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BIO2108 Haematology 1

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 28 May 2023


Pre-requisite: BIO1103 and BIO1104


This course is designed to build on the foundational knowledge and understanding gained in the Haematology module of BIO1103 Pathology Studies. Haematology 1 is designed to expand the student's understanding of the human haematological system in health and disease and enable the student to recognise morphological changes in blood cells and relate these changes to specific haematological disorders. This course will also introduce students to the routine and specialised laboratory tests used in the assessment of haemopoiesis and haemostasis in the clinical haematology laboratory and enable them to interpret the results of these tests.
This course will prepare students for a Pathology Clinical Placement in the haematology department of a clinical pathology laboratory.

This course builds on the foundational knowledge acquired in the haematology module of BIO1103 Pathology Studies with a more in-depth study of normal haemopoiesis and haemostasis, qualitative and quantitative blood cell disorders, haemorrhagic and thrombotic disorders and haematological malignancies. Haematology 1 will also introduce the student to the use of specialised laboratory techniques including flow cytometry, cytochemistry, cytogenetics and molecular techniques in the diagnosis and monitoring of haematological disorders.

The residential school component of the course will enable the student to practice the specialised laboratory skills required by scientists and technicians working in a clinical haematology laboratory including the interpretation of full blood counts and coagulation profiles and the microscopic assessment of blood film morphology.

Haematology 1 will provide a solid background in the discipline to prepare students to undertake further advanced studies in BIO3107 Haematology 2 or to commence work in either a diagnostic or research setting.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for both external and on-campus students. Student non-compliance with the attendance requirement will mean the student cannot pass the course.

As part of the University's accreditation agreement with the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists (AIMS), students are required to attempt and submit all assessment items in this course. Students are also required to attend the mandatory residential school and obtain at least 50% of the marks allocated to the practical/laboratory skills assessment in this course.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 External
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 28 May 2023