Course Title: Operate efficiently within a pathology and specimen collection environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: EMPL5940C

Course Title: Operate efficiently within a pathology and specimen collection environment

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3199 - Certificate III in Pathology

Course Contact : Katie Fox

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4129

Course Contact Email:katie.fox@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Catherine (Katie) Fox

+61 3 9925 4129

katie.fox@rmit.edu.au

51.6.4

Nominal Hours: 20

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

This unit can be delivered and assessed independently; however holistic assessment practice with other pathology units of competency is encouraged.

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively within a pathology and specimen collection environment.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTPAT305C Operate efficiently within a pathology and specimen collection environment

Element:


Demonstrate commitment to the central philosophies of the organization and pathology sector

1.1 Demonstrates consideration and understanding of the underpinning values and philosophy of the organization and the sector.
1.2 Ensure conduct is ethical and organization policies and procedures on confidentiality and consent are followed.
1.3 Identify personal values and attitudes regarding client are taken into account when performing work duties.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Demonstrates consideration and understanding of the underpinning values and philosophy of the organization and the sector.
1.2 Ensure conduct is ethical and organization policies and procedures on confidentiality and consent are followed.
1.3 Identify personal values and attitudes regarding client are taken into account when performing work duties.

Element:

Work within the context of the pathology and specimen collection environment

2.1 Identify relevant departments and services within a health care setting
2.2 Identify facilities and devices to perform the role of a Pathology Specimen Collection Assistant.
2.3 Observe clients participating in various types of specimen collection activities within the work environment.
2.4 Ensure work performed reflects consideration of the key stakeholders and representatives of pathology and specimen collection practices.
2.5. Participate within a health care team effectively.

Performance Criteria:


2.1 Identify relevant departments and services within a health care setting
2.2 Identify facilities and devices to perform the role of a Pathology Specimen Collection Assistant.
2.3 Observe clients participating in various types of specimen collection activities within the work environment.
2.4 Ensure work performed reflects consideration of the key stakeholders and representatives of pathology and specimen collection practices.
2.5. Participate within a health care team effectively.


Learning Outcomes


Demonstration of the skills and knowledge required to work effectively within a pathology specimen collection environment.


Details of Learning Activities

Teacher Lead activities
1. Participate in a half day structured orientation visit to a Pathology Collection laboratory, plus participate in a 2 week practical placement,
OR
Student Centered Activities( where employed in Pathology Collection)
Participate in workplace job activities related to elements of this competency.


Teaching Schedule

Per semester 1 & 2 timetable


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Warekois & Robinson (2011)  Phlebotomy Worktext & Procedure Manual, 3rd Ed,United States,Elsevier


References

Warekois & Robinson (2011) Phlebotomy Worktext & Procedure Manual, 3rd Ed,United States,Elsevier
Warekois & Robinson (2007) Phlebotomy Worktext & Procedure Manual, 2nd Ed,United States,Elsevier
Mc Call,R & Tankersley,C (2003) Phlebotomy Essentials,3rd Ed. Philadelphia,USA: Lippincott,Williams & Wilkins Publishers
Per course guide and Certificate III In Pathology Specimen Collection 2012 Program Guide
RMIT Library –Pathology Specimen Collection Library resource folder
http.//www.rmit.edu.au/library
Mosby, ECG Made Easy


Other Resources



myRMIT online blackboard for this course resources and all other courses in the program

Program CD resources

Face to face session notes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be based on –
Participation and discussion on a range of study and practical placement (or workplace) issues and strategies to contribute to best practice

Written assignment to assess knowledge

Interview and questioning

Performance of elements of competence ,clinical skills involving direct client care as designated for this unit to the required standard during one or more of the following:
- Simulated workplace scenarios
- On the job off-campus workplace/practical placement

Authenticated Logbook/portfolio with supporting evidence from Supervisor(s) of relevant work experience, formal/informal learning.


Assessment Tasks

1.Produce a word processed journal of outcomes
• Orientation visit to pathology collection venue OR workplace setting against set criteria
• Clinical placement e-journal, to be emailed to Program Coordinator prior to exit interview day as perassessment criteria .
2.
Complete question sheet relevant to pathology venue visit including:
• policies & procedure manuals
• organization charts
• floor plans
• instructions for use of equipment
• specific instruction for staff
3.
Perform elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard during one or more of the following:
a. Simulated workplace scenarios
b. Workplace/Practical placement
Authenticated Logbook/portfolio with supporting evidence from Supervisor(s) of relevant work experience, formal/informal learning.


Assessment Matrix

25%     word processed journal of outcomes
AND

    Question sheet relevant to pathology venue visit including:
    • policies & procedure manuals
    • organization charts
    • floor plans
    • instructions for use of equipment
    • specific instruction for staff



Perform elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard during one or more of the following:

25%    Simulated workplace scenarios (off-campus) in SHC (simulated health centre practical lab)

25% 
  Workplace/Practical placement
   Clinical placement e-journal

25%    Authenticated Logbook/portfolio with supporting evidence from Supervisor(s) of relevant work experience, formal/informal learning. 

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