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Area/Catalogue
MEDI 2005

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101031

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To provide students with basic theory and practical skills so as to be able to work safely and professionally in a clinical haematology laboratory.

Course content

Erythropoiesis, red cell membrane, haemoglobin structure and function; leucopoiesis, leucocyte structure and function; thrombopoiesis, platelet structure and function; metabolism of iron, vitamin B12 and folate; anaemia, thalassaemia and haemoglobinopathies; non-malignant white blood cell disorders; introduction to haematological malignancies; tests performed in haematology; anticoagulants; laboratory safety and decontamination procedures; normal and abnormal blood cell morphology; preparation, evaluation, examination of blood films; automated cell counting and determination of indices; erythrocyte sedimentation rates; quality control, quality assurance and total quality management.

Textbook(s)

Hoffbrand A. V. and Moss P.A.H. 2011, Essential Haematology, 6th, Wiley Blackwell Publishing, UK

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 1007 Molecules to Tissues A
BIOL 1012 Molecules to Tissues B
CHEM 1006 Chemistry 100
CHEM 1007 Chemistry 101

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 4 hours x 13 weeks

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


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Written Assignment 750 words 10% -
Practical Assessments Ongoing 15% -
End of Study Period Practical Test - 25% 3 hours
Examination - 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
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

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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