Blood Sciences

LocationCavendish, Central London

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 five 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 no longer available
Name Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
Clinical biochemistry 1 29 March 2019 1 day Friday 9.30am–5.30pm £130 (£110*) Already started
Blood Science for Specialist Diplomas Short Course 29 March 2019 5 days Fridays 9.30am–5.30pm £600 (£500*) Already started
Clinical biochemistry 2 5 April 2019 1 day Friday 9.30am–5.30pm £130 (£110*) Already started
Clinical biochemistry 3 12 April 2019 1 day Saturday 9.30am–5.30pm £130 (£110*) Already started
Haematology 1 (Morphology and Coagulation) 10 May 2019 1 day Friday 9.30am–5.30pm £130 (£110*) Already started
Haematology 2 (Transfusion) 17 May 2019 1 day Friday 9.30am–5.30pm £130 (£110*) Already started
Courses no longer available
Name Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
Haematinics and White Blood Cell Disorders 24 May 2019 1 day Fridays 9.30am-5pm £160 Course is full

*IBMS member prices

* Haematinics and White Blood Cell Disorders is not included in the Blood Science for Specialist Diplomas Short Course

 

Corporate booking price of £90 per session for organisations sending three or more individuals to any of the sessions.

Fees include lunch and refreshments.

Bookings

IBMS members must contact us on [email protected] for more information on how to complete their booking.

Course content

Indicative content as follows:

Clinical Biochemistry 1

  • Automation
  • Renal function tests
  • Lipids and cardiovascular disease

Clinical Biochemistry 2

  • Diabetes and hypoglycaemia
  • Liver function tests
  • Drug analysis

Clinical Biochemistry 3

  • Endocrinology
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Prenatal screening

Haematology 1

  • Peripheral blood cell morphology
  • Haemostasis 

Haematology 2 

  • Blood transfusion 1
  • Blood transfusion 2

Haematinics and White Blood Cell Disorders

  • Haematinics to include Iron, B12, Folate metabolism & absorption
  • White cell haemopoiesis and introduction to WBC abnormalities/malignancy
  • Laboratory testing for haematinic deficiencies and WBC malignancy
  • Microscopy and interpretation exercises

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 registered as IBMS CPD approved professional activity. An attendance certificate will be issued and may be used for IBMS CPD purposes together with a reflective account of the session.

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Contact us

Short Course Support Team

E: [email protected]
T: +44(0)20 3506 9900