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Transplantation Online Course (TOC)

Course Objectives:

  • Introduce students to all aspects of Renal Transplantation
  • Provide the students with up to date knowledge in the field of Renal Transplantation
  • Familiarise the students with the latest publications on Renal Transplantation
  • Apply reflective clinical practice to Renal Transplantation
  • Apply critical thinking to aspects of Renal Transplantation
  • Promote Leadership in Renal Transplantation


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The course consists of:

- Up to date lectures covering four major themes:

  1. Transplantation Immunobiology: Dr Richard Baker (Leeds, UK)
  2. Clinical Aspects of Transplantation: Dr William McKane (Sheffield, UK), Dr Aimun Ahmed (Preston, UK), Prof Denis Glotz (Paris, France)
  3. Surgical aspects of Renal Transplantation: Mr Ahmed Halawa (Sheffield, UK)
  4. Transplantation Complications: Dr Arif Khwaja (Sheffield, UK)

- Case Discussions in Transplantation, led by Dr Bisher Kawar (Sheffield, UK)
- Focussed reflective practice, based both on the work-place and on tasks from lectures and tutorials
- Formative assessment exercises to accompany each lecture
- Critical appraisal exercises to assess the literature
- A library of recommended articles and texts
- An active discussion forum moderated by the Faculty
- A weekly themed discussion on Facebook with members of the Faculty


Assessment and Evaluation

Formative assessment is continuous and based on viewing all lectures and completion of all required tasks.

Summative assessment to achieve completion of the course is as follows: 

  1. Work-based Reflective Practice (1 case randomly selected; contributes 25%)
  2. Task-Based Reflective Learning (1 case randomly selected; contributes 25%)
  3. Final MCQ (50 MCQs, pass mark 80%; contributes 50%)


The TOC will run for 6 months and students will have access to resources for 12 months

You are required to have a good internet connection as the course is only delivered online.
* A Facebook account is encouraged for some of the tutorials with faculty.

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