Swansea University

Swansea University

Blood Component Transfusion

This programme will equip appropriate practitioners with the advanced knowledge and clinical decision making skills to enable them to participate in the writing of, and following, a clinical management plan for individual patients requiring blood component transfusion, enabling development of advanced role within the scope of professional practice.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for postgraduate study is a minimum of a 2nd Class Honours (2.2) degree or above, or an equivalent recognised qualification. Relevant experience may also be considered where appropriate for non-standard entry. Applicants must be working in a clinical area where there is a recognised clinical need for non-medical authorisation of blood component transfusion, be in a position to take responsibility for the decision to transfuse, or not, and authorise transfusion in all potential clinical scenarios within their specific clinical discipline and be supported by their line manager, and have identified a clinical mentor for assessment and support. Please note this programme is not open to international applicants.

Course modules

Modules typically include: Principles of safe practice in clinical transfusion management; advancing your practice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 1,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time £ 1,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

Key information

College of Human and Health Science Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 518531