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BS (Transfusion)

 

Introduction of Program

The University Of Health Science (UHS) is a prestigious institution of the country imparting quality training in the Medical field since 2002. It offers many graduate level and post graduate programs for medical and allied health sciences. Now UHS Department of Hematology is introducing a BS program in Transfusion medicine. This program will be for undergraduate students who come after F. Sc (Pre Medical). The duration of BS Transfusion medicine course will be 4 years. This program comprises theoretical as well as practical knowledge in blood banking and Transfusion Medicine.

The aim of the program is to produce well trained and qualified technologists who have a gross knowledge of basic subjects as well as ample practical skills in the field of blood banking and Transfusion medicine.

The course encompasses the basic medical subjects like Anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology and general pathology, followed by a thorough study of blood banking and transfusion medicine. It has been structured to allow division of curriculum inadequate sections. Students will be assessed through a semester system of examination.

The program focuses on providing a high quality academic and practical training. The subjects as well as the assessment plan are designed to stimulate intellect and instill the knowledge, skills, confidence, independence and versatility for a successful career in blood banking and transfusion medicine.

The end goal to be achieved by this program is to create skilled manpower which will be able to fulfill the requirement of regional as well as national blood banking and transfusion medicine services.

Objectives

To prepare a cadre of transfusion technologists and workers who can effectively assist senior health professionals in the delivery of quality blood transfusion services.

To introduce and impart standard technical education with new modern techniques, within the fields of blood banking.

To provide transfusion technologists a status and recognition in the health care delivery system through improving their capacity along with increasing awareness of their responsibilities, authority and job description.

To equip transfusion technologists with modern skills and the latest technical knowledge and bring them at par with other national and international level.

Career Opportunities

After completion of the 4-years undergraduate studies, graduates will receive a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Transfusion Medicine. Upon receiving this degree, graduates will have the necessary foundation for further education in post-graduate programs. In addition, graduates will have the opportunity to find employment in blood banks, private diagnostic laboratories and research institutes.

FRAME WORK FOR BS (HONS) Transfusion Medicine

(4 YEAR PROGRAMME)

Total numbers of Credit hours 132 (HEC recommended: 124-136)

Duration 4 years (8 Semesters)

Semester duration 15-18 weeks

Semesters 8

Course Load per Semester 15-18 Credit hours*

Number of courses per semester 3-6

*A credit hour means teaching/earning a theory course for one credit hour each week

throughout the semester.

*One credit hour in a laboratory or practical work/project would require lab contract of three

hours per week throughout the semester


SCHEME OF STUDIES FOR 4 YEAR BS TRANSFUSION MEDICINE

Semester

Course code

Name of Subject

Theory

Practical

Credits

1st Semester Theory UHS

TM101

English, I (Functional English)

03

0

03

TM102

Pakistan Studies

02

0

02

TM103

Biomathematics

03

0

03

TM104

Human anatomy I

03

0

03

TM105

Biochemistry I

02

1

03

TM106

Human physiology I

02

1

03

Total

17

2nd Semester Theory UHS

TM107

English II (Communication Skills)

03

0

03

TM 108

Islamic Studies

02

0

02

TM 109

Biostatistics

03

0

03

TM 110

Human anatomy II

03

0

03

TM 111

Human physiology II

02

01

03

TM 112

Biochemistry II

02

01

03

Total

17

3rd Semester Theory UHS

TM 113

English III (Technical Writing & Presentation Skills)

03

0

03

TM 114

Introduction to Computer Sciences

02

1

03

TM 115

Basic Microbiology

02

1

03

TM 116

General Pathology

03

0

03

TM 117

Molecular Biology

02

1

03

TM 118

Biosafty & risk and waste management

02

01

03

Total

18

4TH Semester Theory UHS Practical Blood Bank Sheikh Zayed Hospital

TM 119

Immunohematology I

2

1

03

TM 120

Blood donor management

2

1

03

TM 121

The concept of blood safety

3

0

03

TM 122

Introduction to blood transfusion services

3

0

03

TM 123

Basic immunology

2

1

03

Total

15

5th Semester Theory UHS Practical Blood Bank Sheikh Zayed Hospital

TM 124

Immunohematology II

3

0

3

TM 125

Transfusion Transmissible Infections

3

0

3

TM 126

HLA system

3

0

3

TM 127

Blood Processing and Storage

2

1

3

TM 128

Bioinformatics

2

1

3

Total

15

6th Semester Theory UHS Practical Blood Bank Sheikh Zayed Hospital

TM 129

Apheresis (Component preparation and Therapeutics)

2

0

2

TM 130

Benefits and risks of blood Transfusion

2

1

3

TM 131

Minor Blood groups

3

0

3

TM 132

Clotting factor disorders

Principles of Hemostasis

3

0

3

TM 133

Fundamental of infection control

2

1

3

TM 134

Bioethics

2

0

2

Total

16

7th Semester Theory UHS Practical Blood Bank Sheikh Zayed Hospital

TM 135

Bed side Transfusion

2

1

3

TM 136

Platelet refractoriness

2

0

2

TM 137

Automation in blood banking

2

0

2

TM 138

Elective I

3

TM 139

Elective I

3

TM 140

Research Project/Internship

3

3

Total

16

8th Semester Theory UHS Practical Blood Bank Sheikh Zayed Hospital

TM 141

Quality Management Systems in blood transfusion services

2

1

3

TM 142

Organization and Management of blood transfusion services

2

1

3

TM 143

Basic epidemiology

3

0

3

TM 144

Elective I

3

TM 145

Elective I

3

TM 146

Research Project/Internship

3

3

Total

18