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MEDT 432 Hematology II

(Credits: 3)

This course is designed to emphasize advanced theoretical concepts in hematology and hemostasis and its practical applications. Students are exposed to the pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, clinical correlation and peripheral blood cell identification of the acute myeloid and lymphocytic leukemias. Other topics include: myeloproliferative and lymphoproliferative disorders, the myelodysplastic disorders, and plasma cell disorders. Cytochemical staining patters in acute leukemias are stressed and their utility in the diagnostic process is developed through case study exercises. Students learn to interpret the abnormal automated CBC results and perform the follow-up procedures. Anemias are reviewed throughout the course of the semester. Topics in coagulation include an overview of hemostasis, platelet disorders, hereditary factor disorders, von Willebrand’s disease, fibrinolysis, DIC, physiologic and pathologic inhibitors, thrombosis and anticoagulant therapy. Each hemostasis concept supported by laboratory exercises which emphasize the practical aspects of coagulation test systems, and reagent, quality control and diagnostic usefulness. Instructional methods include lectures and educational objectives, case studies, problem-based exercises, and homework.

Prerequisite: MEDT 331