BMS265 Integrated Clinical Placement for Medical Laboratory Science 1 (8)

In this subject students will complete a supervised clinical placement and submit a comprehensive portfolio based on their experience. This provides students with the opportunity to integrate the theoretical knowledge gained in the subjects studied and practice and consolidate their skills in a clinical environment. Students will be required to demonstrate their ability to reflect and critically evaluate their practice.


Micro Session 6 (82)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BMS265. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Student must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Pathology)


BMS247 and BMS141 and BMS252

Subject Relationships

BMS237 Micro-session version of BMS237

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate problem solving and decision making skills within a laboratory;
  • be able to operate independently and as a team member;
  • be able to demonstrate written and oral communication skills relevant to the discipline;
  • be able to describe the collection, preparation and analyses of clinical specimen or clinical data;
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety and safe work practices relevant to the discipline;
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour; and
  • be able to reflect on clinical experiences and maintain a portfolio identifying clinical/practical experiences and the learning that has taken place as a result of these experiences.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Communication skills and professional behaviour;
  • Collection, preparation and analysis of clinical data and/or specimens;
  • Maintenance and promotion of safe work practices;
  • Professional accountability; and
  • Reflective practice and portfolio development.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 30 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students undertake 30 days placement at an appropriate sites, for example a pathology or research laboratory. While on placement students will undertake specific tasks related to:

Communication skills and professional behaviour
Collection, preparation and analysis of clinical data and/or specimens
Maintenance and promotion of safe work practices
Professional accountability

During placement students will engage in reflective practice and develop a portfolio which will be submitted for assessment.

Students will be responsible for travel and accommodation while on placement and may be required to attend placement away from their normal residence.

Special Resources

Students attending compulsory workplace learning placements are responsible for all associated travel, accommodation and required resources.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.