Specialist Certificate in Blood Management Foundations

      What will I study?


      As a student of this course, you will:

      Explore fundamental pathophysiological concepts

      Comprehend the basic physiology of haematology processes as well as pathophysiology, investigation and treatment of diseases that affect the blood.

      Understand transfusion and quality assurance processes

      Be aware of the process of transfusion from donation to administration, understand the relevant governance, quality and safety systems and principles relating to blood management, including blood and transfusion policies, clinical incident and risk management issues.

      Examine key improvement and auditing methods

      You will understand practical aspects of transfusion improvement such as audit and data analysis.

      Learn about consumer engagement principles

      Gain knowledge on how to best engage with patients regarding informed consent, health literacy and advance care planning.

      Course structure

      The Specialist Certificate in Blood Management Foundations is a 25-point program. Students must complete one core subject, worth 25 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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