Blood/Normocytic Anemias

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Given a patient with anemia, the students will be able to:

  • Classify and differentiate the various types of anemia based on screening laboratory tests and explain the pathophysiology involved
  • Discuss additional investigations and expected results required to differentiate the various anemias and the rationale for each test
  • Describe the management of the anemia and explain the rationale of each therapeutic manoeuvre


  • List and classify the common forms of normocytic anemias and describe the pathophysiologic mechanisms of their development
  • Describe the history, physical findings and investigations required to diagnose and classify the various hemolytic anemias