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BMSC13001 - Advanced Haematology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

On completion of this unit you will be able to appraise and perform advanced haematological methods used in the diagnosis and monitoring of blood diseases. Therapeutic management of diseases of blood coagulation will also be investigated.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites:


BMSC12003 Haematology and Transfusion Science


Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022 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 40%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. Examination 60%

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 33.33% 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: Moodle 'Have Your Say'
Feedback
There was strong support for the format of the Residential School.
Recommendation
Continue with the format of case-based teaching of Haematological morphology.
Action Taken
Continue with the format of case-based teaching for Haematological morphology with further increase in the number of cases used for teaching and learning. Current exposure is significantly less than expected.
Source: Moodle 'Have Your Say'
Feedback
There was continued recognition of the value of having an expert Haematology Scientist teach the unit.
Recommendation
Attempt to engage an industry expert to deliver the unit, particularly the morphology component and the Residential School in the future.
Action Taken
Continue to engage an industry expert to deliver the unit in the Residential school with increased amount of morphology exposure and to assist with assessments.
Source: Unit Coordinator and Academic reflection
Feedback
Additional resources could be made available to allow students to become more familiar with the morphology of blood smears
Recommendation
Consideration to be given to the introduction of virtual microscopy to allow students to practice the examination of blood smears via distance education.
Action Taken
Continue to explore and implement virtual microscopy to allow students to practice the examination of blood smears via distance education.
Source: Unit Coordinator and Academic reflection
Feedback
More time could be dedicated to the morphology component of the Residential School to further enhance the student's understanding of this subject
Recommendation
Consideration will be given to restructuring the Residential School to enable additional time for examination of blood smears.
Action Taken
Continue to restructure the residential School for increased amount of time for morphological exposure to blood smear analysis.
Source: Student Feedback In Class
Feedback
Students found Residential School session highly beneficial.
Recommendation
Continue to use current Residential School format with involvement of industry expert.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Students found industry expertise was exemplary and highly valuable to student learning.
Recommendation
Continue to use industry expert to assist in student learning outcomes for this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback In Class
Feedback
Students appeared to be highly satisfied with unit overall.
Recommendation
Continue with current unit format with further enhancement for continued improvement.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Some students found the assessment criteria for the written Assignment.
Recommendation
Review assessment criteria to further improve clarity on requirements for assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the limitations of haematology laboratory procedures and the use of tests within specified limits
  2. Discuss the detection and monitoring of blood diseases including factors essential in the development of new tests
  3. Perform haematological tests and instrument quality control processes
  4. Discuss laboratory report presentation and interpretation of results including the concept of therapeutic range of anticoagulant therapy
  5. Analyse results of hematological tests and instrument quality control processes instituting corrective action as required.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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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
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Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination