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.
A study of haematology and transfusion medicine in health and disease.
Includes modules on red cells, haemostasis, malignant haematology and transfusion science, with practical laboratory and cell morphology sessions.
|Paper title||Haematology and Transfusion Science|
|Subject||Medical Laboratory Science|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,199.00|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
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- Teaching staff
Paper Convenor: Cat Ronayne
- 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.
Hoffbrand’s Essential Haematology, 8e (7e and 6e are also suitable)
- 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