A full-time placement undertaken in an approved diagnostic chemical pathology laboratory over a period of one semester.
About this paper
|Advanced Diagnostic Chemical Pathology
|Medical Laboratory Science
Semester 2 (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )
|International Tuition Fees
|Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
- MELX 401
- Limited to
Available to students who have passed all second- and third-year Medical Laboratory papers.
- Teaching staff
Paper Convenor: Cat Ronayne, Tania Slatter
Supervisor: Clinical diagnostic laboratory staff
- Teaching Arrangements
This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.
This paper is a 15-week, distance-taught placement working in a clinical diagnostic laboratory within New Zealand.
- No textbooks are 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 have:
- An in-depth understanding of the fundamental concepts of chemical pathology and how these relate to the biochemical abnormalities observed in disease
- An in-depth understanding of the various laboratory techniques used during the analysis of clinical specimens and their limitations
- An in-depth understanding of quality assurance and how this relates to the chemical pathology laboratory
- The ability to interpret data from laboratory investigations and integrate these with relevant clinical information and pathophysiology
- Attained the necessary skills to be fit for provisional registration for practice as a medical laboratory scientist