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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.
|Subject||Medical Laboratory Science|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1
Semester 2 (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,209.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$20,781.50|
- MELX 406
- Limited to
Available to students who have passed all second- and third-year Medical Laboratory Science papers.
- Teaching staff
Paper Convener: 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 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.