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Medical Laboratory Science

202.471 Advanced Haematology60 credits
The principles and clinical training in the application of laboratory techniques used in the investigation of abnormalities of the haemopoietic and haemostatic systems such as anaemia, aplasia, haematological cancers, bleeding and thrombotic disorders.
202.472 Advanced Transfusion Science60 credits
The principles and clinical training in the application of processes for donor selection, donation collection and processing of blood and blood products. Also included are compatibility testing, blood grouping, alloantibody screening and identification used in the provision of blood for transfusion and the diagnosis of haemolytic disease.
202.473 Advanced Histological Technique60 credits
The principles of, and clinical training in, the preparation of tissue for study by microscopy and the application of histological techniques to diagnostic histopathology.
202.476 Human Cytogenetics60 credits
The study of human chromosomes, their abnormalities and relations to diseases and the pre- and postnatal diagnosis of genetic disorders.
202.477 Immunology and Virology60 credits
The principles and methodology of techniques currently used for the diagnosis of a range of immunological diseases and viral infections.
202.478 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry60 credits
The principles of, and clinical training in, biochemical and selected immunological laboratory techniques currently used for the diagnosis of human diseases.


202.479 Diagnostic Medical Microbiology60 credits
The principles of, and clinical training in, the laboratory diagnosis of bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections of humans. It will include specimen collection and processing, microscopy, culture, biochemical tests, and nucleic-acid and antibody-based techniques for pathogen isolation and/or identification as well as antimicrobial susceptibility testing, sterilisation and disinfection.

Medical Laboratory Science

202.701 Clinical Laboratory Haematology15 credits
Introduction to the homeostatic mechanisms of blood cell production and regulation and the control mechanisms that maintain haemostasis in humans. The role of the haematologist and the laboratory in the diagnosis of diseases such as anaemia, haemophilia, thrombosis, leukaemia and other blood cell neoplasms.
202.702 Transfusion Science15 credits
An introduction to the principles of transfusion and transplantation practice. The collection and storage of blood and the manufacture of human blood products for transfusion. The major human blood groups and blood group alloantibodies. Blood borne viruses including the hepatitis viruses and the Major Histocompatibility Complex in the context of donor/recipient matching of organs for transplantation.
202.703 Diagnostic Clinical Biochemistry & Immunology15 credits
The biochemistry of human tissue with particular emphasis on disease detection. The practical course will include analytical methods and specialised laboratory techniques applied to clinical biochemistry, immunology and serology.
202.704 Diagnostic Medical Microbiology15 credits
Bacterial and fungal pathogens of humans in terms of the organisms, their habitats, modes of transmission, disease patterns, laboratory diagnosis and relationship with the human microbiome. Sterilization and disinfection. Antimicrobial agents, resistance to antimicrobial agents and antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
202.705 Advanced Clinical Sciences30 credits
The clinical sciences are studied at an advanced level in one of the specialty areas of: Diagnostic Clinical Biochemistry & Immunology, Diagnostic Microbiology, Clinical Laboratory Haematology, Transfusion Science and Molecular Diagnostics. The role of the Medical Laboratory Scientist in the generation of clinical laboratory results used in the diagnosis and the treatment of disease/disorders and the maintenance of standards of quality and laboratory safety.
202.781 Current Topics in Medical Laboratory Science30 credits
An advanced course of study based on current literature of Medical Laboratory Science selected from Biochemistry, Microbiology, Virology, Haematology, Transfusion Science, Immunology, Histological Technique and Cytology. Candidates will be expected to cover areas of Medical Laboratory Science, including both their current specialist discipline(s) and other areas.
202.889 Research Project45 credits
202.900 PhD Medical Laboratory Science120 credits

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