Courses & Units
Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences CXA101
Restricted to students enrolled in M3G, M3H, M3Q, 53E and 54E.
This unit equips you with introductory level clinical laboratory skills and theoretical knowledge in the disciplines of Haematology, Clinical Biochemistry and Microbiology. At the end of this unit, you will be competent in a range of basic laboratory techniques, using a variety of instruments and have a grounding in the theoretical principles on which these techniques are based.
|Unit name||Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Jeff Beckett|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Describe the structure and function of human blood components and tissues, and bacterial cells in the context of routine medical laboratory investigation of health and disease.
- Use foundational techniques for routine medical laboratory analysis and interpret results.
- Apply routine statistical procedures and quality assurance principles used in medical laboratory analysis.
- Describe the basic operational units and regulatory environment of pathology laboratories, and employ suitable laboratory work practices within this context
- Communicate scientific information in writing.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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Tutorial - 1 hour (Semester 10 times); Practical - 2 hours (Weekly); Independent Learning - 2 hours (Weekly); Individual Study - 5 hours (Weekly).
|Assessment||Laboratory Report (15%)|Quizzes (20%)|Practical Exam (25%)|Examination (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
There is no prescribed text for this unit. This is because the unit covers several different sub-disciplines of medical science, and most texts specialise on a particular topic.
DasGupta, A, 2014, Clinical chemistry, immunology and laboratory quality control (UTAS Ebook)
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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