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ML4307 - Haematology 1

[Not offered in 2021]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject introduces the student to haematology and the haematology laboratory. The structure and function of ALL haemopoietic cells is reviewed, followed by a detailed study of red cell pathology and haemostasis. Both manual and automated methods of quantitation of blood components are taught. In conjunction with ML4308, this subject provides the professional requirements for a graduate medical laboratory scientist in haematology.

Learning Outcomes

  • perform a range of haematological techniques as they relate to the full blood count and coagulation;
  • create a descriptive criteria for the identification all haemopoietic cells;
  • describe the blood film features for the diverse aetiologies of anaemia;
  • evaluate results of anaemia studies and link these to pathophysiology and diagnosis;
  • evaluate results of coagulation studies and link these to pathophysiology and diagnosis.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination - In class - (50%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more and in each of the two pieces of assessment (theory and practical exam).

Prerequisites: PP2101 and PP2201

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.