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Graduate School of Health Sciences - Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine - Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine - Tezsiz Yüksek Lisans



General Description
History
"Regulation of Blood and Blood Products" which was prepared and published according to the "Blood and Blood Products Law" came into force on 4.12.2008. The new law maintained full compliance the World Health Organization and the European Union Directives (WHO) and the European Commission and a new ‘Regional Blood banking’ based system was introduced in order to ensure safe and adequate blood and blood components. 'Blood Donation Centers' are employed in the organization of safe blood collection from blood donors; 'Regional Blood Centers' are assigned in the processing, storage and distribution of blood with quality assurance and Transfusion Centers are obliged to perform pre-transfusion compatibility testing with high accuracy and to ensure the traceability of blood. Thus highly qualified and experienced professionals are required in this field in order to ensure the success of this new practice. Undergraduate and postgraduate training programs in our country provide little or no information about Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine. Ministry of Health certification programs lasting one month and five months are conducted to cover the shortage of trained staff need in this field. Ege University is assigned as the central coordinator since 2003 in this certification program. This certification program is insufficient to become competent in a specific field, such as laboratory Blood Banking. There is an urgent need for a comprehensive program in this field for the provision of safe and adequate collection and processing of blood and blood products and ensuring the standardization of basic issues such as storage and transport.
Qualification Awarded
Master's degree
Level of Qualification
Second Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
1. Graduates of Medical School 2. ALES: 55 3. YDS: 50
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
Specialists in medicine and doctors with ongoing education of specialty can apply this programme.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The programme lasts four semi-semesters. Lessons of 75 ECTS credits and a term project of 15 ECTS is required to complete the programme.
Profile of The Programme
Graduates of this program will have competence in technical and technological applications. Graduates will have expertise in effective collection of blood, processing, storage and distribution of blood and its components, microbiological screening methods and transfusion immunology.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Regional Blood Banks, Transfusion Centers and Transfusion technologies related to health industry
Access to Further Studies
None
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
A student enrolled in the graduate program of the course grade of at least 2.00 out of 4.00.
Graduation Requirements
In order to get a master's degree required and elective lessons should consist of at least 10 with 30 local credits and 75 ECTS credits. Completion of a term project is required (15 credits) to be successful.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
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Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Programme Director: Prof. Dr. Yeşim Aydınok Ege University Department of Pediatric Hematology yesim.aydinok@ege.edu.tr Tel: 0232 390 4950, 0232 390 1029
Facilities
Ege University Blood Center is one of the three Regional blood centers in the Aegean Region with 30,000 blood donations and total of 65000 blood products per year. Platelet apheresis is also done in the center. The center consists of Blood Collection and Apheresis Unit, Immunhematology Laboratory, Component Unit and Serology Laboratory. These units contain sufficient technical equipment required to peform the necessary actions of modern Blood Banking such as donor acceptance, separation and processing of blood products, microbiological screening tests and immunhematologic tests. Ege University HLA Tissue Type Laboratory, Pediatric Immunology Laboratory, Cell Culture Laboratory of Stem Cell Laboratory, tissue cryopreservation Laboratory, Therapeutic Apheresis Unit and Hematology Laboratory may be used when necessary.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Competency in the development of safe blood donor acquisition programs and blood donor acceptance / rejection criteria
2Gaining knowledge and experience in efficient collection, processing, storage and distribution of of blood and its components and Hemapheresis technologies.
3Gaining experience in therapeutic apheresis principles in a variety of disease states
4Providing information and experience on collection and processing of peripheral blood stem cell
5Gaining knowledge and experience on the functions and duties of hospital transfusion committee
6Gaining knowledge and experience in providing safe blood, serological and molecular microbiological techniques and pathogen inactivation methods
7Gaining knowledge in immunology, serology and molecular biology of transfusion medicine
8Gaining information and experience on the use of Molecular HLA / serological (DNA) typing and flow cytometry in Transfusion Medicine
9Ability to use information technology to manage informationc and to use statistical methods

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
KNOWLEDGE1
2
SKILLS1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
3
4
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2
3

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9308065012014 Blood Donor Acquisition Programs and Donor Selection, Donor Safety, Phlebotomy and Hemapheresis Compulsory 1 10 0 10
2 930806SEÇ.TEZSİZYL1 ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 4
3 9308065032014 Patient Safety and Microbiological Screening Tests in Blood Banks Compulsory 1 4 0 8
4 9308065022014 Production, Storage and Transport of Blood Components Compulsory 1 2 0 8
Total 3 16 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9308065042014 Blood Group Antigens, Blood Group Testing and Compatibility Tests Before Transfusion Compulsory 1 6 0 10
2 930806SEÇ.TEZSİZYL2 ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 4
3 9308065062014 Hemovigilance, Quality Assurance, Standards, Administrative Regulations, Record Keeping and Audits in Blood Banking Compulsory 1 4 0 6
4 9308065052014 The Role of The Blood Bank in The Clinical Use of Blood, Risks of Transfusion And The Attitude of Blood Banks in Clinical Transfusion Complications Compulsory 1 6 0 10
Total 3 16 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930806SEÇ.TEZSİZYL3 ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 15
2 SBE.DP Term Project Compulsory 0 0 0 15
Total 0 0 0 30
 
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9308065102014 Basic Features of Tissue and Stem Cell Banking Elective 1 2 0 10
2 9308065112014 Plasma Fractination Technology Elective 1 0 0 4
3 9308065122014 Blood Safety and Pathogen İnactivation Elective 1 0 0 4
4 9308065132014 Basic Biostatistics Elective 1 0 0 3
5 9308065142014 Basic Features of HLA and Molecular (DNA) Tissue Typing Elective 1 2 0 10
6 9308065152014 Flow Cytometry in Blood Banking Elective 1 2 0 5
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9308065102014 Basic Features of Tissue and Stem Cell Banking Elective 1 2 0 10
2 9308065112014 Plasma Fractination Technology Elective 1 0 0 4
3 9308065122014 Blood Safety and Pathogen İnactivation Elective 1 0 0 4
4 9308065132014 Basic Biostatistics Elective 1 0 0 3
5 9308065142014 Basic Features of HLA and Molecular (DNA) Tissue Typing Elective 1 2 0 10
6 9308065152014 Flow Cytometry in Blood Banking Elective 1 2 0 5
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9308065102014 Basic Features of Tissue and Stem Cell Banking Elective 1 2 0 10
2 9308065112014 Plasma Fractination Technology Elective 1 0 0 4
3 9308065122014 Blood Safety and Pathogen İnactivation Elective 1 0 0 4
4 9308065132014 Basic Biostatistics Elective 1 0 0 3
5 9308065142014 Basic Features of HLA and Molecular (DNA) Tissue Typing Elective 1 2 0 10
6 9308065152014 Flow Cytometry in Blood Banking Elective 1 2 0 5
 
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