Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Medical laboratory scientists have a vital role in the diagnosis of disease and ongoing management of patient care. It is estimated that 70% of all medical treatments are based on a pathology diagnosis. This first year unit introduces you to the clinical practice of diagnostic pathology, the role of medical laboratory scientists in healthcare, medical research and profession of medical laboratory science in a local, national and international context. Foundation knowledge in the core diagnostic pathology disciplines will be introduced in a series of clinical case studies and scenarios in conjunction with basic practical bench-skills required in the laboratory to prepare you for later units of your course.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you will demonstrate evidence of:
    1. Appropriate knowledge of the theoretical, practical and professional aspects of medical laboratory science in disease diagnosis and ongoing patient care/management in the local and global context.
    2. Ethical knowledge and behaviours required in the workplace and at QUT with respect to safe laboratory practice and the use of patients' personal information in a confidential, culturally sensitive manner appropriate for medical laboratory scientists.
    3. The ability to reflect on and communicate your learning and understanding of your future role as a medical laboratory scientist, and the profession of medical laboratory science by providing evidence of your academic and professional development.
    4. The ability to locate and interpret information . and communicate your knowledge and learning in spoken, written and online/digital contexts for a range of purposes and audiences.
    5. Collaboration and contribution in a group learning environment and the ability to provide and receive peer assessment in a manner appropriate for medical laboratory scientists and your ongoing studies at QUT.

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