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MELS406 Haematology

Builds on the basic knowledge acquired in year three. In addition to in-depth study of the cellular components of blood, the haemostatic mechanisms and their associated disease processes, an understanding of genetically determined blood disorders will be acquired.

MELS 406 is a practical laboratory placement, building on the knowledge gained from MELS 302 and providing basic training for employment in a diagnostic haematology laboratory. Areas covered include techniques in cell counting and morphology/microsocopy, monitoring and assessment of haemostasis and anticoagulation, and the detection of abnormal haemoglobins. Basic laboratory techniques and the theoretical considerations of more specialist work are also included.

Paper title Haematology
Paper code MELS406
Subject Medical Laboratory Science
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester (13 February 2017 - 2 June 2017), Second Semester (26 June 2017 - 13 October 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,923.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $17,600.00

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Restriction
MELX 406
Limited to
BMLSc
Eligibility
Passed all second- and third-year Medical Laboratory Science papers
Contact
admin.mels@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Richard Parker
Supervisor: Clinical diagnostic laboratory staff
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is a 15-week, distance-taught placement working in a clinical diagnostic laboratory within New Zealand and Australia.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will gain competency in the technical principles, operation and maintenance of instrumentation, identification of sources of error, and the understanding and interpretation of patient results.

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Timetable

First Semester (13 February 2017 - 2 June 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

Second Semester (26 June 2017 - 13 October 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

Builds on the basic knowledge acquired in year three. In addition to in-depth study of the cellular components of blood, the haemostatic mechanisms and their associated disease processes, an understanding of genetically determined blood disorders will be acquired.

MELS 406 is a practical laboratory placement, building on the knowledge gained from MELS 302 and providing basic training for employment in a diagnostic haematology laboratory. Areas covered include techniques in cell counting and morphology/microsocopy, monitoring and assessment of haemostasis and anticoagulation, and the detection of abnormal haemoglobins. Basic laboratory techniques and the theoretical considerations of more specialist work are also included.

Paper title Haematology
Paper code MELS406
Subject Medical Laboratory Science
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester (12 February 2018 - 20 June 2018), Second Semester (25 June 2018 - 10 November 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
MELX 406
Limited to
BMLSc
Eligibility
Passed all second- and third-year Medical Laboratory Science papers
Contact
admin.mels@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Richard Parker
Supervisor: Clinical diagnostic laboratory staff
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is a 15-week, distance-taught placement working in a clinical diagnostic laboratory within New Zealand and Australia.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will gain competency in the technical principles, operation and maintenance of instrumentation, identification of sources of error, and the understanding and interpretation of patient results.

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Timetable

First Semester (12 February 2018 - 20 June 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None

Second Semester (25 June 2018 - 10 November 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
None