What is Hematology? - Definition & History


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What is the branch of science interested in studying the health and diseases of the blood called?

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1. Which is NOT a primary component of the blood?

2. Who is known as the father of hematology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hematology can play a critical role in the health of a community, so measure your knowledge of hematology with a quiz/worksheet combination. The quiz asks questions about the history and application of the science.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the assessment to test your ability to answer questions about the following:

  • Father of hematology
  • Most common blood disease in humans
  • Branch of science that analyzes the health and diseases of the blood

Skills Practiced

Evaluate your ability to effectively utilize these skills while you complete the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about hematology from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge about hematology to identify primary components of blood
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as actual blood types versus blood types that do not occur in humans
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about blood cancer

Additional Learning

Check out the comprehensive lesson called What is Hematology? - Definition & History to learn more. You will achieve these learning objectives following completion of the lesson:

  • Learn the history of hematology dating back to the ancient Egyptians
  • Know when the world's first successful blood transfusion occurred
  • Understand the effects of the most common blood clotting disorder
  • Learn important dates in the history of hematological science, research and application
  • Identify dangerous patient outcomes if blood clots occur