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Course Details

The course comprises 2 units studied over a 12 month programme;

Unit 1:
Transfusion Science Practice (Core: 30 credits)

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

Unit 2:
Immunohaematology (Optional specialism: 15 credits)

This unit will provide you with knowledge and understanding of patient-related transfusion science practice, management of patients requiring blood transfusions and appropriate investigations. You will become familiar with methods and strategies to investigate and gain experience of the interpretation of complex patient related results. You will be expected to relate this knowledge to the workplace as you learn to perform relevant laboratory methods.

Unit 3:
Donation Testing and Component Processing (Optional specialism: 15 credits)

This unit will provide you with knowledge and understanding of blood donation-related transfusion science practice. You will understand the processing and testing requirements for blood donations. You will become familiar with methods and strategies to investigate and gain experience of the interpretation of complex blood donation related results. You will be expected to relate this knowledge to the workplace as you learn to perform relevant laboratory methods.

Full unit descriptions can be downloaded below:

Full Unit Descriptions (appendix 1)


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