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Area/Catalogue
MEDI 3012

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101033

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To provide the student with theory and practical skills so as to be able to work safely and professionally in transfusion medicine and haemostasis laboratories.

Course content

Primary and secondary haemostasis; platelet adhesion and aggregation; thrombocytopaenia and platelet disorders; clotting factors and pathways; revised concept of secondary haemostasis; fibrinolysis and natural anticoagulants; inherited and acquired bleeding disorders; thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy; laboratory tests and the investigation of haemostatic disorders; automation; blood and blood product manufacture and use; blood group antigen systems; immunohaematology principles; pre-transfusion testing; simple and complex antibody investigations; transfusion reactions and infections; investigation and prevention of haemolytic disease of the newborn; investigation of DAT-positive patients and haemolytic anaemia; haemovigilance; total quality management in immunohaematology;  medico-legal and ethical issues in transfusion services.

Textbook(s)

Hoffbrand A V, Pettit J E, Moss P., Essential Haematology, Current Edition, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford

Harmening D M., Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices, Current Edition, FA Davis Company, Philadelphia

Prerequisite(s)

All first and second year courses in the Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine program.

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 10% -
Practical Test - 30% 3 hours
Examination - 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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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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