Courses & Units

Transfusion Science CXA633

Launceston

Introduction

This unit covers the major blood group systems of relevance to transfusion, as well as the theoretical basis of common transfusion testing practices. The practical sessions concentrate on the skills of blood grouping, antibody screening and crossmatching. Additionally, the donation of blood products and the management of transfusion services are explored. Haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn and the adverse effects of blood transfusion are also studied in detail.

Summary

Unit name Transfusion Science
Unit code CXA633
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator

Dr Murray Adams

Teaching staff

Ms Jane Pittaway

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 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 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* 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
3 2018: $1,344.00 2018: $2,126.00 019901

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

CXA231

Mutual Exclusions

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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3-hr practical (13 weeks), 2-hr lecture (13 weeks), 1-hr tutorial (13 weeks)

Assessment

Theory test (10%), practical test (10%), oral presentation (10%), written assignment (2000 words) (10%), final theory exam (30%), final practical exam (30%).

Minimum of 75% attendance at laboratory practical sessions.

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Textbooks

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