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BMSC13011 - Immunohaematology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students will be able to discuss important aspects in immunohaematology including blood storage, blood typing, cross matching and the immune response on successful completion of this unit. Students will gain this vital knowledge and develop skills in performing the tests required for emergency and planned blood transfusions via theoretical and practical sessions.

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,
(BMED19005 - Immunology or BMSC13009 - Immunology)

Co-requisite:
BMSC12002 – Work Integrated Learning 1.

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2017

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
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. 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 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 50% 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 generally appreciated the Residential School increased to four days from three providing additional time to practise skills prior to the Practical Assessment.
Recommendation
Continue residential school format.
Action Taken
In 2020 COVID-19 necessitated a reduction of residential School to three days from four. However Residential School will return to four days as soon as possible.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students valued the input from an industry professional to ensure currency of information and relevance to requirements of the profession.
Recommendation
Continue to utilise industry professionals in the delivery of this unit.
Action Taken
We have continued to utilise industry professional in the coordination, delivery and assessment marking of this unit.
Source: Student feedback and self reflection
Feedback
Some aspects of the laboratory manual were considered difficult to follow.
Recommendation
The laboratory manual will be reviewed and updated for 2020.
Action Taken
The laboratory manual has been overhauled and this will continue to ensure further improvements for 2021.
Source: Self reflection
Feedback
Some lectures need to be refreshed
Recommendation
Continue to refresh lectures to ensure currency and relevance.
Action Taken
We have refreshed 80% of lectures to ensure currency and relevance.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Some students felt that scaffolding of transfusion content from the pre-requisite unit could be improved.
Recommendation
Liaise with BMSC12003 unit coordinator to ensure appropriate scaffolding of knowledge.
Action Taken
We have reviewed the scaffold of knowledge from the pre-requisite unit to ensure appropriate progression.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback In Class
Feedback
Students found Residential School was thoroughly enjoyable and informative.
Recommendation
Continue format of Residential School.
Action Taken
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe human blood products, their production, labelling, storage and medical use.
  2. Interpret blood grouping via antigen/antibody identification.
  3. Understand principles and concepts of blood type cross matching (immunohaematology and immunophenotyping).
  4. Perform and interpret blood cross matching by identifying the presence of antibodies.
  5. Explain the classification of adverse transfusion reactions and explain the consequences of using incompatible blood products.
  6. Consider special factors for consideration in urgent blood transfusion.
  7. Examine the production of autoantibodies and their role in erythrocyte destruction and tissue inflammation.
  8. Perform and interpret direct antiglobulin tests.
  9. Analyse and interpret antenatal and postnatal immunohaematology testing procedures and results.
  10. Justify blood bank automation and quality control of manual and automated blood cross matching.

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