Haematology (2nd edition)

Gary Moore; Gavin Knight; Andrew Blann
Fundamentals of Biomedical Science

Winner of the Royal Society of Biology Undergraduate Textbook Prize 2016​

  • A blend of science theory and biomedical science practice make this series ideal for those seeking both the knowledge and skills to become proficient Biomedical Scientists
  • Case studies enrich the text and emphasise clinical relevance
  • Self-test and discussion questions, with answers provided online, encourage students to analyse the text and develop their problem solving skills
  • The book is augmented by an Online Resource Centre, which includes an interactive digital microscope, video interviews with practicing biomedical scientists, and 'in the lab' footage showing biomedical science in practice

New to this Edition:

  • Case studies have been extended to help foster an understanding of the diagnostic process, taking the reader through each clinical case from initial presentation to the interpretation of results
  • New chapter on acquired disorders of haemostasis describes their causes, their diagnosis, and how they can affect routine coagulation screening tests

Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, and research into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible.

The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series has been written to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled to the analytical approaches that lead to diagnosis. Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a Biomedical Scientist may be exposed - from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science. 

Haematology provides a broad-ranging overview of the study of blood, the dynamic fluid that interfaces with all organs and tissues to mediate essential transport and regulatory functions. 

Written with the needs of the biomedical scientist centre-stage, it provides a firm grounding in the physiology of blood, and the key pathophysiological states that can arise. It demonstrates throughout how an understanding of the physiology underpins the key investigations carried out by a biomedical scientist to forge a clear link between science and practice. The second edition includes a new chapter on acquired disorders of haemostasis. 
Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Haematology features:

For students:
· Answers to case study and self-check questions.
· An interactive Digital Microscope, encouraging the exploration of tissue samples
· Video podcasts including interviews with practicing biomedical scientists, and 'in the lab' footage showing biomedical science in practice


Part 1: Haematology and Haemopoiesis
1: Introduction to haematology
2: Major haematology parameters and basic techniques
3: Haemopoiesis and the bone marrow

Part 2: Peripheral Blood Cells in Health and Disease
4: The red blood cell in health and disease
5: Anaemia 1; The bone marrow, micronutrients, and disease in other organs
6: Anaemia 2: Haemolysis
7: Blood-borne parasites
8: White blood cells in health and disease

Part 3: Haematological Malignancies
9: An introduction to haematological malignancies
10: The laboratory investigation of haematological malignancies
11: An introduction to classification systems: myeloid neoplasms
12: An introduction to classification systems: lymphoid neoplasms

Part 4: Haemostasis in Health and Disease
13: Normal haemostasis
14: Bleeding disorders and their laboratory investigation
15: Thrombophilia
16: Acquired disorders of haemostasis
17: Haemostasis and anticoagulation

Part 5: Case Studies
18: Case studies in haematology


Gary Moore, Consultant Biomedical Scientist and Head of Diagnostic Haemostasis & Thrombosis Laboratory, Centre for Haemostasis and Thrombosis, St. Thomas' Hospital, London
Gavin Knight, Principal Lecturer in Haematology, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science, University of Portsmouth
Andrew Blann, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Blood Science Solutions, Birmingham

Review from previous edition 
A very good resource. Chapters are very well elaborated with latest up to date in depth information. Inclusion of learning objectives, summaries and in particular key terms and key points gives it advantage over many other texts currently available. - Indu Singh, School of Medical Sciences, RMIT University

Covers a range of haematological topics that are both up to date and very comprehensive. - Gordon Lowe, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University