5 May 2020

Cytology and Haematology - Purely Practical



This highly interactive workshop will give you the ideal grounding in identifying common haematological and cytological abnormalities using the microscope of the in-clinic lab. During these sessions, carefully chosen smears from suitable haematology and cytology cases will allow a hands-on approach under guidance from the course tutor to ensure that confidence is built in cell identification and appreciation of morphological changes.

You will be sent the course notes in advance and should ensure you have read them before attending as formal classroom lectures will not occur. All of your time will be spent practising the microscopy techniques included in the learning objectives to maximise your opportunity to master these new skills.

We hope that at the end of the day you will return to your clinics full of enthusiasm for diagnostic microscopy.


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of haematology analysers
  • Prepare diagnostic blood smears including selection and application of stains
  • Demonstrate the ability to differentiate between normal and abnormal red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets
  • Produce a good quality cytology slide from a skin mass including selection and application of stains
  • Analyse a cytology slide to differentiate between inflammatory, infectious and malignant cells
  • Contrast the features of benign and malignant neoplastic cells


Comprehensive course notes, refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch will be provided.

Booking Options

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Payment Terms & Conditions

  1. Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
  3. Full details regarding the course cancellation procedure can be found here: https://www.improveinternational.com/uk/terms-and-conditions/

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.

Key Information

Cytology and Haematology - Purely Practical
5 May 2020
1 Day Course
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
6 CPD hours
Kostas Papasouliotis
Price: £399.00 + VAT

This course is fully booked. You can no longer book the full course, but can register your interest in future dates.

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Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.


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