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ML4309 - Histology and Cytology Techniques

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, Biomedical Science and Science.

The teaching focus is on the techniques required in the sample preparation for histology and cytological examination. Laboratory safety, as it pertains to the histology laboratory will also be covered. Microtome use and care, staining procedures and quality assurance, tissue imbedding and processing. Special techniques such as immunohistochemistry and in vitro hybridisation will also be covered.

Learning Outcomes

  • display high level of proficiency in cytology sample preparation and staining;
  • display high level of proficiency in immunological and molecular applications of tissue and cell examination;
  • display high level of proficiency in safe and effective microtome/cryotome use with quality section preparation;
  • describe and apply knowledge of stain and section quality assurance;
  • display a high level working knowledge of tissue processing techniques.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
  • Invigilated > Other exams - (30%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (30%).
Prerequisites: BM1002 AND BM1004


Townsville, Study Period 9, Intensive
Census Date 08-Oct-2020
Non-standard start/end 14-Sep-2020 to 20-Nov-2020
Face to face teaching 14-Sep-2020 to 09-Oct-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Donna Rudd
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Mrs Karen Reeks, Mr Walter Hautaniemi.
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

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.