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Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)

n/a (full-time) / n/a (part-time) / PgCert: 1 year, PgDip: 2 years, MSc: 3 years (via e-Learning) (distance / e-Learning)

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to enable individuals to explore and analyse existing and developing theories and concepts that underpin wound healing and tissue repair, facilitating professional and personal growth, building upon the individual's wide range of educational and vocational experience and developing their ability to become life-long learners.

At the completion of the programme, students will have increased their theoretical knowledge and developed critical independence, contributing through research and scholarship to the development of knowledge and an evidence-base relating to their individual profession.

Special Features

Course Description

The MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair is an inter-disciplinary, part-time, distance learning programme designed in a modular format. Students are required to attend a 5 day study block in Year 1 and Year 2, otherwise no further attendance is required. By the end of the course the student will have achieved the following Learning Outcomes and be able to:

The on-campus study blocks will consist of: introduction to e-Learning on the Internet and using your individual home page; introduction to study skills, library resources and tutorial support; introduction to course work and assignment briefs; lead lectures – introduction to module content and theory; group interactive sessions - via workshop, discussions, case presentation; private and group tutorials; course committee meetings - providing an on-going evaluation of course.

Between the annual study blocks, students are supported by online personal and group tutorials in chat room sessions, and personal tutorials by email or telephone. In addition, there are dedicated Distance Learning Library Support staff to ensure students are able to access necessary databases and full-text journals. The online information and resources are constantly updated for students to access through a Virtual Learning Environment.

Course Structure

The course is delivered on a part-time basis only. In Year 1 of the programme students will complete 5 modules all of which are compulsory. On successful completion of the modules students’ progress into Year 2 or they can choose to exit at this point with a Postgraduate Certificate. In Year 2 students are required to take 3 compulsory modules and on successful completion progress to Year 3 (Dissertation) or can choose to exit at this point with a Postgraduate Diploma. Details of each of the modules are provided below:

Module Information

Part 1 / Year 1 (all modules are compulsory)

ME3015 (10 credits* / Level 6**): Biology of Wound Healing - Delivered over 8 weeks. The student will explore, in greater depth, some, or all areas of the pathophysiology of wound healing process.

ME3016 (10 credits / Level 6): Behavioural (Psycho-social) Aspects of Wound Healing - Delivered over 8 weeks. Designed to introduce the student to the application of some psychological and sociological concepts to include the effect of stress on health and the role of social support and coping strategies used by individuals

MET217 (10 credits / Level 7): Research Design and Methods - Delivered over 8 weeks. Allows students to examine a range of theoretical and practical aspects of research design and methods which are particularly applicable to the subject of wound healing.

MET060 (10 credits / Level 7): Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Influencing Healing - Delivered over 8 weeks. Designed to introduce the student to factors that may influence or delay the healing process.

MET216 (20 credits / Level 7): Assessment and Diagnosis - Delivered over 10 weeks. Introduces the practitioner to a variety of assessment and diagnostic techniques which can provide a structured approach to the management of patients with wounds.

Part 1 / Year 2 (all modules are compulsory)

MET062 (20 credits / Level 7): Management of Acute Wounds - Delivered over 10 weeks. This module reviews the management of wounds caused by surgery, trauma or thermal injury. Students have the option of studying one of the three wound types.

MET063 (20 credits / Level 7): Management of Chronic Wounds - Delivered over 10 weeks. This module will emphasise preventative and pro-active care of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers. Students have the option of studying one of the three wound types.

MET064 (20 credits / Level 7): Values and Priorities in Wound Care -Delivered over 10 weeks. Explores theoretical and practical concepts of those wider political and economic issues of health service delivery incorporating reference to equitable and effective health resource allocation.

Part 2 / Year 3

MET065 (60 credits / Level 7): Dissertation - The dissertation is intended to provide students with the opportunity to work independently in an area of specific interest which may contribute to the quality of service provision. This must be completed within 12 months from date of registration on Part 2 of the programme.

* Each credit represents 10 hours of notional learning time. Credit ratings are in accordance with the Welsh Higher Education Credit Framework which provides standardised formula for Higher Education Institutes throughout Wales. **Level 6 indicates that the module is at Degree level and Level 7 denotes Master Level.

Course Structure

Assessment of Part 1 is by eight module assignments and seven Moderated Discussions. Part 2 is assessed by submission of a dissertation of no more than 20,000 words.

Both parts of the assessment must be passed in order to qualify for the Master’s degree.

A summary of the schedule for each module is provided below.

 

MODULE

HOURS/MODULE

Lectures

Seminars & Tutorials

On-line Activities

Assess-ment

Independ-ent Study

ME3015

8

8

6

42

36

ME3016

5

8

8

42

37

MET217

7

8

8

30

57

MET060

7

8

8

42

35

MET216

7

8

17

56

112

MET062

8

10

16

56

110

MET063

10

8

16

56

110

MET064

7

8

14

56

115

MET065

6

21

18

300

255


Skills Acquired

Transferable Skills

Professional Skills

Career Prospects

Student Testimonial

Nicola Walters
The extensive knowledge I gained through this experience has enabled me to approach wound care from an entirely new perspective. International recognition of the high calibre of this course has opened many doors for me in education, research and professional areas.

Nicola Waters (MSc Graduate) Assistant Professor, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada

Entry Requirements

The minimum requirement for the MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair is a first degree from an approved UK or overseas University, or a recognised professional qualification. This requirement may be waived for candidates with relevant professional experience (a minimum of two years experience in a position of responsibility relevant to the programme). Applications are therefore considered from doctors, nurses, pharmacists, podiatrists and other professionals who meet the above criteria.

Students whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in the English language.

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

How to Apply

You can apply using our online application service (see also our guide to applying).

Your personal statement should include evidence of the following areas:

Application deadline: 1st July 2016

Tuition Fees 2016/17

Fees quoted are for the academic session 2016/17. For programmes lasting more than one year, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to an increase of no more than 4.5% per year.

  UK & EU International
Full-time n/a n/a
Part-time MSc: £3,875 MSc: £5,625
Deposit Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy. Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.
Notes

Additional dissertation fee: £1,700.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Mrs Jane Hopkins Course Administrator 

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2074 5890 

Fax: +44 (0)29 2074 2682 

Email: woundhealing@cardiff.ac.uk  

School Website: http://medicine.cardiff.ac.uk/graduate-studies/online-distance-learning/

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Important legal information

The programme information currently being published in Course Finder is under review and may be subject to change. The final programme information is due to be published by July 2016 and will be the definitive programme outline which the University intends to offer. Applicants are advised to check the definitive programme information after the update, to ensure that the programme meets their needs.

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