Medical Laboratory Science units

University of Tasmania
Medical Laboratory Science Units - 1996


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CRA311 Immunology (MLS)

Gives students an understanding of the immune system and its functions. Topics include: defence mechanisms against infectious agents; antigens, antibodies and related immunological substances; diseases of the immune system; the application of immunological reactions for the diagnosis and monitoring of disease; and the use of immunological techniques as analytical tools in the clinical and forensic laboratory.

Special notes available only to students enrolled in M3D  
teaching staff Mr BR Day and Mr DA Kunde
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2 hrs lecture, 1-hour tutorial , 3 hrs practical weekly
prerequisites completion of one year of an approved degree, CRA171
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment theory exams (50%), laboratory reports and assignments (50%)
required texts, etc
Benjamini E and Leskowitz F, Immunology A Short Course,  2nd edn, Wiley & Liss, NY, 1992.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science (M3D)







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CRA312 General Pathology

Discusses the basic disease processes in acute and chronic inflammation, haemodynamic disorders, chromosome and single gene abnormalities and neoplasma, with an emphasis being placed on laboratory methods used in their diagnosis.

Special notes available only to students enrolled in M3D  
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [6.25%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 1-hour tutorial and 2 hrs seminars weekly
prerequisites satisfactory completion of second year medical laboratory science units
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment project (65%), seminars (25%), progressive assessment (10%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science (M3D)







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CRA313 Laboratory Practicum

Requires students to spend 150 hours (20 days) in a pathology laboratory working under the supervision of qualified medical scientists. These requirements should be met during vacations.

Special notes available only to students enrolled in M3D  
teaching staff Mr D Heathcote
campus & mode Ltn, external
unit weight [6.25%]
teaching pattern full year - 4 weeks in accredited laboratories
prerequisites completion of first two years of degree
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment satisfactory report from laboratories.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science (M3D)







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CRA321 Immunology

Gives the students a sound understanding of the immune system and related health issues. Topics include: defence mechanisms against infextious agents, disease of the immune system, the application of immunological reactions for the diagnosis and monitoring of disease, or identification of various substances.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr BR Day, Mr DA Kunde
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2 hrs lecture, 1-hour tutorial 3 hrs practicals weekly (a total of 9 practicals)
prerequisites CRA171
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment theory exam (50%), laboratory reports and assignments (50%)
required texts, etc
Benjamini E and Leskanitz F, Immunology. A Short Course,  2nd edn, Wiley and Liss, NY, 1992.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (S3E) Course details
Bachelor of Applied Science - Schedule 4 (Biomedical Science)
Bachelor of Applied Science - Schedule 8 (Sports Science)





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CRA332 Haematology 2

Is a systematic investigation of the haemolytic anaemias, leukaemias, myeloproliferative disorders and other blood dyscrasias, including laboratory identification and investigations of these conditions.

Special notes available only to students enrolled in M3D  
teaching staff Mr D Heathcote
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 3 hrs practical, 2 hrs lectures, 1-hour tutorial weekly
prerequisites CRA231
corequisites KJC263
mutual exclusions
method of assessment mid-semester and final exams, practical reports and practical exam
required texts, etc
Dacie, Sir JV and Lewis SM, Practical Haematology,  7th edn, Churchill Livingstone, 1991.
Beck WS, Haematology,  5th edn, MIT Press, 1991.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science (M3D)







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CRA333 Transfusion Science

Students obtain a thorough understanding of the human blood group system. All aspects of antigen-antibody interaction with respect to blood group serology are investigated. Haemolytic disease, the management of a blood donor service, blood transfusion service and the infusion of blood products are covered in detail. The emphasis in practical work is placed on routine bench practices, and problem-solving assignments, simulating problems likely to be encountered in the work place.

Special notes available only to students enrolled in M3D  
teaching staff Mr D Heathcote
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 3-hour practical, 2-hour lecture, 1-hour tutorial weekly
prerequisites CRA311
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment mid-sem and final exams, practical reports and practical exam
required texts, etc
Quinley, ED Immunohaematology Principles and Practice,  JB Lippincott, 1993.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science (M3D)







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CRA342 Medical Microbiology A

Introduces students to diagnostic medical bacteriology. Skills taught include: processing of clinical specimens, recognition of normal microbiota, identification of pathogens and the undertaking of appropriate antimicrobial susceptibility tests. Students learn: aspects of laboratory safety, epidemiology, pathogenesis and control of infectious diseases; antimicrobial agents and development of resistance; infection control; rapid and automated diagnostic technology; quality control; media preparation and waste management.

Special notes available only to students enrolled in M3D  
teaching staff Mr S Tristram
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2 hrs lectures, 1-hour tutorial, 3 hrs practical weekly
prerequisites KQA226
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment theory and practical exams, practical reports
required texts, etc
Bailey WR, Bailey and Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology,  Mosby, St Louis, 1994.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science (M3D)







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CRA343 Medical Microbiology B

Builds on CRA342, introducing students to other aspects of diagnostic microbiology, with an emphasis being placed on virology, parasitology and mycology. Aspects of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, control and treatment of infectious diseases are addressed; a knowledge of diagnostic laboratory procedures including rapid and automated methods is developed; and good professional laboratory practice including laboratory safety, waste management and quality control are taught.

