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Unit description

Examines the foundations of haematology, and their relation to health and disease. Students will develop investigative and analytical skills and be able to evaluate test results for the diagnosis of haematological and haemostatic disorders.

Unit content

  • Haematology in healthcare
  • Haematopoiesis
  • Leukopoiesis
  • Megakaryopoiesis
  • Erythrocyte regulation and metabolism
  • Haemoglobin structure and function
  • Haemoglobin and iron metabolism
  • Erythrocyte destruction disorders
  • Normal and abnormal leukocyte morphology
  • Malignant leukocyte disorders; acute and chronic leukaemia
  • Normal haemostasis and coagulation
  • Haemorrhagic coagulation and platelet disorders

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1analyse the processes involved in the development, regulation and metabolism of blood cells
2explain normal and abnormal erythrocytes, leukocytes, reticulocytes and platelets
3evaluate the causes, clinical diagnoses, and treatments of non-malignant and malignant leukocyte disorders
4demonstrate the capacity to solve simple clinical cases by using haematological methods
5select and employ relevant laboratory methods and safe practice in the haematology laboratory

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse the processes involved in the development, regulation and metabolism of blood cells
  2. explain normal and abnormal erythrocytes, leukocytes, reticulocytes and platelets
  3. evaluate the causes, clinical diagnoses, and treatments of non-malignant and malignant leukocyte disorders
  4. demonstrate the capacity to solve simple clinical cases by using haematological methods
  5. select and employ relevant laboratory methods and safe practice in the haematology laboratory

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 2 hours (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Competency Check10%
Exam: practical30%
Exam: closed book60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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