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UniSC Sunshine Coast
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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Haematology is the area of general pathology that is concerned with diseases that affect the blood, such as blood clotting disorders, anaemia, haemophilia, lymphoma, leukaemia and haemoglobinopathies. This course builds on the fundamentals of haematology developed in the first-year course, MLS110 Haematology. After completing this course, you should be able to recognise critical limits and conditions associated with the major haematological tests conducted in pathology services.
|Learning materials – Fully independent asynchronous learning||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus discussion and review of haematology theory and concepts to case studies||2hrs||Week 1||7 times|
|Laboratory 1 – On campus laboratories to gain competency in haematology laboratory investigation including but not limited to blood film morphology and coagulation assays.||4hrs||Week 2||6 times|
Coagulation Disorders & Laboratory Assessment
Platelets and vasculature disorders
Paediatric, Obstetrics and Geriatric Haematology
Flow Cytometric Analysis
Cytogenetics & Cytochemistry
Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantations
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Identify and describe the features, classification and diagnostic tests for major haematological malignancies and disorders||
Creative and critical thinker
|2||Show competency in basic haematological techniques, including preparing blood films, examining and understanding diagnostic tests for haematological malignant/disorders, blood films and assessing laboratory parameters for paediatric, geriatric and obstetric haematology||
Creative and critical thinker
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
MLS110 and enrolled in Program SC211, SC355 or SC357
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
You will be reviewing patient case studies, haematology terminology and morphology identification through in-class activities that will provide you with feedback and help you prepare for the assessment tasks in the course.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
Up to 20 minute presentation.
|Refer to Format||In Class|
|All||2||Practical / Laboratory Skills||Individual||45%||
Part 2A 1 hr + 10min perusal, Part 2B 2 hr + 10min perusal.
|Refer to Format||In Class|
|All||3||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||40%||
The final exam will be in 2 parts: Part A Multiple choice questions 50min Part B Short answer questions & case studies 70min.
|Exam Period||Online Submission|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Case study (15%)|
Scientific research and communication are key competencies developed in this oral case study activity. You will work collaboratively in a group to prepare and present a case study of a haematological malignancy or disorder.
Submit: Week 7 or 9. You will work in a group. All members of the group will have to work together to provide a description of the patient history, full blood count and morphology of the images from the patient slide(s); a description of the diagnostic tests they would request and why; an overview of the treatment and prognosis of the patient.The presentation must be supported by a PowerPoint file. You will participate in a question and answer forum with the MLS210 class and tutors.The references used for the presentation will follow the Harvard style. The group will also conduct a peer assessment of another group's presentation. Note: Formative feedback for this assessment will be provided in tutorials in weeks 3 and 5. This is a group assignment, individual submissions will receive a zero mark.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Practical haematology exams 45%|
To develop advanced laboratory skills and competencies in Haematology that would meet the requirements of the QLD pathology industry for training medical science technicians. Students must attend and participate in at least 80% of the laboratory practicals throughout the semester before you are permitted to attempt Assessment Task 2b (end of semester practical exam) and you must attain a minimum of 50% result for Task 2.
|Product:||Practical / Laboratory Skills|
The first practical exam in week 6 will be 1 hour in duration (15%) and will examine erythrocyte disorders and leukaemia.Thesecond practical exam in week 12 will be 2 hours in duration (30%) and will examine the material from weeks 1 to 11. The practical exam will consist of a series of practical tests designed to assess your competency in haematological techniques, and your ability to interpret results and make recommendations based on your findings.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
For the student to - demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of theoratical, diagnostic, practical and clinical concepts of haematology covered in week 1 to 13. - synthesise the elements of the course, analyse information and explain elements of the theories which underpin the concepts in advanced haematology covered during the course. - solve problems based on theoretical material and information covered in lectures and tutorials for paediatric, geriatric and obstetric haematology.
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
The final exam will be centrally scheduled and be in 2 parts: Part A Multiple choice questions Part B Short answeer questions & sase studies
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Recommended||A. Victor Hoffbrand,David P. Steensma||2019||Hoffbrand's Essential Haematology||8th||John Wiley & Sons|
MLS210 is structured to provide you with knowledge and practical skills necessary to meet industry established proficiency standards. This course will assist you to demonstrate your ability to meet inherent academic requirements for the program including those related to communication, observation, interpretation and recording of information. It is therefore an expectation of both the University and our industry partners that you will participate in all the directed study activities (learning materials, laboratories, tutorials) and demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in the practical assessment. To gain such proficiency you must attend and participate in at least 80% of the laboratory practicals throughout the semester before you are permitted to complete Assessment Task 2b (end of semester practical exam). You are required to provide and wear appropriate protective equipment during the laboratory practical, including: covered, non-slip shoes, laboratory coat/gown and safety glasses. Disposable gloves and other protective equipment will be provided when required.
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Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.
The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of all the following conditions applying: - The student has attained a minimum of 50% result for Task 2. - The student's final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4% - The student has not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct.
Task 1 is a group assignment, a result of zero is awarded for assessment task 1 if it is submitted by an individual student rather than as group. Late submission of assessment tasks may be penalised at the following maximum rate (the rates are cumulative): - 5% (of the assessment task's identified value) per day for the first two days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. - 10% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the third day - 20% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the fourth day and subsequent days up to and including seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. - A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted after seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late. To request an extension you must contact your course coordinator to negotiate an outcome.
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