Taught course

Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion

Swansea University · College of Human and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

· a UK 2.2 degree or higher (negotiable)

· work as a registered practitioner

· have a minimum of two years’ experience post qualification

· employed in an appropriate role and deemed competent by their employer to undertake the course

· approved by the programme manager and a member of BBTS

· have written confirmation of support from their employer

· identify an appropriate clinical facilitator to support them in practice (negotiated by the programme manager and a member of the BBTS)

· part-time workers must have practised for a sufficient period to be deemed competent by their employer

· applicants with non-standard entry requirements may be admitted on the basis of relevant work experience

This qualification is for staff working in a predominately Clinical Transfusion environment (i.e. Nurses, Transfusion/ Haemovigilance Practitioners). It is not suitable for those who work in a laboratory environment (e.g. BMS, MLT or equivalent) and require a Scientific Transfusion Practice qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

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Who is the course aimed at?
Current and aspiring Transfusion Practitioners; Nurses working in roles where blood transfusion is a key element of that role.

How is it structured?
It's a part time work based learning programme offering three levels of qualification: PG Cert, PG Dip or MSc.

What to expect:
Develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of blood transfusion and apply critical thinking, analysis and critiquing skills to influence and change practice.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page:www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
36 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

College of Human and Health Sciences
+44 (0)1792 295789