Training & Careers

Training & Careers

Bone Marrow Transplantation Ghana would Provide training opportunities in (BMT, hemoglobinopathies and cancers)

The training would be leading to some form of official certification from top university hospitals all over the world. This will provide and enhanced education experience with opportunities to collaborative participation in curriculum development and course design.

This includes clinical chemistry, haematology, haemostasis, microbiology, Infectious disease, immunolog or transplantation immunohematology, epidemiology, emerging trends in clinical laboratory science, education, health policy, models to improve clinical laboratory services, as well as critical analysis and application of research and practice in the clinical setting.

The program will therefore offer our professionals the knowledge to expand their roles as part of the health care team and enhance their clinical assessment and consultation skills, prepare, train and motivate BMTG professionals and researchers for advanced practice in clinical laboratory sciences. Such a program will instil the importance of the inter-professional team approach to health care.

Fellowship programme

A fellowship programme in bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapy to train individuals who have completed a fellowship in paediatric haematology-oncology.

The goal of the transplant programme is to train physicians to be competent in the use of transplantation and cellular therapy for the treatment of malignant or non-malignant diseases. Specifically, our program trains physicians in indications for transplant, pre-transplant patient evaluation, identification and selection of stem cell sources, use of donor registries, methodologies of HLA typing, marrow cryopreservation, management of ABO incapable cell products, administration of high-dose chemotherapy, management of neutropenic fever, management of bacterial, viral and fungal diseases in immunocompromised patients, management of bleeding diathesis, diagnosis and management of regimen related toxicities including veno-occlusive disease of the liver, interstitial pneumonia, management of nausea and pain, haemorrhagic cystitis, diagnosis and management of acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease, late complications of marrow transplantation, terminal care, as well as training in documentation and reporting for patients being treated on investigational trials.

Trainees would gain further experience in bone marrow harvest, stem cell apheresis, skin biopsies, stem cell product infusions as well as advanced cell processing techniques. Our trainees receive a broad based education in both transplant medicine and biotechnology because our centre is scheduled to perform large numbers of transplants and cellular therapies using various products such as bone marrow, blood stem cells, cord blood, haploidentical grafts, NK cells, gene-modified therapeutic cells, and mesenchymal cells.

Bone Marrow Transplantation Ghana trainees would also spend considerable amount of time doing rotation in inpatient service, outpatient service, Immunophenotyping Laboratory, Blood Bank, Donor Room, Human Applications laboratory, and some time with electives. Trainees would be encouraged to participate in clinical research project related to transplantation during the course of their training.

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