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Hematology Core Course

Overview

The Hematology Core Course provides students with an overview of blood physiology, red and white blood cells, platelets, and abnormalities associated with these cellular components. The course discusses the tests that are part of automated Hematology screening as well as the different methodologies used to analyze or calculate the results.

 

Objectives
  • A review of physiologic features of the body where blood plays and important role
  • Functions, components and cellular elements in blood
  • Understanding the functions and disorders of red and white blood cells…and much more

 

Course Duration

1.5 hours

Section 1 | Physiologic Features of the Body

Review the major physiologic features of the body: water, homeostasis, metabolism, body Chemicals to better understand the clinical uses of hematology.
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Section 1 Quiz | Physiologic Features of the Body

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Section 2 | Overview of Blood

Review the major functions of blood, the components of blood, and identify the chief characteristics of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
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Section 2 Quiz | Overview of Blood

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Section 3 | Red Blood Cells

Review the formation and maturation of red blood cells (RBCs) along with the roles of hemoglobin, transferrin, and ferritin.
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Section 3 Quiz | Red Blood Cells

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Section 4 | Disorders of Red Blood Cells

Review the disorders of red blood cells (RBCs), including the different types of anemia and polycythemia.
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Section 4 Quiz | Disorders of Red Blood Cells

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Section 5 | White Blood Cells

Review the formation and maturation of the different types of white blood cells (WBCs) and their primary functions.
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Section 5 Quiz | White Blood Cells

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Section 6 | Disorders of White Blood Cells

Review the disorders of white blood cells (WBCs), including leukocytosis, neutropenia, lymphocytosis, agranulocytosis, lymphoma and leukemia.
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Section 6 Quiz | Disorders of White Blood Cells

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Section 7 | Platelets and Hemorrhagic Disorders

Review the formation and maturation of platelets, their functions and hemorrhagic disorders.
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Section 7 Quiz | Platelets and Hemorrhagic Disorders

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Section 8 | Hematology Tests

Review the basics of the hematology tests, including how testing is performed, technologies used and what comprises a complete blood count (CBC).
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Section 8 Quiz | Hematology Tests

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