Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Hawthorn - Taught online/distance.
Semester 2, Hawthorn - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Distance (online) |
Total Time Commitment: Students should expect to undertake a minimum of 120 hours research, reading, writing and general study to complete this subject successfully.
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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This subject covers a broad range of quality topics associated with transfusion medicine including; systems, principles and issues. The purpose of this subject is to provide the student with an understanding of quality policies and the clinical risk management issues relating to blood and blood products from collection to post transfusion management.
Topics covered include: haemovigilance and its importance, consent issues associated with the transfusion of blood and blood products, an understanding of the function of quality systems, risk management, traceability and recall, practical skills in relation to auditing, data analysis, change management and process facilitation skills, and the principles of blood product handling and transfusion reaction reporting and management.
At the completion of the subject, students should;
|Assessment:||60% of assessment: 3,000 word essay, due at the end of the semester. |
30% of assessment: 1,500 word essay, due half way through the semester
10% of assessment: Participation in remote learning forums. Student must contribute to questions posted on the forum and participate in discussion threads on a weekly basis.
|Prescribed Texts:||The Clinical Use of Blood in Medicine, Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Surgery and Anaesthesia, Trauma and Burns by the World Health Organisation , Blood Transfusion Safety, Geneva (2002)|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
|Links to further information:||http://www.mccp.unimelb.edu.au/courses/award-courses/graduate-certificate/graduate_certificate_in_transfusion_practice|
Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice |
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