Courses & Units

Medical Laboratory Practice CXA401

Launceston

Note:

Restricted to students enrolled in M3G and M3U

Students must have completed 2 streams of third year professional units and the foundation unit of the third stream

Introduction

This is a professional experience placement (PEP) unit, undertaken off campus in diagnostic pathology laboratories accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), or equivalent. Students develop an holistic view of the role of the diagnostic pathology laboratory in the health-care industry, with added focus on professional issues, codes of conduct and ethics, work health and safety and laboratory accreditation. Students are subject to the rules and regulations of the host laboratory, supervised by laboratory staff. This unit, in conjunction with CXA412 and/or CXA425 (Medical Laboratory Placement 1 & 2) comprise a full semester unit weighting with an assessment workload appropriate for a 4th year semester.

Summary

Unit name Medical Laboratory Practice
Unit code CXA401
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator

Ms J Pittaway

Teaching staff

Jane Pittaway

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Summer school (early) On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018
Summer school (early) 6/11/2017 1/1/2018 2/1/2018 18/2/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,126.00 010913

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

  • Completion of two streams of third year professional units and at least the foundation unit of the third stream

Co-requisites

  • CXA425 or CXA412

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 wks concentrated seminars and presentations before and after Professional Experience Placement.

Assessment

PowerPoint Presentation (15 minutes), abstract (200 words) and a Poster on topic/s of professional interest (35%); Assignments (total) 3500 words (35%); 3-hr exam (30%).

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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