School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Haematology Short Course

Further Information

Course Coordinator: Dr Matt Wright, Haematologist, Royal Perth Hospital

Contact the School Office for additional information about this course on (08) 9346 2499.


Monday 10th - Friday 14th February 2014

Mon - Thurs 8:30am to 5pm

Friday 8:30am to 12pm 



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Join world-class experts for a comprehensive Short Course covering all aspects of the science and medicine of Haematology.

The School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will be hosting a one week intensive introduction course specifically designed for registrars commencing Haematology Laboratory training. The inaugural course in 2012 and the second course last year was well received so further relevant sessions have been provided for 2014.

Course content

The course emphasises morphology (blood, marrow aspirates and trephines) as the key to diagnosis, with a detailed introduction to coagulation, blood banking, haemoglobinopathies, and the techniques of flow cytometry, cytogenetics and molecular pathology.

Through a combination of lectures and practical workshops, attendees can expect to attain a level of competence appropriate for a registrar beginning to interpret morphology and lab results under supervision. The aim is to introduce practical skills within a sound theoretical framework, and provide an approach to interpretation.

Lecture notes and an extensive reference list will be provided. While focused on those commencing laboratory work, aspects of the course may serve as useful revision for people more advanced in their training. 


Speakers include experienced Haematologists Winthrop Professor Wendy Erber, Dr Matthew Wright and Clinical Associate Professor Jill Finlayson who will be supported by senior Haematology scientists. 

Course details

The 2014 course dates are Monday 10 February to Friday 14 February. There are no sessions over the weekend. The course runs from 8:30am to 5pm from Monday to Thursday and from 8:30am to 12pm on Friday. Tea and lunch breaks are provided, and there is a group dinner overlooking the Swan river. 


UWA is situated 5km from the Perth city centre, midway between the city and its beaches. Registrants will need to find their own accommodation during the course. There are a number of options available close to the University and the QEII Medical Centre.  Other accommodation can be located in West Perth and along Mounts Bay Road which is a short bus trip from the QEII Medical Centre.


The course costs AUD$900 which covers course materials and catering. Registration for 2014 is now open. Anyone interested in the course should contact Dr Matthew Wright at 

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