Blood Sciences

LocationCavendish, Central London
FacultyScience 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.

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).

Payment

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

Contact us

For administrative queries

Nazmin Islam
Short Course Administrator

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