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Managing Venous Leg Ulceration
Course Code: INT56
Entry Requirements:

If you have not undertaken fromal study for sometime and are concerned regarding your academic study and writing skills, you are strongly advised to undertake the access module prior to attempting any stand alone module.

Applicants for Stand Alone Modules must be:

A. Be a registered nurse on the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

           OR

B.Be registered on the appropriate professional register

OR

C. Participants must have the support of their line manager, be in clinical practice and importantly be able to work in a clinical setting where leg ulcers are managed in order to build their competency in this area.  All applicants must show evidence of current registration with their relevant governing bodies

 

 AND HAVE GAINED:

D. A primary degree (min. 2.2) (health sciences related) or evidence of equivalent academic credits. Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to provide evidence of their ability to study at post-graduate level.

E. Students whose first language is not English will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS Exam (http://www.ielts.org/ for information on IELTS tests) is required.

  • Credits from stand alone modules can be accrued towards the award of Post graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing Studies/Professional Studies).
  • Many of our stand-alone modules are delivered through blended learning/e-learning allowing you the option of studying at your own pace in your own home.

 

 

 


Duration:

Delivered over a 4 month period between September to December.

Module Dates:

4th September 2014 (Induction Day)

Friday 19/09/2014 (Workshop 1)

Friday 10/10/2014 (Workshop 2)

Friday 14/11/2014 (Workshop 3)

Monday 15/12/2014 (OECE Day)

 

This is an optional module on the Post Graduate Diploma Health Sciences (Nursing/Professional Studies).

Fees (euro):

€650

Application Process:

Margaret Hession

Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies

St Angela's College

Lough Gill

Sligo

T: 071-9195540

E: mhession@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

 

Next Intake:

September 2014

Closing Date: 2014-07-31

Programme Overview

This module aims to give participants opportunities to explore the topic of venous leg ulceration in depth and to enable critical practice in this specialised area of care.  The demands of wound care and prevention require comprehensive and detailed analysis of the physiological and psychosocial components of the patient experience along with technical and practical skills to perform holistic assessment and to provide safe and effective treatment based upon current evidence.

This new level 9 module has been developed as a collaborative initiative between the School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway, the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick and the Department of Nursing Health Sciences and Disability Studies, St Angela’s College Sligo and our Health Services Partners. Currently there is no level 9 accredited module in existence in Ireland to meet the educational and skills needs of professionals working in the specialised area of venous leg ulceration.  In addition to meeting the needs of these professionals the module also has potential to enhance the educational and social life of persons with venous leg ulceration. Having professionals educated and skilled in the assessment and management of venous leg ulcers has potential to ensure assessment and care of persons with venous leg ulcers is both evidenced based and quality driven.

Potential students will register and attend with their host third level institution but will share similar face to face and online learning resources. Syllabus content has been developed and agreed by curriculum development teams working collaboratively across the three host sites in partnership with health service representatives from hospital and community settings. Students will have access to a range of agreed and standardised online resources. The three face to face teaching days will also follow a structured format across the three sites in terms of modular content and sequencing of content. Students will have one day general induction and will attend their host site for face to face teaching.

Module content is structured around the following key themes:

  • Epidemiology and pathophysiology of lower limb ulceration
  • Wound healing and holistic assessment
  • Wound management
  • Wound infection
  • Compression therapy
  • Professional practice issues, practice competence

Downloads & Other Information

Application Form
Application Form For Second And Subsequent Modules
Postgraduate / Adult and Continuing Education Prospectus



Application Form
Application Form For Second And Subsequent Modules
Application Process

Download Application form or Contact

Margaret Hession
Department of Nursing & Health Studies,
St Angela’s College,
Lough Gill,
Co Sligo.
E: mhession@stangelas.nuigalway.ie
T: 071 91 95 540

Contact Details

Ms Dympna O'Connell
Department of Nursing & Health Studies
St Angela’s College
Lough Gill
Sligo
T: 071 9135611
E: Dympna O'Connell: doconnell@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

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