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Course Details - Units and Descriptors

The course comprises 3 units studied over a 12 month programme; all units are compulsory

Unit 1: Essential Haematology and Transfusion (10 credits)

This unit will provide you with underpinning knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics within haematology and transfusion. You will become familiar with methods and strategies to investigate, and gain experience of the interpretation of, routine and complex patient related results. You will be expected to relate this knowledge to the workplace as you learn to perform relevant clinical investigations.

Unit 2: Transfusion Therapy (20 credits)

This unit will provide you with knowledge and understanding of clinical transfusion practice with respect to patients requiring blood transfusions and appropriate clinical investigations. You will become familiar with methods and strategies to evaluate, investigate and gain experience of transfusion of blood components in a range of patients in a range of clinical scenarios. You will be expected to relate this knowledge to the workplace as you learn to perform relevant clinical investigations.

Unit 3: Transfusion Management and Organisational Practice (15 credits)

This unit will provide you with knowledge and understanding of clinical transfusion practice with respect to patient and organisational blood management. You will understand the requirements for effective patient blood management with respect to patient benefit, sustainability and cost. You will become familiar with methods and strategies to evaluate, investigate and gain experience of haemovigilance, conservation, transfusion alternatives and audit practices.  You will be expected to relate this knowledge to the workplace as you learn to perform relevant clinical investigations.

Full unit descriptions can be downloaded below:

CTP Full Unit Descriptions - Appendix 1

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