This Unit of Study focuses on the use of haematological and biochemical tests in the investigation of disease. Faecal analysis and Urinalysis (all aspects) are included in this unit for convenience. Students will develop knowledge of commonly used tests and analytes, and skill in interpretation of results. Practical skills will be developed in haematology, urinalysis and faecal analysis. At the end of this Unit of Study, students will: Know and use the range of haematological and biochemical tests available for investigation of disease; Perform a full blood count; Understand haematological investigation of anaemia, leukaemia and bleeding disorders; Perform routine urinalysis; Perform faecal analysis; Identify cells and other morphological structures on blood films, urine wet preparations, and faecal smears; Interpret the significance of results and communicate these effectively to colleagues.
5,000 word assignment and an oral presentation or equivalent.
Archer RK. Jeffcott LB. Comparative Clinical Haematology. 1st edn. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific. 1977 ISBN 0-632-00289-1
Students must have current registration with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board, Australia and must be admitted into a UVTH residency training program.