Demystifying the FBC and the Management of Common Haematological Clinical Conditions

(For Medical Students and Foundation Year Doctors)

5th July 2021

1900-2000 hours (UK time)

Online via Zoom


Most, if not all, patients admitted to hospital will undergo a full blood count test. Although the interpretation might appear easy at first glance, a sound understanding of the basics and subtilities are essential to appreciate the vast number of conditions, diseases and rarer pathologies that a full blood count can highlight. This talk will help to demystify common blood tests undertaken in clinical practice by providing a detailed appreciation of all measured parameters, some of which can often be overlooked. It is intended to improve the attendee's knowledge and enhance his/her clinical acumen, allowing him/her to reach a considered diagnosis when suspecting a haematological pathology or other related conditions.

The assessment and management of the following haematological conditions will be covered during this talk:

  1. Iron deficiency anaemia
  2. B12 deficiency
  3. Haemolysis
  4. Reactive thrombocytosis
  5. Immune thrombocytopenia
  6. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  7. Anaemia in IBD
  8. Secondary polycythemia
  9. Pancytopenia
  10. Myeloma


  • To revise the interpretation of common blood test results.
  • To improve the assessment and management of common haematological pathologies.

Suitable for:

  • Medical Students (clinical years)
  • Foundation Year 1 Doctors
  • Foundation Year 2 Doctors


Dr Victoria Ware, MBBCh, MRCP
Specialist Registrar in Haematology
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Quick Information
Places are currently available.
Date 5th July 2021
Time 1900-2000 hours (UK time)
Online via Zoom
Course Fee Free
This teaching event is part of the Structured International Medical Education Curriculum, supported by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff and The Doctors Academy Group.
Closing Date Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and therefore we are unable to provide a precise closing date.
No of Places 60

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