Special notes available only to students enrolled in M3D  
teaching staff Mr S Tristram
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - w hrs lectures, 1-hour tutorial, 3 hrs practical weekly
prerequisites KQA226
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment practical reports; theory and practical exams
required texts, etc
Bailey WR, Bailey and Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology,  Mosby, St Louis, 1994.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science (M3D)







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CRA352 Clinical Chemistry 2

Teaches the clinical significance of and the analytical methods employed for the following: electrolyte and acid/base balance; pancreatic and gastric function, including malabsorption; liver function; calcium and phosphate metabolism; purine synthesis and excretion; enzyme analysis; cardiac isoenzymes; and the use of automated clinical chemistry analysers.

Special notes available only to students enrolled in M3D  
teaching staff Mr BR Day
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2 hrs lecture, 1-hour tutorial, 3 hrs practical weekly
prerequisites CRA251
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment practical and theory exams (50%), laboratory report and assignments (50%)
required texts, etc
Kaplan LA and Pesce AJ, Clinical Chemistry Theory, Analysis and Correlation,  2nd edn, Mosby, St Louis, 1989.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science (M3D)







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CRA353 Clinical Chemistry 3 (Endocrinology)

Gives an understanding of the metabolism and function of hormones; and includes: the laboratory investigation of disorders of hormonal function including thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, hypothalamic, ovarian, testicular and renal hormones; the use of tumour markers in oncology; and other specialised aspects of clinical chemistry tests such as therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, iron studies and lipid disorders.

Special notes available only to students enrolled in M3D  
teaching staff Mr BR Day
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2 hrs lecture, 1-hour tutorial, 3 hrs practical weekly
prerequisites CRA352
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment laboratory reports and assignments (45%), theory and practical exams (55%)
required texts, etc
Kaplan LA and Pesce AJ, Clinical Chemistry Theory, Analysis and Correlation,  2nd edn, Mosby, St Louis, 1989.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science (M3D)







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CRA383 Human Bioscience Studies

Is a comprehensive one-year unit designed for students with significant qualifications and experience in Nursing or another health profession. The unit builds on students' prior learning in the clinical setting. Clinical problems and their related pathophysiology, pharmacology, physiology and anatomy are examined. Students use a broad, integrated approach to study the somatic, visceral, critical and regulatory multisystems (groups of functionally related systems). Homeostasis and altered homeostasis form a consistent theme. Foundational concepts are introduced progressively with each multisystem explored.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr DP Geraghty, Dr DG Wright, Ms TA Douglas, Mr RJB Phillips and others
campus & mode Hbt, Ltn, NW, int
unit weight [25%]
teaching pattern full year - 2 hrs lecture, 1-hour practical/tutorial weekly, and 4x8-hour study days (total contact hrs 116)
prerequisites significant qualifications and experience in Nursing or another health profession
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 2x2,000-word assignments to be completed in the first half of each semester (40%), tutorial participation and workbook activities (20%), 1.5-hour midyear written exam (15%), 2-hour end-of-year written exam (25%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Nursing (H3D)







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CRA385 Biomedical Science 1 (Nutrition & Neurobiolgy)

Students obtain an understanding of the energy systems in the human body such as the role of carbohydrates and fats in energy conversion, and the role of dietery proteins at rest and during exercise. They also obtain a sound knowledge of brain function, including networking in the central nervous system, and how the special sense organs operate.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr P Mooney, Ms TA Douglas, Dr DP Geraghty
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2 hrs lecture, 1-hour tutorial 3 hrs practicals weekly
prerequisites CRA273
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment final theory exam (50%), continuous assessment (50%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (S3E) Course details
Bachelor of Applied Science - Schedule 4 (Biomedical Science)
Bachelor of Applied Science - Schedule 8 (Sports Science)





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CRA386 Biomedical Science 2 (Pharmacology & Pathophysiology)

Gives the student a good understanding of abnormal functions that may occur in the human body, and the use of pharmacological agents to correct them. A knowledge of receptor theory and pharmacokinetics as well as the concepts of pathophysiology are also given.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr DG Wright, Dr DP Geraghhty, Mr RJ Phillips
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2 hrs lecture, 1-hour tutorial 3 hrs practicals weekly
prerequisites CRA385
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment final exam (50%), seminar presentation (25%), assignment (25%)
required texts, etc
McCance KL and Heuther SE, Pathophysiology: The Biological Basis for Disease in Adults and Children,  Mosby, Syudney, 1990.
Rang HP and Dale MM, Pharmacology,  2nd edn, Churchill Livingstone, Melbourne.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (S3E) Course details
Bachelor of Applied Science - Schedule 4 (Biomedical Science)
Bachelor of Applied Science - Schedule 8 (Sports Science)





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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
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