|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.
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019|
|Coordinator:||Assoc. Professor Donna Rudd|
|Lecturers:||Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Assoc. Professor Donna Rudd, Assoc. Professor Catherine Rush, Ms Julie Shepherd.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (60%); presentations (10%); assignments (10%); ongoing lab-based prac reports (20%).|
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