(Short Course) Principles of Wound Care

Course details

  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Location Wrexham
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Why choose this course?

This module aims to enable registered healthcare professionals to build upon their knowledge of wounds in their clinical field and identify the complexity of their management in today’s modern healthcare system.

Key course features

  • Online delivery with live and recorded teaching
  • Links current evidence base of wound care to student’s clinical practice/employment
  • Assessment is a wound care training portfolio that can be utilised in clinical practice areas
  • Available to all registered nurses, AHPs and medical staff.
  • Enables students to network with other practitioners in the region to encourage wider communication links.

What you will study

  • Assessment of wounds
  • Wound healing & associated factors
  • Acute Wounds
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Pressure ulcers & prevention
  • Dressing types & choice
  • Challenging & complex wounds
  • Decision-making & safeguarding
  • Associated symptoms (e.g. pain)

This is a part-time stand-alone module aimed at students wishing to gain greater knowledge in the field of wound care. The core elements of wound care will be explored through a variety of teaching styles and outside specialist speakers will be accessed to encourage wider learning.

Entry requirements & applying

Entry applications are open to students who have Level 5 study or above. This is a part-time course for any registered healthcare professional wanting to develop knowledge and skills to enhance wound care in their clinical environment. 

Booking is subject to numbers. There is a maximum of 40 places for this course.

Teaching & Assessment

A wound care training portfolio for a specific clinical environment (3500 words) will include:

  • examining the nature of acute and/or chronic wounds from your specific clinical area,
  • planning effective wound assessment and management of simple and complex wounds,
  • the critical analysis of symptom management,
  • assessing the safeguarding/risks associated with the chosen wound type.

Career prospects

This module is linked to the employability of registered nurses and AHPs. It is highly relevant to staff working in secondary care (hospitals) and primary/community care settings.

It may also be accessed by community nurses who are considering apply for the District Nursing Programme.

Fees & funding

Please contact j.jacobsen@glyndwr.ac.uk for further details.