Courses & Units

Haematology 2 CXA332



In this unit you will integrate and extend prior knowledge and skills about the laboratory differentiation of normal and abnormal haematological health conditions gained in CXA231 Haematology 1. You will systematically investigate the causes, laboratory investigations and treatment of anaemia and neoplastic disorders of the bone marrow and lymphatic system e.g., leukaemia. You will explore these topics using an integrated series of instructional learning activities, tutorials and practical sessions, with an emphasis on the development of theoretical knowledge, professional terminology, laboratory skills, and problem-solving using case studies. Knowledge and skills learned in this unit are transferable across co-taught units Clinical Chemistry 2 (CXA352), Medical Microbiology A (CXA342), in the upcoming unit Transfusion Science (CXA333) and during your Professional Experience Placement units, CXA401, CXA412 and CXA425.

The Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine is undergoing professional reaccreditation in 2021. The proposed changes do not impact on the ILO-CLO mapping or the accreditation.


Unit name Haematology 2
Unit code CXA332
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Ms Jane Pittaway
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, differentiate and diagnose anaemias and neoplasia using haematological problem-solving techniques and laboratory practices.
  • Explain haematological diagnoses using laboratory data and clinical information.
  • Communicate laboratory methods, results and diagnoses using the language of laboratory medicine.
  • Demonstrate professional skills and behaviours through performance in scheduled laboratory practical sessions.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019901 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Teaching Pattern

Tutorial – 1 hour (weekly), Practical – 3 hours (weekly)

AssessmentQuizzes (25%)|Mid Semester Theory Test (15%)|Final Practical Examination (30%)|Final Theory Examination (30%)|Engagement in Practical Sessions
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You will need the following texts:

  1. McKenzie, SB, & Williams, L, 2019, Clinical Laboratory Hematology, 4th edn, Pearson, Boston.
  • This text is only available as an eBook and can be purchased from Pearson
  1. Rodak, B. & Carr J 2016, Clinical Hematology Atlas, 5th edn, Elsevier Saunders, St Louis, Missouri
  • Hard copy: purchased last semester via Booktopia

Current and previous editions are available for a limited loan period from the University of Tasmania Library collection. It is important that you have ongoing access to these texts, even if you choose not to purchase them. Thus, you are strongly encouraged to buy these texts, especially the Clinical hematology Atlas, as they are the source of most of the reference material used in this unit.

  1. Jaffee: WHO Classification of Tumors of Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues.
  • several chapters available via the Reading List icon on the unit home page

There are several general haematology books in the library, including eBooks. These materials will be useful to your developing knowledge and understanding of the content in this unit, but you are not required to purchase them Some of the titles include (but are not limited to):

  • Bain, B, Bates, I, & Laffan, M, 2017, Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology, 12th edn, Elsevier
    • Earlier editions also available
  • Hoffbrand, AV, Moss, PAH, Pettit, JE, 2011, Essential Haematology, 6th edn, Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, Massachusetts
    • Electronic & hard-copy resource available
  • Keohane, E. Smith, L & Walenga, J 2016, Rodak’s Hematology: Clinical Principles and Applications, 5th edn, Elsevier Saunders, St Louis, Missouri
    • Earlier editions: Rodak, B. Hematology: Clinical Principles and Applications
  • Rozenberg, G, 2011, Microscopic Haematology: a practical guide for the laboratory, 3rd edn, Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, Chatswood, NSW,
    • Electronic & hard-copy resource available
LinksBooktopia textbook finder

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