Course Title: Introduction to Laboratory Medicine

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Laboratory Medicine

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2297

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

ONPS2297

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Rosita Zakaria

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7668

Course Coordinator Email: rosita.zakaria@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.09.014A


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

This course is an introduction to laboratory medicine involving the various clinical laboratory disciplines, particularly Haematology and Blood Banking.  It involves a site visit to a diagnostic pathology laboratory for you to familiarise yourself with laboratory medicine disciplines. In addition, the course will help you with the transition to the RMIT learning environment.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for the BP147 Laboratory Medicine Program:

  • Knowledge Capability (PL01)
  • Technical Capability (PL02)
  • Professional Work Practices (PL03)
  • Communication Skills (PL04)

 


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Describe the different disciplines in a diagnostic laboratory and some of the basic tests that they perform.
  2. Explain the sample processing procedures through a diagnostic laboratory; from patient to results.  
  3. Develop and apply skills in information literacy and numeracy, study-learning, time-management and personal management skills.
  4. Employ and practice written and verbal communication skills, be able to work effectively in teams, and to contribute to debates on current issues in laboratory sciences.
  5. Identify and apply basic theoretical and practical skills including environmental impact of laboratory medicine, as well as ethical and safe practice (OH&S) in diagnostic laboratory.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course will include a wide range of learning activities designed to stimulate an interest in both the general skills and discipline specific components. These will include face to face lectorials, workshops, oral presentations, laboratory practical sessions, industry seminar, self-directed learning, and an off campus visit to a diagnostic laboratory. The course is supported by RMIT's online Learning Management System (LMS); Canvas.

You will undertake two (2) hours per week of laboratory practical classes, one (1) hour per week lectorials and 12 hours of workshop over the semester. In addition, you can expect to spend a minimum of four (4) hours per week in independent study.


Overview of Learning Resources

The course will use online resources as its primary tool available via RMIT's online Learning Management System (LMS); Canvas. These will be supported by notes and handouts where necessary.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Early Assessment Task 1:  Written Summary 

Weighting 15% 

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4   

Assessment Task 2:  Group Oral Presentation & Peer Assessment 

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5  

Assessment Task 3: Group Flyer & Peer Assessment 

Weighting 20% 

This assessment task supports CLOs 3 & 4  

Assessment Task 4: E-Portfolio and Reflection  

Weighting 35%   

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 5: Practical Engagement 

Weighting 5%   

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 3 & 5