This course is designed to promote a deep understanding of the emerging mixed disciplinary area of blood science. Students examine different theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, research interests and practical applications within the subject area, as an independent learner. Designed with input from current practitioners in the field, the course is suitable for biomedical science practitioners and graduates of biomedical or related life sciences. The programme covers areas relevant to staff working within or wishing to work in blood science departments within pathology. Delivered as a flexible distance'learning programme through our e'Portal WebLearn, students will be able to continue to work whilst studying. The self'guided e'Learning materials have been specially designed to support the engagement with the course content.
Modules include: Bioethics; clinical biochemistry; haematology; transfusion science; advanced immunology; research and grant proposal.
Course Additional Entry
Applicants must have a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in biomedical or life sciences subjects (that included appropriate biomedical content), although other cognate subjects may be considered. Lower grades, or non'degree qualifications supplemented by substantial work experience may be considered at interview. Equivalent overseas qualifications will also be accepted. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (6.5 minimum in each component) or equivalent.
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