Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice

      What will I study?


      What you will learn

      As a student of this course, you will:

      Explore fundamental pathophysiological concepts

      Comprehend the basic haematology processes, pathophysiology, investigation and treatment of diseases that affect blood and blood product selection.

      Develop an advanced understanding of transfusion processes

      You will be able to describe transfusion in specialised clinical settings such as obstetrics, paediatrics, transplantation and trauma and comprehend physiological and clinical responses to transfusion at an advanced level.

      Be guided to apply advanced knowledge in your clinical setting

      In a clinical practice portfolio, you will apply acquired theoretical knowledge in your own clinical setting in areas including clinical and patient education, the administration of a blood product and transfusion change management.

      Course structure

      The Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice is a 50-point program. Students must complete:

      • One core subject in Semester 1, worth 25 points.
      • Two core subjects in Semester 2, each worth 12.5 points.


      On average, it is estimated that students will be required to allocate 15-19 hours per week for ‘study’ time for each subject. However, the time commitment required can vary based on individual task management and planning skills, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

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