Professional and short courses
|Location||Cavendish, Central London|
|Faculty||Science and Technology|
This four-day course, run over a six-week period, aims to provide 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.
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 no longer available|
|Name||Start date||Duration||Day and time||Price||Apply|
|Full course||21 May 2016||4 days over 6 weeks||Saturdays 9.15am–5pm||£440||Already started|
|Clinical biochemistry 1||21 May 2016||1 day||Saturday 9.15am–5pm||£130*||Already started|
|Haematology 1||4 June 2016||1 day||Saturday 9.15am–5pm||£130*||Already started|
|Haematology 2||18 June 2016||1 day||Saturday 9.15am–5pm||£130*||Already started|
|Clinical biochemistry 2||2 July 2016||1 day||Saturday 9.15am–5pm||£130*||Already started|
*Fees include lunch and refreshments. Members of the IBMS can book each session for £120.
Indicative content as follows:
Clinical biochemistry 1
- Introduction to the Diploma in Biomedical Science
- Automation and renal function tests
- Liver function tests and metabolism
- Peripheral blood cell morphology
- Haemostasis function
- Blood transfusion 1
- Blood transfusion 2
Clinical biochemistry 2
- Drug analysis
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).
You can make a payment in the following ways:
- Online at the time of application
- By cheque, which should be made payable to 'University of Westminster' and sent to: Dr Vinood Patel, University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW
- In person at the Finance Office at 115 New Cavendish Street, Monday to Friday 10am–4pm (times may vary)
- Bank transfer – please contact us to get details