Principles of Wound Management

Aims of the module

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

What you will study

  • 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.


The course starts in January and runs every Wednesday (9am-1pm) for 13 weeks. 

Teaching and learning

Formative assessment

The student will be expected to contribute to case discussions in class, for example by describing wound care problems for patients they have known or via an anonymised web-based bulletin board. 

The student will be able to practice Doppler Ankle Brachial Pressure Index recording, and compression bandaging if required. A work book will be utilised and assists students throughout the module.

Summative assessment

You will be required to produce a 5000-word case study reflecting on assessment, care planning and treatment of a patient within your clinical area. Additionally, two clinical learning outcomes have to be achieved, providing supporting evidence, working with a mentor from your clinical area. 

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a first level registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Additional Information:

Module code: AU3D011.

Module cost: £1,340 for 2017/18

Module leader: Angela Hiscocks

Nursing Wound Management Clinical Simulation Centre

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