Transfusion Medicine (TRME)


TRME 6101  Introduction to Transfusion Medicine  (1 credits)  
An overview of transfusion medicine from basic science concepts to the regulations and quality systems required, along with research concepts and presentation skills. Principles of basic genetics, immunology and red blood cell biochemistry are investigated and applied to blood group serology. An in-depth look at the regulations and accreditations governing the field of transfusion medicine including FDA, CLIA and AABB. Includes an introduction to quality management systems and how they apply to blood collection, donor laboratory testing and patient laboratory testing. Provides an overview of principles of research and an introduction to preparing for oral and written presentation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term  
TRME 6201  Immunohematology 1  (2 credits)  
An in-depth study of the human blood groups whose antigens are carbohydrate-based to include the ABO and P blood group systems and Lewis system. Discusses history, genetics and biochemistry of the carbohydrate-based antigens. Explores their relationship to transfusion therapy and disease epidemiology. Reviews principles of hemagglutination and complement system.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term  
TRME 6202  Immunohematology 2  (2 credits)  
An in-depth study of the human blood groups whose antigens are protein-based to include, but not limited to: Rh, LW, MNSs, Duffy, Kidd, Kell and Lutheran blood group systems. Discusses history, genetics and biochemistry of the protein-based antigens. Explores their relationship to transfusion therapy and disease epidemiology. Includes practical experience in problem solving patient or donor typing problems and identifying antibodies to blood group antigens.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term  
TRME 6220  Essentials of Blood Collection and Testing  (3 credits)  
A comprehensive investigation into the theoretical and practical basis involving the selection and processing of blood donors. Presents a thorough understanding of the physiological aspects of blood storage and transport. Emphasizes infectious disease testing as well as the FDA, AABB and CLIA regulations concerning testing.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term  
TRME 6301  Management and Education in Transfusion Medicine  (3 credits)  
A systematic approach in acquiring the fundamentals and principles of planning and implementing an educational program in the clinical setting. Offers practice of presentation skills in a classroom setting and state meeting. Also prepares the transfusion medicine practitioner to manage operational and fiscal affairs in a donor center or transfusion service.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term  
TRME 6401  Anemias and Related Topics  (2 credits)  
An advanced study in the pathological mechanisms underlying the production of human disease involving anemias and leukemias. Emphasizes autoimmune hemolytic anemias, drug-dependent immune hemolytic anemias and hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn. Also discusses parentage testing requirements.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Spring Term, 2021 Spring Term, 2020 Spring Term  
TRME 6402  Hemostasis and Transplantation  (2 credits)  
A study of the procedures performed, as well as a complete understanding of disease process as it relates to serological and molecular detection of bleeding and clotting diseases. An in-depth look at the immune system as it relates to transplantation. A formal study of the aspects of histocompatibility, platelet and neutrophil immunology and bleeding and clotting disorders. Also discusses histocompatibility antigens and nomenclature in relation to transfusion and transplantation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term  
TRME 6501  Pathophysiology in Transfusion Medicine  (2 credits)  
An advanced study in the pathophysiology of blood transfusion. Reviews indications for blood transfusion including blood component therapy. Also studies adverse events in transfusion medicine. Emphasizes practical aspects of blood management within a transfusion service.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term, 2020 Fall Term, 2019 Fall Term  
TRME 6931  Topics in Transfusion Medicine  (1-3 credits)  
In-depth study of concepts, theories, and laboratory techniques in the broad area of transfusion medicine which are not covered in regular courses.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2012 Spring Term, 2011 Fall Term, 2008 Summer Term  
TRME 6952  Colloquium in Transfusion Medicine  (0 credits)  
Scholarly reports on selected topics in transfusion medicine/immunohematology. Attendance required of all full-time graduate students. SNC/UNC grade assessment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2012 Spring Term, 2011 Fall Term, 2008 Summer Term, 1994 Fall Term  
TRME 6995  Independent Study in Transfusion Medicine  (1-3 credits)  
Faculty-supervised, independent study/research of a specific area or topic in Transfusion Medicine.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2008 Summer Term, 2008 Spring Term, 2007 Fall Term, 2007 Summer Term  
TRME 6997  Transfusion Medicine Capstone  (3 credits)  
Project and concluding paper that integrates the subspecialty course work with transfusion medicine.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Summer Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Summer Term  
TRME 6998  Transfusion Medicine Project  (1 credits)  
Project and concluding paper on selected subject that integrates Specialist in Blood Banking course work.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2023 Summer Term, 2023 Spring Term, 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Fall Term  
TRME 6999  Master's Thesis  (1-6 credits)  
Master's thesis for M.S.T.M. candidates. S/U grade assessment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2012 Spring Term, 2011 Fall Term, 2009 Summer Term, 2008 Summer Term  
TRME 9970  Graduate Standing Continuation: Less than Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Designated as less than half-time status only, cannot be used in conjunction with other courses, and does not qualify students for financial aid or loan deferment.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2022 Fall Term, 2021 Summer Term, 2016 Spring Term, 2015 Spring Term  
TRME 9991  Professional Project Continuation: Less than Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of less than half-time status. Requires that the student is working less than 12 hours per week on their professional project. Any professional project credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Professional Project Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Summer Term, 2012 Spring Term, 2011 Fall Term  
TRME 9992  Professional Project Continuation: Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of half-time status. Requires that the student is working more than 12 to less than 20 hours per week on their professional project. Any project credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Professional Project Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2012 Spring Term, 2011 Fall Term  
TRME 9993  Professional Project Continuation: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of full-time status. Requires that the student is working 20 hours or more per week on their professional project. Any professional project credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Professional Project Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2012 Spring Term, 2011 Fall Term  
TRME 9994  Master's Thesis Continuation: Less than Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of less than half-time status. Requires that the student is working less than 12 hours per week on their master's thesis. All six thesis credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Master's Thesis Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2021 Summer Term, 2012 Spring Term, 2011 Fall Term, 2009 Summer Term  
TRME 9995  Master's Thesis Continuation: Half-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of half-time status. Requires that the student is working more than 12 to less than 20 hours per week on their master's thesis. All six thesis credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Master's Thesis Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2012 Spring Term, 2011 Fall Term, 2009 Summer Term, 2008 Summer Term  
TRME 9996  Master's Thesis Continuation: Full-Time  (0 credits)  
Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Allows a student to be considered the equivalent of full-time status. Requires that the student is working 20 hours or more per week on their master's thesis. All six thesis credits required for the degree should be completed before registering for non-credit Master's Thesis Continuation.
Prerequisite: Cons. of prog. dir.  
Level of Study: Graduate  
Last four terms offered: 2012 Spring Term, 2011 Fall Term, 2009 Summer Term, 2008 Summer Term