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ML4305 - Immunohaematology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

The subject develops skills and knowledge required for proficiency in the safe supply of human blood products. A review of antibody antigen interaction will lead into the practical application of antibody screening, identification and compatibility testing. Quality assurance and safety of the blood supply will be covered. Case study presentation will lead the student through problem solving incompatible reactions, situations they will likely encounter in a working laboratory. Advanced techniques and current developments in stem cell transplants and cord blood banking will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • achieve a level of proficiency required for employment in a medical laboratory;
  • become knowledgeable in techniques of compatibility testing and be able to problem solve incompatible reactions;
  • become proficient in various techniques in antibody screening and identification;
  • develop an understanding of the requirements of a safe blood supply;
  • examine advanced applications.


Townsville, Block, Study Period 5
Census Date 08-May-2014
Face to face teaching 28-Apr-2014 to 26-May-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Donna Rudd
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Assoc. Professor Donna Rudd, Assoc. Professor Catherine Rush.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must satisfactorily complete both aspects of assessment

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.