Life Sciences

Haematology and Anatomy

Module code: C7138
Level 5
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Practical, Lecture, Class, Laboratory
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

This module intends to introduce you to two important disciplines in medicine, namely haematology and anatomy. It will consist of a series of lectures and practicals to supplement teaching. Lectures in anatomy will cover the various structures in human body and how structures such as muscle, skin, bone , organs etc are organized in different anatomical regions of the body. You will be given the opportunity to experience the dissection hall at the BSMS.

The haematology lectures aim at providing knowledge of normal and abnormal haemology. This will include the functions of bone marrow, the different blood cells and their role, haemostasis , common haematological disorders such as anemias, leukemias, disorders of clotting and a discussion on blood grouping and transfusion. The practicals would cover RBC, WBC count, blood smears, blood grouping and interpretation of routine haematological tests.

Module learning outcomes

  • Describe the anatomy of common structures such as skin, muscles and blood vessels and how they are organised in anatomical regions such as the thoracic cage
  • Explain normal haematopoiesis and thrombosis, functions of the bone marrow, spleen, RBCs, WBCs and platelets
  • Show in-depth knowledge of haematological conditions such as anaemias, leukaemias, bleeding and coagulation disorders
  • Show in-depth knowledge of haematological conditions such as anaemias, leukaemias, bleeding and coagulation disorders