Taught course

Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences

Institution
University of Bristol · Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in medicine, biomedical science/clinical laboratory science or related subjects. A lower second-class honours degree or non-degree qualifications may be considered with evidence of laboratory experience and other academic achievement.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme covers a fascinating range of subjects, including molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, tissue engineering, clinical medicine, laboratory management and statistics.

It is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and is based at NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) in Filton, one of the largest transfusion centres in the world, enabling visits to manufacturing, testing and tissue typing sections. You will learn from specialist lecturers from the University, NHSBT and NHS hospitals, and have an opportunity to become fully embedded in an NHS environment while you develop your knowledge.

The programme will give you extensive practical experience of transfusion and transplantation, allowing you to gain skills that directly relate to your future career. As well as being of academic interest, this continually developing area of healthcare science has a major impact on patients' quality of life.

The programme:

  • is one of just two specialist full-time courses in transfusion and transplantation, and is a recommended course at level seven in the Career Framework for Health
  • gives you the opportunity to carry out your MSc project with NHSBT research staff within the transfusion centre
  • has high contact hours, with teaching each day and practical classes
  • includes a large skills component (eg writing in different formats, conference and publication skills, assignments with specific study aims)
  • includes laboratory management, a key skill required at level seven
  • attracts a diverse range of students (about 50 per cent of whom are from outside the UK), including new graduates, those working in blood centres or blood transfusion/haematology in hospitals, or training to lecture in transfusion

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Education Administrator
Email
fbs-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 331 1534