The Postgraduate Certificate in Blood Component Transfusion enables experienced non-medical Healthcare Practitioners (HCPs) to make the clinical decision and provide the written instruction for blood component transfusion to patients within their own clinical specialty, and within their own areas of competence and expertise.
Key Features of PGCert in Blood Component Transfusion
- An All Wales programme and a core component of the preparation of non-medical staff for the role of authorising transfusion of blood components
- The course underpins the All Wales Policy for non-medical authorisation of blood component transfusion
Teaching and Employability:
- Developed in conjunction with the Welsh Blood Service on behalf of the Welsh Government
- Students must be working in a relevant clinical area whilst completing this programme
This innovative course prepares appropriate non-medical practitioners to adopt an extended role in making the decision to transfuse and in providing the written instruction for transfusion of blood components thereby;
- Streamlining the patient pathway
- Providing a holistic approach
- Safeguarding the patient, the Healthcare professional and the employer
The Blood Component Transfusion course is accredited by Swansea University
and delivered in conjunction with the Welsh Blood Service Better Blood Transfusion Team.
The Blood Component Transfusion course will run over one academic year, comprises one theoretical and one work based learning module and is jointly delivered by a clinical teaching team and lecturers from the College of Human and Health Sciences. Participants are assessed by multiple choice examination, observed clinical practice with formal assessment, and a portfolio of evidence.
Modules on the Blood Component Transfusion may include:
Principles of Safe Practice in Clinical Transfusion Management
Developing Autonomous Practice
Advancing Your Own Practice Students on the Blood Component Transfusion course will benefit from the staff expertise of he core team for the College of Human and Health Sciences who has professional backgrounds in either haematology and/ or work-based learning.
The College of Human and Health Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate community with students drawn from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. The College is known for its friendly, welcoming and supportive environment, which combined with its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art technology and superb beachside location, helps to ensure that students benefit from an exceptional student experience.
In addition, Blood Component Transfusion students have access to a wide range of excellent facilities and equipment for realistic workplace experiences.
Applications for PGCert in Blood Component Transfusion are welcome from health care practitioners who: hold a relevant professional qualification; work in an area where a clinical need is identified; have at least 3 years post registration experience in their specialist clinical area with frequent exposure to blood component transfusion; may possibly be working as an advanced practitioner as part of a non-medical rota and have identified a gap in practice or the service; are able to attend 12 study days. Please visit our website for more information.