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.


85%: Lecture
12%: Practical (Laboratory, Practical)
3%: Seminar


50%: Coursework (Test)
50%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.