What will you study on the MSc/PGDip/PGCert Biomedical Science (Haematology and Transfusion Science)?
This course will cover the components of human blood and the disorders that affect them, techniques for diagnosing and monitoring disease, and the analysis of blood test results. You’ll look at blood cell formation, blood count, haemoglobinopathies and types of anaemia such as clotting abnormalities, cancers of the blood and bone marrow, myelodysplasia and MPD. You’ll also study blood transfusions and blood donation including blood types, blood typing and tissue typing techniques as well as haemolytic disease of new-borns, reactions to transfusions, and safety measures and care of blood products. In addition, you will explore the ethical and legal issues which can surround specific types of research such as assisted reproduction and genetics, and human or animal research.
What will you gain?
As well as in-depth knowledge of your subject, you will also gain a sound understanding of how to design and carry out experiments, statistical analyses as well as techniques for analysing samples and molecules. You will also be proficient and capable in all aspects of managing a laboratory, including people management, business plans and budgets, safety regulations, and quality management.