• Physiology of the Blood and Bone Marrow
• The Blood Count and Film
• Microcytic Anaemias and the Thalassaemias
• Macrocytic Anaemias
• Haemoglobinopathies and Haemolytic Anaemias
• Miscellaneous Anaemias, Pancytopenia and the Myelodysplastic Syndromes
• Leucocytosis, Leucopenia and Reactive Changes in White Cells
• Leukaemias and Lymphomas
• Polycythaemia, Thrombocytosis and the Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
• Multiple Myeloma
• Platelets, Coagulation and Haemostasis
• Thrombosis and Its Management — Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet and Thrombolytic Therapy
• Blood Transfusion
• Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
• Things You Need to Know Before You Graduate
• Further Reading
• Preparing for Exams and Self-Assessment
• Answers to Test Cases
This second edition of Haematology: A Core Curriculum is written by a haematologist with more than forty-five years of experience in teaching haematology to medical students and whose pedagogical and writing skills are widely admired within the field.
The textbook takes a useful, practical approach, incorporating self-evaluation questions and learning objectives that give students the information needed to understand the topic and clear indications of the core knowledge required to progress within the field of haematology. Themes covered include clinical haematology and the scientific basis of the discipline and the causes and pathogenesis of haematological disorders as well as how conditions are diagnosed and treated.
Haematology closely follows the Imperial College London curriculum but medical students, trainee nurses and biomedical science students from other institutions will find the textbook equally suitable, since it includes the core student haematology curriculum as recommended by the Royal College of Pathologists.