Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    18600
    Tuition (Full programme)
    9800
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #57 ,
The Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences programme from University of Bristol includes a fascinating range of subject areas such as molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, tissue engineering, clinical medicine and statistics, all of which are involved in the practice of transfusion or transplantation.

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The Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences programme from University of Bristol includes a fascinating range of subject areas such as molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, tissue engineering, clinical medicine and statistics, all of which are involved in the practice of transfusion or transplantation. Apart from being academically interesting, this continually developing area of healthcare science impacts greatly on the quality of life of patients.

Programme Structure

  • Transfusion and Transplantation Science: Includes the basics of haemopoiesis, blood group molecular genetics, the structure and function of platelets, haemostasis and HLA genes and proteins.
  • Pathology of Transfusion and Transplantation Science: This covers the basis of haematological diseases such as sickle cell disease and haemophilia It also covers immunology, followed by the effect of red cell and platelet antibodies on the adult and foetus.
  • Provision of Blood, Cells, Tissues and Organs: Where and how do we get our blood? How and why do we test it? What components can we make and store? Lectures also include product development and how processes can make components safer.
  • Clinical Transfusion and Transplantation: This Unit provides insight into organ transplantation, engineered tissues, stem cell transplants and clinical blood transfusion. It also covers laboratory investigation and management of complications associated with these procedures.
  • Transfusion and Transplantation in Practice (2 units): These units comprise practical classes designed to expose students to many different types of technology used in transfusion and transplantation laboratories.
  • Biostatistics: This units teaches the principles of experimental design including basic, intermediate and some advanced statistical methods required to interpret published data and to analyse new data generated from clinical and laboratory research. The unit also includes interactive workshop teaching sessions dealing with planning, design of experiments and the statistical analysis of results.
  • Research and Laboratory Management: This unit provides an understanding of the manager’s role in maintaining a quality system in a blood bank or blood establishment, how this is applied and its role in accreditation and licensing purposes. The unit will also cover clinical audit and any new UK developments in the structure and management of blood transfusion services. The second part of the unit covers the process of research, writing a grant application, ethics, governance and the actual management of a project.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in Medicine, Biomedical Science/Clinical Laboratory Science or related subjects. A lower second-class honours or non-degree qualifications may be considered with evidence of laboratory experience and other academic achievement.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 18600 International
  • GBP 9800 EU/EEA
  • Part time fees: UK/EU £4,900
  • Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
  • Funding for 2016/17

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are available for Overseas Commonwealth applicants (application deadline 15 January 2016). Students must fulfil the English language requirements for the course before applying for this scholarship.

Chevening Scholarships available for many overseas students.

Marshall Scholarships are available for USA citizens.

Funding

Funding for 2016/17

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are available for Overseas Commonwealth applicants (application deadline 15 January 2016). Students must fulfil the English language requirements for the course before applying for this scholarship.

Chevening Scholarships available for many overseas students.

Marshall Scholarships are available for USA citizens.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.