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Provides basic knowledge in haematology and immunohaematology and comprises the study of the cellular components of blood, their functions, the haemostatic processes and outlines disease processes affecting them.
This paper builds on the knowledge acquired from MELS 208 and MELS 304. Topics include red cells, haemostasis, transfusion medicine, malignant haematology and genetics. The paper is designed to provide students with a good foundation in these topics in preparation for the fourth year and beyond.
|Paper title||Haematology and Transfusion Science|
|Subject||Medical Laboratory Science|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,104.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$10,390.75|
- Limited to
Available to students who have passed all second-year Medical Laboratory Science papers
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Each week begins with a lecture to introduce key concepts, followed by case-based tutorials. The practical component includes weekly laboratory sessions and morphology tutorials. The week concludes with case presentations and discussion.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, morphology tutorials and workshops.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking,
Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will
- Gain an understanding of the pathophysiology of haematological disorders and issues in transfusion science
- Have the ability to perform and interpret basic haematology and transfusion science test methods in preparation for fourth-year clinical placement
- Have the ability to interpret data from interdisciplinary topics for application in the diagnostic haematology and transfusion science laboratory
- Develop an understanding of professionalism and ethical practice and skills in scientific communication