Course Title: Process and interpret data

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5182 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)

Course Title: Process and interpret data

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Arpana Dhar

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4309

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Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to retrieve data, evaluate formulae and perform scientific calculations, present and interpret information in tables and graphs and keep accurate records. The unit requires personnel to solve problems of limited complexity where the information may be less obvious, but not contradictory, and can be determined by direct reasoning.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit of competency has no prerequisites

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PMLDATA400A Process and interpret data


Calculate scientific quantities

Interpret data in tables, charts and graphs

Keep accurate records and maintain their confidentiality

Present data in tables, charts and graphs

Retrieve and check data

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessments for this course typically consist of:
• Class activities
• Assignments
• Presentations