May 28, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ML 224 - Advanced Hematology

Credit Hours: 3

Emphasis is placed on hematological changes associated with disease states in the leukocyte, erythrocyte, immune, and coagulation systems. Evaluation of selected diseases by a case studies approach is included. A research paper for this course is required.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • state the theoretical aspects of automated, routine and specialized hematology tests;
  • correlate their importance in diagnostic, emergency, and screening protocols;
  • identify morphological criteria for normal and abnormal hemocytes;
  • analyze the responses of the hematopoietic system to pathological and reactive changes in the human body and assess related clinical condition or blood dyscrasia;
  • state the importance of a quality assurance program;
  • correlate and evaluate complete blood count parameters;
  • integrate theoretical aspects of primary and secondary hemostatic mechanisms;
  • correlate their importance in diagnostic, emergency and screening protocols;
  • analyze coagulation test results and correlate to probable coagulopathy or hemostatic defect;
  • identify sources of error in all tests and relate appropriate corrective actions; and
  • relate safety/body substance isolation (BSI) and privacy requirements (HIPAA).

Prerequisites: ML 214, Ml 215, ML 216
Corequisites: ML 225
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