Wound Management

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Blended learning, Cambridge, Chelmsford

12 weeks

Module level: 6 and 7

Module credits: 30 credits

Overview

Deliver higher-quality patient care by developing your existing wound-management skills. Focus on wounds at cellular level, including factors which promote or prevent healing. Make informed decisions about care strategies and advanced wound-healing technologies. Add depth to your existing skillset, and enhance your career prospects in the process.

You’ll be a registered nurse, health visitor, midwife or other healthcare professional working in a hospital, community or commercial setting. Wound management will already form a significant part of your workload. You’ll be looking to deepen your clinical and technological understanding, enhance your patient-care skills, and advance your career prospects.

You’ll focus on the healing of wounds at cellular level, enabling you to assess wounds arising from different causes within your own clinical setting. You’ll learn to critically appraise and make informed decisions about the use of different care strategies (generally and for individual patients) as well as advanced wound-healing technologies.

Course content:

  • physiology of wound healing
  • underlying factors which prevent or impair healing
  • preparing the wound bed
  • care strategies and advanced technologies
  • research for healing and non-healing wounds
  • developing high-quality wound care for individuals.

Our course features a mixture of lectures, student-led seminars and problem-based learning over the course of eight study days. It's taught by an inter-professional team; our senior lecturer was a nurse consultant in tissue viability. You’ll be assessed through a 4,000-word coursework essay.

Who should attend?

Registered nurses, health visitors, midwives or other healthcare professionals who are employed in a hospital, community or commercial setting. You should manage wounds as a significant part of your workload.

If you are working as a Health Care Assistant in a relevant setting, you can attend all of the teaching on this module at level 6, without the need to undertake an assessment. You'll receive a certificate of attendance for your records, and are welcome to take the assessment to obtain academic credits.

Dates

Please note that dates and delivery method(s) may be subject to change, in line with the latest Covid-19 guidelines, as necessary to ensure the safety of all.

Trimester 1: Cambridge (Blended Learning) - now full

20 September 2022 - Face to face - 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, Cambridge campus

27 September - Online

28 September - Online

11 October - Online

12 October - Online

18 October - Face to face - 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, Cambridge campus

8 November - Online

9 November - Online

Trimester 2: Chelmsford (Blended learning)

31 January 2023 - Face to face - 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, Chelmsford campus

7 February - Online

8 February - Online

28 February - Online

1 March - Online

14 March - Face to face - 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, Chelmsford campus

21 March - Online

22 March - Online

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Chelmsford
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Cambridge
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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6) for courses starting in 2022/23

£2,312.50

30 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2022/23

£1,583

Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Fiona Downie
fiona.downie@aru.ac.uk

CPD Admissions Team
admissionscpd@aru.ac.uk

Entry requirements

To undertake this course you must:

  • be a registered nurse, health visitor, midwife or other healthcare professional
  • be employed in a hospital, community or commercial setting
  • need to manage wounds as a significant part of your workload.

If you are working as a Health Care Assistant in a relevant setting, you can attend all of the teaching on this module at level 6, without the need to undertake an assessment. You'll receive a certificate of attendance for your records, and are welcome to take the assessment to obtain academic credits.

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