BMS354 Practical Haematology 2 (2)

Students will develop advanced knowledge and skills in conducting laboratory tests including but not limited to the examination of blood and/or bone marrow films, and the investigations of haemoglobin abnormalities and coagulation disorders. Furthermore, quality control and quality assurance measures related to haematology are integrated into this subject. This practical subject will be run in a residential school format with both internal and distance cohorts attending the practical sessions.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Biomedical Sciences



Subject Relationships

BMS306 Provides lab practicals for BMS353

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge and application of key issues regarding quality control and quality assurance in the haematology laboratory;
  • be able to conduct and interpret haematological tests including but not limited to blood film examinations, investigation of abnormalities in haemoglobin synthesis, and coagulation studies; and
  • be able demonstrate high levels of academic literacy.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Diagnosis of acute and chronic leukaemias;
  • Investigation of haemorrhagic disorders;
  • Investigation of haemoglobinopathies; and
  • Automation in haematology.

Residential School

This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.

This subject is a micro-session practical subject and the residential school will provide students with advanced skills in haematology. The residential school will allow students to develop and demonstrate advanced laboratory skills relevant to diagnostic haematology. Students will be required to demonstrate advanced skills, including but not limited to blood film examination which is required for the diagnosis of haematological disorders.

Special Resources

Students attending compulsory residential schools on Charles Sturt campuses will incur costs associated with travel, accommodation and required resources (minimum: lab coat, safety glasses and covered footwear for lab-based practicals).

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.