Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion Practice (MSc)

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
3 years

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How you will study
part-time

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About Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion Practice at Swansea University

  • A part-time postgraduate course delivered via work-based learning (WBL)
  • A 3 year Msc level course with the opportunity  for students to opt out at both Post-graduate Certificate and Post-graduate Diploma levels
  • Develops your skills, knowledge and understanding of blood transfusion
  • Can be undertaken within a variety of healthcare settings
  • Delivered in partnership with British Blood Transfusion Society

Course Overview

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.

Who is the course aimed at?
This qualification is for staff working in a predominately Clinical Transfusion environment (i.e. Nurses, Transfusion/ Haemovigilance Practitioners) and is open to students from across the UK.

 

How is it structured?

After an initial induction period of 4 days at Swansea University, each module will be predominately work-based learning. You will be required to attend a number of face to face sessions throughout the year.  Assessment method is  through submission of  a portfolio of evidence,  including a critical narrative of the evidence provided in relation to the student's learning journey.

The MSc element normally takes three years to complete, although you can opt out at PGCert and PGDip levels.

 

What to expect?

The course is broken down into 3 years.  Year one contains 3 modules at 20 credits each (opt out here for PGCert), year two contains 2 modules at 30 credits each (opt out here for PGDip) and the final year contains one module at 60 credits for a full MSc.

Course structure

This course is offered on a part-time basis, and will normally take three years to complete the MSc.

Duration

Qualification Gained

Year 1

PGCert

Year 2

PG Dip

Year 3

MSc

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study3 years
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  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
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  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study1 year
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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 MSc Part-time £1,950 N/A PG Dip Part-time £1,950 N/A PG Cert 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

  • 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. 

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