This Unit of Study focuses on the advanced interpretation of clinical pathology results for purposes of diagnosis and prognosis. There will be a great emphasis on haematological and biochemical test analysis, with students being introduced to specialist topics such as bone marrow analysis, blood typing, coagulation studies, endocrinological analysis, protein electrophoresis analysis and acute phase proteins determination. At the end of this Unit of Study, students will: Understand advanced haematological investigation of anaemia, leukaemia and bleeding disorders; Perform bone marrow analysis; Perform and interpret coagulation studies; Perform and interpret endocrine assays; Perform and interpret protein electrophoretic and acute phase protein analysis; Interpret the significance of al clinical pathology results and communicate these effectively to colleagues.
6,000 word assessment and oral presentations 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.