The Department of Haematology functions both as a major clinical and as a laboratory medicine department. It plays a pivotal role in the teaching of haematology to undergraduate medical students (MD), postgraduate students of medicine who have opted to specialize in haematology (OMSB), as well as medical laboratory technicians in the BSc (MLS) course. The laboratory provides quality haematology testing for the university hospital including complete haemostatic and haemoglobinopathy workup as well as highly specialized flowcytometry analysis for haematological malignancy and molecular diagnostics facilities for inherited and malignant disorders for the entire Sultanate of Oman.
The clinical unit treats patients with a vast range of haematological disorders, both as inpatients and outpatients. In addition, the department runs a thalassaemia day-care unit, which offers comprehensive clinical care. Of national interest is the institution’s successful bone marrow transplant programme, with results as good as those from the best centers around the world.