Education


Course Description

The course is delivered via a 12 month structured online curriculum of distance learning through the BBTS website.
The course text book, ‘Introduction to Transfusion Science Practice’ is the platform for the teaching and learning on this programme and is included in the fees.

Teaching and Learning

The course begins with a face-to-face Induction day and is subsequently delivered online via the BBTS Academy.

You will have access to a dedicated online student area with 

The final examination marks the end of the programme. This takes place in Manchester*. The date will be confirmed and all students informed in August 2020. 

Learning materials:
Learning materials are normally released on the second or third Wednesday of each month. All materials will remain available to review, once published, until the examination date.

Timetable:

May: 
Immunology (back to basics)/ Antigen-antibody reactions
June:
Reagents, techniques and controls
July: 
Antibody mediated red cell destruction/ Basic genetics and transfusion terminology
August:
The ABO blood group system
September:
The Rh blood group System
October:
Other blood group systems/ Antibody screening
November:
Antibody identification/ Pre-transfusion testing
December:
Pre-transfusion testing (continued)/ Hazards of transfusion
January:
Blood components/ Blood donation testing (immunohaematology)
February:
Blood donation testing (microbiology)/ Antenatal serology
March:
Quality/ Revision
April:
Revision/ Exam practice questions


The full example version of the Programme of Study,along with details of Learning Outcomes and Tasks for each month, can be downloaded below:

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