The aim of this module is to prepare you for your role and responsibilities in relation to leg ulcer management and the provision of a high quality service. The module will encourage you to link theory to practice through reflection on practice.
You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the University and your programme of study.
This module develops your knowledge and skills in leg ulcer management. Module content includes current policies in relation to leg ulcer management, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, types of and causes of leg ulceration. Holistic assessment of a patient with leg ulcers, use of Doppler ultrasound, use of compression bandaging, compression hosiery.
On successful completion, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant anatomy and physiology and pathological conditions contributing to leg ulcer management
- Assess and discuss the holistic needs of patients with leg ulcers and demonstrate how these needs can be met using evidence-based practice
- Demonstrate the utilisation of an evidence based approach to the use of Doppler ultrasound, compression bandaging, and compression hosiery
- Critically review and evaluate your practice in light of current policies and evidence
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
The students must demonstrate within their application form that they have regular contact with patients suffering from leg ulcers either in the community/care home or hospital setting.
The student must be a registered nurse or health care professional.
To be eligible to study this module, you must demonstrate the ability to study at this level and commit to attempting the assessment.
When taken as part of a specific named award, the module content and assessment must be focussed towards the subject of that award. Participation in the formative components of the module is required in order to pass the module.
The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date.
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