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MEDT 463 Clinical Practice Hematology

(Credits: 3)

This course provides exposure to practical experience in Hematology and Coagulation acquired through a 14-day rotation at an affiliated hospital or physician’s office laboratory. Students are introduced to daily operations, workflow and the laboratory information system as they perform manual and automated hematology and coagulation procedures. Procedures include manual and automated cell counts, evaluation of abnormal CBC results and formulation of an appropriate course of action, examination of normal and abnormal peripheral smears, recognition of abnormal red cell and white cell morphology, and identification of the most common anemias and leukemias.