Tissue viability

Please note that classes start at 10.30am for this module.



Tissue viability

The care that patients with wounds often require is complex care which requires a level of knowledge to underpin clinical practice. This module aims to provide course participants with an opportunity to extend their knowledge of wound management and factors affecting the healing process. The module is delivered partly through blended e-learning.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Critically evaluate current research on wound healing and its influencing factors.
  2. Critically explore the effect of physiological, local and psychosocial factors on wound healing.
  3. Apply appropriate research findings in tissue viability to own clinical practice in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patients/clients’ wounds.
  4. Critically evaluate the effects of wound bed preparation.
  5. Select, justify and implement appropriate evidence-based management strategy for patients/clients with acute or chronic wounds.
  6. Explore and critique the research on current wound management products.
  7. Debate the use of other technologies in wound management.

Who is the module for? Healthcare practitioners working in all care settings who are involved with clients who have wounds.

Module code: HP6035Y

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 6. The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.

Assessment: Literature review and problem-based learning exercises

LocationSt George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 10 days with elements of self-directed online study

Module dates:*

  • 11, 18, 25 January, 1, 8, 15, 22 February, 1, 8, 15 March 2018.

*Dates may change

Fee: £1600

Module leaderAdèle Atkinson

Programme: This module is part of the Healthcare Practice DipHE/BSc(Hons)/GradCert

Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.