Glasgow Caledonian University

M3B723915 Leg Ulcer assessment and Management 

This integrated theory and practice module aims to prepare the student to become knowledgeable and skilled in the assessment and management of leg ulceration. Consequently, student will explore evidence based clinical decision making, practice and multidisciplinary team working which takes account of local and national guidelines. The module will promote a holistic approach to assessment and care management, taking cognisance of the patient’s journey. Leg Ulcer Care is a 20 credit, level 9 module.

For more information visit the Glasgow Caledonian University website or contact Helena.Kelly@gcu.ac.uk.

Glasgow University

This programme of four courses aims to prepare health care professionals for the care and management of people with lymphoedema or chronic oedema including identifying and advising those at risk of developing the condition. The programme uses a unique combination of supported workplace learning, University attendance and on-line virtual learning to provide contemporary and interesting opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and confidence in practice. These are designed and delivered by experienced academic and clinical staff with expertise in lymphoedema and related clinical and research fields.

For more information contact lymph@glasgow.ac.uk.

For applications see the Glasgow University website.

Burns and Plastics Courses

Glasgow University offers the Graduate Certificate comprises three modules at undergraduate level, delivered with a study day and online material.

For full information click here or contact Jane.Joy@glasgow.ac.uk or burns@glasgow.ac.uk.

Robert Gordon University

NU3708 Wound Care

This is an online distance learning course running from January to May each year. Satisfactory completion of the course gains 15 credits at level 9 SCQF. This course can be taken as a standalone module or as an option module in the BA Professional Studies and the BN Community Health routes.

For more information visit the Robert Gordon University website or contact Gemma Farrant on 01224 262619 or g.farrant@rgu.ac.uk/nursingcpd@rgu.ac.uk.

University of The West of Scotland

Tissue Viability Module (On-Line)

UWS deliver an on-line Level 9 20 credit Tissue Viability module over 15 weeks from January to April each academic year.  The module is geared both towards registered nurses returning to learning and new to on-line study as a Continued Professional Development (CPD) stand-alone module perhaps for Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation or as one of the six modules to study for our BSc (Hons) Professional Health Studies degree attainment.   Upon successful completion, official UWS documentation will be provided.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to become part of an active on-line community of learning, sharing and challenging current wound management practice, increasing theoretical and clinical knowledge and accessing new educational resources.

Key aspects of wound management are covered including anatomy and physiology, wound bed preparation, wound assessment, nutrition, infection, pressure ulcer prevention, wound dressing choices,  implementation of clinical guidelines, evidence based practice, health promotion, communication, leadership and importantly change management.

For more information visit the University of West Scotland website or contact jane.munro@uws.ac.uk.

NES Educational Resources

Skin Tears: Prevention, Assessment and Management

This is an educational resource to support best practice in the prevention and management of skin tears in all healthcare settings. The educational resources comprise a video and workbook. The resources are based upon the National Association for Tissue Viability Specialist Nurses Scotland best practice statement.

The prevention and management of pressure ulcers

This online education presents information and questions around the prevention and management of pressure ulcers in the form of an educational workbook. The aim of the course is to help the learner understand pressure ulcers – how they form, how they are treated and, crucially, how they can be prevented.

For more information visit the NES website or contact hai@nes.scot.nhs.uk.


Independent, cost-effective education in tissue viability

The Wounds UK E-Academy offers healthcare professionals a range of online education courses in the field of wound management.

For more information visit the Wounds UK website.