Course Title: Haematology 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Haematology 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MEDS1109

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010

MEDS1110

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

MEDS1110

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr. Cindy O'Malley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7590

Course Coordinator Email: cindy.omalley@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.09.14E

Course Coordinator Availability: Please e-mail to make an appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced pre-requisites:

MEDS1084 Haematology and Transfusion Science 1 or equivalent


Course Description

This course is taken as part of a major discipline stream and is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to competently undertake haematological investigations.

A series of problem solving exercises examine the clinical and laboratory investigation of a range of common blood dyscrasias.  These include anaemia, acute/chronic leukaemia and both acquired and inherited disorders of haemostasis.  In addition, the haematological changes seen in patients with systemic disorders are discussed.  A sound knowledge of the haematology profile of individuals from the general population is required in order to recognise abnormal results.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • knowledge capability (PLO 1)
  • technical capability (PLO 2)
  • professional work practices (PLO 3)
  • research capability (PLO 6)


 On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Be knowledgeable in the discipline of Haematology and its safe practice in a clinical laboratory environment.
  2. Analyse assessments of clinical cases, of the laboratory investigations that you undertake and of the results andconclusions that you produce.
  3. Be able to report a blood film, interpret the findings and be able to suggest further tests that would assist in determining the final diagnosis.
  4. Relate the haematological parameters and morphological features to that observed in various common blood disorders.
  5. Understand and be able to interpret the haematological results generated by automated analysers and recognise spurious results.


Overview of Learning Activities

This is the first course of the Haematology major stream and is designed to prepare you for a career in Haematology, or to pursue postgraduate research in the discipline.  Your learning will be based upon the theory presented in online learning modules, prescribed texts and explored in active learning within the face to face time.  The practical sessions are designed to encourage you to question and explore the range of tests performed and apply these to clinical cases.  The combination of learning activities offered in this subject is designed to equip successful graduates with a range of attributes, which will allow you to engage in a range of training activities in a diagnostic medical laboratory.

Total study hours:  72 hours.  5 hours per week.  Lectorial (1 hours), practical session (4 hours).  You are expected to do 5 hours independent study each week for this course. 


Overview of Learning Resources

This course used a combination of:

Texts and Library reference materials

Procedural manuals

Online resources

Lecture notes and supplemental material available via the MyRMIT Studies website


Overview of Assessment

This course has hurdle requirements. Students need to pass both the theory and practical components of the assessment to PASS the overall course.

Assessment Tasks:

Theory:

Assessment Task 1: Mid semester test / Quizzes in lectorial

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 2: Oral presentation

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 3: Engagement/Participation during Lectorial classes (including sending words for the wordles)

Weighting 5%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 3: Final Theory Exam

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Practical:

Assessment Task 4: Mid semester practical test/practical quizzes/Attendance

Weighting 20%

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 3, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 5: Rapid Report

Weighting 10% 

This assessment supports CLOs 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 6: Final Practical Exam

Weighting 20%

This assessment supports CLO's 1, 3, 4 & 5