BMSC14003 - Integrated Pathology 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This integrated pathology unit builds on the knowledge, skill, technical and cognitive ability developed during Integrated Pathology 1. You will evaluate laboratory-based information to diagnose complex infectious diseases through application of knowledge of multiple clinical disciplines within medical laboratory science. You will apply your advanced-level knowledge of clinical biochemistry, haematology, histopathology, transfusion science, immunology, molecular pathology and quality management to ‘real life' clinical scenarios and complex case studies focused on infectious diseases. Use of case studies will integrate advanced-level knowledge of the aetiology, pathophysiology, and investigation of infectious diseases that significantly affect the morbidity, mortality and economics of healthcare. At residential school you will perform laboratory tests using advanced methodology and instrumentation. This will further develop your analytical, evaluative and communication skills.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite:

BMSC14001 Integrated Pathology 1

AND

BMSC13009 Immunology

AND

BMSC13001 Advanced Haematology

AND

BMSC13002 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry

AND

BMSC13011 Immunohaematology

AND

BMSC13010 Pharmacology

AND

BMSC13003 Advanced Clinical Microbiology

AND

BMSC13016 Advanced Histopathology

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 1 - 2022

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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Case Study 25%
2. Practical Assessment 35%
3. Online Test 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 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 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.86% 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 appreciated the depth of the topics and how they pulled together aspects from different disciplines.
Recommendation
Continue with this multi-disciplinary approach.
Action Taken
Given the student feedback and the importance of understanding the multidisciplinary nature of pathology laboratories this approach will be retained.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students felt that the Residential School provided an opportunity to perform advanced techniques using specialised equipment.
Recommendation
Continue to offer students the opportunity to use specialised equipment in the Residential School.
Action Taken
This aspect of the residential school will be retained given the need for a high level of technical competence within this cohort.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The residential school was beneficial as it allowed students to put the theory that was learned into practice.
Recommendation
Residential school activities will be retained, reviewed and updated to improve linkages between theory and practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Assessment return time was slow
Recommendation
Online marking options such as quick marks, turnitin and online rubrics will be used to speed up assessment return time.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self and peer reflection and accreditation panel comments.
Feedback
The diseases presented could be expanded to include a greater number and variety of conditions. Relevant clinical information from other disciplines will be added to assist in creating a truly integrated picture.
Recommendation
Additional diseases and clinical data to be included in the weekly topics.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Differentiate the aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical investigation of complex medical conditions with a focus on infectious disease
  2. Perform medical laboratory tests demonstrating advanced methodology and instrumentation
  3. Evaluate pathological mechanisms and analytical techniques in the laboratory-based diagnosis of infectious disease
  4. Evaluate data and present information concerning pathological issues in an ethical and scientific context.

The learning outcomes achieved are linked to the objectives of the accrediting body, Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
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
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