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Builds on the basic knowledge acquired in year three. An in-depth study of the blood group serology for the major blood group systems, infectious disease testing, production of blood components, and quality control. Selected topics in clinical transfusion practice, immunologically-related disorders and tissue typing are included.
|Paper title||Transfusion Science|
|Subject||Medical Laboratory Science|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1 (14 February 2022 - 22 June 2022)
Semester 2 (27 June 2022 - 12 November 2022) (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,280.50|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- MELX 408
- Limited to
Available to students who have passed all second- and third-year Medical Laboratory Science papers.
- Teaching staff
Paper Convener: Dr Braeden Donaldson
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.