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Unit Overview

Description

This practicum provides an opportunity for students to develop hands-on laboratory skills in a clinical anatomical pathology laboratory. The unit is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the practical knowledge and technical skills to conduct routine testing and produce clinical test reports to the standard required in the clinical setting.

Credit
6 points
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate the practical knowledge and technical skills required to conduct routine testing in a clinical anatomical pathology laboratory; (2) describe the work flow in a clinical anatomical pathology laboratory; and (3) apply analytical and technical skills to develop clinical reports of the standard required in a clinical anatomical pathology laboratory.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) seminars; (2) practical examinations; and (3) an e-portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.



This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Assistant Professor Clayton Fragall
Unit rules
Prerequisites
PATH5131 Anatomical Pathology
and PATH5132 Advanced Anatomical Pathology
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week
tutorials/labs/workshops: 3 hours per week
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