Wound Management and Tissue Viability

PgDip
Nursing and midwifery

Course details

The Postgraduate Diploma in Wound Management and Tissue Viability is an exciting and highly clinically relevant programme delivered by some of the best wound management professionals in Ireland.

This unique fully accredited one-year part-time programme offers you the opportunity to explore and analyse existing theories and concepts that are fundamental in wound management and tissue viability.

The programme will provide you with guidance on the management of acute and chronic wounds in all healthcare settings and is based on good practice, current evidence and supporting guidance.

Learning outcomes 

This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to critically:

  • Evaluate the application of clinical judgement to professional practice by utilising evidence-based practice within wound management and tissue viability.
  • Compare and contrast management and leadership approaches to the effective management and leadership in the provision of within wound management and tissue viability services.
  • Evaluate evidence based methods of assessment and management of wounds of varying aetiologies with reference to person-centred care.
  • Discuss key considerations in the development of services for individuals with wounds of varying aetiologies within the context of a team approach to care.
  • Demonstrate competency in the delivery and evaluation of patient care within the field of wound management and tissue viability.

Modules

A blended learning approach is utilised in this programme, to promote lifelong learning and professional development for all nursing staff.

The programme is run over two academic semesters; three modules are completed in the first semester and three modules in the second semester. Semester 1 is from September – December; Semester 2 begins in January.

You are required to attend the College three days per module. All other lectures are online days which you can access from home.
The programme modules are:

Module name Credits Assessment method
Advanced Research Methods 10 Assignment
Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical 10 Assignment
Advanced Management & Strategy 10 Assignment
Advanced Concepts in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair 10 Assignment
Critical Issues in the Assessment and Management of Individuals with Leg Ulceration and Lymphoedem 10 Examination and small group oral presentation
Critical Issues in the Assessment and Management of Individuals with Pressure Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers 10 Assignment

Learning outcomes 

This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to critically:

  • Evaluate the application of clinical judgement to professional practice by utilising evidence-based practice within wound management and tissue viability.
  • Compare and contrast management and leadership approaches to the effective management and leadership in the provision of within wound management and tissue viability services.
  • Evaluate evidence based methods of assessment and management of wounds of varying aetiologies with reference to person-centred care.
  • Discuss key considerations in the development of services for individuals with wounds of varying aetiologies within the context of a team approach to care.
  • Demonstrate competency in the delivery and evaluation of patient care within the field of wound management and tissue viability.
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