PATH5511 Clinical Laboratory Skills 1
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth), PathWest Laboratories Multi-mode
- This unit's objectives are achieved by a combination of lectures, tutorials, self directed learning (using study guides); case based learning (using examples drawn from routine clinical laboratory practice (e.g. students deriving reference intervals from raw data); participation in case/slide reviews, peer review meetings, external quality assurance programs; participation in developing protocols for evaluating new technology, educational meetings and journal clubs; composing written reports on laboratory test results, their interpretation and relevance; preparation of posters or educational pieces for presentation to peers or at scientific meetings; and regular meetings with topic tutors and/or unit coordinator(s).
- Students are able to (1) analyse, summarise and effectively communicate findings and are capable of adjusting the communication style and content to suit different target audiences; (2) describe the design of research studies and identify the strengths and weakness of different study designs; (3) describe the concept of ethical research and understand the role of informed consent, institutional review boards and therapeutic equipoise; (4) describe the principles of evidence based laboratory medicine and assess the quality of the evidence, understand systematic reviews and be aware of the pathway from evidence to guidelines; (5) describe of pathology funding and budgeting, staff management and development and the implications of service design and delivery models; (6) describe the requirements of a laboratory information system, including the role of laboratory middleware and instrument interfaces and be aware of the application of other informatics and software programs in the clinical laboratory; and (7) describe the requirements for sample handling and processing in a routine diagnostic laboratory.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessments; (2) seminar; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Christine Bundell and Dr Clayton Fragall
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Laboratory Medicine (92530);
the Master of Clinical Pathology (92510)
Approved quota: 12
- Contact hours
- 2 hours of lectures and 2 - 3 hours of tutorials per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.