On completion of this unit, you will understand the pre and post-natal development of the human immune system and its function in health and disease. This includes autoimmune disorders, hypersensitivity reactions and microbiological infections. You will also have learned about the diagnostic uses of antibodies, vaccine design, and preventive and therapeutic uses of vaccines. Problem-solving and decision making skills will be developed through the use of authentic case studies. Skill development in instrument calibration, best practice measurement, interpretation of test results, and test quality control monitoring will occur through practical exercises. You will be required to attend a residential school on the Rockhampton campus to promote the development of unit learning outcomes. The residential school may be scheduled outside of the term of offering of the unit.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Enrolment in Master of Laboratory Medicine.
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
Compulsory Residential School
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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).
Each 6-credit Postgraduate 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.
|1. Written Assessment||20%|
|2. Written Assessment||30%|
|4. 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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
No previous feedback available
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Written Assessment||•||•|
|3 - Laboratory/Practical||•||•|
|4 - Online Test||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Communication||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•||•||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•|
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|3 - Laboratory/Practical||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Online Test||•||•||•|