Course Descriptions

CLT 230 - Hematology and Coagulation

4 Credits

A comprehensive study of the physiology of the normal hematopoietic system and the pathophysiology of an abnormal hematopoietic system and ramifications of these lesions in maintaining homeostasis. Emphasis is on the mechanics of test procedures, interpretation of hematology test results and correlation of the results with disease. Three class hours, three laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: CLT 110 with grade of C or higher and any one of BIO 135, BIO 143, BIO 145 each with a grade of C or higher; or permission of instructor

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the process of hematopoiesis for the various blood cell lines.
2. Differentiate the various blood cell lines based on their morphology and functions.
3. Describe pre-examination procedures applicable to the hematology laboratory.
4. Describe post-examination procedures applicable to the hematology laboratory.
5. Describe cellular morphology changes associated with various disease states.
6. Discuss the effect of abnormal hemoglobin on the human system.
7. Explain the principles of common hematology or coagulation analyzers.
8. Perform common manual procedures executed in a hematology laboratory.
9. Discuss common situations that may interfere with patient test results.
10. Describe the process of hemostasis.
11. Explain how coagulation is assessed in the hematology laboratory.
12. Describe quality assessment practices for hematology or coagulation.
13. Explain the clinical significance of hematology tests or results.
14. Explain the clinical significance of coagulation tests or results.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2017
Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018