Understanding Blood Results

Start dates

November 2019


158 Oxford Road, Cowley, OX4 2LA

Course length

2 days




Early recognition of abnormalities can avert potential life-threatening or at least harmful situations.

This well established and respected two-day course allows the candidate a chance to fully understand routine hematology and biochemistry results.


Attended by pharmacists, nurses, non-medical prescribers and allied health professionals whose work involves blood investigation.

Learning Outcomes

To understand:


  1. Routine full blood count results

  2. Clinical physiology of the hematological system

  3. Routine biochemistry tests and electrolyte and water homeostasis

  4. Physiology of liver and cardiac enzymes

  5. Clinical implications of the result


  • Full blood count; parameters of the full blood count

  • Haemoglobin and erythrocyte physiology; ESR, INR

  • Clinical examples workshop

  • Patterns in anaemia

  • Differential white cell count

  • Clinical biochemistry

  • Clinical electrolyte and water homeostasis

  • Hypo and hypernatraemia

  • Potassium homeostasis

  • Liver function tests

  • Thyroid function tests

  • Clinical case studies