Essential Blood Cell Morphology

Dr-Ali-Mahdi Dr Ali Mahdi · October 7, 2020

In this course, we will teach you all you need to know about blood cell morphology. We will navigate through all the main morphological features of immature and mature blood cells. There will also be a focus on the role of these vital cells in the normal state and give you the skills to correlate morphological characteristics with clinical features. Finally and building on the tools provided, we will guide how the morphological features can be used in formulating a range of diagnoses. 

If you are training to, or currently report blood films as part of your job, this course is a must. Our aim is to establish and solidify your confidence and provide evidence for competence in blood film reporting. 

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Dr-Ali-Mahdi
Dr Ali Mahdi


Consultant haematologist
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, United Kingdom

We would like to thank the following individuals for contributing images to the course

Dr Kyle Bradley (@KyleBradleyMD) –
Associate Professor, Hematopathologist, Emory University Hospital, USA

Dr Katrina Collins (@SueEPig) –
Former Hematopathology Fellow, Hartford Hospital, Canada

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Estimated Time to Complete

4-5 hours

Target Audience

  • Biomedical scientists/medical laboratory scientists
  • Haematology trainees and consultants
  • Haematopathology trainees and specialists

Learning tools

  • Video tutorials with English captions
  • E-learning modules
  • Individual self-assessments for each lesson
  • End of course assessment (on successful completion of this course, you will be provided with a certificate of completion)

Release date 15th January 2021 (version 1.0)

CPD points

This course has been approved by the Royal College of Pathologists Blood Academy for a maximum of 4 CPD points. Users should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Course Includes

  • 7 Lessons
  • 6 Assessments
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