BMSC13011 - Advanced Transfusion Science

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit enables you to develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of the principles of transfusion science. You will gain vital knowledge on topics such as blood storage, blood typing, cross matching and immune response. The theoretical and practical sessions will allow you to develop skills in antenatal and postnatal screening in addition to performing tests required for emergency or planned blood transfusions.

Details

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

Pre-requisites:
BMSC12003 - Haematology and Transfusion Science
and BMSC13009 - Immunology


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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 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. Practical Assessment 50%
2. Examination 50%

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 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 58.33% 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: Students
Feedback
The recorded lectures are poor quality and are from 2014 with no changes, 2-3 hr lectures are too long. There was a great deal of content.
Recommendation
Redo the lectures with better format, and repeatedly include questions on important topics in the learning resources at the end of each week, instead of just the week the lecture is delivered.
Action Taken
Lecture recording quality was improved and learning outcomes reiterated on the moodle site and by message to students.
Source: Judy Couper
Feedback
There is a large amount of content for the unit so I think there needs to be a larger choice of questions on the exam paper, there was only one spare question for each part and the questions weren't clear, students interpreted the questions differently.
Recommendation
Add an extra two questions to Part A and Part B, and have the exam questions reviewed by a third party experienced in the field to avoid ambiguity.
Action Taken
The exam format was revised accordingly.
Source: Industry expert
Feedback
We need to add phenotyping into the practical component of the unit as it is an important part of transfusion
Recommendation
Include phenotyping into the practical manual
Action Taken
This was included as an additional residential school practical component.
Source: Student feedback report
Feedback
Well structured Moodle site with through answers to Q&As and discussion forum queries
Recommendation
Year on year the navigation of the moodle site is reappraised to ensure ease of access to online learning resources. Whenever possible, it is the intention to provide full and prompt responses to all student queries, either posted on the message board or by direct e-mail to the unit coordinator.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback report
Feedback
Very well organised and informative residential school
Recommendation
We reassess the content and order of the practical classes each year, so that the subsequent iteration better meets the delivery of the intended learning outcomes. This is especially important for a unit in which putting theory into practice is such an important aspect
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the production, labelling and storage of human blood products and their medical uses
  2. Explain the classification of adverse transfusion reactions and the consequences of using incompatible blood products.
  3. Perform advanced pre-transfusion testing plus antenatal / post natal screening and interpret the results
  4. Perform testing for autoantibodies and discuss their role in erythrocyte destruction and tissue inflammation
  5. Perform quality control in transfusion science and critically analyse the results.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Examination