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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Brain Death and Consent

17 videos (Total 96 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
17 videos
About this Course3m
Introduction to Week 11m
Dead Donor Rule4m
Consent4m
History of Brain Death6m
Mechanism of Brain Death3m
The First Heart Donor8m
Basic Principles3m
Preconditions Required for Brain Death7m
Brain Death - Clinical Testing7m
Additional Brain Death Tests and International Variability4m
Ancillary Tests5m
Brain Death Reenactment9m
Consent for Donation after Brain Death7m
Communicating Effectively6m
The Organ Donation Request8m
1 reading
How This Course Works5m
5 practice exercises
Dead Donor Rule and Consent8m
History and Mechanism of Brain Death4m
Scientific Determination of Brain Death12m
Informed Consent and Communication10m
Week 1 Graded Quiz40m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Donation after Circulatory Death

12 videos (Total 70 min), 5 quizzes
12 videos
A Good Death4m
Principles in Medical Ethics6m
Withdrawal of Treatment7m
An Approach to Withdrawal of Non-beneficial Treatments2m
Circulatory Death Certification7m
Donation After Circulatory Death9m
Types of Donation After Circulatory Death3m
Consent for Donation After Circulatory Death5m
Donation After Circulatory Death Reenactment11m
Donation of Tissues and Bones4m
What Happens to the Body4m
4 practice exercises
End of Life Care10m
Donation after Circulatory Death10m
After Organ Donation6m
Week 2 Graded Quiz40m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

The Organ Donation Process

14 videos (Total 84 min), 4 quizzes
14 videos
Donation - Who Can Donate What?6m
Donation - Medical Assessment and Work-up of the Donor5m
Donor Management8m
Organ Procurement5m
Organ Preservation and Transport4m
The Waiting List - The Need6m
Organ Allocation - Ensuring Fairness9m
The Recipient Operations10m
Interview with Recipients54s
Interview with Namhlatobi Gansanhla4m
Interview with Mrs Mayekiso5m
Interview with Selengan Samuel Khalani6m
Interview with Clive Marais8m
4 practice exercises
The Organ Donation Process10m
Practice Quiz - Waiting List and Allocation8m
Practice quiz - A New Life4m
Week 3 Graded Quiz40m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Ethical Issues in Transplantation

10 videos (Total 53 min), 5 quizzes
10 videos
Money and Transplantation7m
Travel and Transplantation3m
Organ Trafficking7m
Religion and Organ Donation4m
Culture and Organ Donation3m
Assessing the Potential of Deceased Organ Donation6m
Deceased Donation Models6m
Strategies to Improve Deceased Organ Donation6m
Public Awareness Campaigns7m
4 practice exercises
Money, Travel and Organ Trafficking6m
Religion and Culture4m
Improving Deceased Donation6m
Week 4 Graded Quiz40m
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Top reviews from Organ Donation: From Death to Life

By ATAug 20th 2017

REALLY A NICE COURCE,GIVE SO MUCH INTRESTING INFORMATION,AND INSPIRE US FOR DONATION,,SOMTIME THE STORY OF RECIPENT MAKE ME EMOTIONAL.VERY NICE COURSE

By NPAug 16th 2019

Very informative! I learnt a lot and feel encouraged to continue the discussion about organ transplantation with my friends, family and colleagues.

Instructor

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David Thomson

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Critical Care Specialist and Transplant Surgeon

About University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee....

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  • The course is certified for continuing professional development (CPD) points in South Africa. Send your completion certificate to organdonation@uct.ac.za together with your HPCSA number for 25 general and 5 ethics points.

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