Courses & Units

Haematology 1 CXA231


Haematology is the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. It includes the aetiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of blood diseases such as leukaemia, anaemia, haemophilia and deep vein thrombosis.
The first half of the unit covers normal haemopoiesis, routine haematological screening procedures, recognition of cells of the peripheral blood and recognition of normal and abnormal features in peripheral blood smears. The second half of the unit covers normal haemostasis, the causes and classification of bleeding disorders, anticoagulant therapy, thrombotic disorders, laboratory investigation of haemostasis and quality control.


Unit name Haematology 1
Unit code CXA231
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Nicole Ranson
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate, demonstrate and apply practical methodology and theoretical knowledge, about the structure and physiology of haematological cells and their function in health and disease.
  • Communicate, demonstrate and apply practical methodology and theoretical knowledge about the haemostatic system and its function in health and disease.
  • Analyse and interpret laboratory data and clinical information to diagnose haematological disorders.
  • Justify the diagnosis of haematological disorders through the correlation of laboratory data with clinical presentation and further laboratory testing.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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((CXA101 AND CXA261) AND (Admitted into 53G OR M3G OR M3U))


Teaching Pattern

3-hr practical (13 weeks), 2-hr tutorial (13 weeks), independent study 2 hours (13 weeks)

AssessmentMid semester Theory Test (20%)|Mid Semester Practical Test (20%)|Final Examination (40%)|Class Practical Assessments (20%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

  1. Bain, B, Bates, I, & Laffan, M, 2017, Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology, 11th edn, Elsevier
    • Earlier editions also available
  2. Hoffbrand, AV, Moss, PAH, Pettit, JE, 2011, Essential Haematology, 6th edn, Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, Massachusetts
    • Electronic & hard-copy resource available for 3-day loan
  3. Keohane, E. Smith, L & Walenga, J 2016, Rodak’s Hematology: Clinical Principles and Applications, 5th edn, Elsevier Saunders, St Louis, Missouri
    • Earlier editions available as Rodak, B. Hematology: Clinical Principles and Applications
  1. Rozenberg, G, 2011, Microscopic Haematology: a practical guide for the laboratory, 3rd edn, Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, Chatswood, NSW,
    • Electronic & hard-copy resource available for 3-day loan
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