The Haematology and Immunology posting shall be done at two stages; two major block postings together with the other arms of Pathology i.e. Chemical Pathology, Microbiology and parasitology, and Histopathogy /Morbid Anatomy at the inception of the clinical year, leading to the Part II MB;BS examination, and a two week course at the final year as part of lectures in internal Medicine.
The first contact at the block posting will lay emphasis on the fundamentals and of Haematologic and Immunologic disorders, the laboratory diagnosis as well as their management.
The second contact of two weeks duration in the final year is purely clinical and shall lay emphasis on some specific haematologic disorders of importance in the Tropics at the end of which the candidate is expected to demonstrate a good grasp of clinical management skills for these conditions.
The lectures are divided into two arms.
- Haematology and Blood Transfusion
Haematology and Blood Transfusion
Definition: Haematology is the study of blood formation and diseases of blood and blood forming organs. Blood transfusion covers all aspects of clinical practice in which whole blood, blood components and blood product is made use of in patient management, while serology (an arm of blood transfusion) is the study of red cell blood group antigens and corresponding antibodies in serum as both affect clinical practice.