About this course
Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education
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Ms Cathie Pigott
|Award title||Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice|
|Year & campus||2018 — Hawthorn|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||6 months full-time or 12 months part-time|
The Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice provides students with the skills and the opportunity to extend their nursing knowledge in an area of specialty transfusion practice. It aims to improve the transfusion safety and appropriate use of blood and blood products within hospitals. The foundation of the work is the translation of national best practice guidelines into everyday transfusion practice.
The Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice is a part-time, three subject online program of one years duration administered by The University of Melbourne's School of Melbourne Custom Programs. The course is delivered in partnership with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service under the auspices of the Blood Matters: better safer transfusion (BeST) program and the Department of Human Services Victoria.
The program is conducted by an experienced nurse educator and is the only online Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice course in the Southern Hemisphere.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have:
- a degree in medicine, or an undergraduate degree in an allied health profession or equivalent, or
- at least five years of documented relevant work experience;
- Also applicants must be employed in a relevant area of transfusion practice or blood management.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking and/or assessing applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic qualification and performance; and/or
- the professional experience.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providingsupport to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Intended learning outcomes
At the completion of the course, students should be able to;
- Identify key factors in the history of transfusion medicine that have influenced clinical practice
- Demonstrate a sound knowledge of basic haematology, pathophysiology of disease, investigation and treatment that influence the appropriate selection of blood and blood products.
- Describe in detail the process of Transfusion: from donation to administration
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of the role of quality systems and principles in blood and blood product management
- Describe and apply the practical aspects of transfusion improvement processes such as audit and data analysis
- Comprehend, at an advanced level, the physiological and clinical responses to transfusion
- Demonstrate a sound knowledge regarding the appropriate indications for blood and blood products in specialised clinical settings
- Demonstrate the ability to influence and inform clinical practice regarding appropriate use of blood and blood products.
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The Melbourne Experience enables our graduates to become:
- Academically excellent:
- have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship
- have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s)
- reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication
- be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
- be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies
- Knowledgeable across disciplines:
- examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
- expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
- have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
- have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment
- Leaders in communities:
- initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces
- have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations
- mentor future generations of learners
- engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs
- Attuned to cultural diversity:
- value different cultures
- be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work
- have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community
- respect indigenous knowledge, cultures and values
- Active global citizens:
- accept social and civic responsibilities
- be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment
- have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics
To satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice students must successfully complete all three subjects, a total of 50 points.
Students must complete 3 core subjects
- NURS90110 - Foundations in Blood Management (25 credit points)
- NURS90061 Advanced Concepts in Blood Management (formerly Transfusion Practice - Advanced Concepts) (12.5 credit points)
- NURS90064 Quality Practice Portfolio (formerly Transfusion Speciality Practice) (12.5 credit points)
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|NURS90110||Foundations in Blood Management||
|NURS90064||Quality Practice Portfolio||
|NURS90061||Advanced Concepts in Blood Management||
Last updated: 18 December 2020