Course Title: Point of Care Patient Testing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Point of Care Patient Testing

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2425

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014

ONPS2426

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr. Ronda Greaves

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257080

Course Coordinator Email: ronda.greaves@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 223.02.15


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

 

You should have completed 2 years of a health related Bachelor’s degree. 

Assumed knowledge:  Familiarity with basic pathophysiology of disease such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease is desirable.


Course Description

 

The use of Point of Care Patient Testing is rapidly increasing in the health sector. This course will develop your skills so that you can operate these devices within the Australian regulatory framework.

This course will provide you with the foundation knowledge and practical skills to undertake diagnostic tests using point of care devices to assist in patient management.


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 point of care testing devices, their application and reliability in different settings);

PLO2. Technical capability (in the ability to apply a range of diagnostic methodologies relevant to Point of Care Testing); and

PLO3. Professional work practices (by contributing to professional work settings through responsible, self-managed, and independent work).


 

 

On completion of this course you should be able to:  

CLO1. Safely and appropriately collect a range of biological samples including, blood, saliva, breath and urine for analysis.

CLO2.  Interact with patients with due regard to their personalsafety, comfort and wellbeing and consideration of cultural, ethnic and personal privacy issues.

CLO3.  Articulate the operating principles of the analytical devices.  

CLO4.  Accurately perform test procedures using a variety of analytical devices.

CLO5.  Validate and confirm the precision and accuracy of test results using quality control and external quality assurance techniques.  

CLO6.  Interpret the significance of test results.  

CLO7.  Communicate test results and interpretation where appropriate, to the treating healthcare provider and record in the file.

 

 


Overview of Learning Activities

A variety of activities during the course will involve online materials, and practical sessions including an industry supported workshop.

The theory component of this course is on-line with self-directed study.  The practical component of this course is in the form of an industry supported workshop.  This course requires an average of five hours a week.


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources will include material accessed through myRMIT, journal articles and course notes.


Overview of Assessment

 

☒This course has hurdle requirements. You need to pass both theory and practical to pass this course.

 

Assessment tasks

Theory:

Assessment Task 1:  Semester Assignment

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7.

Assessment Task 2:  On line activities

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3, 5, and 6.

 

Assessment Task 3: Theory Exam Quiz

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Practical:

Assessment Task 4: Workshop participation and exercises

Weighting 40% 

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.

Assessment Task 5: Practical exam

Weighting 10% 

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.