Haematology is the study of blood and the blood-forming organs, and the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, such as blood cells, hemoglobin, blood proteins, vascular systems and the mechanism of coagulation.
Haematology encompasses both clinical and laboratory aspects. Registration as a specialist in Haematology requires satisfactory completion of training in both clinical and laboratory components.
|Step 1||Step 2||Step 3||Step 4|
|Training Level||Medical School||Intern Year||Basic Specialty Training in Medicine||Higher Specialist Training in Haemology|
|Duration||4-6 years||1 year||2 years||5 years|
|Entry Process||Graduate or direct entry||Entry through the HSE Intern Match||Entry based on competitive interview||Entry based on competitive interview|
|Mandatory Examinations||As per curriculum||N/A||MRCPI||FRCPATH|
|Application Date||CAO process opens in November||Application process opens in October||Application process opens in December||Application process open in November|
|Programme Operated by:||Undergraduate Universities||Intern Networks||RCPI||RCPI|
The Higher Specialist Training Programme in Haematology is administered by the Faculty of Pathology, RCPI.