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ML4307 - Haematology 1

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

This subject introduces the student to haematology and the haematology laboratory. The structure and function of ALL haemopoietic cells is reviewed, followed by a detailed study of red cell pathology and haemostasis. Both manual and automated methods of quantitation of blood components are taught. In conjunction with ML4308, this subject provides the professional requirements for a graduate medical laboratory scientist in haematology.

Learning Outcomes

  • Achieve a level of proficiency required for employment in a medical laboratory;
  • Have a detailed understanding of the microscopic pathology of anaemia;
  • Understand the utility of the haematology laboratory in the diagnosis of anaemia and haemostasis disorders;
  • Become proficient in both the qualitative and quanititative methods of analysis of blood cells.
Prerequisites: PP2101 and PP2201


Townsville, Block, Study Period 4
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching 24-Feb-2014 to 21-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Assoc. Professor Wayne Melrose.
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.