CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND HAEMATOLOGY

BIO3CBH

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject addresses the commonly encountered pathology tests in the two major clinical pathology areas of haematology and biochemistry. Topics include blood cell morphology; 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, hormones and blood gases. Numerous case studies will be examined with a view to developing the analytical skills of the student. Discipline knowledge and change management skills will be further applied in the development and proposal of novel ideas designed to bring about improvements in diagnosis, service, quality or efficiency in clinical pathology environments. 

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHelen Irving

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesBIO1OOS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Hoffbrands Essential Haematology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHoffbrand, AV and Steensma, DP

Year2016

Edition/Volume8TH ED

PublisherWiley Blackwell

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Clinical Biochemistry

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRae, P, Crane, M and Pattenden, R

Year2018

Edition/Volume10TH ED

PublisherWiley Blackwell

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Accurately 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.
02. Investigate the dynamic changes taking place in Point of Care Testing (POCT and other technologies and reflect on how these have come about and why by considering the competing interests of stake holders such as general practitioners )GPs), pathology laboratories and pharmacists.
03. Evaluate complex case studies involving diverse pathology to the extent that a reasonable hypothesis can be constructed.
04. Present case studies and innovative ideas in a professional, engaging and persuasive manner including consideration of new technologies that will influence the future of pathology diagnosis and generate novel ideas about how these will benefit stakeholders such as patients, pathology laboratories and GPs.
05. Collaborate effectively in teams to address problems and future challenges in haematology and biochemistry.
06. Demonstrate active pursuit of independent learning strategies and critical analysis of information sources and tools.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Irving

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Subject is in blended format with online material and face-to-face format with equivalent of 36 h lectures

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-hour examination (1500 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Group presentation(s) (750 words equivalent, per person) Presentations will occur towards the end of semester during workshops.

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One assignment (1,000-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6

In semester test(s) (750 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Reflection (500 word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Irving

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Subject is in blended format with online material and face-to-face format with equivalent of 36 h lectures

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-hour examination (1500 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Group presentation(s) (750 words equivalent, per person) Presentations will occur towards the end of semester during workshops.

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One assignment (1,000-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6

In semester test(s) (750 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Reflection (500 word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Irving

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 4 - 15
Twelve 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
Subject is in blended format with online material and face- to-face format with equivalent of 36 h lectures

WorkShopWeek: 4 - 15
Twenty four 1.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-hour examination (1500 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Group presentation(s) (750 words equivalent, per person) Presentations will occur towards the end of semester during workshops.

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One assignment (1,000-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6

In semester test(s) (750 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Reflection (500 word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Irving

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 4 - 15
Twelve 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 4 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
Subject is in blended format with online material and face- to-face format with equivalent of 36 h lectures

WorkShopWeek: 4 - 15
Twenty four 1.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 4 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-hour examination (1500 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Group presentation(s) (750 words equivalent, per person) Presentations will occur towards the end of semester during workshops.

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One assignment (1,000-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6

In semester test(s) (750 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Reflection (500 word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Irving

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 21 - 31
Twelve 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
Subject is in blended format with online material and face- to-face format with equivalent of 36 h lectures

WorkShopWeek: 21 - 31
Twenty four 1.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-hour examination (1500 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Group presentation(s) (750 words equivalent, per person) Presentations will occur towards the end of semester during workshops.

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One assignment (1,000-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6

In semester test(s) (750 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Reflection (500 word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Irving

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 21 - 31
Twelve 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
Subject is in blended format with online material and face- to-face format with equivalent of 36 h lecture

WorkShopWeek: 21 - 31
Twenty four 1.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-hour examination (1500 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Group presentation(s) (750 words equivalent, per person) Presentations will occur towards the end of semester during workshops.

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One assignment (1,000-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6

In semester test(s) (750 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Reflection (500 word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6