Hematology Course Specification

MD Degree in Clinical and Chemical Pathology

Program on which the course is given: MD in Clinical and Chemical Pathology

Department offering the program: Clinical and Chemical Pathology

Department offering the course: Clinical and Chemical Pathology

Course code: CCP 922 H

Element of the program (Compulsory/Elective): Elective course

Academic year: 2018-2019

Date of approval: October 2018( Revised 9/2018)

Credit points: 10 Credit points

Course duration: 30 weeks of teaching

Teaching hours: Theoretical 70%, practical 30%

Course Director: Prof. Hala Farawela Prof. Manal Elmasry

Course Coordinators: Prof. Rania Zayed

Prof. Manal Makhlouf


· To provide candidates with the general knowledge and skills necessary to, interpret and give consultant level of advice on hematological laboratory investigations.

· To acquaints candidates with the principles of good laboratory practice and medical research.


A. Knowledge and understanding: By the end of the course the candidate should be able to:

1. Explain clearly the development, structure and physiology of normal hemolymphatic body system

2. Explain clearly the pathophysiology of blood diseases, their presentation and diagnostic findings

3. Describe the organization and operation of modern hematology laboratory services, as compliant with international standards

4. Describe the quality systems& procedures required for hematology laboratories

5. Describe principles of clinical investigation

B. Intellectual skills: By the end of the course the candidate should be able to:

1. Analyze and make decision about diagnostic hematology problems providing evidence based opinions.

2. Analyze and solve laboratory diagnostic errors & problems applying his quality knowledge

3. Provide consultant advisory services, regarding the clinical usefulness, interpretation, a limitations of different laboratory tests, and useful further testing.

4. Critically analyze hematology research papers

5. Effectively access pertinent scientific literature

6. Analyze the literature critically

7. Integrate new information in an ongoing fashion into diagnostic decision-making

C. Professional and practical skills: By the end of the course the candidates should be able to:

1. Effectively& timely communicate hematopathologic diagnoses by formulating an interpretive report that will provide, in a clear, concise, and complete form, the information needed by clinicians to proceed in the management of the patient.

2. Proficiently communicate in the presentation of information at clinical conferences and scientific meetings.

3. Successfully perform hematology diagnostic procedures according to the established standards

4. Perform hematology laboratory techniques, applying the necessary quality measures

D. General and transferable skills: By the end of the course the candidates should be able to:

1. Apply leadership and teamwork skills required to implement laboratory policies.

2. Lead multidisciplinary and scientific meetings in hematology

3. Communicate effectively orally and in writing

4. Demonstrate competent use of information technology including the use of word processing, databases, statistical programs, laboratory and hospital information systems

5. Contribute to the continuous development and training of medical and non-medical laboratory staff, through mentoring, supervision and appraisal.

6. Enhance their own knowledge and abilities through adopting life-long learning practices.