Haematology encompasses both clinical and laboratory aspects of primary disorders of the blood as well as how other diseases affect the blood. Primary haematological diseases can be congenital or acquired and include the various forms of leukaemia and lymphoma, some forms of anaemia, and diverse blood clotting/bleeding disorders. Transfusion medicine also falls into the specialty of haematology.
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|The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA); The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Adult Medicine (AM) – Advanced Training|
|Haematology encompasses both clinical and laboratory aspects of primary disorders of the blood as well as how other diseases affect the blood. Primary haematological diseases can be congenital or acquired and include the various forms of leukaemia and lymphoma, some forms of anaemia, and diverse blood clotting/bleeding disorders. Transfusion medicine also falls into the specialty of haematology.|
|$1,144 per training year|
|There are three training pathways available. See websites for admission requirements for each.
1. Advanced Training in Clinical Haematology
2.Haematology RACP/RCPA Joint Training
3. RCPA Fellowship (laboratory haematology)
|To gain Fellowship of The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) in haematology requires five years of accredited training and satisfactory completion of the assessment program detailed in the "https://www.racp.edu.au/docs/default-source/default-document-library/at-clinical-haematology-handbook-2017-18.pdf?sfvrsn=4" target="_blank">Advanced Training in Clinical Haematology Handbook.
Training may be undertaken fully according to the RCPA Fellowship program (FRCPA) or under a joint training program with The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). Trainees in both pathways undertake the same examinations. No more than four years in the one institution will be allowed for RCPA trainees and three years for joint RCPA–RACP trainees.
|Applications are made online via the college.|
|$140,000 – $180,000|
|Basic pathological sciences examination: $670 ($140 if a current medical student)
Haematology part I examination: $2,340
Haematology part II examination: $2,340
|Training is for a minimum of five (5) years, with a major emphasis on laboratory practice, including a period of at least two years devoted to acquiring detailed knowledge and practical experience. No more than four years can be spent in any one laboratory. On completion of the Part I examination, trainees may continue in any general or sub-specialty area of haematology, e.g. haematological cytogenetics or transfusion medicine. One year of the five may be spent in a branch of laboratory medicine other than haematology.
A period devoted to a research project in haematology is desirable (although not mandatory, however see requirements for Part II examination dissertation) during training. Other educational activities such as case presentations, preparation of case reports or subject reviews, participation in utilisation review studies, quality and audit activities and attendance at intra- and extramural scientific meetings are regarded as essential components of the program.
|Annual registration for all trainees closes in February. Applications for examinations also close in February. Examinations are generally held in late May.|
|Advanced training or RCPA Fellowship|