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PG Cert

How long you will study
1 year

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About Blood Component Transfusion at Swansea University

  • An All Wales programme and a core component of the preparation of non-medical staff for the role of authorising transfusion of blood components
  • The course underpins the All Wales Policy for non-medical authorisation of blood component transfusion

Teaching and Employability:

  • Developed in conjunction with the Welsh Blood Service on behalf of the Welsh Government
  • Students must be working in a relevant clinical area whilst completing this programme

 

Course Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Blood Component Transfusion enables experienced non-medical Healthcare Practitioners (HCPs) to make the clinical decision and provide the written instruction for blood component transfusion to patients within their own clinical specialty, and within their own areas of competence and expertise.

This innovative course prepares appropriate non-medical practitioners to adopt an extended role in making the decision to transfuse and in providing the written instruction for transfusion of blood components thereby; 

  • Streamlining the patient pathway
  • Providing a holistic approach
  • Safeguarding the patient, the Healthcare professional and the employer

The course is accredited by Swansea University and delivered in conjunction with the Welsh Blood Service Better Blood Transfusion Team.

 

Course structure

The course will run over one academic year, comprises one theoretical and one work based learning module and is jointly delivered by a clinical teaching team and lecturers from the College of Human and Health Sciences. Participants are assessed by multiple choice examination, observed clinical practice with formal assessment, and a portfolio of evidence.

Who should apply to this course

The extended role of non-medical authorisation of blood transfusion is not suitable for all HCPs and should only be taken on within the agreed governance structures of the individual Health Board after careful consideration of service needs and clinical needs.

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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International PGCert Full-time £1,950 N/A PGCert Part-time £1,950 N/A

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

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

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from health care practitioners who:

Before nominating practitioners to undertake the programme Health Boards must ensure that there is a defined service need. There must be a designated medical mentor who is responsible for supporting the student throughout the work based learning and assessment. Applicants must also have the support of their line manager. 

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