Course Title: Transfusion and Transplantation Science 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Transfusion and Transplantation Science 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2300

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

ONPS2300

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

ONPS2358

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010

Course Coordinator: Prof Denise Jackson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7392

Course Coordinator Email: denise.jackson@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.09.013

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment and following classes


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

 


Course Description

This course covers aspects of the of immune response to blood group and tissue antigens; blood group antigen systems; clinical significance of blood group antigens and antibodies; serological techniques; compatibility testing and procedures; donor selection and testing; blood product preparation, testing and use; transfusion reactions; organ selection and rejection mechanisms.

This course provides simulations in practical classes using industry technology and blood bank techniques and investigations as a work integrated learning activity.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP147 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine):

  • PLO 1. Knowledge capability (of  immune response to blood group and tissue antigens in particular HLA; blood group antigen systems; clinical significance of blood group antigens and antibodies; serological techniques; compatibility testing and procedures; donor selection and testing; blood product  preparation, testing and use; transfusion reactions; organ selection and rejection mechanisms).
  • PLO 2.  Technical capability (of safe handling of blood for serological investigation of blood group antigens and antibodies; perform from simple to complex antibody investigations; HDFN, AIHA and blood group anomalies.
  • PLO 3.  Communication skills (in presenting material for laboratory reports,researching the scientific literature and synthesizing information in written reports).
  • PLO 4.  Professional work practices (in answering questions on relevant standards of, and regulations governing work practices, conduct of work).
  • PLO 5. Reflective practice (in answering case studies and participating in self-directed learning of course content).
  • PLO 6. Research capability (critical analysis, problem solving, in participating in problem-based laboratory exercises and case studies involving adverse outcomes in transfusion, haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn and autoimmune haemolytic disease.


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

  1. Relate theories of blood transfusion science to its practice in a hospital/private pathology blood bank environment.
  2. Critically analyse clinical cases, devise laboratory investigations and discuss their interpretation.
  3. Discuss ethical and safe practice in blood banking.
  4. Demonstrate competency in laboratory practices that conform to all Occupational, Health and Safety requirements and which minimise risk.
  5. Compare local and international practices in blood transfusion science and solid organ transplantation.
  6. Discuss the HLA system in immune responses, in solid organ transplantation and applying serological and molecular techniques used to investigate antigens and antibodies.
  7. Research the literature in blood transfusion, extract relevant information and synthesize new communications.


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include online lectures, synchronous learning exercises (tutorials, clinical case studies, Kahoot quizzes), to strengthen students’ capability to apply theory on concepts and problem-solving blood bank investigations. The practical component is structured to build technical skills, problem solving and trouble shooting of blood grouping and antibody investigations. These are case studies based on real-life scenarios. A combination of online and face to face practical exercises will be implemented consistently throughout the semester. Online learning activities will take place using the RMIT learning management system, Canvas.


Overview of Learning Resources

Students must be able to access the course site in myRMIT studies to source many of the learning resources provided in the course eg. Notes, audio files, screen casts and conferences etc. All lectures are pre-recorded and students are expected to have reviewed these lectures before attending class. The tutorial (one hour) is to assist students with theoretical concepts arising from lectures.  This is done in smaller groups to enhance teacher;student engagement.  Practical sessions will be conducted on a weekly basis.


Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

This course has hurdle requirements. Students need to pass both the theory and practical components of the assessment to PASS the overall course.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Formative theory assessment

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

Assessment Task 2: Final theory assessment

Weighting 35%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

Assessment Task 3: Practical report and In class competency assessment

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLO 2

Assessment Task 4: Final Practical competency assessment

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 5 & 7