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ML5307 - Advanced Haematology 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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.

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

Availabilities

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 4
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching 24-Feb-2020 to 20-Mar-2020
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.