How the course works
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.
Although we will look at the immature cells usually found only in the bone marrow and some details of important supplementary investigations like flow cytometry, the course will focus on blood microscopy.
The course will provide you with focused self-assessments to test your application of the information provided in the lessons. A final course assessment tests your application of all aspects of blood microscopy using intuitive and interactive digital slides.
Further details on some practical aspects of the course can be found in the instructional video below. Instructions on the end of course assessment is found at the end of the course.
Following each lesson, you will be presented with a series of questions to test your knowledge and application of the themes discussed in the lesson.
Each assessment is made of 8 knowledge-based questions and between 2 and 6 questions that test your ability to recognise cells and some associated conditions. The questions range from multiple-choice questions to matrix sorting questions. You will be able to save your answers if you decide to leave the assessment.
To unlock the next lesson, you must obtain a pass mark of 60% or more. If you have a score of less than 60%, you will be prompted to reanswer the incorrect questions and resubmit your answers until the pass mark is obtained.