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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 23 hours of contact time and about 127 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: