Perform chemical pathology tests

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver MSL975004A, 'Perform chemical pathology tests'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Process samples and associated request forms

1.1. Ensure sample labels and request forms are correctly completed in accordance with enterprise requirements

1.2. Return samples and request forms that do not comply with requirements to their source with reasons for non-acceptance

1.3. Log acceptable samples, applying required document tracking mechanisms

1.4. Process samples as required by test procedure and request status

1.5. Store sample components under optimal conditions until required for testing

2. Perform tests

2.1. Select authorised tests indicated for the requested investigations

2.2. Conduct individual tests, or batches of tests, according to documented methodologies, applying required quality control procedures

2.3. Manage tasks and organise work to ensure efficient use of time

2.4. Flag test results that are outside accepted quality control limits

2.5. Apply cognitive and technical processes to discriminate between significant data and artefact

2.6. Confirm with supervisor any further testing requirements

2.7. Record all test data, noting any phenomena that may be relevant to the treatment of data or the interpretation of results

2.8. Store unused sample for possible future reference

3. Maintain a safe work area and environment

3.1. Use established safe work practices and personal protective equipment to ensure personal safety and that of other laboratory personnel

3.2. Clean up spills using appropriate techniques to protect personnel, work area and environment

3.3. Identify instrument malfunction that may impact on safe operation

3.4. Ensure the safe disposal of biohazardous materials and other laboratory wastes in accordance with enterprise procedures

4. Maintain laboratory records

4.1. Make entries on report forms or into computer systems, accurately calculating, recording or transcribing required data

4.2. Maintain instrument logs as required by accreditation checklists

4.3. Maintain security and confidentiality of all clinical information, laboratory data and records

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL975004A appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT41807 - Certificate IV in Pathology
  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations