Course Title: Haematology and Transfusion Science 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Haematology and Transfusion Science 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MEDS1083

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

MEDS1083

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

MEDS1084

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

MEDS1084

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Rosita Zakaria

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7668

Course Coordinator Email: rosita.zakaria@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.09.014A-1


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

This course will provide you with a sound theoretical foundation and practical knowledge of basic haematology and blood banking and their application to the haematology & blood banking laboratories in patient care and management. Theory and practical sessions will cover cover in-depth basic theory and techniques involved in the laboratory investigation and understanding of anaemias, basic leucocyte disorders, coagulation/haemostasis and blood transfusion.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP147 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) :

  • Knowledge Capability (PLO1)
  • Technical Capability  (PLO2)
  • Professional Work Practices (PLO3)


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Understand and explain normal and abnormal structures and functions of haematological constituents and interpret clinical and laboratory features of significant haematological disorders.
  2. Understand and explain the characteristics of common blood group antigens and their corresponding antibodies and their relationship to blood banking procedures.
  3. Examine, report and interpret blood films (normal and abnormal) for common haematological conditions.
  4. Perform and interpret basic haematological and blood banking techniques used in a diagnostic laboratory.
  5. Understand and demonstrate the importance of quality control and health & safety procedures in the haematology laboratory and the blood bank.


Overview of Learning Activities

The theory and practical components of the course cover lectures/lectorials, morphology and wet practical classes. Most of the learning materials are accessible online through myRMIT (Canvas) which includes asynchronous discussion groups and student access to a range of online tools. By structuring many of the practical and lectorial exercises as problem-solving case-studies, you are encouraged to develop your critical thinking and interpretative skills.

You will undertake 4 hours per week of laboratory practical classes and 1 hour per week of lectures/lectorials. In addition you can expect to spend a minimum of 5 hours per week in independent study.


Overview of Learning Resources

The course will use online resources as its primary tool available via the myRMIT website (Canvas) as well as Textbooks and a Laboratory Manual. These will be supported by notes and handouts where necessary.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Early Assessment Task:  Group Poster/Presentation/New Wiki page

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2:  Mid-semester test/s and continuous quizzes.

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3 & 4  

Assessment Task 3: End of semester Theory exam (Theory and Practical)

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 5

Assessment Task 4: End of semester Practical exam

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 3 & 4

Assessment Task 5: Practical & morphology class attendance

Weighting 5% 

This assessment supports CLOs 3 & 4