91124 Haemopoeitic & lymphatic system

Course Description

This course introduces major concepts of the anatomy and function of the hematopetic & lymphatic system and the location of the major groups of the lymphnodes of the body and their drainage areas, especially the anatomy of the major lymphatics thoracic duct and its tributaries.
This course also emphasis the basic classification of anemia’s, neoplastic diseases and their relevant diagnostic methods and natural history will be described and the relevant Pharmacological, biochemical, microbiological, and public health aspects will be handled in relation to specific diseases

Learning Objective

  • At the end of the course the student should be able to:
  • 1. Describe the constituents of blood, their origin and function.
  • 2. Discuss the structure and function of the lymphoreticular system.
  • 3. Describe the important aspects of hemoglobin genetics and abnormal hemoglobin synthesis.
  • 4. Understand the basic classification systems of anemias, their laboratory and clinical features, public health aspects, and their management.
  • 5. Understand epidemiological and social distribution of nutritional anemia in developing countries and in Jordan
  • 6. Elaborate on main causes of nutritional anemia and its associated factors.
  • 7. Highlight preventive and therapeutic measures to combat nutritional anemia
  • 8. Understand the classification of neoplastic diseases of hematopoietic cells, methods for their diagnosis and their natural history and general guidelines for their management.
  • 9. Describe the regulatory mechanisms of normal hemostasis, abnormalities that lead to bleeding disorders, pathologic aspects that cause thrombotic disorders and how are these conditions treated?
  • 10. Understand causes of toxaemia, its diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
  • 11. Describe the biochemical basis of porpheria.



Books for this Course

  • (1) Principles of Human Anatomy. By G.J. Tortora, latest edition.
  • (2) Clinical Anatomy for Medical Students: By R.S. Snell, latest edition.
  • (3) Textbook of Medical Physiology. By Guyton and Hall, latest edition.
  • (4) Harper’s Biochemistry. By Robert K. Murray and Co., latest edition.
  • (5) Lippincott’s IIIustrated Reviews: Pharmacology, latest edition.
  • (6) Basic Pathology. By Kumar, Cotran and Robbins, latest edition.
  • (7) Medical Microbiology. An Introduction to Infectious Diseases. By Sheries, latest edition.

Times Offered

  • September 2014
  • January 2015