Search Coordinator Certificate Programme – Advanced Level

SCCP advanced level

Why

Professionals involved in unrelated adult donor/cord blood unit search and selection are essential in the process to find the best donor for a patient. To standardise the level of expertise of staff performing searches and providing recommendations on graft selection, the WMDA has developed a global certificate programme.

Who can participate?

Application to the Search Coordinator Certificate Programme advanced level course can only be accepted if the Search Coordinator Certificate Programme Basic level course was successfully completed. There are no entry requirements for application of separate modules only.

The education programme

The Search Coordinator Certificate Programme - Advanced Level course is a 9 months’ programme in English. In comparison to the basic level course, the advanced level course includes academic e-learning lectures on more profound scientific and practical topics relevant to search coordinators. This course will also finish with an exam followed by receiving of a formal WMDA certificate.

  • 9 Months programme in English 
  • Web based audio lectures
  • Additional literature references
  • Possibility to ask questions
  • Final exam
  • WMDA certificate
  • Approximately 3-5 learning hours per module

 

The online WMDA Search Coordinator Certificate Programme Advanced Level course consists of 9 modules. Each module is open for 3 weeks, has a 1 hour lecture accompanied by a hand out, a glossary and finishes with a multiple choice test. The speakers in the WMDA Search Coordinator Certificate Programme Advanced Level course are experts with many years of experience in research, clinical testing, patient care and knowledge of the field of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

After the Advanced Level course you know more about:

  • HLA nomenclature and typing techniques
  • Selecting an HLA-mismatched donor for HSCT
  • Beyond HLA: What non-HLA characteristics are being considered in donor selection today?
  • The role of HLA in umbilical cord blood transplantation
  • Non-HLA aspects of umbilical cord blood unit selection
  • Predictive Matching
  • Case studies on Donor search I
  • Case studies on Donor search II
  • Deciding on stem cell source and the back-up donor

Certificate

After successfully completing all the modules and the final exam, you will receive a formal WMDA certificate. If you have successfully completed one or more specific modules you will receive an acknowledgment of participation for those specific modules.

The WMDA Search Coordinator Certificate Programme Advanced Level is based on a 9‐month subscription for the total course, starting in October and finishing with an exam in June the following year.

For EBMT/ WMDA members/staff members of WMDA member registries:
Per module € 107
Total course € 637
For non‐members:
Per module € 215
Total course € 1,071

 

Prices are excluding VAT.

An invoice will be send in the first week of September to all persons who have registered for the course. This invoice has to be paid before the start of the course in October. If payment is not received by then, we cannot provide you access to the e-learning environment.

For your specific questions about the Search Coordinator Certificate Programme - Advanced Level you can contact the WMDA Office education ( education@wmda.info ).

If you would like to have more information about the programme, please download the brochure. If you would like to register yourself for the course, please click on 'Register yourself' tab on this page and complete the form after clicking on the Register yourself button.