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Wound Healing Foundation Modules (HE Level 6 - Tissue Viability) (Standalone Modules)

n/a (full-time) / n/a (part-time) / 18 weeks (distance / e-Learning)


Course Aims

These 18 week, standalone, self-directed, e-Learning programmes constitute 30 credits - awarded at degree level (HE Level 6) - upon the successful completion of each module. Their unique design allows eligible students the flexibility to choose to the individual module of their choice. A common aim of these stand-alone modules is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to meet the challenges of caring for patients with a variety of commonly encountered wound types. The modules do not form part of a programme of study, however they can provide an excellent basis for those wishing to continue their studies at a higher level. Students who successfully complete one of the modules are directed to consider applying for the internationally recognised Masters in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair.


Special Features


Course Description

The overall aim of each of these 3 standalone e-Learning modules is to promote the understanding of the management of patients with leg ulceration, pressure ulceration and diabetic foot ulceration by exploring current evidence and practice. In addition these modules seek to advance the students' existing awareness, enabling them to extend their knowledge and develop strategies to improve the patients' outcome and quality of care.


Course Structure

These modules are offered as standalone modules and are 18 weeks in length. Students choose one module to follow and are encouraged to study at their own pace to suit their own learning styles. Access to online facilities is imperative as the module materials are accessed via Cardiff University’s online learning environment (Learning Central). The modular approach builds a foundation of knowledge in elements of tissue viability via a workbook with online tutor support. This flexible, self-directed distance learning model encompasses a practical and problem solving approach to learning.

Modules consist of 300 hours over 18 weeks. The module of choice must be completed in the 18week period.

The module hours are allocated in the following manner:

Students will be assessed in two parts:

In order to pass each module, students must submit a summative assignment of 3,000 words (75% of overall mark) and a reflective essay (25% of overall mark). The student will be required to pass both assessment elements with a minimum pass mark of 50% and both parts of the assessment must be passed in order to successfully complete the module. Students are required to illustrate, through their work, that knowledge has been gained and there is evidence of problem solving, synthesis and creativity. Assignments are used to assess learning outcomes and allow students to express degree level concepts of understanding, analysis, evaluation and presentation. There should be clear demonstration of relevance to individual clinical/professional practice and original thought whilst incorporating elements of the module under study.

The hand-in date for the assignment and reflective piece of work will be the last day of the 18 week module.


Available Modules

Three modules are available for study.

ME3017 - Foundation in Leg Ulcer Management

Knowledge and Understanding:

Intellectual Skills:

Discipline Specific (including practical) Skills:

ME3018 - Foundation in Pressure Ulcer Management

Knowledge and Understanding:

Intellectual Skills:

Discipline Specific (including practical) Skills:

ME3019 - Foundation in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Management

Knowledge and Understanding:

Intellectual Skills:

Discipline Specific (including practical) Skills:

Transferable Skills (Common to all modules)

Career Prospects

Completion of one of these modules can assist individuals in the following areas:


Entry Requirements

For entry to these modules, individuals should be working with patients who require day-to-day wound management and meet the Cardiff University criteria for degree level study outlined below:

All health professionals are eligible.

A non-graduate whose relative lack of formal qualification is compensated for by his/her age and relevant work experience may also be admitted.

Students whose language is not English are required to provide proof of their proficiency in the English language: IELTS 6.5. Applications are therefore considered from doctors, nurses, pharmacists, podiatrists and other professionals who meet the above criteria.

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.


Application Deadlines

Please make applications using the paper-based application form.


Applicants should also provide an additional Personal statement.

Your personal statement should include evidence of the following areas:


Tuition Fees

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.

2015/16

  UK & EU International
Full-time n/a n/a
Part-time £804 per module £804 per module
Deposit Includes a £200 deposit. More information about our deposit policy. Includes a £200 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.
Notes The fee given above is for students starting their studies during the academic year 2015/16. Fees for courses starting in the academic year 2016/17 are listed in the table below.

2016/17

  UK & EU International
Full-time n/a n/a
Part-time £850 per module £850 per module
Deposit Includes a £250 deposit. More information about our deposit policy. Includes a £250 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.
Notes

Next intake: September and March each year

School Contact

Name: Miss Emma Scott Programme Administrator  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2074 6698 

Fax:  

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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