BMSC13011 - Immunohaematology
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

Students will be able to discuss important aspects in immunohaematology including blood storage, blood typing, cross matching and the immune response on successful completion of this unit. Students will gain this vital knowledge and develop skills in performing the tests required for emergency and planned blood transfusions via theoretical and practical sessions.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band [not found]
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites:
BMSC12003 - Haematology,
(BMED19005 - Immunology or BMSC13009 - Immunology)

Co-requisite:
BMSC12002 – Work Integrated Learning 1.

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode
  • Rockhampton

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 50%
2. Examination 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
The recorded lectures are poor quality and are from 2014 with no changes, 2-3 hr lectures are too long. There was a great deal of content. Students Redo the lectures with better format, and repeatedly include questions on important topics in the learning resources at the end of each week, instead of just the week the lecture is delivered.
There is a large amount of content for the unit so I think there needs to be a larger choice of questions on the exam paper, there was only one spare question for each part and the questions weren't clear, students interpreted the questions differently. Judy Couper Add an extra two questions to Part A and Part B, and have the exam questions reviewed by a third party experienced in the field to avoid ambiguity.
We need to add phenotyping into the practical component of the unit as it is an important part of transfusion Industry expert Include phenotyping into the practical manual
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe human blood products, their production, labelling, storage and medical use.
  2. Interpret blood grouping via antigen/antibody identification.
  3. Understand principles and concepts of blood type cross matching (immunohaematology and immunophenotyping).
  4. Perform and interpret blood cross matching by identifying the presence of antibodies.
  5. Explain the classification of adverse transfusion reactions and explain the consequences of using incompatible blood products.
  6. Consider special factors for consideration in urgent blood transfusion.
  7. Examine the production of autoantibodies and their role in erythrocyte destruction and tissue inflammation.
  8. Perform and interpret direct antiglobulin tests.
  9. Analyse and interpret antenatal and postnatal immunohaematology testing procedures and results.
  10. Justify blood bank automation and quality control of manual and automated blood cross matching.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Practical Assessment          
2 - Examination    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1. Communication    
2. Problem Solving              
3. Critical Thinking                
4. Information Literacy    
5. Team Work                    
6. Information Technology Competence                  
7. Cross Cultural Competence                    
8. Ethical practice              

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical Assessment        
2 - Examination        

Prescribed Textbooks

Immunohematology: Principles and Practice
Author/s: Quinley E D Year: 2011
Edition: 3rd Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
City: Sydney State: NSW
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAndrew Taylor-Robinson (a.taylor-robinson@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Introduction to transfusion science: range of blood products and overview of collection and processing. Basic genetics and immunology.

Chapter 3 pp. 30-34, Chapters 4 & 5.

Week 2 17-07-2017

ABO blood grouping; Rhesus blood grouping. Laboratory techniques for grouping.

Chapters 9 & 10.

Week 3 24-07-2017

Pre-transfusion testing. Other blood groups.

Chapters 6, 8 & 11.

Week 4 31-07-2017

Australian Red Cross Blood Services.

Chapters 1, 2 & 3.

Week 5 07-08-2017

Quality assurance in blood banks and transplantation. Other blood groups, HLA and molecular techniques.

Chapters 7, 12 & 18.

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Independent study: an opportunity for self-directed learning and mid-unit revision.

Week 6 21-08-2017

Adverse effects and avoiding them. Haemolytic anaemias, blood product substitutes.

Chapters 14 & 15.

Week 7 28-08-2017

Haemolytic disease of the newborn.

Chapter 16.

Week 8 04-09-2017

Use of specific blood fractions, organ and tissue transplantation.

Chapter 13.

Week 9 11-09-2017

Resolving transfusion problems. Case studies.

Week 10 18-09-2017

No formal classes due to other residential schools.

Week 11 25-09-2017

No formal classes due to residential school Mon-Wed 25-27 September.

During the residential school you will be assessed on your competence to perform safely different blood banking techniques and to interpret correctly collected data.

The practical assessment comprises 50% of the overall unit mark.

Practical Assessment Due Wednesday (27 Sep 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 12 02-10-2017

Revision.

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

The end-of-unit exam comprises 50% of the overall unit mark.

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

For medical scientists working in transfusion science or hospital blood banks, it is essential that laboratory techniques are performed and interpreted correctly each and every time. Failure to do this has potentially fatal consequences. For this reason, demonstration of practical competence is heavily weighted at 50% of the total unit mark.

During the residential school you will complete:

(1) Laboratory workbook (25%): answer a set of questions in the laboratory workbook and interpret results as you perform each practical task;

(2) Practical examination (25%): you will undertake a practical examination in which you will be required to perform routine blood banking techniques in order to obtain valid results and to interpret the data correctly.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Wednesday (27-Sep-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Your practical examination will be completed in the last session of the residential school. Your laboratory workbook must be uploaded to the course moodle site before the due date.
Return Date to Students Week 11 Thursday (28-Sep-2017)
The practical assessment will be performed and marked in-class.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria
  1. Residential school and laboratory workbook: Each section will have assigned marks depending on the complexity of the task to be performed. A total mark obtained for the workbook and associated tasks will then be converted to 25% of your final grade. The laboratory staff will provide active verbal feedback to you on the practical hands-on aspect of this assessment item. The laboratory workbook template will contain the weighted marks associated with the tasks and subsequent questions/reports to be completed.
  2. Practical examination: The practical examination conducted on the last session of the residential school is worth 25% of your final grade. The practical examination will assess your ability to perform blood banking techniques and accurately interpret results to arrive at a provisional diagnosis. Further information on the examination will be available on the moodle site.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You should obtain a minimum 50% mark in both your laboratory workbook and practical examination in order to pass this assessment.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Hard copy

During the residential school.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Interpret blood grouping via antigen/antibody identification.

3. Understand principles and concepts of blood type cross matching (immunohaematology and immunophenotyping).

4. Perform and interpret blood cross matching by identifying the presence of antibodies.

8. Perform and interpret direct antiglobulin tests.

9. Analyse and interpret antenatal and postnatal immunohaematology testing procedures and results.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 50%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 50%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe human blood products, their production, labelling, storage and medical use.

2. Interpret blood grouping via antigen/antibody identification.

3. Understand principles and concepts of blood type cross matching (immunohaematology and immunophenotyping).

5. Explain the classification of adverse transfusion reactions and explain the consequences of using incompatible blood products.

6. Consider special factors for consideration in urgent blood transfusion.

7. Examine the production of autoantibodies and their role in erythrocyte destruction and tissue inflammation.

9. Analyse and interpret antenatal and postnatal immunohaematology testing procedures and results.

10. Justify blood bank automation and quality control of manual and automated blood cross matching.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice


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