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MELS405 Cytopathology

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Includes the theory of cytopathology supported by relevant practical aspects as a comprehensive basis to diagnostic cytopathology. Routine procedures including collection, fixation, processing and staining of cytological specimens.

Paper title Cytopathology
Paper code MELS405
Subject Medical Laboratory Science
EFTS 0.5
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,209.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $20,781.50

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Restriction
MELX 405
Limited to
BMLSc
Eligibility

Available to students who have passed all second- and third-year Medical Laboratory Science papers.

Contact

admin.mlsc@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Paper Convener: Paul Spek
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.
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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

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard