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ML5307 - Advanced Haematology 1

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

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 ML5308, this subject provides the professional requirements for a graduate medical laboratory scientist in haematology.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the blood film features for the diverse aetiologies of anaemia;
  • evaluate results of anaemia studies and link these to pathophysiology and diagnosis;
  • evaluate results of coagulation studies and link these to pathophysiology and diagnosis;
  • perform a range of haematological techniques as they relate to the full blood count and coagulation;
  • create a descriptive criteria for the identification all haemopoietic cells;
  • exercise judgment to interpret and comment on data collected during practical/clinical sessions and the interpretation of clinical case studies.
Prerequisites: At the discretion of the post -graduate academic advisor in consultation with the MLS course co-ordinator

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 4
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching 25-Feb-2019 to 22-Mar-2019
Coordinator: 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 (40%); assignments (10%).
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.