module specification

BM7100 - Introduction to Haematology (2022/23)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2022/23
Module title Introduction to Haematology
Module level Masters (07)
Credit rating for module 10
School School of Human Sciences
Total study hours 100
 
100 hours Guided independent study
0 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
In-Course Test 20%   Online Quizzes
Coursework 30%   Reflective Learning Log -PLL (1000 words)
Coursework 50%   Written Assignment - ECA (1000 words)
Running in 2022/23

(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Year LMET Distance Learning Not applicable -

Module summary

This module provides an understanding and knowledge of the theory and practice of haematology.Examining the different elements that constitute blood in normal and diseased states, investigating the causes and diagnosis of anaemias, haemoglobinopathies and thalassaemias, haematological malignancy, haemostasis and thrombosis.

Syllabus

This module provides an understanding and knowledge of the theory and practice of haematology.Examining the different elements that constitute blood in normal and diseased states, investigating the causes and diagnosis of anaemias, haemoglobinopathies and thalassaemias, haematological malignancy, haemostasis and thrombosis
Red cell morphology and haematopoeisis; destruction of red cells; fragility; inherited and aquired anaemias; haemoglobinopathies; primary and derived haematological indices. Haematinic assays.
Haemostasis and thrombosis: the vascular endothelium; platelet aggregation; coagulation. Selected bleeding and clotting disorders; treatment options.
White cell morphology; production of white cell lines; causes and characteristics of leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma; myeloproliferative disorders. Impact of molecular diagnostics.

Learning Outcomes LO 1 - 3

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

Information pertaining to the subject matter will be presented through an integrated programme of lectures and supporting exercises, together with some use of a problem-based learning approach and the guided use of student-centred learning resources.  Lectures will be used to provide a conceptual framework.  Student centred assignments will enable students to reinforce and expand their knowledge, and develop subject specific skills and competence.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Have knowledge of the nature, functions, turnover and diagnostic value of blood cells and associated indices, relate haematology theory to laboratory and clinical practice, including awareness of factors affecting sample integrity, risks associated with the sample reagents, or method and other tests indicated by the outcome of the analysis and demonstrate understanding of haemostasis and thrombosis. 
2. Understand what are the principles of quality control and quality assurance are in haematology and critically interpret and evaluate information from a particular case study
3. Demonstrate through the reflective learning journal that you (the student) have reflected on their own performance as an independent professional learner.

Assessment strategy

The module will be formatively assessed by in-course online quizzes and two coursework components. A reflective learning log (2000 words) and a written assignment (1000 words). Criteria for assessment will include an understanding of the subject matter; an ability, both orally and written, to explain, describe and discuss the work; completeness and conciseness of written reports and essays with emphasis upon critical ability and scientific rigour. To pass the module students need to achieve a minimum aggregate mark of 50%. There are no practical sessions.

Component                  Learning outcomes
Quizzes                                   1
Reflective learning log             1,2
Written assignment                  1,2,3

Bibliography

Bains B J. (2015) Blood Cells a Practical Guide Blackwell.
Hoffbrand AV, Moss PAH. (2015) Essential Haematology. Blackwell
Bain B J, Bates I. (2016) Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology 12th Ed. Churchill Livingstone.
Rodak BF, Carr J H. (2016) Clinical Haematology Atlas. Elsevier.