CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND HAEMATOLOGY

BIO3CBH

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This unit addresses the commonly encountered pathology tests in the two major clinical pathology areas of haematology and biochemistry. Topics include blood cell morphology in the normal physiological state and in disease; full blood examination (FBE); leukaemia, haemoglobinophathies; haemostasis; drug-induced blood dyscrasias; introduction to blood group serology. The clinical biochemistry component encompasses serum components, enzymes, proteins, lipoproteins and other components of diagnostic interest such as bilirubin, sugars, minerals and blood gases. Numerous case studies will be examined with a view to developing the analytical skills of the student.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChristopher Bradley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BIO1OOS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssential HaematologyPrescribedHoffbrand, AV, Pettit, JE and Moss PAH 20014TH ED, BLACKWELL SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
ReadingsTietz-Fundamentals of Clinical ChemistryPrescribedBurtis, CA & Ashwood, ER 20015TH ED, W.B. SAUNDERS AND CO

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interpret essential laboratory tests used to diagnose common disorders of a haematological and biochemical nature and be able to apply this knowledge to the solving of simple case studies.

Activities:
Lectures will introduce the most common analytes, the analytical techniques used to assay them and the clinical significance of each. Short problem solving sessions will be held at the end of each topic, increasing in complexity as the semester unfolds.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

02. Evaluate more complex case studies involving diverse pathology to the extent that a reasonable hypothesis can be constructed.

Activities:
The last three weeks of semester are devoted to the analysis of more complex case studies in class with specific instruction on how to approach such cases.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

03. Present case studies in a professional and engaging manner.

Activities:
There will be a lecture on presentation techniques with numerous examples of common faults and suggestions for a successful presentation. Feedback on LMS following each presentation will give confidential analysis of each student's performance with suggestions for improvement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

04. Achieve consistent high standards of professional conduct through appropriate interpretation of results.

Activities:
Expectations will be made clear in the first lecture of the semester and enforced throughout the semester.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

05. Hypothesize on the future directions of clinical pathology and on the changing professional role of the student in this future.

Activities:
The essay topic is designed to encourage a speculative, forward looking approach.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Bradley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Or Type: Directed Learning Activity Or Delivery Method: On-Line"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-hour examination60 02
Group presentation (of 10 minutes per person)Presentations will occur throughout the semester during the workshops.25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 1000 word assignment15 05

Malaysia, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Bradley

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Or Type: Directed Learning Activity Or Delivery Method: On-Line"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Or Delivery Method: On-Line"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-hour examination60 02
Group presentation (of 10 minutes per person)Presentations will occur throughout the semester during the workshops.25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 1000 word assignment15 05

Malaysia, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Bradley

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Or Type: Directed Learning Activity Or Delivery Method: On-Line"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-hour examination60 02
Group presentation (of 10 minutes per person)Presentations will occur throughout the semester during the workshops.25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 1000 word assignment15 05

Singapore, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Bradley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 36.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"36-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online."

WorkShop
One 24.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"24-hours of Workshop or Directed Learning Activities during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-hour examination60 02
Group presentation (of 10 minutes per person)Presentations will occur throughout the semester during the workshops.25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 1000 word assignment15 05