|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Medical Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Pass/Not Pass|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
This course is the final of five clinical placement courses designed for students seeking a career as medical laboratory scientists. This course provides students with opportunities to apply their theoretical knowledge of clinical biochemistry, transfusion science, histopathology, haematology and/or medical microbiology and immunology and acquire new practical skills in a clinical environment supported by a team of laboratory professionals. It will also provide a forum for investigation and discussion of ongoing professional development and career advancement opportunities, and an exploration of fatigue management skills in preparation for the real-life challenges of a medical laboratory scientist.
The assessment in this course is competency-based. Students will achieve either a pass or fail for each assessment. Students need to pass all assessment items to successfully complete the course. These competency items form part of the USQ accreditation agreement with the accrediting organisation/s (where relevant).
This course provides students with a final opportunity to apply their specialised theoretical knowledge in a real-world clinical setting in preparation for future employment in a pathology laboratory. Students undertaking this clinical placement will gain organisational, time management and practical skills as they observe and participate in the day-to-day running of an analytical pathology department. This course encourages a reflective approach to the development of the students' workplace skills and will enable the student to make valuable professional connections with laboratory staff, potentially enhancing their future employment prospects.
|Semester 2, 2022||On-campus||Toowoomba|