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Medical Laboratory Science events

Medical Laboratory Science Open Night

Come along to the Medical Laboratory Science Open Night on Wednesday the 19th of July between 5.30pm and 7.30pm and learn what Medical Laboratory Science is all about.  This event is being held in the dAth Lecture theatre in the Hercus Building.  Access to the dAth Lecture Theatre is via Hanover Street Hercus entrance.

CSMLS National Medical Laboratory Week

April 16 - 22, 2017

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Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 

April 23 - 29, 2017

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Biochemistry Special Interest Group 2015

Congratulations to one of our recent graduates Ashleigh Cotton on receiving the BSIG Best Speaker prize.

Microbiology Special Interest Group 2015

Congratulations to one of our recent graduates Albert Delorino on receiving the Best Presentation prize

NICE Weekend 2015

Congratulations to one of our graduates who received an honourable mention for his poster presentation.

Medical Laboratory Science Open Night

  • dAth Lecture Theatre, 1st floor of the Hercus Building - 23rd July 5.30pm - 7pm

Fiji National University Visit

June 22nd - 25th 2015

Over the inter-semester break, the Otago BMLSc program hosted eight students and the Course Director of the BMLS program from Fiji National University. Their arrival coincidedFNU Visit with a particularly cold snap, and for most of the students their first morning in Dunedin was their first encounter with snow. Fortunately, Course Director Margaret Baekalia is an Otago graduate, so had ensured they had plenty of winter woollies!
After an official welcome and introductions, the group were given a tour of the Pathology Department, including teaching and research laboratories, and the zebrafish facility which is used for researching cancer, developmental disorders, stem cell biology and epigenetics. A tour of the wider Otago University campus featured the historic Clocktower and new central library. The group also visited the NZ Blood Service facility and Southern Community Laboratoryies at Dunedin Hospital and Plunket House.
There was a strong educational component to the visit, with a case-based tutorial and practical focusing on diabetes, cardiovascular disease and anaemia, discussing interferences and troubleshooting. Students performed haemoglobin electrophoresis, Lancefield typing, and analysed samples on the Roche Modular for glucose, lipids, U&E and glycated haemoglobin. A morphology tutorial encompassed different anaemias and a case of acute myeloid leukaemia.
Following a visit to the University’s Microbiology department, they attended a seminar given by Otago BMLSc graduate and MMLSc student Rowan Thomas about his current research on the molecular detection of diarrhoea-causing bacteria. Associate Professor Sarah Young gave a lecture about new research and developments in immunology. A highlight was a tour of our Pathology Museum, where students looked at specimens showing features of cardiovascular disease and complications of diabetes.
During a farewell afternoon tea, Otago staff were treated to a lovely song and gifts from Margaret and her students. We will hopefully work together in the future, as there was considerable interest in our postgraduate degrees in Medical Laboratory Science and on-going collaboration as part of a memorandum of understanding between the two universities.

Medical Laboratory Science Orientation Event

The Medical Laboratory Science Orientation event was held on the 20th of February 2015.  This year we went to Inflatable world where lots of fun was had by all.  We ran a competition to see who was fastest through the challenge course, leading for the girls was Stella Hlavac who got through in 17.56 seconds.  Leading for the boys, and it was a very close competition was Alistair Fisher who got through in a very fast 12.88 seconds, well done to them both.

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