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ML5308 - Advanced Haematology 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band
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 ML5307 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;
  • exercise judgment to interpret and comment on data collected during practical/clinical sessions and the interpretation of clinical case studies.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination - In class - (50%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more and in each of the two pieces of assessment (theory and practical exam).

Prerequisites: At the discretion of the post -graduate academic advisor in consultation with the MLS course co-ordinator


Townsville, Study Period 4, Intensive
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching 22-Mar-2021 to 16-Apr-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Professor David Whitmore
Workload expectations:

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

  • 24 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 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.