Taught course

Transfusion, Transplanting and Tissue Banking

Institution
University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant biological science. You should also have at least two years' experience working in a relevant discipline, in a healthcare setting, and currently be working in a transfusion, transplantation or tissue-banking environment.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This part-time programme is organised with the support of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS). SNBTS has a leading international reputation in the fields of transfusion, transplantation and tissue banking.

The programme has been designed to be aligned to the NHS requirements and stipulations relating to career progression for Biomedical Scientists, Clinical Scientists and other healthcare professionals working in these fields.

The programme will give you in-depth expertise and knowledge of the science, regulations and international practices in transfusion, transplantation and tissue banking, for those aiming for more senior management roles in healthcare organisations.

The programme covers the following areas:

  • Fundamentals of Transfusion Science
  • Quality and GMP
  • Blood Donation Processing and Testing
  • Immunology and Molecular Biology of Transfusion
  • Clinical Blood Banking
  • Transplantation and Tissue Banking
  • Information technology and Donation
  • Biopharmaceutical Transfusion and Clinical Trials
  • Management and Communication
  • Governance/Ethics/Risks of Transfusion
  • Research skills

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Programme Director
Email
diane.anderson3@nhs.net
Phone
+44 (0)131 314 5502