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  1. Hello all, I would like to apologise for posting this without prior explanation on why I posted this. This is based on an extensive research on this site as well as another site. My goal is that it provides a platform to refer and also to boost our confidence as we all prepare and hope for the best. The summary of my research is that we: Get the exam question posted on AiMS website and try and answer the questions as much as possible. This will force us to go through the materials. If possible have a study partner, probably that specialises in another subject area, so you can compare notes. Try and answer questions posted by previous successful candidates and possibly follow their study plan . Although I am yet to develop a strategy that suits me. Three textbooks I have posted kept showing up, I thought it might be a good idea to explore. I strongly believe we are all have have different background, experience and therefore strength. We should maximise this to your advantage, bearing in mind that we are only expected to score 50% in total form each subject area. Please keep posting your thoughts and tips. I look forward to hearing from successful candidates who should take it upon themselves to share their success strategies with the sole aim to strengthening or professional presence in OZ. I hope this is helpful.
  2. AIMS Exam These are the books that I studied for the exam. ***Clinical Laboratory Science Review: A Bottom Line Approach by Patsy Jarreau (it is summarized but I find lacking in Blood bank and Clinical chem) For Blood bank transfusion and Clinical chemistry, I supplemented it with: *** Success! Clinical Laboratory science by Ciulla ***Concise Review of Clinical Laboratory science by Hubbard I did not read the whole Ciulla and Hubbard book, just the sections on Clinical chemistry and Blood transfusion. As for the histology part, I just searched the internet about the basics on histology and what you need to know as a med lab scientist. 1. Clinical Laboratory Science Review: A Bottom Line Approach - Patsy Jarreau (Author)http://www.amazon.com/Clinical-Laboratory-Science-Review-Approach/dp/0967043425/ref=pd_sim_b_2 2. Quick Review Cards for Clinical Laboratory Science Examinations [Cards] Valerie Dietz Polansky MEd MLS (ASCP)http://www.amazon.com/Review-Clinical-Laboratory-Science-Examinations/dp/0803604599/ref=pd_sim_b_2 The few that I can remember. - Calculate the anion gap (formula not given) - what is dry chemistry? - define esbl, mdr-tb, mrsa - what to do when automated analyzer gives platelet result of 30? - stain used to demonstrate following; mucin; fungi; elastin fibres Chem External QC and purpose Acromegaly Tests for coeliac disease Anion gap calculation Causes of increased potassium preanalytical Causes of hypercalcemia Steps or studies taken before a new assay is introduced in the lab - 4 freaking points Interpretation of swear electrolytes Hema Types of hemolytic anemia Interpretation of indices Schillings test Retticulocyte ct and purpose Erroneous CBC result from analyzer Conditions seen with burr cells stomatocyte elliptocyte target cells Micro Dermatophytes Hemolysis of bacteria Color of colony in different media Causative agents of diseases Betalactamase meaning and purpose inbacterioa Mic Temperature requirements of bacteria Histopath Types of connective tissues and epithelial tissues Stain for myelin melanin iron glycogen Pas stains Other cytological stain Fixatives Giemsa stain coomponents Bb Storage temp of red cells Selection of donor blood for cross matching - given yung census ng blood na pagpipilian Factors affecting at ab reaction Labeling of sample for crossmatch Explain kung piano magkakaroon ng offspring na o hung parents na a Computer crossmatch 1. major & minor physiological variations in chemistry 2. tubes for glucose including timings 3. myeloproliferative diseases 4. Anti a1 vs Anti A2 5. Vit B12 def vs others 6. o-cresolphthalein-chem 7. bromcresyl green-chem 8. AGAP formula 9. G6PD 10. crossmatching(donors) 11.meaning of crossmatch and keep 12. fixatives 13. synthetic dyes 14. cell lines the esophagus 15. fixatives for cervical smears 16. sensitivity and specificity 17. stains for M tb 18. Gram stain of G. vaginalis 19. optochin, bacitracin, novobiocin 20. universal recipient 21. sample for xmatching labelling 22. sweat chloride 23. d dimer 24. morphological abnormalities w ass dses 25. microorganisms growth colors in the plates Quote: [TABLE=width: 100%] [TR] [TD=class: alt2]Originally Posted by mmsmallick Thank you for your reply, My bachelor in Microbiology and Maters in Biomedical Laboratory sceinces from UK. I would appreciate if you could mention some names of books that are good for preperation for exam! What about Medical laboratory Sceince review by Robert R. Harr? Muddas [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] REVIEW **Harr, R.R. (2006). Clinical Laboratory Science Review (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis. ISBN: 978-0803613737 **Hubbard, J.D. (2009). A Concise Review of Clinical Laboratory Science (2nd ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 978-0781782029 **Jarreau, P. (2011). Clinical Laboratory Science Review: A Bottom Line Approach. (4th ed.) Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) Foundation.ISBN: 978-096704342510 **McPherson, R.A., & Pincus, M.R. (Eds.). (2011). Henry=s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods (22nd ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier. ISBN: 978-1437709742 ** Wu, A. (2006). Tietz Clinical Guide Mostly Harr book and my review notes from School I feel your pain! It is so frustrating knowing you have the relevant qualifications and experience but it is not good enough. Firstly, the exam is not as bad as you think but it is tough. With regards to Biochem, in the exam there was emphasis on practical aspects. What tubes for glucose aside from the obvious fluoride and certain circumstances e.g serum unseparated, if a specimen was left uncentrifuged what would you not test and why, anion gap question came up, biological variation, difference between wet and dry chemistry. Micro learn strains and identification tests and types of disc diffusion. Blood transfusion was complicated. They gave a question about what blood you would give a particular blood type which was worth a few marks. Haem learn the different red cells and when they arise. There was one question which asked about 5 different cells. Cyto and Histo was actually ok and doesn't differ much from the questions. Know the stains which seems impossible, colours and the process involved in both, different fixatives etc. I found the IBMS books of great help and writing down brief notes on cards which i could look at on train journeys etc or quiet periods in work. It is very frustrating as the topics are so wide and varied. I studied so much, felt my life was non existant and alot doesn't come up but you don't know what will come up. I work in Genetics and worked in Biochem over 5 years ago and felt it was Biochem that let me down. I should be getting my results in the next few weeks and don't think i've done well. My friend resat it with me so I will ask her for some advise too. Regards Kirsty I am new to this forum. Thanks for sharing your experience, it is very helpful. I hope to sit the exam in September and feel I have limited time to prepare- less than three months. You mentioned using IBMS books. Are they sufficient and which ones did you find very useful. I am a Biomedical Scientist, with Haematology and Clinical Chemistry background. Does that mean I don"t have to buy the recommended books? Please help specific strategies/ tips on how you are able to pull together the different courses together.. Your help and support will be very much appreciated.
  3. Hi Asma27, If you don't me asking, Have you been able to sit the exam? Any useful tips for exam as well as job opportunities? Is life as a medical lab scientist greener in OZ? I doubt if any employer would employ without ensuring one has been properly assessed as qualified to practice by AIMS. Your thoughts regarding this as well as the option of eventually you settled for:- Diploma or self Directed study. Your response would be very appreciated.
  4. How was the exam? Do you mind sharing please. If you dont mind strategies that you adopted to achieve. This will be very appreciated.
  5. Not sure if you have found answer to your queries, but AIMS staff and website indicates that its about 10 weeks maximum. Below is an extract from the website. [TABLE=width: 750] [TR] [TD] 'Our delivery policy / timeframe for completion of your assessment is generally between 6 – 8 weeks but please be aware it can take up to 10 weeks in some cases. We do not offer a priority or express service but we always endeavour to complete your application as quickly as possible'. [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
  6. Hi Kirsty, I would like to get tips, useful website etc that you have found useful please. Once I get a response, I will send you my email address. Thanks.
  7. I am new to this forum. Thanks for sharing your experience, it is very helpful. I hope to sit the exam in September and feel I have limited time to prepare- less than three months. You mentioned using IBMS books. Are they sufficient and which ones did you find very useful. I am a Biomedical Scientist, with Haematology and Clinical Chemistry background. Does that mean I don"t have to buy the recommended books? Please help specific strategies/ tips on how you are able to pull together the different courses together.. Your help and support will be very much appreciated.