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, building on the knowledge and understanding of the principles gained in earlier units. You will gain vital knowledge on topics such as safe blood storage and handling, blood typing and the detection and identification of antibodies significant in transfusion. You will also perform compatibility testing and discuss the potential adverse outcomes of blood transfusions plus pre-natal, antenatal and postnatal screening. You will be required to attend a compulsory residential school in Rockhampton and an assessment task will be completed on campus during this residential school. The theoretical and practical sessions will allow you to develop skills in critical steps necessary in providing safe blood for transfusion in routine and emergency situations.

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

Pre-requisites:

BMSC12003 - Haematology and Transfusion Science
and BMSC13009 - Immunology


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 2 - 2021

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. Case Study 20%
2. Practical Assessment 30%
3. Online Test 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 21.43% 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
Students found Residential School and laboratory manual was well set out and helped each student to learn individually.
Recommendation
Continue format of Residential school and Laboratory manual with added resources to further benefit students.
Action Taken
Format of residential school and laboratory manual was maintained with continued addition of resources.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Text book was helpful in further explaining certain areas of the unit.
Recommendation
Continue to use this text book and supporting reading material for this unit.
Action Taken
No change in prescribed unit textbook and supporting reading materials.
Source: Student Feedback In Class
Feedback
Students found Residential School was thoroughly enjoyable and informative.
Recommendation
Continue format of Residential School.
Action Taken
Residential School format was continued in its current format.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Some assessment tasks document’s were different in different locations on the Moodle site, this created some confusion.
Recommendation
We will adopt the standardised Moodle format as per CQU Renew.
Action Taken
Standard Moodle format as per CQU Renew has been adopted for all assessment tasks.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Some students felt that the lecture notes could be improved.
Recommendation
We will continue to update lecture notes with new information and presentation.
Action Taken
Lecture notes continue to be improved with new information and presentations.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
Students appreciated the extended length of the residential school as it allowed a adequate opportunity to gain the required skills for final practical assessment.
Recommendation
Continue to schedule a four day residential school for this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE and self reflection
Feedback
Some lectures should be reviewed to ensure that all content has been updated to match current guidelines and industry practice.
Recommendation
Continue to review and update lecture material as required.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE and self reflection
Feedback
The implementation of a virtual antibody screening and identification antigram developed by the CQUniversity LDI team enhanced student experience.
Recommendation
Continue to increase use of virtual antigrams in more areas of this unit for continued student experience.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the production, labelling, storage and transportation of human blood products and their medical uses
  2. Perform advanced testing in Transfusion Science including pre-transfusion, compatibility testing, antenatal and the testing for autoantibodies
  3. Demonstrate the correct interpretation and reporting of test results in Transfusion Science
  4. Examine the role of antibodies in erythrocyte destruction and their effect on the principles of transfusion including adverse transfusion outcomes
  5. Critique the importance of quality control in transfusion science and explain the results
  6. Discuss the factors contributing to adverse transfusion outcomes and their effects in transfusion science.

Competency Based Standards for Medical Scientists, December 2009.

Unit 1: Collection, preparation and analysis of clinical material - Elements 1.1.1 - 1.1.3; 1.1.6 - 1.1.8; 1.2.4; 1.3.1 - 1.3.5; 1.5.1 - 1.5.5 & 1.6.1 - 1.6.8;

Unit 2: Correlation and validation of results of investigations using knowledge of method(s) including analytical principles and clinical information - Elements 2.1.1 - 2.1.2; 2.2.1; 2.3.1 & 2.3.2

Unit 3: Interpretation, reporting and issuing of laboratory results - Elements 3.1.1

Unit 4: Maintenance of documentation, equipment, resources and stock - Elements 4.2.1 - 4.2.6

Unit 5: Maintenance and promotion of safe working practices - Elements 5.1.3; 5.2.1; 5.3.4; 5.3.9; 5.4.1 - 5.4.5

Unit 6: Professional accountability and participation in continuing professional development - Elements 6.5.6 & 6.5.7

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Case Study
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Online Test
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
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 10
1 - Case Study
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Online Test