This is a professional experience placement (PEP) unit, undertaken while 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.
|Unit name||Medical Laboratory Practice|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Ms Jane Pittaway|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Summer school (early)||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Summer school (early)||8/11/2021||1/1/2022||2/1/2022||20/2/2022|
* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Identify, analyse and evaluate some laboratory protocols and procedures.
- Communicate professional information about laboratory procedures and protocols to a professional audience.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesCXA315, CXA300 and two pairs of units from (CXA332 and CXA333) or (CXA342 and CXA343) or (CXA352 and CXA353
Co-requisitesCXA412 and CXA425
Block teaching – 1 week (35 hours) of face-to-face seminars and presentations
|Assessment||Theory examination (30%)|Oral Presentation & Abstract (35%)|Quality Control Assignment (20%)|Risk assessment (15%)|
|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.
Lecture, tutorial and practical notes and texts previously used during the professional units of the course (particularly in preparation for the final exam): Haematology 1 & 2, Transfusion Science, Clinical Chemistry 1 & 2, Endocrinology, General & Medical Microbiology, Microbiology A & B, Histopathology.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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