Professional/Short course Applied Transfusion Science
Page last updated 4 October 2021
Study this professional short course created in collaboration with the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).
This 30 credit Applied Transfusion Science module aims to provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of blood transfusion. On completion of the module, you will have a sound understanding of haematopoiesis and haemostasis; clinical laboratory practice and management of blood transfusion therapy.
This module focuses on the understanding and application of laboratory transfusion practice and clinical application in the blood transfusion process which is underpinned by knowledge of the pre-requisite biology and pathophysiology of the haematopoietic system.
Careers / Further study
This module can contribute towards the MSc Applied Transfusion and Transplantation Science.
The course syllabus covers the following broad topics and sub-topics:
- The biology of blood transfusion
- Laboratory aspects of blood transfusion
- The process of blood transfusion (vein to vein)
- Transfusion transmitted infections
- Blood transfusion therapy
- Management of blood transfusion therapy.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching will be delivered in blocks with additional tutorials and interactive lectures. Face-to-face teaching will include practical classes, case studies and scenario-based teaching, using tools such as Resimion.
Teaching will be practice-led, embedding the application of transfusion science theory, together with current clinical management of blood transfusion therapy.
The assessment will include a written examination and a portfolio of laboratory case studies.
The written examination will assess your knowledge on the breadth of the syllabus and evidence your ability to critically analyse and apply current research literature and clinical guidelines.
The portfolio will evidence interpretation of data obtained in laboratory practical classes and understanding of practical application of theoretical concepts, which are critical skills for transfusion specialists.
Learners will be supported in this assessment by in-session guidance from the teaching team and formative feedback on work completed in the initial practical session.
The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.
You'll have access to a range of on-campus and online facilities to support your learning, including the University Library which is open 24 hours a day.
Prices and dates
Supplementary fee information
Home fee (30 credit) = £1,626.
Overseas/Offshore fee (30 credit) = £2,416.
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