Education


Programme of Study

The course is delivered via a 12 month structured online curriculum of distance learning through the BBTS website. The timetable is as follows:

Start: 30th May 2019

Induction Day
A face-to-face Induction Day in Manchester marks the start of the programme. If you are unable to attend, all relevant information will be made available online shortly after the event. 

Finish: November 2020 

Examination
The final examination marks the end of the programme. This takes place in Manchester* on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday in November 2020. The date will be confirmed and all students informed in spring 2020. 

The examination takes place over a full day:
 *the centralised examination venue and date of exam are non-negotiable

Please note that the assessment for this programme is a 2-part process. 
As well as the endpoint examination you will be required to produce and submit a professional poster for assessment during the programme.

Programme running order: 
Learning materials are normally released on a Friday . All materials will remain available to review, once published, until the examination date.


Timetable at a glance (2019 to 2020)

MayHaemostasis and platelet physiology. 
Pathology of anaemia and haematological diseases (overview)
July Management of blood components in the hospital: Part 1. 
Epidemiology of blood transfusion. 
Adverse effects of transfusion: Part 1.
AugTransfusion in surgery
-  Pre-operative assessment including anaemia and coagulation 
   problems
-  Cell salvage and blood sparing surgery
-  Acute bleeding Post-operative transfusion thresholds
-  Cardiac surgery and bypass

Transfusion in critical care
-  The routine and/ or restrictive use of blood components in critically ill
    patients.
-  Transfusion triggers and thresholds.
OctoberTransfusion in surgery and critical care (continued) 
-  Major haemorrhage in a range of patient groups.

Transfusion in Medical Patients
-  Transfusion management strategies for a range of inherited
   haemoglobinopathies
NovemberProblems associated with chronic transfusion 
Transfusion management of patients with haemolytic anaemias and thrombocytopenias  
Use of blood components in patients with cancer
DecemberAnaemias and haematological disease occurring in pregnancy 
Obstetric massive transfusion, antepartum haemorrhage and postpartum haemorrhage
FebruaryHaemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN)
Anti-D prophylaxis
MarchTransfusion in children
Transfusion in transplantation
MayAdverse effects of transfusion: Part 2. 
Management of blood components in the hospital: Part 2.
JuneAlternatives and adjuncts to transfusion
Therapeutic Apheresis
Quality, regulation and clinical audit with respect to the clinical area
JulyTransfusion Liaison (laboratory, transfusion practitioner and clinical area/ user interactions and communication)
Transfusion practices outside the UK
September - NovemberRevision period 

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