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Applied Transfusion Science

Course Details

Course/Module Code



24-25 Accredited 30 credits



24-25 Non-Accredited 30 credits



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Course Dates

Course Information : Application deadline 22/09/23 Contact days onsite @ Filton NHS Blood and Transplant 5th-7th October and 13th-15th November. All other dates timetabled as online taught sessions each week Thursdays 09.00-17.00. Assessment Process: Coursework portfolio submitted throughout the module and one exam in January 24 - date to be advised.






Assessment of this level 7 (Masters level) module will include a written examination and a portfolio of laboratory case studies.

Learners will be supported in this assessment by in-session guidance from the teaching team and formative feedback on work completed in the initial practical session.


NHS Blood and Transplant (Filton)

Careers/further study

This module can contribute towards the MSc Applied Transfusion and Transplantation Science.


The course syllabus typically covers the following broad topics and sub-topics:

  • The biology of blood transfusion
  • Laboratory aspects of blood transfusion
  • The process of blood transfusion (vein to vein)
  • Transfusion transmitted infections
  • Blood transfusion therapy
  • Management of blood transfusion therapy.


Course Director

Jen May (NHS Blood and Transplant)


This 30 credit Applied Transfusion Science module aims to provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of blood transfusion. On completion of the module, you will have a sound understanding of haematopoiesis and haemostasis; clinical laboratory practice and management of blood transfusion therapy.

This module focuses on the understanding and application of laboratory transfusion practice and clinical application in the blood transfusion process which is underpinned by knowledge of the pre-requisite biology and pathophysiology of the haematopoietic system.

For an applicant looking to top-up an undergraduate degree to obtain an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) accreditation, please refer to the Biomedical Science module top-up for IBMS/HCPC accreditation for more information.

Key Facts

Modules can be offered either individually or collectively if you have had your first degree evaluated by the IBMS and require further Top-up studies in order to complete the educational requirement for IBMS accreditation.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching will be delivered in blocks with additional tutorials and interactive lectures. Face-to-face teaching will include practical classes, case studies and scenario-based teaching, using tools such as Resimion.

Teaching will be practice-led, embedding the application of transfusion science theory, together with current clinical management of blood transfusion therapy.

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