DM HematologyMaharastra University of Health science
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The aim of the course is to develop human resources and personnel in
The field of Hematology who shall
i) Provide the health care to the patients needing hematological care
ii) Teach and train future undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and
Junior doctors in Hematology in Medical Colleges, Institutions and
iii) Carry out and guide research to improve the practice of the art and science
A. General Hematology
1. Proper use and care of common instruments such as light microscope,
centrifuge, water baths, freezers, weighing balance, etc.
2. Blood collection samples - venepuncture and finger prick methods of
sample collection, types of anticoagulants, containers and the effects of
delay in processing and storage.
3. Determination of peripheral blood counts (Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, Total
WBC and platelets) manually and calculation of red cell indices.
4. Use of automated blood cell counters including principles and practice.
Interpretation of peripheral blood counts and abnormal flags.
5. Preparation of blood films and, staining of peripheral blood films and
cytospin slides with Romanowsky and other dyes.
6. Review of normal and abnormal blood films with emphasis on morphology
of red cells, white cells and platelets.
7. Performance of WBC differential counts; subjective assessment of platelet
counts and diagnostic interpretation of abnormal counts.
8. Preparation and staining of thick and thin blood films for malarial
9. Measurement and significance of ESR and plasma viscosity.
10. Supravital staining of reticulocytes, counting of reticulocytes.
11. Performance of bone marrow aspiration; trephine needle biopsy, splenic
12. Preparation of smears of bone marrow aspirates and biopsy [touch]
imprints. Staining and diagnostic evaluation of bone marrow aspirates.
13. Performance of sickling and solubility tests and screening for red cell
G6PD activity with interpretation of results.