Module title: Haematology and Transfusion Science [Hong Kong]

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS11601
Module leader: Sharron Vass
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Biomedical Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sharron Vass
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Lectures and tutorials will be used to develop scientific knowledge (LOs 1-5). Much of this module involves learning practical skills and their applications (LOs 2-4) and as such will develop the understanding of how organisations work. Laboratory classes develop laboratory skills and contribute to critical appraisal of current techniques.

The majority of students will already be in employment. Reflection on work place practice will be encouraged, and critical appraisal of techniques and how organisations work form part of the teaching. Students will draw on current reviews and research papers to supplement their learning.

The module is supported by a VLE (Moodle) which is used to provide class materials (including lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory classes), resource such as animations, videos, direct links to relevant web-based resource, e:submission of all coursework, self-assessment test, interactive teaching resource, and independent study materials to cover expected prior-learning. Reflecting the discipline, students use a wide range of technology to accomplish laboratory work and in silico analysis.

Formative Assessment:
Students will receive formative feedback on their performance throughout the practical classes

Summative Assessment:
Practical skills and written communication are assessed formally and by means of a laboratory report. Theoretical knowledge is assessed through the exam.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 26
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 25
Independent Learning Guided independent study 146
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 25 1 & 3 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Essay 25 2 & 5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 50 1,3 & 4 15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will investigate the modern approaches in the laboratory investigation of haematological disorders. You will learn about haematological disorders and how they are investigated. Treatments of some disorders will be studied, including new and experimental methods.
This module includes –
A review of various haematological disorders and their methods of investigation.

The principles and application of Flow Cytometry and immunophenotyping.

The molecular mechanism involved in cell apoptosis and its relationship with disease development and treatment, including the principles of methodology and instrumentation applicable for the analysis of apoptosis.

Advances in laboratory investigation of coagulation disorders.

The utilisation of haemopoietic stem cells in bone marrow transplantation.

The hazards of transfusion including transfusion reaction and transmission of diseases.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically appraise various haematological disorders and the methods for their investigation.
LO2: Critically appraise the current concept of transfusion therapy.
LO3: Critically appraise contemporary techniques used in haematology.
LO4: Critically appraise the utilisation of haematopoietic stem cells in bone marrow transplantation
LO5: Critically evaluate current relevant research papers

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