This level 7 short course has been designed for healthcare professionals working with patients who have needs related to skin integrity and wound care. The programme builds knowledge and skills in anatomy and pathophysiology and aligns them with enhanced clinical assessment and management skills, including the exploration of theoretical and contemporary issues in wound care. Patient, Carer and Public Involvement participants (PCPIs) are involved in both modules to provide patient perspectives and support learning.
This course consists of two 30-credit modules. Each module will include five taught days and a range of online teaching and learning activities that link with independent work-based development and learning.
Each module will be delivered using a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. The Virtual Learning Environment will be used to support learning activities which will take place online, in the classroom (as regulations allow), and in the workplace. All clinical teaching will be undertaken by tissue viability specialists with support from the academic team and PCPIs.
Formative assessment will be part of each module with assessment and feedback literacy workshops, formative presentation of case studies, peer and/or self-assessment of assignment plans, and viva.
Gain an enhanced overview of the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of wounds such as skin tears, surgical wounds and pressure ulcers. Focus on the wound healing process and explore factors that can delay healing. Critically explore current theory and practice relevant to assessment, diagnosis and treatment of wounds within the context of nursing and collaborative multidisciplinary team working. Critically review clinical pathways, guidance and local policy in relation to contemporary practice.
Explore the relationship between chronic wounds and an individual’s physical and mental health. Consider the assessment and management of chronic wounds with specific focus on pressure ulcers, leg ulcers and lymphodema. Learn skills including appropriate assessment using the ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI), and compression bandaging techniques. Critically explore behavioural and health change models within the context of contemporary practice, in relation to health promotion and self-management. Evaluate multi-disciplinary team working in terms of optimal care provision and patient outcomes. Examine the relationship between professional competence and ongoing continued professional development, within the context of care delivery and professional accountability.
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You are expected to:
Please note you must complete module one prior to starting module two.
The fee for this course is £2,200.
The employer usually meets these costs – we advise you to speak to your workforce development lead before applying.
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This information was correct at the time of publication.
This short course is designed to improve knowledge and skills in tissue viability with the aim to improve patient care. The completion of the course will benefit delivery of patient care in practice and contribute to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).