Advanced Morphology Course September 2022

Dr Ali Mahdi · May 30, 2022

Welcome to this live online course, an opportunity to build on and refine your morphology and diagnostic skills in haematology. We will cover a range of common and not-so-common topics and reflect on some of their clinical facets.

This course is ideal if you are preparing for a range of exams, including the FRCPath part 2 haematology, RCPA haematology and IBMS speciality exams.

The live sessions have now finished, but you can still register to access the session recordings, along with the cases and presentation slides.

Course details

Download and print the course notebooks to write your answers and learning points. These can be found in the Session 1 and 6 tabs.

Don’t worry, we have uploaded edited versions of the live sessions for you to view at your convenience, along with the cases and presentation slides. They can be found below with the individual session tabs.

This is a case-based course, with each session covering a specific topic. The majority of the cases use interactive, digital slides allowing you to navigate and examine blood and bone marrow samples. 

To get the most out of the course, it is recommended you review these cases before viewing the live sessions. 

The course tutor will review each case, highlighting the important learning points. It is expected the delegate will assess their own answers.

A great way to build on your morphology skills before attending this course is taking the ‘Essential Blood Cell Morphology’ course. This additional course provides you with video tutorials, e-learning modules and assessments. You will cover the morphology of all the major haematopoeitic cells found in reactive and malignant conditions. Whatever your level of experience, we suggest you work through this course alongside the live sessions.

You can purchase this course and access the first lesson on red cells for FREE via this link.

Although we will cover a large range of topics, it would be impossible for us review everything! We hope that it will spark your interest and further reading in haematology.  

Some key reading material that you may find useful to accompany this course includes

  • WHO classification of tumours of haematopoietic and lymphoid tissues, Revised 4th Edition (2017)
  • Blood Cells: A Practical Guide. Bain, B. 5th Edition (2015)
  • Bone Marrow Pathology. Bain, B. et al. 5th Edition (2019)
  • Postgraduate Haematology. Hoffbrand, V. 7th Edition (2016)

Details on how you can access your certificate will be provided at the end of the live sessions.

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About our speaker

Dr Ali Mahdi

Dr Ali Mahdi

Dr Ali Mahdi is a Consultant Haematologist at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, in South Wales. His specialist interests include haematology diagnostics and myeloid malignancies. He is the co-founder of Blood Academy and had has a keen interest in medical education. Dr Mahdi has also acted as principal investigator in a number of clinical trials for myeloid malignancies and is a member of the NCRI group for chronic myeloid leukaemia.

Feedback from our course in March 2022

Caroline Grist
Caroline GristCourse delegate March 2022
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"Covered a broad range of topics. Presenter was very approachable and happy to answer questions - thank you"
Gina Penesis
Gina PenesisCourse delegate March 2022
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" was interactive and a lot of time was spent discussing each case especially the clinical side and other lab results such as the flow cytometry which ties it all in. I am looking forward to the next one! It was definitely worth doing if you want to expand your knowledge on morphology."
Shane Mc Carthy
Shane Mc CarthyCourse delegate March 2022
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"The quality of the material presented was very professional as was the delivery of the information by the Presenter. I will be recommending this to my colleagues and I look forward to accessing other Blood Academy products in the future."
Jamille Tibayan
Jamille TibayanCourse delegate March 2022
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"The information was very much in detail. Gained new insights and process to deal with challenging cases. This course has helped me to be competent in morphology. I am now reporting blood films on patients."

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Program Includes

  • 10 Lessons
  • 32 Cases
  • Program Certificate