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We are a team of experienced Biomedical Scientists with over 20 years experience in the laboratory field of Diagnostic Haematology aiming to improve the background knowledge in the field of Haematology, Biochemistry and Transfusion Science.

This workshop is recommended for both entry-level and experienced Biomedical Scientists to understand the pathophysiology and treatment for various haematological disorders and how to recognise abnormalities in the FBC and Biochemistry profiles to aid in improving patient healthcare via quicker diagnoses and treatment.

This study day is aimed at Healthcare Professionals (Biomedical Scientists) working towards state registration or specialist portfolios in Haematology and Transfusion Science. Alternatively, this course is also aimed at those laboratories working towards multi-disciplinary scientists enabling Biochemists to initiate their wider learning into the field of Haematology and Transfusion Science.

Course Structure

This workshop¬†centres around the changes within the Haematology and Biochemistry profiles, as well as the morphological abnormalities associated with haematological malignancies/disorders such as: –

Nutritional Anaemias (B12/Folate and Iron)
Infectious Mononucleosis
Haemoglobinopathies/Thalassaemia
Basic Coagulation
Haemolytic Anaemia
White Blood Cell Malignancies (Acute/Chronic Leukemias, MDS/MPD, Myeloma)
Platelet Disorders (ITP/TTP and DIC)

Delegates will be given “real life” case studies and asked to interpret full blood count and chemistry profiles in order to determine a diagnosis for the patient.

There will also be a lunchtime Morphology Quiz to enhance understanding of morphological changes in these patients.

The afternoon session centres around understanding how to interpret NHSBT Antibody panels with multiple antibodies using a model approach to allow quicker interpretations.

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