Couse Title:               Haematology

Course Code:            ZOL-630

Cr. Hrs:                      3+1

Classes:                   BS 7th Semester (Regular)

Course Instructor:    Dr. Shafaat Yar Khan


Pre-requisite: Basic understanding of blood and its components

Learning outcomes:

·       The student will learn about blood formation, morphology, physiology and biochemistry of blood cells, basic mechanisms and types. The subject will impart knowledge about techniques in                studying serological and hematological techniques, blood coagulation and will gain insight into blood related diseases like anaemia and leukemia

Other requirements:

  1. A functional email address
  2. An internet connection
  3. Good use of MS office program
    1. MS Word,
    2. MS power point,
    3. Adobe Acrobat reader (for pdf.)

The students who will enroll in the course will get relevant reading material at the start of the course

Course Contents:

1. Blood formed elements and plasma.
2. Erythropoiesis and general aspects of anemia
3. Hyperchromic anemia, Iron Overload
4. Megaloblastic anemia.
5. Hemolytic anemia.
6. Genetic disorders of hemoglobin.
7. Leukopoiesis. Lymphocytes, monocytes, granulocytes and their disorders.
8. Platelets and thrombopoiesis.
9. Blood coagulation. Bleeding disorders

10. Leukemias


1.     Dacie, M.S., Bates, I and Bain, B.J. Practical Haemotolgy by Dacie and Lewis 10th Edition 2006 Churchill Livingstone Philadelphia

2.     Hoffbrand, A.V and Pettit, J.E. Essential Haematology 4th Edition 2001 Blackwell Science Ltd. Maladan, USA

3.     Riot ,M Essentials of Haematology 1983 by Mcgraw Hill


  1. Total erythrocyte count by use of improved neubar hemocytometer
  2. Counting of leukocytes by the use of hemocytometet
  3. Differential leukocyte counting by using Giemsa stain
  4. Estimation of haemoglobin by use of  spectrophotometer through cyanomethaemoglobin
  5. Comparison of blood counts of diseased (Anemia) and healthy individuals
  6. Demonstration of packed cell volume/haematocrit by use of centrifuge machine through haematorcrit tubes.
  7. Morphological variations in erythrocytes in various disease conditions like Sickel cell anemia


Sessional: 10% (Presentation:  5% and Participation:  5%)

Practical: 15%

Midterm exam/ Term paper: 25 %

Final exam: 50%

Time Table:                    

BS 7th Semester Regular (2017-2021) Spring semester


12:00-02:00 PM


10:00-11:00 AM


11:00-12:00 PM


12:00-01:00 PM

Course Material