The Live Blood Analysis Training Course Online consists of 12 Weekly one hour lessons.
The weekly webinars are interactive, interesting and very enjoyable. They consist of in depth information, videos and pictures describing and explaining the material in the manual. They are interactive with questions & answers and students are asked to submit their findings for review each week based on the previous weeks subject matter. Whilst attending the webinars students are asked to prepare test cases for submission in the final 3 weeks for review to qualify for their certificate.
There are several schools of thought in live blood analysis ranging from nutritional microscopy to the pleomorphic. The purpose of this course is not to advocate a single model, but to provide you with unbiased and balanced information so that you can decide for yourself which approach suits you best.
Live & Dry Blood Analysis Training Course Online
12 Weekly 1 hour interactive webinars followed by questions & answers.
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Live Blood Analysis & Your Video Microscope
This lesson covers an introduction to Live Blood Analysis and an introduction to setting up your microscope, parts of the microscope including; the objectives, oculars and eyepieces, magnification and how this works, lenses, illumination, the workings of the condensers, troubleshooting, oil immersion procedures, cleaning, care & maintenance, video imaging & photomicrography.
This lesson is also an Introduction to the Evaluation of Live Blood Including;
- Notes about the technique of using Live Blood Analysis to its full potential and how Live Blood Analysis can be especially useful.
- The different schools of thought on Live Blood Analysis.
- The advantages and disadvantages of darkfield microscopy and the basic functions of magnification and resolution.
- Settings for Darkfield & Brightfield microscopy.
The lesson is made up of instructional video tutorials as well as diagrams & references to the manual.
Lesson 2 – Viewing Live Blood & Identifying the Basic Blood Forms in Live Blood Analysis
Lesson 2 teaches guidelines for getting a good blood sample. Taking the blood sample correctly is crucially important as this can reflect on the accuracy of the interpretation – it is possible to damage the RBCs and WBCs during collection. Basic guidelines are introduced in this lesson to guide the student into standardizing their blood taking for both live and dry blood analyses – this is crucial for their own safety as well as for optimizing the interpretation of the blood picture.
Viewing live & dry samples & getting pictures.
- The Red Ball Test.
- Overview of the blood picture.
- Viewing charts for live & dry blood.
- Blood and its components.
- Erythrocytes (Red blood cells).
- Leukocytes (White blood cells).
- Neutrophils, Eosinophils, Basophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes.
- The Immune System.
- Thrombocytes (Platelets).
Lesson 3 – The theory of Pleomorphism & Anomalies in Live Blood
This lesson looks at:
- The Pleomorphic System and the History of Pleomorphism.
- Phases of Development of Fungal Culminant Pleomorphic Organisms.
- Growth Forms of the Endobiont.
- Latent Tissue Acidosis – a modern pandemic.
- Anomalies in Live Blood: Protein Linkage, Rouleau & Erythrocyte Aggregation.
Lesson 4 – The study of more Anomalies in Red Blood Cells
Poikilocytes, Echinocytes, Single Membrane Protrusion, Acanthocytes, Schistocytes, Keratocytes, Elliptocytes, Spherocytes, Cloud Patterns, Anisocytosis Macrocytes/Microcytes, Target Cells (Codocytes), Ghost Cells, RBC Fermentation, Parasitized Red Blood Cells & Parasitized White Blood Cells. The anomalies are studied via videos and chart references & comparison to other anomalies for clarity.
Lesson 5 – The Study of Anomalies in White Blood Cells & The Immune Sytem
Neutrophil Count: Increased/Decreased, Neutrophil Viability, Hypersegmented Neutrophils, Neutrophilic Macrocytosis, Empty White Blood Cells, Neutrophil Band cells, Cohesion & Metamyelocytes, White Blood Cell with Translucent Membrane, Eosinophil Count: Increased/Decreased, Basophil Count: Increased/Decreased, Lymphocyte Count: Increased/Decreased, Monocyte Count: Increased/Decreased, Thrombocyte Aggregation, Spicules/Fibrin, Thrombosis, Chylomicrons. These anomalies are also studied via videos and chart references & comparison to other anomalies for clarity.
Lesson 6 – Pleomorphic Growth Forms
Ascit, Chondrits, Colloid Thecit, Dioekothecits, Mychits, Protits/Somatids, Pteroharpen, Spermits, Symprotit Phase, Synascit, Systatogeny, Thallus, Thecits, Yeast markers, Rod-Form Bacteria, L-Form Bacteria, Mycoplasma. These anomalies are also studied via videos and chart references & comparison to other anomalies for clarity.
Lesson 7 – Crystals, Protoplast, Parasites & Artifacts
Crystals, Cholesterol Crystals, Uric Acid Crystals, Other Crystals, Protoplast, Parasites Artifacts in Live Blood Samples, Common Causes of Artifacts, Slide Inclusion, Too Much Blood on the Sample, Foreign Fibres & Air Bubbles are covered in week 7 with video examples, pictures & diagrams.
Lesson 8 – An introduction to the Dried Blood Analysis Overview
This lesson will examine in detail Dry Blood Analysis which is also referred to as the Oxidative Stress Test (OST). The lesson includes videos and tutorials on The Coagulation Cascade, DIC (Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation), An Alternative View, The Extracellular Matrix, Dry Blood Charts, Polymerized Protein Puddles, Allergy/Adrenal Pattern, Psychological Stress Pattern, Intestinal Irritation, Degeneration Pattern, Reproductive Organ Pattern, Bowel Pattern, Vital Organ Pattern, Dark Centre, Peripheral Sialic Acid, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Lymphatic Congestion, Lymphatic Toxicity, Thyroid Pattern, Bone Marrow Pattern, White Radial Spokes, Weak Fibrin Network, Blistering. These anomalies will be viewed, compared to charts and other anomalies for identification purposes. The “layers” and “Ring Overview” will also be introduced.
Lesson 9 – Polymerised Protein Puddles (PPP)
Lesson 9 looks at the “footprint” Polymerised Protein Puddles (PPP) found in The oxidative Stress test under a higher magnification for further analysis. The anomalies are studied via pictures and videos and include: Narrow PPPs, Viral Spiking, Steep Cliffs on PPP, Heinz Bodies in PPP, Exploded Cells in PPP, Crystals in PPP, Sialic Acid in PPP, Red Cells in PPP, Necrotic Tissue, Black Bulges, Broken Fibrin in PPP, Spicules Inside PPP, Black Halos on PPPs, Orange/Red Around PPP, Uneven Colour, Curved Fibrin Strand & White Lakes Filling In. All of the anomalies are described and explained in great detail with pictures, charts, diagrams & references to the manual.
Lessons 10, 11 and 12 – The review of Case Studies Submitted by Students
The last 3 lessons are given over to reviewing test cases, some submitted by previous students as well as some of Dr Okkers own cases.
The cases studies are presented with pictures of anomalies on a Power Point Presentation where Dr Okker reviews and discusses each of the cases interactively. Students questions and observations are also discussed and the correct solution to each case is sought. Each student then submits a case study of their own for review for their certificate which is awarded on the merit of the students ability to practice Live & Dry Blood Analysis proficiently and completion of a number of weekly questions on the training site.