Course Coordinator: Dr Matt Wright, Haematologist, Royal Perth Hospital
Contact the School Office for additional information about this course on (08) 9346 2499.
Monday 16th - Friday 20th February 2015 (TBC)
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 course has been well received since 2012 and will be offered again in 2015.
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.