Haematology and cytology online

Key Information

CPD Hours: 42 hours

Course Length: Six weeks

Course Format: An intensive tutor-moderated learning experience. Resources include an online haematology and cytology manual, videos, a multitude of case assessment exercises, supplementary reading material and discussion forums in which participants review and discuss cases with their colleagues and the tutors

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The course coverage and discussion was superb. The course materials are sufficient and concise. Dr. Balasz is just amazing at his job.

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Microscopic skills – setup and care
  • Top tips on making high quality blood smears, fine needle aspirates, imprints and fluid preparations
  • Systematic and efficient approach to the interpretation of peripheral blood smears, common skin masses, lymph nodes, organ and cavity aspirates
  • Understanding the strength and weakness of haematology analysers
About this course

Do you want to increase your skills in examining blood smears and fine needle aspirates to expand the service you can provide to your patients?

The ever-widening availability of in-house haematology analysers has provided many benefits for patient care. In many practices however, there is a skills gap in relation to blood smear examination in-house. Yet this is an essential skill for these machines to be used reliably and safely.

This course is for practitioners who wish to develop and enhance their skills in haematology and cytology. The course uses a case-based teaching approach. There is an active tutor-moderated discussion forum to discuss any questions regarding technique, the study cases, specific topics in haematology and cytology, and participants’ cases.

Why do this course?
You will improve your skills and efficiency in preparing and assessing high quality blood smears and cytological samples.

Course notes
In line with the RVC’s environmental policy we are trying to reduce our use of paper, therefore we will not be supplying printed course notes. The course notes will be available electronically as a downloadable pdf on the course which can be printed.



Barbara Glanemann, DrMedVet DipECVIM PGDipVetEd FHEA MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine
The Royal Veterinary College

Balazs Szladovits, DVM DipACVP PGDipVetEd FHEA MRCVS
Associate Professor in Clinical Pathology
The Royal Veterinary College