North Wales Medical School
Module - Semester 1
This module will cover several key aspects of haematological disease and therapeutic options.
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. The module will contain lectures on haematological malignancy and non-malignant disorders of the haematological system.
Morphology experience of key haematological tests will be delivered through a case study based practical session. Students will be expected to be able to recognise and diagnose key haematological malignancies and conduct routine blood typing experiments.
-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.
-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 and information from background reading.
-excellent -Category A (70%-100%):An excellent student should be able to demonstrate the skills necessary for self-managed and lifelong learning (working independently, time management and organisation) and have a detailed in depth knowledge of all aspects of the module. Written answers should have an extremely high standard of presentation, structure and clarity with a very well argued and coverage of accurate and relevant information from lecture notes and significant background reading.
-another level-Category C (50%-59%):A C category student should have a correct understanding 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 argument may reveal knowledge gaps. Context and explanation may be missing. No evidence of wider reading.
- Critically discuss the most frequently used pathology laboratory tests used in haematology and blood transfusion and their diagnostic significance
- Critically discuss the role of blood products and haemopoeitic stem cell transplants as therapeutic interventions.
- Critically discuss the types, causes and diagnosis of malignant and non-malignant haematological disease.
- Critically evaluate the role of molecular diagnostics in haematology.
Patient Case Studies
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)
Final module exam