Short courses
Health & Social Care

Management of Tissue Viability and Wounds

University Certificate in Continuing Education:

  • Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants (you must check this with admissions before applying).
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

Course information

Part-time

More part-time details

  • 20 Credits, Degree Level
  • Enrolment date: March 2018
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750
  • Limited funded places available

Contact details

Further information

Wound care is a constantly evolving area of nurse-led clinical practice. Within the current cost-conscious economic climate and the increasing focus on patient safety and infection control, this is a key area for improving the quality of care for patients. This award has been developed for nurses and other practitioners who are involved in preventing and managing wounds. It can also be accessed by non-professionals who have a wound care role within their work, for example territorial managers for wound care product companies.

The rich variety of clinical areas from which students come gives this award an added benefit in shared interests and expertise.

You study a wide range of subjects. This includes the pathophysiology of wound healing, prevention of wounds and wound management. The psychosocial, legal and professional aspects are considered as well as ensuring relevant literature and government drivers are incorporated. The principles discussed are applied to a broad variety of wound types and situations. You are encouraged to relate the teaching to your own area of clinical practice throughout.

This award is delivered at the Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington campus. However sessions are designed to offer a blended approach to learning as some sessions are available via online student support systems.

How you learn

The award has a diverse range of material and the tutors are supported by experts to help with delivery to ensure that information is current and relevant to practice. There are some practical sessions as well as small group seminars and interactive lectures where students’ contributions are actively encouraged. The assessment is through a written assignment .Tutorial support from the award tutors is available throughout.

Career opportunities

This award can be a useful way back into study if you are a practitioner but have not undertaken academic work for sometime as it can quickly be related to clinical practice. Achievement of the award gives you a stronger knowledge base for practice and facilitates skills and confidence in sharing that knowledge with peers.

Entry requirements

You must demonstrate the ability to study at degree level.

Course information

Part-time

More part-time details

  • 20 Credits, Degree Level
  • Enrolment date: March 2018
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750
  • Limited funded places available

Contact details

Further information