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Unit of Study BIOL3004 Advanced Histopathology and Cytopathology (2025)

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    Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.

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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

critical evaluation of diagnostic staining techniques for various specimens, including the application of appropriate troubleshooting

correlate theoretical and practical knowledge of cytological and histological techniques to make informed interpretations

communicate insights in a manner befitting medical laboratory scientists, ensuring clarity and precision in conveying complex concepts

display professionalism and ethical behaviour(s) at all times, including adherence to ethical frameworks, confidentiality, and workplace health and safety guidelines when handling and preparing specimens and clinical data

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Laboratory 4 hours (Weekly)
Peer Review20%
Case study30%

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