Principles of wound management


Principles of wound management

The aim of this 40-credit Level 6 module is to inform and update health professionals on wound care theory and practice.

This module is aimed at healthcare professionals who have an interest in wound management. On completion of this module, you will have gained knowledge and learnt from experts in their fields which will assist healthcare professionals to improve care and ensure patients’ needs are met.

This module requires you to study for 200 academic hours including self-directed study up to hours. You are required to be able to evidence 200 hours of clinical practice 

AU3D011 Glyntaff 14 weeks January

  • Holistic assessment and caring for the whole person
  • Reflection on applying theory to practice
  • Standard setting for wound management and the management of change in wound care, including the legal and professional issues involved
  • The management of specific types of wounds including diabetic foot problems, infection and colonisation issues, dermatological issues, lymphedema care, pressure ulcer assessment and prevention will also be studied.  In addition the evidence underpinning national guidelines on pressure ulceration and leg ulceration, incorporating Doppler and compression theory, to increase awareness of clinical skills needed in wound management

You will be taught using a range of methods from lectures and seminars, demonstrations, virtually via our online learning system (blackboard) and through classroom discussions where students will share their experiences. 

We invite specialist practitioners and University lecturers to deliver sessions via face to face classroom or virtually via our online blackboard system. There will be a mixture of live and recorded sessions.

Formative Assessment

You will complete a case study on which to base your assignment by week 6 of the module.

Summative Assessment

You will complete a 5000 word Reflective assignment based on their assessment, care plan, and treatment of a patient from their practice

Practice Assessment

The student will need to complete 2 clinical outcomes

There is no interview to join this course but please ensure you fit the criteria listed

You must be a health professional employed in an area where you can meet the clinical practice element of 200 hours 

You will be assigned an academic supervisor who will assist you with your academic work.

You will require the support of a practice assessor in order for you to meet the clinical element of the assessment.

  • Library services
  • IT services
  • Academic supervision

Student support services including study skills if required

Interested in applying?

Please contact the module leader, Angela Hiscocks.

Email: [email protected]