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Management of Venous Leg Ulceration
Course Code: INT56
Entry Requirements:

Applicants for Stand Alone Modules must be:

If you have not undertaken formal 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.  (Academic Writing and Learning Skills Module - available through the Centre for Lifelong Learning)

Applicants will normally:

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.

AND

C. Be currently employed in health care either in: clinical practice/management/ research /education. Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific related area. This is specified in module descriptions.

AND HAVE GAINED:

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.

D. 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.

  • Applicants must be registered healthcare professionals currently working in an Irish healthcare setting.
  • All applicants 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.          

 


Duration:

12 weeks

Application Process:

Mari Moran (Mornings: Wednesday - Friday)

 

School of Nursing & Midwifery

NUI Galway

091-493740

 

Email: mari.moran@nuigalway.ie

 

Next Intake:

September 2017

Closing Date:

Programme Overview

This module aims to give participants opportunities to explore the topic of venous leg ulceration in depth in order 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.

A specific focus of this module is the acquisition of skills in Doppler technique and compression bandaging.  It will be delivered over 12 weeks using blended learning supported by workshops (equivalent to three days) and is subdivided into six units.

 

A specific focus of this module is the acquisition of skills in Doppler technique and compression bandaging.  It will be delivered over 12 weeks using blended learning supported by workshops (equivalent to three days) and is subdivided into six units:

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

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Mari Moran (Mornings: Wednesday Friday)
School of Nursing & Midwifery
NUI Galway
091-493740
Email mari.moran@nuigalway.ie

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