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This subject arms students - who have completed the Specialist Certificate: Fundamentals in Eye Banking, with advanced professional and technical skills required of progressive eye banks in the 21 st century. The subject packages a comprehensive exploration into ocular and cellular microbiology and immunology, tissue preparation and preservation, recipient allocation, vigilance and surveillance and tracking systems, and complements them by exploring quality and management systems and professionalism. The subject will also explore cellular therapies in relation to ocular transplantation.
Intended learning outcomes
At the completion of the subject the students should be able to:
- Describe principles of business management, clinical governance and quality management as it relates to an eye bank.
- Understand at an advanced level, the surgical and scientific aspects of eye banking and apply this knowledge to practice.
- Develop and apply skills in corneal evaluation in the selection of tissue for transplantation and intended outcome.
- Apply ethical and quality principles coupled with clinical and scientific understanding, to the allocation of tissue for transplantation.
- Appreciate developments in advanced cell therapies approaches to corneal disease and how they will impact on eye banking practice in the future
- Ability to articulate, both written and oral, the key concepts and frameworks
- Developed analytical, evaluation and problem solving skills required to review, report and monitor professional practice and community expectations;
- The ability to adapt and respond to a rapidly changing professional environment;
- Mastered inter-professional relations and team work;
- Flexibility and adaptability required to work as a solo professional and a member of a multi-disciplinary professional body
Last updated: 3 December 2019