Course Title: Perform haematological tests

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5283 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

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Amberlee Mitton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8053

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

ONPS5659C Biological procedures

ONPS5198 Perform microscopic examination

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSL975002A Perform haematological tests


1. Process samples and associated request details

2. Perform tests

3. Maintain a safe environment

4. Maintain laboratory records

Learning Outcomes

Competency based

Overview of Assessment

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