The proposed master’s of science in Immunohematology program is a 36-credit master’s degree for individuals holding a Bachelor of Science in clinical laboratory science/medical technology or associated science. Immunohematology Technology Specialists help ensure that blood products are properly typed, labeled and free of disease. The Masters of Immunohematology is designed to provide graduates with advanced knowledge in consultation services to other health care workers, the administration and supervision of transfusion services and in conducting and publishing research in the field of immunohematology and transfusion therapy. The graduate students of this program are expected to be experts in variety of subjects including genetics, immunology, regulatory and quality systems, collection and storage of blood and components, component therapy, transfusion of the newborn, complications of transfusion, blood groups, immune mechanisms, general administration, personnel administration, education and automated data processing. To achieve this mission, the program relies on highly specialized dedicated staff members and a fully equipped infrastructure facility. Graduates of our program will be prepared to serve in many roles within the transfusion medicine field such as technical/procedural advisors, regulatory experts, laboratory administrators, quality assessors and managers, educators within their field for technical and scientific training in blood transfusion medicine and researchers in transfusion medicine. Our postgraduates can always have the opportunity of building a career in education and research. The vision of the Immunohematology program at AAUP is to contribute in the development and upgrading of medical health services in Palestine by providing excellent postgraduate education and exceptional scientific research work.
The Master of Immunohematology-AAUP/Palestine leverages distinguished faculty, innovative curriculum, and real-world experience. Students will learn to integrate both conventional and molecular biology methods into transfusion medicine, in addition to acquiring theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
Upon a successful completion of the program of Immunohematology M.Sc. degree, the student will be able to deal professionally with all aspects of transfusion services and immunohematology science aspects.
Graduates in Immunohematology program will be prepared to advance to and leadership positions in blood banking laboratories, blood centers, transfusion medicine research and academic institutions. Careers paths can include: