You will study this course 100% online. It comprises a range of activities including:

There is no obligation for you to undertake every activity but being involved in all aspects of the course will help you to achieve a well-rounded knowledge about transfusion medicine.

There is no graded assessment. Instead, you will receive a badge for each completed Unit, and then upon completion of the whole course, you will be awarded with an e-certificate.

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Course units

The course is made up of 3 units, each will require approximately 2-3 hours of study. You can prioritise the order in which you study each module.

This unit will explore the basic concepts in transfusion sciences, including major blood group systems, the importance of antibodies in transfusion, the hazards associated with transfusion and haemovigilance.

In this unit we will understand donor requirements, blood donation, the screening of blood and the preparation of different components and their storage.

This unit will describe in detail the British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH) guidelines for the use of blood and its components. It will also explain the use of information technology systems in the blood transfusion practice.