Course Title: Transfusion and Transplantation Science 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Transfusion and Transplantation Science 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2300

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

ONPS2300

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

ONPS2358

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

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

Course Coordinator: Professor Denise Jackson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7392

Course Coordinator Email: denise.jackson@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.9.013

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment and following classes


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

MEDS1084 Haematology and Transfusion Science 1 (Course ID 014945)

 

 

Students should have the following required prior knowledge on commencing this course:

An understanding of the humoral immune response

An understanding of the composition of blood and the function of the different types

An understanding of the principles and an ability to perform basic blood grouping and antibody detection techniques.


Course Description

This course covers aspects of the of immune response to blood group and tissue antigens; blood group antigen systems; clinical significance of blood group antigens and antibodies; serological techniques; compatibility testing and procedures; donor selection and testing; blood product preparation, testing and use; transfusion reactions; organ selection and rejection mechanisms.

This course provided simulations in practical classes using industry technology and blood bank techniques and investigations as a work integrated learning activity.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • PLO1. Knowledge capability (of  immune response to blood group and tissue antigens in particular HLA; blood group antigen systems; clinical significance of blood group antigens and antibodies; serological techniques; compatibility testing and procedures; donor selection and testing; blood product  preparation, testing and use; transfusion reactions; organ selection and rejection mechanisms).
  • PLO2.  Technical capability (of safe handling of blood for serological investigation of blood group antigens and antibodies; perform from simple to complex antibody investigations; HDFN, AIHA and blood group anomalies.
  • PLO3.  Communication skills (in presenting material for laboratory reports,researching the scientific literature and synthesizing information in written reports).
  • PLO4.  Professional work practices (in answering questions on relevant standards of, and regulations governing work practices, conduct of work).
  • PLO5. Reflective practice (in answering case studies and participating in self-directed learning of course content).
  • PLO6. Research capability (critical analysis, problem solving, in participating in problem-based laboratory exercises and case studies involving adverse outcomes in transfusion, haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn and autoimmune haemolytic disease.


 On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • CLO1.  Relate theories of blood transfusion science to  its practice in a hospital/private pathology blood bank environment.
  • CLO2.  critically analyse clinical cases, of the laboratory investigations that you undertake and the results and conclusions that you produce.
  • CLO3.  creatively problem solve blood transfusion challenges as well as being responsible in the implementation of your solutions to these problems.
  • CLO4.  Demonstrate ethical practice in laboratory investigations and the interpretation of results generated through questions and case studies.
  • CLO5.  Undertake laboratory practices that conform to all Occupational, Health and Safety requirements and which minimise all risks associated with the techniques and procedure employed.
  • CLO6.  Compare local practice against international practices in blood transfusion science and solid organ transplantation and be able to place your studies in a global context for standards of practice.
  • CLO7.  Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the HLA system in immune responses, in solid organ transplantation and of the serological and molecular techniques used to investigate antigens and antibodies in the system.
  • CLO8.  Research the literature in blood transfusion, extract relevant information and synthesize new communications which conform to the guidelines for submission or presentation.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in this course include lectures, tutorials, problem based practical sessions and independent learning activities sourced through myRMIT and other online learning resources.Lectures are pre-recorded and available as MP3 audio files and screencasts that include powerpoint slides and audio.  Lecture notes will be available along with the audio-visual aids.  Practical classes will be conducted weekly and class notes are provided prior to classes allowing students to review the activities and refer to the practical manual for details of techniques to be performed. Some techniques will be described in powerpoint slides and short videos.  On line self assessment Socrative quizzes as MCQ questions will be available during the second half of the lecture.  These tests are designed to assist students in determining their progress in learning the topic content.

Over the semester, students will participate and engage in lecture sessions, practical classes and interactive tutorial workshops.  Independent study will be required during the semester.

 


Overview of Learning Resources

Students must be able to access the course site in myRMIT studies to source many of the learning resources provided in the course eg. Notes, audio files, screen casts and conferences etc. All lectures are pre-recorded and students are expected to have reviewed these lectures before attending class. The tutorial (one hour) is to assist students with theoretical concepts arising from lectures.  This is done in smaller groups to enhance teacher;student engagement.  Practical sessions will be conducted on a weekly basis.


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:

Assessment Task 1: Semester theory tests

Weighting 2 x 10% = 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8

Assessment Task 2: Final theory exam

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8

Assessment Task 3: Mid semester practical test

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 4: Practical report and In class competency assessment

Weighting 10% 

This assessment supports CLO 6

Assessment Task 5: Final Practical Exam

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 5, 6 & 7