BMSC12003 - Haematology and Transfusion Science

General Information

Unit Synopsis

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to discuss fundamental haematology and transfusion science, including erythrocyte, leukocyte, reticulocyte and platelet morphology, enumeration and function. Skills in enumeration of blood cells and tests of haematological function will be developed during practical exercises. Students should be able to contrast normal blood cell function with disorders of haemostasis affecting blood clotting and iron metabolism affecting blood cell numbers. Distance education students will be required to have access to a computer to make frequent use of internet resources and to attend a residential school on the Rockhampton campus to promote the development of unit learning outcomes.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Practical Assessment 40%
3. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 57.69% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Exam Review Tutorials
Recommendation
Recorded tutorials focusing on case study assignment and examination assessment items will be provided.
Action Taken
A tutorial was held in preparation for the Standard Exam which was recorded. A follow-up tutorial was held in preparation for the SE / DE. The Power Point slides for these were made available.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Scheduling of assessment and residential school
Recommendation
Scheduling of the relevant assessment item and residential school will be requested such that the assessment return date will be prior to the residential school.
Action Taken
The written assessment item (Case Study) was returned before the Residential School this year. The submission date for the Workbook from the Residential School was extended due to students with back-to-back Residential Schools.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Provision of more detail around assessment requirements including rubrics
Recommendation
Marking rubrics and increased detail on written assessment items to be included on the Moodle site for future offerings of this unit
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Inclusion of more case studies as a teaching tool
Recommendation
Increased use of case studies as part of the weekly tutorials or additional readings for each week to allow students to become familiar with that style of presentation
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Inclusion of 'distillations' of learning materials in tutorials
Recommendation
Tutorials to be re-worked to provide a distillation of the topic of the week emphasising critical points. The lectures to be 'scaled back' to include less 'additional information'. This can be provided as optional additional material in the form of readings and video clips on the Moodle site.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the physiological process of haematopoiesis
  2. Distinguish between normal and abnormal erythrocyte, leukocyte, reticulocyte and platelet morphology
  3. Describe the causes and diagnosis of selected haematologic and haemostatic disorders
  4. Interpret a full blood count and related basic haematological tests
  5. Discuss the principle of operation for selected automated and non automated haematological laboratory test procedures
  6. Test and conduct quality control of basic haematological, immunohaematological and coagulation procedures in the laboratory.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination