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02 Sep 2024

This one-day practical course is designed to equip you with the skills to consistently create and stain smears of optimal diagnostic quality. 

You will practise the creation of smears and discuss the different staining options and common artefacts associated with them.

You will also learn how to perform a blood smear examination following a structured, step-by-step approach. This practical course will allow delegates to improve their microscopy skills and diagnostic confidence by spending ample time examining blood smears (glass and digitalised slides) from feline and canine clinical cases under the direction and supervision of an experienced teacher.

Digital course notes, refreshments, and lunch will be provided.

Key features of this programme

Prepare blood smears of optimal diagnostic quality.
Explain the principles of commonly used haematological stains and staining methods.
Describe the method for performing a structured blood smear examination.
Describe how and estimate a total white blood cell count using a blood smear.
Describe how and estimate a platelet count using a blood smear.
Identify morphologically normal erythrocytes, platelets and leukocytes.
Identify the most frequently seen morphologically abnormal erythrocytes and understand their clinical significance.
Identify the blood smear findings indicative of a regenerative and non-regenerative anaemia.

Programme Details

Module Summary

Venue: Swindon
Date: 02 Sep 2024

Practical Haematology

Day 1: 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
6 CPD Hours
1 Module
Price From £529.00 + VAT
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