Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

302432 v.2 Master of Transfusion Science


Course CRICOS Code: 043408J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


This course provides a professional award for graduates in medical science or related areas interested in transfusion science. It develops an understanding of the latest developments in transfusion science as well as undertaking an extensive review of the literature and carrying out a supervised research project. It also provides the opportunity to take coursework units from other disciplines, eg computing or business.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

An approved undergraduate degree in medical science or a related area, with at least two years relevant work experience.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

302433 v.2 * MT 631 - Blood Service Transfusion Medicine 6.0 25.0
6756 v.5 * MT 631 - Molecular Genetics 6.0 25.0
6758 v.5 * MT 633 - Research Techniques 6.0 25.0
13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

300873 v.2 * MT 630 - Professional Laboratory Practice 6.0 25.0
302434 v.2 * MT 632 - Hospital Transfusion Medicine 6.0 25.0
5515 v.6 * MT 696 - Advanced Specialisation 6.0 25.0

Year 2 Semester 1

13144 v.2 * MT 630 - Project 12.0 100.0
Optional units to select from in Year 1 Hrs/Wk Credits
11507 v.2   MT 581 - Seminar 1.0 12.5
11508 v.3   MT 582 - Seminar 1.0 12.5
* The contact hours shown are an indication of suggested amount of time a student should spend on the units per week. There are no formal lectures, tutorials or practicals.


Availability Information has not been provided by the respective School or Area. Prospective/current students should contact the School or Area listed above for further information.

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