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Body Fluids: Pleural, Pericardial, Peritoneal & Amniotic ...

 Body Fluids: Pleural, Pericardial, Peritoneal and Amniotic Fluids (9805-12) Examine the nature and formation of body fluids using the model of transudates and exudates. Both normal and malignant cell morphology are discussed and the chemical aspects considered. Explore newer immunological methods for detecting cell markers and review the microbiological examinations of infections. Version Date: November 2012

Code 9805-12
Level Basic

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PEP hours: 15
CPS credits: 0
Level: Basic
Course Type: Express

Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the dynamics behind the formation of pleural and other fluids.
  • Tabulate the features of transudates and exudates.
  • Outline the indications for paracentesis.
  • Describe in detail the cells commonly found in fluids.
  • Tabulate the morphological criteria for malignancy in both mesothelial cells and lymphoid cells.
  • Describe the chemical nature of fluids.
  • Describe the organisms that are most commonly associated with infections in body fluids.
  • Outline the cell markers detected by the use of immunological methods.
  • List the cell markers associated with different malignant tumours seen in body fluids.
  • Draw a diagram to illustrate the relationships between the fetus and amniotic fluid.
  • Explain how amniotic fluid testing is used to predict the severity of HDNB
  • Describe the tests used to determine fetal maturity.
  • Tabulate the Reference Intervals (Normal Ranges) of various constituents of fluids.

Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H)
Version Date: November 2012