BS236-5-SP-CO:
Haematology and Blood Transfusion Science

The details
2019/20
Life Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
15
04 October 2018

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BSC B990 Biomedical Science,
BSC B991 Applied Biomedical Science (NHS placement),
BSC B995 Biomedical Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B999 Biomedical Science (Including Placement Year),
BSC BD00 Biomedical Science (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

The first part of this module addresses key aspects of biochemistry and cell biology that underpin the science of haematology. Consideration will be given to how inherent or acquired abnormalities in genes, proteins and cells lead to diseases of the blood. There will also be a discussion of the emerging need for blood substitutes and current research in the area. The second part of the course deals with the practice of haematology in NHS laboratories. A range of diagnoses that are enabled through the analysis of blood will be explored, including haemoglobinopathies, coagulation disorders and leukaemia. The practicalities and limitations of blood transfusion will also be discussed.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of this module students will be able to:

1. explain key aspects of the science of haematology;
2. describe the underpinning biochemistry and molecular basis of haematological disorders;
3. explain the use and interpretation of haemoglobin electrophoresis and associated tests to detect abnormal haemoglobin;
4. describe the clinical importance of blood group markers and serological techniques in blood transfusion;
5. discuss the need for and development of blood substitutes;
6. explain the role of the National Blood Service;
7. describe the clinical applications of haematological techniques in diagnosing malignant and autoimmune disease;
8. demonstrate practical skills relevant to clinical haematology.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

20 x 1 hour lectures 6 hours practical sessions 2 hours revision

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Prac 1 Worksheet
Coursework Prac 2 Worksheet
Exam 60 minutes during Early Exams (Multiple Choice)
Exam 60 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
NHS Staff
School Undergraduate Office, email: bsugoffice (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)

 

Availability
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 76 hours, 22 (28.9%) hours available to students:
54 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Life Sciences (School of)

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