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Eye Donation for Transplantation (BMSC90014)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeBMSC90014
July - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject awards graduates with advanced knowledge necessary for completion of the full donation process -inclusive of the legalities. Graduates shall develop enhanced procedural and communication skills required to; complete a comprehensive donor assessment and consent process with a next-of-kin, interact with other donation transplant teams, obtain a medical, surgical and social history, identify contraindications to donation, and perform a physical examination and a tissue recovery. Students will also have the opportunity to analyse the variances in the donation process around the world.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of the subject the students should be able to:

  1. Compare laws, relating to human tissue donation, understand the responsibilities they place on donation practitioners, and evaluate the law’s impact on eye donation.
  2. Examine and discuss and reflect on different eye donation programs, locally and globally.
  3. Demonstrate a good awareness of issues surrounding death, bereavement, and apply this understanding to donor family discussions and interactions with clinical staff.
  4. Critically appraise aspects of risk of disease transmission versus benefit in the selection and testing of eye donors.
  5. Explain the different surgical approaches to corneal transplantation understand risk factors affecting outcomes of transplantation and appreciate how these relate to eye donation practice.

Generic skills

  • 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 April 2019