Principles of Wound Care
This module aims to enable students to build upon their knowledge of wounds in their clinical field and identify the complexity of their management in today’s modern healthcare system. This module will enable students to develop critical thinking when considering wound care options both in the acute and community setting, enhancing their confidence in their ability to provide holistic, individualised care within their professional scope of practice.
This is a part-time course for any registered healthcare professional wanting to develop knowledge and skills to enhance wound care in their clinical environment.
What you will study
- Assessment of wounds
- Wound healing & associated factors
- Acute Wounds
- Chronic Wounds
- Pressure ulcers
- Dressing types & choice
- Challenging/complex wounds
- Decision-making & safeguarding
- Associated symptoms (e.g. pain)
This is a part-time stand-alone module aimed at students wishing to gain greater knowledge in the field of wound care. The core elements of wound care will be explored through a variety of teaching styles and outside specialist speakers will be accessed to encourage wider learning.
Course dates and location
The assessment is completed in two parts:
- 10 Min presentation
- Wound care training portfolio
- Focussing upon one relevant type of wound from your clinical area, the presentation will examine the nature and assessment of your chosen wound type
The portfolio (3000 words) will continue from the presentation and include the critical analysis of symptom management, as well as the safeguarding/risks associate with the chosen wound type.
20 credits at level 6.
Entry applications are open to students who have Level 5 study or above. This is a part-time course for any registered healthcare professional wanting to develop knowledge and skills to enhance wound care in their clinical environment.
This stand-alone module has been designed for any registered healthcare professional to access at Level 6, and runs concurrently with the Community Specialist Practice Programme.
Funding is available for some BCUHB staff. Please contact Jenny Jacobsen for further details.
To book your place, visit the online shop.
Booking is subject to numbers. There is a maximum of 25 places for this course.