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ML4308 - Haematology 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject covers in detail the microscopic pathology skills required for a laboratory diagnosis of both malignant and non malignant leucocyte disorders. Skills in the laboratory diagnosis of malaria are also taught. This subject with ML4307 completes the professional requirement for a graduate medical laboratory scientist in haematology.

Learning Outcomes

  • create descriptive criteria for the identification immature leukocytes;
  • describe the blood film features for a diverse range of malignant and non-malignant leukocyte disorders;
  • evaluate results of haematological analysis (including morphology, cell counts, molecular and flow cytometry) and link these to the pathophysiology and diagnosis of leukocyte disorders;
  • perform malaria blood film diagnosis / interpretation.
Prerequisites: PP2101 and PP2201


Townsville, Study Period 4, Block
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching 25-Mar-2019 to 19-Apr-2019
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 36 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.