Course Title: Perform haematological tests

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5182 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)

Course Title: Perform haematological tests

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 130

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term1 2010,
Term1 2011

Course Contact: Gwen Macdonald

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4283

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the ability to determine levels, function, activity and interactions of cellular and plasma components of blood using tests and procedures identified with the discipline of laboratory haematology. This course does not cover the laboratory aspects of transfusion science; these are covered in "Perform immunohaematological tests". While this unit focuses on the laboratory investigation of human physiology and pathology, it reasonably describes aspects of work performed in veterinary settings.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

ONPS5202 Perform biological procedures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PMLTEST502B Perform haematological tests


Maintain a safe environment

Maintain laboratory records

Perform tests

Process samples and associated request details

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

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