The objectives are to train Diplomates’ in Transfusion Medicine with knowledge and skills to undertake the following service responsibilities.

  1. Administrative supervision and organization of the infra-structure of the Blood Transfusion Service.
  2. Blood Donor management
  3. Specific laboratory techniques related to Transfusion Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bacteriology and Virology in relation to quality assurance
  • Immunology
  1. Blood Bank Technology
  • Blood Bank Serology
  • Blood Component Preparation
  • Reagent Preparations
  1. Diagnostic interpretation of laboratory data for patient care in relation to blood and blood component therapy.
  2. Clinical Transfusion Practices
  3. Participation in clinical conferences and seminars
  4. Teaching assignments
  5. Continuously educating of medical students, technologists and nursing staff, PHI’s and Public (on donor recruitment).
  6. Maintenance of records (part of the portfolio) of laboratory data and retrieval of information.

At the end of the training, the candidate is expected to be well-trained in Transfusion Medicine; capable of undertaking the responsibilities and independent decisions and actions needed to organize, manage and direct a Blood Bank to provide ‘Safe Blood and Blood Components’.

Prospective applicants for the selection examination to enter the postgraduate training  programme in transfusion medicine must satisfy the following requirements.

(a) A medical degree registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council.

(b) Satisfactory completion of internship acceptable to the Sri Lanka Medical Council.

(c) Satisfactory completion of one year of post internship in Medical/Clinical practice or   teaching in a university/public/private sector institution in Sri Lanka acceptable to the   PGIM/Senate

(d) The criteria prescribed in paragraphs (a) to (c) must have been satisfied by the  applicants as at the date of closure of applications, provided that where a shortfall has  occurred due to any reasons including sick, maternity or other leave, the doctor  concerned should complete such shortfall in order to become eligible to apply.

Please refer to the relevant prospectus for the most up to date information. The prospectus of a particular programme contains official information pertaining to a programme approved by the Board of Management, University Senate and the University Grants Commission

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