Blood Sciences

LocationCavendish, Central London
FacultyScience and Technology

This clinical biochemistry and haematology course provides you with an overview of key tests and procedures in a blood sciences setting. 

It covers theoretical and practical aspects, which will be delivered by University staff and practitioners.

The course covers four sessions, running over a six-week period. You can book the full course or each session individually.

Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at those with an interest in blood sciences and those currently undertaking a relevant Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) specialist diploma.

Courses open for booking
Name Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
Clinical biochemistry 1 17 June 2017 1 day Saturday 9.30am–4.30pm £150 Book now
Haematology 1 24 June 2017 1 day Saturday 9.30am–4.30pm £150 Book now
Haematology 2 1 July 2017 1 day Saturday 9.30am–4.30pm £150 Book now
Clinical biochemistry 2 8 July 2017 1 day Saturday 9.30am–4.30pm £150 Book now

*Fees include lunch and refreshments.

Course content

Indicative content as follows:

Clinical biochemistry 1

  • Introduction to the Diploma in Biomedical Science
  • Automation and renal function tests
  • Liver function tests and metabolism

Haematology 1

  • Peripheral blood cell morphology
  • Haemostasis function

Haematology 2

  • Blood transfusion 1
  • Blood transfusion 2

Clinical biochemistry 2

  • Drug analysis
  • Endocrinology

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • explain the principles of operation of automation as applicable to blood sciences
  • describe the principles, quality assurance and limitations of core haematology tests and the methods employed
  • describe the principles, quality assurance and limitations of core clinical chemistry tests and the methods employed
  • complete optional assessments that will partially evidence all sections of the Institute of Biomedical Science, Biomedical Science Specialist Diploma, and selected sections of the Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Transfusion Science

The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) for 28 credits for the full course or 7 credits for each session (CPD accreditation code MD042N16).

Contact us

For administrative queries

Nazmin Islam
Short Course Administrator

E: fstshortcourses@westminster.ac.uk
T: +44(0)20 3506 9900