Postgraduate Course: Transfusion Science Practice and Data Interpretation (TTTB11009)
|Deanery of Clinical Sciences
|College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Not available to visiting students
|The course complements the taught aspects of the programme by encouraging students to think independently, undertake critical analysis and apply their learning from previous courses and reflect on their own practice.
The course will focus on the interpretation of data from various sources but the majority will concentrate on Transfusion Science practice. This course is only suitable for students who are currently employed within or have regular access to a Transfusion Science laboratory.
This schedule will consist of a one week teaching block on campus and the remaining part of the course will consist of work based learning evidenced via a portfolio.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 6,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|Course test Data interpretation exercises (40%) course mark
Workplace Activities- Portfolio based (60%) course mark
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Evaluate results commonly encountered in blood transfusion laboratories. Design investigations to examine complex serological reactions, including recommendations for resolving unexpected anomalies, in patient testing.
- Interpret data and convert into knowledge for use in the clinical context of individual and groups of patients and donors.
- Outline and analyse variants associated with the ABO and Rh blood group systems. Determine and evaluate the implications for patients
- Think independently and demonstrate creativity in the identification of problems and their solutions.
- Select and apply appropriate analysis or assessment techniques and tools.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Ms Diane Anderson
|Mrs Lisa Bell