Erythropoiesis and blood. Blood cell counts in health and diseases. Blood indices, Anaemia, disorders of iron metabolism, Vitamin B 12 and Folate deficiencies, Haemochromatosis and related storage disorders. The spleen and splenomegaly syndromes. Drugs, chemical and the blood. Haemoglobinopathy, Haemoglobin genotype and phenotype. Blood in infancy, childhood and pregnancy. Hereditary and blood disorder. Blood in microbial infections. Identification of blood parasites. Immunohaematological disorders, autoimmune diseases, thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, leukemia, systemic and disseminated lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, myelomatosis and order paraproteinaemia. Preparation and cytology of blood and bone marrow films in health and disease.

Level of Study: 500 Level