Hematology and Oncology — Pathology
Hematology and Oncology — Pathology

Hematology and Oncology — Pathology

by Carlo Raj, MD

Hematology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study, diagnosis, and management of disorders affecting the cellular components of blood. These include disorders of the erythrocytes (red blood cells), such as all types of anemia; disorders of the platelets, such thrombophilia; and disorders of the leukocytes (white blood cells), such as leukemia and lymphoma. The field is closely related to cancer research. In fact, the subspecialty dedicated to treating neoplastic disorders of the blood is called hematology-oncology.

In this course, entities will be classified into red cell and white cell pathologies. The discussions will include anemias, quantitative white blood cell disorders, and malignancy.

For optimal comprehension, the student needs to be familiar with the basic physiology of hematopoiesis, especially the steps taken within the bone marrow to produce functioning blood components.

Assessment of a patient’s hematological profile occurs every day in clinical practice by examining a simple complete blood count (CBC). A competent physician must primarily be a very acute clinician in order to catch from the patient’s history and physical examination the key characteristics of blood disorders (e.g., tiredness and generalized pallor in anemia). Additionally, they must be proficient at interpreting blood values in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of a patient’s status.

Hematological disorders are commonly seen in routine practice, from women with anemia due to heavy menstrual bleeding to teenagers with B symptoms due to leukemia.

Course Details

  • Videos 102
  • Duration 8:03 h
  • Quiz questions 300
  • Concept Pages 43


Your Educators of course Hematology and Oncology — Pathology

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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By Aderonke I. on 24. September 2023 for G6PD Deficiency: Pathophysiology

Dr. Raj is amazing and funny too! Love the lectures and illustrations. Thank you!

Good lecture
By Hakan T. on 15. May 2023 for Sideroblastic Anemia: Nucleated Red Blood Cells in Bone Marrow

Wonderfull lesson from humourous and extremely intelligent doc . Pleased to learn from him

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By jack g. on 22. April 2023 for Vitamin B12 Metabolism

no explanation, his attitude was "we're just reviewing this, you should know it already"

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By Ali J. on 10. March 2023 for Introduction to Red Blood Cell Disorders

Dr. Raj's style of teaching has made me really really dislike pathology. I wish you'd consider updating his pathology videos and filming them with a different professor. There are many other users like myself that do not find him beneficial at all.