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.
- Haematology in healthcare.
- 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.
- Myelomas, lymphomas and myelodysplastic syndromes, and associated treatments.
- Haemorrhagic coagulation disorders; causes and laboratory investigations.
- Platelet disorders; causes and laboratory investigations.
- Malaria and other red blood cell inclusions. Paediatric and geriatric haematology. Haemostasis.
- Bone marrow characteristics and evaluation. Examination of body fluids.
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||summarise the processes involved in the development, regulation and metabolism of blood cells||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||evaluate normal and abnormal erythrocytes, leukocytes, reticulocytes and platelets||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||compare a range of blood cell disorders including discussions of their causes and clinical diagnoses||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||evaluate the causes, clinical diagnoses, and treatments of non-malignant and malignant leukocyte disorders||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||solve clinical cases by using haematological methods||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||select and employ relevant laboratory methods and safe practice in the haematology laboratory||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- Keohane, EM, Smith, LJ & Walenga, JM, 2016, Rodak's Hematology: Clinical principles and applications, 5th edn, Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri. ISBN: 978-0-323-23906-6.
- Rodak, BF & Carr, JH, 2017, Clinical Hematology Atlas, 5th edn, Elsevier, St, Louis, Missouri. ISBN: 978-0-323-32249-2.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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