Tissue Viability and Wound Management (Distance Learning) (Masters)

2019-20 (also available for 2018-19 and 2017-18)

2018-19 (also available for 2019-20 and 2017-18)

2018-19 (also available for 2017-18)

Develop your clinical practice through enhancing your knowledge of tissue viability and wound management.

Start date

September

Duration

1 year, distance learning

Credits: 30 Master's level credits

Code: HMN1025

Places available (subject to change)

40

Phone contact: +44 (0)1484 473566

About the course

This short course is aimed at health or social care professionals who would like to gain or enhance their knowledge of tissue viability and wound management.

The course offers you the opportunity to develop an understanding of the complex body of knowledge in relation to tissue viability and wound management. Evidence of personal responsibility and decision making in complex and unpredictable circumstances will be an expectation.

It will assist you in developing the skills required to critically discuss, critically explore and critically analyse existing and developing theories and concepts that underpin wound healing and tissue viability.It will also help you to understand the political; local; national and international drivers that can affect resource management.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught via the University's virtual learning environment. You do not need to attend the University.

Assessment will include a portfolio (pass/refer/fail) and a written report (100% of marks). Both elements must be satisfactorily completed to pass the course. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks, unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results. Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.

Placements


Depending on your current work environment you may be able to complete the portfolio within your area of practice.However, you may also benefit from arranging addition clinical experiences elsewhere.

Prior to commencing this course you must identify a mentor in practice.You will work alongside your mentor in order to achieve your learning outcomes and agree with them what additional experience you require. You may be required to visit specialist nurses, specialist clinics and medical staff in order to develop your knowledge and skills base. Such visits will be organised individually between you and your mentor.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • Be a registered health or social care professional.
  • Registered with an appropriate governing body.
  • Be currently working in a healthcare environment in which you are caring for clients with tissue viability/wound conditions.
  • Have an Honours degree or evidence of degree level study.
  • Be able to identify a suitable mentor in clinical practice who will support you throughout the duration of the course. Part of the assessment for this course is the completion of an on-line practice based portfolio, this portfolio is assessed by your mentor. Therefore the mentor must be a recognised expert/specialist in the field of wound care.

For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent.

In order to successfully study this distance learning course, you must also have: access to a computer with a reliable internet connection.
the ability to access and use online study guidance and support. * appropriate video and audio devices so that you can participate in webinar tutorials.

Teaching excellence

  1. Huddersfield is a TEF gold-rated institution delivering consistently outstanding teaching and learning of the highest quality found in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017).
  2. We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award recognising the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (HEA, 2017).
  3. Here at Huddersfield, you’ll be taught by some of the best lecturers in the country. The University is number one in England for the proportion of staff with teaching qualifications (HEFCE, 2016).
  4. For the past ten years, we’ve been the UK’s leading university for National Teaching Fellowships too, which rate Britain’s best lecturers. It’s all part of our ongoing drive for teaching excellence, which helps our students to achieve great things too.
  5. We’re unique in the fact that all our permanent teaching staff* have, or are completing, doctorates. This expertise, together with our teaching credentials, means that students here learn from knowledgeable and well-qualified teachers and academics who are at the forefront of their subject area.

*Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching; research degrees applies to those on contracts of more than half-time.

Student support

At the University of Huddersfield, you'll find support networks and services to help you get ahead in your studies and social life. Whether you study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you'll soon discover that you're never far away from our dedicated staff and resources to help you to navigate through your personal student journey. Find out more about all our support services.

A wide range of resources are also offered within the School of Human and Health Sciences, which provides you with support in a variety of areas. These include:

Student Hub: a one stop shop for students, studying within the School. Their services include offering advice on extenuating circumstances and extension requests, organising appointments with academic staff, signposting to other support networks, welfare support, as well as binding, loan of MP3 recorders and print credit.

Academic Skills Development Team: provides guidance about how students can develop their academic skills in order to improve their grades. The team provide support with general academic skills including essay writing, time management, presentations and group work skills; information technology and numeracy; research skills, as well as personal development for example confidence building and assertiveness.

Student Support Officer: provides confidential and impartial advice on welfare and course related issues.

Royal Literary Fund Fellow: a professional writer who helps students improve their essay writing. They provide assistance with structuring essays, developing an argument and improving the style and use of language.

Learning Technology Support Unit: helps students with any problems they experience with the University’s Unilearn System, including logging on or difficulties experienced when accessing modules.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.

We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.

Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.

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