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BIO2105 Pathology Clinical Placement 2

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Wellbeing


Pre-requisite: BIO1205


This course provides students with an opportunity to commence to apply their specialised subject knowledge and academic skills to a practical situation in order to prepare them to successfully work in a clinical pathology laboratory environment. It allows students to improve their learning by the application of the theoretical concepts and skills theories and graduate skills developed into a clinical laboratory setting and within a team environment. It will encourage a reflective approach to the development of their workplace skills. It is envisioned that the work experience will enhance the student's post-graduation employment prospects. Students intending to enrol in this course should communicate with the program coordinator well in advance of the first week of the semester in order for USQ Student Services to identify a suitable placement within a clinical pathology laboratory. The course is offered in S2.

Students who enrol in this course cannot request an exemption based on grounds of professional experience. The normal workload for this course is attendance of 13 days per semester by arrangement with a prescribed pathology laboratory during the teaching period in which the candidate is enrolled.

1. Pathology Clinical placements
Pathology clinical placements are an integral component of the Bachelor of Health (Laboratory Medicine) program. The Pathology Clinical Placements enable students to gain practical experience in a workplace setting. However, as this is a workplace setting students must be aware of the privacy and confidentiality issues that are associated in such an environment. Students undertaking clinical pathology clinical placements must undertake Queensland Health Orientation training and sign deeds relating to placement requirements and privacy.
The Students will be provided with an orientation package relating to clinical placements. Students will be required to acknowledge that they have read the orientation package prior to commencing Pathology Clinical placements.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Toowoomba