Course Title: Perform haematological tests

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: ONPS5666C

Course Title: Perform haematological tests

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5283 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)

Course Contact: Amberlee Mitton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8053

Course Contact Email: amber.mitton@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gwen MacDonald gwen.macdonald@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 130

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

ONPS5659C Biological procedures

ONPS5198 Perform microscopic examination

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSL975002A Perform haematological tests

Element:

1. Process samples and associated request details

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Sort specimens according to tests requested, urgent status and volume
1.2. Return samples and request forms that do not comply with requirements to their source with reasons for non-acceptance
1.3. Log acceptable samples and request forms, applying required document tracking mechanisms
1.4. Process samples as required by requested tests
1.5. Store samples and sample components appropriately until ready for testing

Element:

2. Perform tests

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Select authorised tests that are indicated for the requested investigations
2.2. Conduct individual tests according to documented methodologies, applying required quality control procedures
2.3. Record all results, noting any phenomena that may be relevant to the interpretation of results
2.4. Seek advice of section head or other responsible colleague when result interpretation is outside parameters of authorised approval
2.5. Store unused sample or sample components, for possible future reference, under conditions suitable to maintain viability

Element:

3. Maintain a safe environment

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Use established safe work practices and personal protective equipment to ensure personal safety and that of other laboratory personnel
3.2. Clean up spills using appropriate techniques to protect personnel, work area and environment from contamination
3.3. Minimise the generation of wastes
3.4. Ensure the safe disposal of biohazardous materials and other laboratory wastes in accordance with enterprise procedures

Element:

4. Maintain laboratory records

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Make entries on report forms or into computer systems, accurately calculating, recording or transcribing required data as required
4.2. Update instrument maintenance logs as required by accreditation checklists
4.3. Maintain security and confidentiality of all clinical information, laboratory data and records


Learning Outcomes


Competency based


Details of Learning Activities

Practical classes

tutorials.onine quizzes, in class case studies and question sheets


Teaching Schedule

 7.2.12Haem introduction 
 14.2.12Cells and documents automated counts films 
 21.2.12WBC Red cells and parameters PCV films ESR Film staining Manual WCC
SOP requirements
 
 
 28.2.12FBE parameter review Prac write up
Coulter ***
 
 
 6.3.12Platelets Auto count FBE protocols
Platelet Ct
 
 
 13.3.12Coulter/ IM kit test Worksheet 
 20.3.12Lab procedures/NATA requirements
Automation review/Case study
 
 
 27.3.12Prac assessment as required 
 3.4.12Test week M-Thur
review
 
 
 17.4.12Coagulation Intro manual testing PT 
 24.4.12Clotting Factors Man PT,APTT Stago 
 1.5.12Automation 2 patients QC/History/ Stago speaker 
 8.5.12Fibrinolysis Automation with anomaly 2 patients Stago D dimer demo
Prac Write Up ***
 
 
 15.5.12Patients ctd 
 22.5.12Question sheets Coag procedures QC 
 29.5.12Review Prac assessment completion/Tutorial 
 5.6.12Test wk 20% 
 9.7.12FBE protocols Parameters case studies
Lab workflow procedures
 
 
 16.7.12Intro to anaemia Fe deficiency 
 23.7.12Megaloblastic 
 30.7.12NNA Deficiency testing 
 6.8.12Haemolytic anaemias 1 Reticulocytes 
 13.8.12Haemolysis 2 
 20.8.12Haemolysis 3
Metabolic
 
 
 27.8.12Test week review questions 
 3.9.12Infectious disease Bacterial
Prac assessment- preliminary
 
 
 10.9.12Infections Viral 
 17&24.9.12Leukemias acute and chronic
Myeloma
 
 
 8.10.12Platelet disorders
Polycythemia
 
 

 15.10.12

Splenectomy
Prac Assessment- blood film assessment
 
 
 22.10.12Review/revision
Final prac assessment as required -case studies
 
 
 29.10.12Test (20%) 
   
   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Internet access

library access


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course may include tests, quizzes, assignments and practical assessment


Assessment Tasks

Log book showing adequate recording of results obtained in practical classes noting out of range results and acceptable results,QC etc. (20% of final grade)

Pass if minimal requirements only met. Higher than pass grade if in depth knowledge and understanding of technique demonstrated in comments and answers to questions.

Tests on underpinning knowledge of haematology techniques and conditions- on line and written,open book (64% of final mark)

Practical tests  Competent or not yet competent only-  Repeat assessment available in class as required.

Practical write ups ( 16%)Pass if minimal requirements only met. Higher than pass grade if in depth knowledge and understanding of technique demonstrated in comments and answers to questions.

 


Assessment Matrix

Log book/worksheets

showing adequate recording of results

Due end of semester on day of written test 20%

Tests on underpinning knowledge 

open book 

Week 17 semester 1

Week 17 semester 2

40%
Portfolio of small assessment tests on line

Semester 1 weeks 4,8,13

Semester 2 week 4,8,12

24%
Practical write ups(2)week 4

Week 4 due 14/3/12

Week13 due week 23/5/12

16%
Practical assessmenton going in practical classes and sessions as per scheduleCompetent or non competent

  Note  To pass the course you need to pass, on average, each type of assessment (tests, reports, assignments)
For example, if there are two tests you need to have an average of 50% to pass. But you also need to have passed the other assessments as well. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (eg pass the tests but fail the prac reports).
Additional assessment may be provided at the discretion of the Program Coordinator if your average test mark is above 45% and you have passed all other assessments.
Students must attend at least 80% of practical classes. If you miss a prac class you should provide a copy of your medical certificate or other evidence (court appearance, funeral notice, statutory declaration) to the teacher.
Extension of time for submission of assessable work-

7 A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date

7 They must lodge the application form (available on the web) at least the day before the due date

7 The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51

Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special Consideration (form available on the Web)


For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (eg medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.

Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected
 

Other Information

Note To pass the course you need to pass, on average, each type of assessment (tests, reports, assignments)
For example, if there are two tests you need to have an average of 50% to pass. But you also need to have passed the other assessments as well. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (eg pass the tests but fail the prac reports).
Additional assessment may be provided at the discretion of the Program Coordinator if your average test mark is above 45% and you have passed all other assessments.
Students must attend at least 80% of practical classes. If you miss a prac class you should provide a copy of your medical certificate or other evidence (court appearance, funeral notice, statutory declaration) to the teacher.
Extension of time for submission of assessable work-

7 A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date

7 They must lodge the application form (available on the web) at least the day before the due date

7 The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51

Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special Consideration (form available on the Web)


For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (eg medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.

Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected

 

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