Haematology 1.1


Haematology is the study of blood and the diseases associated with blood cells and the organs involved in forming blood. The areas that will be studied in detail in this module include the malignant and benign conditions that affect blood cells and the tests that are used in the diagnosis of disease states. This module will also include a study of the cellular and soluble factors that are present in the blood that help to maintain blood in the fluid state and that prevent excess blood loss following injury. Throughout the module emphasis will be placed on safety legislation and safe practices in the haematology laboratory.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the role of the haematology laboratory in the context of patient care.

  2. Explain the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of a selection of disorders investigated in the haematology laboratory.

  3. Perform a range of routine haematology tests appropriate to professional practice.

  4. Analyse, interpret and communicate patient results as appropriate for a clinical setting.

  5. Discuss the instrumentation and associated technologies used in the haematology laboratory.

  6. Demonstrate a knowledge of and apply principles of safety and quality in the haematology laboratory.

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