will involve assessment of anthropometry, clinical history, biochemical laboratory assessment, dietary assessment, herbal and medicinal and supplementary intake and an assessment of other factors such as socio-economic and religious issues. This course looks specifically at the biochemical part of this assessment and focuses on some laboratory tests relating to diabetes, renal function and cardiovascular function.

By the end of this course the student should:

•Understand the importance of laboratory data
•Understand the principles underlying certain specific biochemical tests
•Be able to evaluate laboratory results of the above tests


Your Instructor


Patricia K. Brown Phd
Patricia K. Brown Phd

Patricia Brown graduated from London University with BSc (Biochemistry) MSc (Nutrition) and PhD degrees (in Nutrition/Biochemistry) and from Greenwich University, UK, with PGCE in science education. She has worked in Clinical Biochemistry at the Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street, London, lecturer in Nutrition and Biochemistry at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology, and taught in secondary schools. Her research and work at the KNUST includes studies on micronutrient intakes and health outcomes, dietary management of diabetes, food composition analyses, development of tools to assess food intake and settings up of a wellness centre.


Course Curriculum



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