Hi, you are logged in as , if you are not , please click here

Transplantation Science for Transplant Clinicians (3)


Course Information


This module has been specifically developed for clinicians (surgeons and renal physicians) who specialise in the field of transplantation. It is the third of 4 modules on transplantation science. The modules are designed to align with the British Transplant Society and Renal Association guidelines and specialist clinical training in medicine and surgery. This module builds on the content from modules 1 and 2, namely MDSC175/MDSC174 - Transplantation Science for Transplant Clinicians online 1 & 2. It will specifically provide the in-depth knowledge and understanding required to achieve successful outcomes during the transplant journey from donor to recipient.


Course Code

MDSC176 - October 2017

Course Dates

2nd October 2017 – 3rd September 2018

Course Leader

Ahmed Halawa

Course Fee

Course Description

This module will be offered as wholly online and will recruit both UK and international students in a part-time capacity. The module will normally be delivered over a 26 week period and will comprise asynchronous interactive lectures, tutorials, student-led group tasks with critical appraisal of journals/scientific papers via online fora, online MCQs and facilitated online discussion boards. Total number of scheduled learning and teaching hours is 300 hours. Scheduled directed student contact is 90 hours, unscheduled directed student activity is 17 hours and student self directed learning 193 hours. 

There will be 11-12 hours hour student commitment per week over the 26 week period. Additional time will be provided online for guidance for assessment (group and individual).
 Emphasis will be placed upon the development of effective clinical reasoning strategies based upon the use of ‘best evidence’ and critical reflection of practice.  
This module incorporates common bacterial and viral infection complications affecting renal transplant recipients, the various treatment options and the long term outcome. Additionally, tropical infection, post-transplant malignancy/surveillance and the various treatment modalities are covered in-depth. Post-transplant Chronic Kidney Disease – Bone Mineral Disease (CKD-BMD) with strong emphasis on renal hyperthyroidism will be discussed. All clinical and surgical practice will be underpinned by critical analysis of the current practice against the best available evidence.