the aim of the course is that the student, on completion of the course, should be able to describe, as well as apply skills for light microscopic analysis of blood cells and bone marrow cells. The student should be able to determine changes of the blood cells in infections, anemia and leukemia. Self-study of microscopical preparations is of great importance for the student learning to distinguish normal blood cells from pathological cells.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to: – describe and explain the formation and function of blood cells. – give examples of anemia, infections and hematologic malignancies with an emphasis on diagnostics. – demonstrate the importance of hematologic analyses and examinations to determine diagnoses. independent apply skills in light microscopic analysis to distinguish normal blood cells, as well as different blood cells, in macrocytic and microcytic anemia, hematologic malignancies, and in bacterial infections/viral infections.
Formation and function of the blood, factor regulation, cell maturity and differentiation
Synthesis and function of hemoglobin. Blood cell function
Analysis of blood and bone marrow expressions