Haematology and Anatomy (C7138)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 29 hours of contact time and about 121 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: