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
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Nicole Ranson

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 019909

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BLabMed students: CXA261 and CXA101

M6U and M7U students: no pre-requisites.


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Teaching Pattern

2-hr lectures (13 weeks), 3-hr practical (13 weeks), 1-hr tutorial (13 weeks)


In-class tests (20%), Practical reports (20%), Practical test (20%), Final 3-hr theory exam (40%).

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