The course aims to address the learning needs of healthcare professionals caring for patients who either have or are at risk of developing wounds by providing opportunities for the Practitioners to develop their theoretical knowledge in order to best meet the needs of their patients and the service.
You’ll learn more about assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating the specialist care of patients in the prevention of or undergoing treatment for a variety of wounds. We’ll also enable you to develop higher levels of understanding and decision making with appraisal of evidence based practice and clinical guidelines is a strong theme throughout the course.
Our dedicated, committed staff are experts in their field, the course leader is a University lecturer with substantial experience in the area Tissue Viability.
Our next Open Day for this course will take place in 2018. Register your interest and we'll let you know details as soon as they are available.
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This course is suitable for those with any of the below:
Debridement and Advanced Wound care: The cost of chronic wounds has been estimated to be £2.3-3.1 billion per year in the UK. In order to reduce long term costs and improve wound healing rates use of advanced skills in wound care need to become part of the tissue viability practitioner’s tool kit. This module will enable the healthcare practitioner to explore the techniques and consider the support and requirements needed to adopt them into practice.
The Modules which form The Tissue Viability pathway are seen as required areas study by employers when becoming a Tissue Viability Link Nurse or either applying for a post in Tissue Viability or looking for career advancement within the speciality. Many past students have become Tissue Viability nurses and Lead Tissue Viability Nurses after undertaking the Tissue Viability pathway.
Debridement and Advances Wound care: An E. Portfolio page will be constructed throughout the module utilising an a range of activities
By completing specific provided activities over the course of the module your E. Portfolio page will include
Please check the course dates to see when your chosen modules are available throughout the year.
The creation of our new suite of courses in Sport and Life Sciences is yet another exciting development at Birmingham City University. The 10,500sq metre building at City South Campus will enable us to offer a wide range of new health, nutrition, biomedical science and sports courses, as well as providing a new home for our education programmes.
Not only are we investing £41 million in a new building to house the laboratories and teaching spaces needed, but we also plan to open up these facilities to benefit all students and the wider community. This will complement our existing sports facilities, which already provide a base for students to compete in activities ranging from rugby to jiu jitsu.
The courses will reflect the latest developments in our teaching and our focus on practice-led learning with work placements and live industry case studies incorporated into the curriculum. All courses have been co-designed with employers and are endorsed or accredited by professional bodies where appropriate.
By expanding our provision to these new areas, we will be helping to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society today, such as obesity and unhealthy lifestyles, by encouraging and supporting healthy eating and greater physical activity.
In addition, we will be producing graduates who can support elite performers in meeting the UK’s ambitions for sporting success at events such as the Olympics and other world sporting tournaments. We are constantly looking to enhance the range of courses we offer - please check all our courses for the latest additions to our portfolio.
We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and Simulation babies (SIM babies) which are leading edge, anatomically correct mannequins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills.
SPACE is an innovative practice area all students can access to use equipment and resources to practise a wide range of skills in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment. It provides students with a creative learning environment to get the best educational experience before becoming a health care professional.
We offer up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that medical staff may come across. These resources are essential in offering students a hands-on introduction to health and social care practice.
Explore our facilities in 360 panoramas, including welcome videos from key members of staff and Health and Wellbeing student profiles.
Our £8.5 million Doug Ellis Sports Centre boasts an 80-station fitness suite, an eight-court sports hall, and workout and spinning studios. The centre offers state-of-the-art fitness training equipment and plenty of room for team sports including five-a-side football and cricket. An all-weather pitch adds the finishing touches to the centre, which is located close to our City North Campus.
Visitors to the gym can choose a personalised fitness programme, instructed by qualified fitness trainers, and take advantage of a selection of classes, such as yoga, salsa or body combat.
Jackie Stephen-Haynes completed her RGN in 1984, specialising in orthopaedics and then, more specifically, rheumatology. Working in a rheumatology specialist unit, her interest in tissue viability began with an audit of wounds and a focus on pressure ulcer prevention.
The increasing emphasis on primary care led to Jackie being appointed as the first community staff nurse in Worcestershire, in 1991. This allowed for further development of her interest in tissue viability, as well as an innovative approach to the use of compression therapy, prior to its availability on prescription. This role was undertaken in conjunction with the discharge liaison sisters’ role and led to a specific interest in care delivery and organisation.
Having secured sponsorship to undertake district nurse training, Jackie undertook a Diploma of Nursing at Wolverhampton University. Nurse training moved from the school of nursing to the University of Worcester and, while working as a district nursing sister, Jackie completed a BSc(Hons), with supervision by Dr Jane Fox. Dr Fox actively encouraged Jackie to write for publication and to continue with academic study, securing funding from the Regional Health Authority to undertake an MSc, with a dissertation supervised by Dr Tony Ghaye.
Following her MSc, Jackie was appointed to the first tissue viability post in Worcester Primary Care Trust, as a lecturer and practitioner. Louise Toner and Jackie both met on their first day of work, discussing a vision for tissue viability, including strategic, clinical and educational developments. Together, they developed BSc and MSc-level study on tissue viability, care and prevention of leg ulceration, pressure ulceration, and infection control in tissue viability and palliative care, further developing a strategy for preregistration education with an annual conference. Jackie has completed a research-training programme and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Research and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. In early 2000, she was appointed as consultant nurse, continuing to undertake a clinical and academic role, with a particular interest in practice development, service delivery and outcomes, the impact of education on clinical outcomes, tissue viability in the care-home sector, the development of specialist inter-professional roles, and new wound treatment modalities
She is the past Chair of the Wound Care Society, Vice Chair of Wound Care Alliance UK and is the Chair of the newly developed charity Healing Wounded Heroes. Jackie is consultant advisor to Leg Club Foundation and has previously advised Primary Care Live, Wound Expo, Wounds UK and undertaken national representation for NHS Procurement, as well as being a member of the editorial board of British Journal of Nursing, British Journal of Community Nursing’s Wound Care supplement and Wounds UK. Jackie has won several awards, including United Wound Management Education Forum and Wounds UK award in compression (2010 and 2011), wound management, exudate management, chronic oedema and infection control in tissue viability.
Today, Jackie is completing a PhD by portfolio, with the focus on outcomes in tissue viability, and has a £75 000 research grant with supervision by Professor Dominic Upton.
If you have any queries about this course please contact the Module Leader, Patricia Davies on:
Our Professional Navigators, Adele Millington and Nicola Clarke, are also on hand to offer guidance and will help you to choose which modules are best for you, taking into account your aims, professional or clinical experience, KSF requirements and your academic achievements.
Call Adele and Nicola on +44 (0)121 331 6162.
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