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Haematology 1 CXA631


In Haematology 1, you will study blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases, including the aetiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of blood diseases such as leukaemia, anaemia, haemophilia and deep vein thrombosis.
In the first half of the unit you will study normal haemopoiesis, routine haematological screening procedures, recognition of cells of the peripheral blood and recognition of normal and abnormal features in peripheral blood smears are examined. In the second half of the unit, you will study normal haemostasis, the causes and classification of bleeding disorders, anticoagulant therapy, thrombotic disorders, laboratory investigation of haemostasis and quality control.
An integrated series of lectures, tutorials and practicals present theoretical concepts with an emphasis on the development of laboratory skills and problem solving through haematological case studies.


Unit name Haematology 1
Unit code CXA631
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Nicole Ranson
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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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 to health and disease.
  • Critically analyse and interpret laboratory data and clinical information to diagnose haematological disorders.
  • Apply haematological determinants to diagnose haematological disorders through the correlation of laboratory data with clinical presentation and provide a theoretical basis to justify further laboratory testing.
  • Communicate using discipline specific terminology related to haematology.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019909 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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Teaching Pattern

Practical – 3 hours (weekly), Tutorial – 2 hours (weekly), Independent study 2 hours (weekly)

AssessmentMid semester Theory Test (15%)|Mid Semester Practical Test (20%)|Final Exam (35%)|Practical Assessment (15%)|Critical Analysis of Laboratory Data (15%)
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