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Use of Digital Imagery in Hematology: Objective Assessment of Cell Morphology Identification

From the 2021 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) - Recorded February 26, 2021
Presented by Beth Rawson, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSH

Traditional methods of judging student competency in morphology assessment lack objectivity. By asking students to find and capture examples of specific morphologic elements, it is possible to assess student understanding more effectively. Other uses of digital imagery in hematology will also be discussed.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to

  1. Identify shortcomings of traditional slide-based instruction in hematology.
  2. Discuss aspects of hematology instruction that can benefit from formalized use of digital imagery.
  3. Identify ways in which digital imagery can be incorporated into both formative and summative assessments.

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area Education/General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This basic-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.