UFS Department of Haematology and Cell Biology
UFS Department of Haematology and Cell Biology – check below;
Who is the Department of Haematology and Cell Biology?
The Department of Haematology and Cell Biology provides the following in haematology, immunology and molecular biology
- laboratory and clinical services, as well as
- education and research
Laboratory and Clinical Services
Our department provides laboratory and clinical services within the fields of haematology, immunology and molecular biology. Staff members are employed by either the UFS, the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) or jointly by both these establishments. As department we are proud to be internationally recognised and our laboratories are accredited by SANAS (South African National Accreditation System).
- We aim to promote the welfare of the community by means of high quality teaching, research and comprehensive healthcare within the framework of the objectives of UFS and the NHLS as centres of excellence.
- We are the referral centre for the Northern Cape and Free State. We run clinics in Bethlehem, Welkom and Kimberley, as well as offering laboratory outreach in central South Africa.
- We work closely with the Division of Clinical Haematology of the Department of Internal Medicine to provide a reliable service to all patients with haematological disorders.
Education and research
Haematologists are pathologists who
- study blood and bone marrow;
- measure how well the blood clots, and treat clotting problems;
- undertake research into diseases, like leukaemia;
By gaining understanding of diseases they can also research therapies to help improve survival rates of patients
- Guide for prospective registrars
- The Tuesday morning Academic Programme is primarily aimed at pathologist, technologists and scientists. It is a mixture of lectures and research presentations. It is accredited for CPD points and open to anyone.
- The Thursday morning Academic Programme consists of lectures by consultants, fellows and registrars for the Department of Haematology and Cell Biology and the Division of Clinical Haematology of the Department of Internal Medicine. It is accredited for CPD points and open to anyone.
The Department of Haematology and Cell Biology strives toward:
- quality career-oriented education;
- advancement of science by means of basic and applied research;
- professional laboratory medicine;
- community support by means of clinical services.