|Short Description:||Haematology 1|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||060113 - Pathology|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: BIO1103 and BIO1104
This course builds on the foundational knowledge acquired in the haematology module of BIO1103 Pathology Studies with a more in-depth study of normal haemopoiesis and haemostasis, qualitative and quantitative blood cell disorders, haemorrhagic and thrombotic disorders and haematological malignancies. Haematology 1 will also introduce the student to the use of specialised laboratory techniques including flow cytometry, cytochemistry, cytogenetics and molecular techniques in the diagnosis and monitoring of haematological disorders.
The residential school component of the course will enable the student to practice the specialised laboratory skills required by scientists and technicians working in a clinical haematology laboratory including the interpretation of full blood counts and coagulation profiles and the microscopic assessment of blood film morphology.
Haematology 1 will provide a solid background in the discipline to prepare students to undertake further advanced studies in BIO3107 Haematology 2 or to commence work in either a diagnostic or research setting.
This course contains a mandatory residential school for both external and on-campus students.