Hematology and Coagulation 323-D and 323-C

Course Description

This course includes the study of hematology and coagulation. Students will learn theory, performance, and interpretation of hematological procedures involving the cellular elements of the blood, and the evaluation of hemostasis.

General Objectives

Upon completion of the didactic and clinical portions of the hematology course, the student will correctly:

  • Explain, perform, and interpret manual and automated routine laboratory testing including QC and basic troubleshooting on the Beckman Coulter LH series, Siemens AUW (Atlas and UF100), Dade Behring Coagulation System, BBL fibrometer, Beckman Coulter Flow Cytometer, phase and light microscopes, hemacytometers, and microhematocrit centrifuges following standard laboratory procedure;

  • List normal values and state reasons, both technical and biochemical, for abnormal values;

  • Record patient results in a legible manner and in the proper form;

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of various disease states and their associated laboratory findings by evaluating erythrocyte and leukocyte morphology and maturation, identification of abnormal cells in the bone marrow and peripheral blood, hemoglobin electrophoresis results, coagulation theory and testing

  • Evaluate acceptability of patient results based on QC, disease state, and previous values;

  • Follow standard safety precautions at all times in the laboratory; and

  • Function as an entry-level medical laboratory scientist.


Achievement of the hematology and coagulation, cognitive objectives, student laboratory psychomotor objectives, and affective objectives in the didactic and clinical microscopy course will be demonstrated by obtaining an average final grade of 80% or better on the tests, quiz, final exam, student evaluations, laboratory practical exams, and student laboratory grade.

Grading scale is as follows:

A = 94-100%
B = 86-93%
C = 80-85%
F = <80%


McKenzie, Shirlyn B., CLINICAL LABORATORY HEMATOLOGY.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 2nd Edition, 2010.

Quick Reference

Program in Medical Laboratory Science
Program Director: Beth Gaither, MT(ASCP)SM MBA

Tel: 336-716-4727


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