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Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion Practice MSc/PGDip/PGCert

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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    MSc: 3 years part-time; PGDip: 2 years part-time; PGCert: 1 year part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion Practice course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    03 June 2019

This part-time, work-based learning MSc in Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion Practice is ideal for Healthcare Practitioners working in the field of Transfusion Practice who want to consolidate their skills and develop to an advanced level.

You will study advanced clinical governance and develop your knowledge of the history and role of blood transfusion in a range of healthcare settings.

Throughout your studies in Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion Practice, you will refine skills, knowledge and understanding of blood transfusion and its practice by applying critical thinking, analysis and critiquing skills to in order to influence and change practice at a strategic level.

Why Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion at Swansea?

As a student at our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment, with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines.

According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014-2021, over 75% of research carried out at the college was of international or world-leading quality.The course is delivered in partnership with the British Blood Transfusion Society and our core team members have significant professional experience in haematology and work-based learning.

We have strong links with professional practice and academic research networks in Europe and around the world, so your learning is informed by the latest policy and practice developments.

Your Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion experience

After an initial induction period of four days at Swansea University, each module on the Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion Practice will be predominately work-based learning. You will be required to attend a number of face to face sessions throughout the year. 

You will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).

Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion careers

Your postgraduate qualification in Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion will enable you to develop in your career as well as offering the potential to pursue opportunities in research, education, and management roles.

Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion Practice modules

Modules on the Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion Practice course may include:

  • The Work Place Learning Journey
  • The History, Science and Practice of Blood Transfusion
  • Clinical Governance and its Impact on Managing Adverse Events in Blood Transfusion
  • Advanced Specialist Practice in Blood Transfusion
  • Advanced Clinical Governance and Contemporary Issues
  • Professional Practice in in Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion Practice

How you're taught on the Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion course

After an initial induction period of four days at Swansea University, each module will be predominately work-based learning. You will be required to attend three face to face sessions throughout the year, and engage in approximately 10-12 on line meetings per year. 

You will be assessed through submission of a portfolio of evidence, including a critical narrative of the evidence provided in relation to the student’s learning journey.

The MSc element normally takes three years to complete, although you can opt out at PGCert and PGDip levels.

What to expect?

The course is broken down into 3 years. Year one contains 3 modules at 20 credits each (opt out here for PGCert), year two contains 2 modules at 30 credits each (opt out here for PGDip) and the final year contains one module at 60 credits for a full MSc.

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Visit the Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion Practice MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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