Advanced Haematology and Transfusion Science (861C1)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

Haematological malignancies are a heterogeneous group of devastating cancers affecting all ages. This unit will describe the molecular processes active in normal haematopoietic development and explain how these mechanisms are disrupted during malignant transformation. Students will learn the techniques commonly adopted in haematological research, and understand the cross-disciplinary investigations performed in diagnostic laboratories to identify blood cancers. Finally, this unit will describe the fundamental concepts of blood transfusion science allowing the student an understanding of blood grouping and the compatibility testing necessary to select blood products in a clinical setting.


68%: Lecture
32%: Practical (Laboratory, Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Problem Set)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 23 hours of contact time and 127 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.