Haematology & Transfusion
Haematology & Transfusion 2023-24
North Wales Medical School
Module - Semester 1
The module will cover several key concepts of haematological science:
- Red cell development and their role in human health.
- The biology of white blood cells and their role in health.
- The role of the haemostatic system in maintaining health.
- Key concepts of blood transfusion.
Lectures and revision sessions will present detailed information and discussion on key issues relating to clinical haematology. Links to cutting edge developments and research will be highlighted and a reflection on how clinical and diagnostic patterns have changed over time.
Digital pathology skills: The digital pathology skills element will provide hands-on experience with assessing blood film morphologies in order to diagnose patient case studies.
-threshold -Category D (40%-49%):A threshold student should have a basic knowledge of the essential facts and key concepts in haematology and blood transfusion presented in this module. Written answers should demonstrate an ability to organise relevant lecture material into a coherent argument. The answer may contain errors and knowledge gaps.
-good -Category B (60%-69%):A good student should have a thorough factual knowledge across all aspects of the module, and be able to detail examples where appropriate. Written answers should demonstrate an ability to critically synthesise lecture material. Limited evidence of background reading.
-excellent -Category A (70%-100%):Completed assessments present very accurate and relevant material, integrated with numerous directed outside core text-reading and some self-researched information sources. Essays, answers and reports present very coherent and well organised arguments that demonstrate excellent overall knowledge and understanding of all module material.Evidence of wider reading & critical thinking is required for A+ and A* marks.
-another level-Category C (50%-59%):A C Category student should have a correct knowledge of the essential facts and key concepts in haematology and blood transfusion presented in this module. Written answers should demonstrate an ability to organise relevant lecture material into a coherent argument. The answer may lack context and explanation.
- Demonstrate an understanding of blood and its constituents
- Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and practical aspects of blood transfusion and cross matching.
- Describe the principles of the most frequently used pathology laboratory tests used in haematology and their diagnostic significance
Patient Case Studies
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)
End of module exam