Not currently available in 2020
Provides students with knowledge and practical skills required for blood banking and the discipline of blood transfusion. Laboratory sessions focus on skills in blood grouping, compatibility testing, and antibody investigations for autoimmune haemolytic anaemias, antenatal and postnatal screening, and transfusion reactions. Students will consolidate and further develop professional behaviours and competencies, as well as integrate theory and practical skills.
• Foundations of blood banking and transfusion practices
• Major blood group systems and their clinical significance in blood transfusions
• Physiological factors that influence blood transfusions and tissue transplants
• Transfusion reactions, haemolytic disease of the newborn, and autoimmune haemolytic anaemias
• Management, quality control and assurance required for blood banking and transfusion practices
Students will apply the skills and knowledge acquired throughout their degree thus far whilst undertaking professional experience placements in urban, regional, rural or remote settings. Students complete a 40 hour introductory fieldwork placement under the supervision of one or more laboratory scientists.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||compare and contrast the major blood group systems||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||explain donor screening, preparation and safety procedures||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||explain the factors that influence blood transfusions and tissue transplants||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||perform blood grouping, antibody screening, and cross matching procedures, interpret the results, and select blood products for safe transfusion||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||investigate autoimmune haemolytic anaemias, haemolytic disease of the newborn, and transfusion reactions||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||discuss and apply quality and compliance procedures required in blood banking and safe transfusion practices and management||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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