MT 310 Hematology I

4 credits, Spring

Introduces the fundamental concepts in hematology with in-depth study of hematopoiesis, erythropoiesis, anemias, and hemoglobinopathies. Granulopoiesis and qualitative white blood cell abnormalities are introduced. Topics include normal and abnormal hematology, normal physiology and pathophysiology, and the correlation of laboratory data to diagnosis. Laboratory procedures are practiced to reinforce routine hematology and morphologic skills. Students learn techniques to identify normal and abnormal cellular morphology and inclusions in peripheral blood smears, and correlation of abnormal morphology to disease states.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in BIO 130 and MT 210 or permission of the Medical Technology Program Coordinator