MEDI 4004


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

To demonstrate advanced knowledge of haematological disorders and diagnostic techniques and to critically analyse, interpret and communicate complex scientific information consistent with the level required for medical laboratory scientists operating in professional practice. 

Course content

Anaemia, thalassaemia and haemoglobinopathies; leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloproliferative disorders, myelodysplastic syndromes, multiple myeloma and related disorders; malaria; point of care testing; paediatric and obstetric haematology; blood film morphology; cytochemistry; flow cytometry, cytogenetics and molecular techniques.


Hoffbrand, A.V. & Moss, P.A.H., Essential Haematology, Current Edition, Wiley Blackwell Publishing, UK


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MEDI 3003 Infectious Diseases
MEDI 3007 Clinical Practice B
MEDI 3012 Transfusion and Haemostasis
MEDI 3006 Clinical Practice A
MEDI 3002 Histotechnology
BIOL 3006 Chemical and Molecular Pathology


Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
MEDI 4002 Advanced Practice A
MEDI 4003 Advanced Practice B
Group 2
MEDI 4007 Honours Research Practice A
MEDI 4008 Honours Research Practice B
Group 3
MEDI 4014 Experimental Research Practice A
MEDI 4015 Experimental Research Practice B
Group 4
MEDI 4012 Advanced Clinical Practice A
MEDI 4013 Advanced Clinical Practice B

Group 1 & 2 are for IBBL students only. Group 3 & 4 are for IHBL students only.

Teaching method

Component Duration
Online 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 4 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop 1 hour x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Examination, Group assignment, Report, Skills demonstration, Test/Quiz


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

Course Coordinators

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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