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Clinical Haematology I (BMS326)

Organisational Unit Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 25 places)
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description Clinical haematology is concerned with the aetiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of diseases of the blood and blood-forming tissues, including anaemia, haemophilia, leukaemia and thrombosis. Students will be equipped with a good understanding of routine diagnostic haematology practice and will develop the skills required to function in the clinical haematology workplace. This unit covers pathophysiology and laboratory investigations of normocytic, macrocytic and haemolytic anaemias, thalassaemia and haemoglobinopathies, platelets, blood grouping, antibody screening and identification, and automation in haematology.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successfully completing this unit, you will be able to;
1. Describe the role of haematological cells in health and disease.
2. Describe the principle and applications, and appraise the use of, haematological laboratory tests used to diagnose and monitor haematological disorders.
3. Interpret, analyse and communicate laboratory results and clinical data related to diagnostic clinical haematology.
4. Explain the ethical issues and responsibilities related to haematology and the pathology industry.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/Tutorials: 3 hours per week; laboratory sessions: 3 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The learning experience in this unit consists of structured lecture content that is carefully aligned with practical laboratory sessions. In this way, the lectures inform the practical sessions, while the practicals reinforce the lecture content and develop the students experimental, generic and problem-solving skills. The practicals are designed to ensure student exposure to all the key techniques of the haematology discipline.
Assessment 1) Ongoing practical assessment: students record the results of their laboratory experiments in scientific format and further develop their understanding by researching the answers to practical questions. Formative and summative feedback will be provided.
2) Mid-semester test: allows students to demonstrate and apply their theoretical and practical knowledge of haematological disorders and laboratory tests. Formative and summative feedback will be provided.
3) Practical test: allows student to demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical competency of haematology laboratory methods and haematological disorders. Summative feedback provided.
4) Theory exam: allows students to demonstrate and apply their theoretical and practical knowledge of haematology and laboratory methods, and haematological disorders.
Prerequisites BMS218 Haematology
Quota This unit is subject to quota. Due to limited laboratory space and equipment. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Laboratory Medicine (BSc/BLabMed) or Clinical Laboratory Science (BSc)
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Clinical Laboratory Science (BSc) [New in 2015]
Laboratory Medicine (BSc/BLabMed) [New in 2016]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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