|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences|
Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Medical Laboratory Science students
This subject explores the diversity of disciplines and options for students studying biomedicine with a particular focus on medical laboratory science. A focus of the subject is preparing the students as a professional scientist particularly within a tropical / regional context. An overview of the laboratory function is followed by teaching in professional ethics, research and quality assurance. An important component of the subject is pre-analytical variables and correct sampling technique with an introduction to patient-care communication. Students learn a variety of core practical skills relevant to a laboratory career including venepuncture, microscopy, slide making and pipette calibration/manipulation. The importance of sample packaging transport to IATA regulations is also covered. Clinical placement rotations may be available in clinical and research lab environments.
Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more; including at least 40% in the final theory exam; This typically requires passing all ongoing pieces of assessment; Practicals are assessed during the session; students must attend the session to obtain a mark
|Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1|
|Census Date 25-Mar-2021|
|Coordinator:||Assoc. Professor Donna Rudd, Professor David Whitmore|
|Lecturers:||Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Assoc. Professor Donna Rudd, Mrs Karen Reeks, Ms Julie Shepherd, Mrs Vanessa Harris, Dr Danica Vojisavljevic.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.