Burns and Plastic Surgery (Professional Practice) - NA

Attendance:
Part Time
Starting:
September 2017, January 2018, April 2018
Campus:
Fees:
£656 per module for UK/EU Part Time 2017 entry (view all fees)
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This course in burn and/or plastic surgery has been designed for adult and paediatric healthcare practitioners in these fields to enhance their theoretical knowledge, critical thinking skills and develop their practice.

What's covered in the course?

You'll learn more about assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating the specialist care of burn injured and plastic surgery patients.

We'll also facilitate your development of higher levels of judgement and decision making, and provide opportunities for you to enhance your understanding and expertise in your clinical area using reflection and critical evaluation of evidence based practice.

The modules are delivered by a qualified nurse with extensive experience in burns and plastic surgery, supported by colleagues from clinical practice.

The first module focuses on the general physiological and psychological principles that underpin the care of both burn injured and plastic surgery patients. This is then built upon further in the other two modules that focus more on the specifics of buns and plastic surgery.

The programme is delivered using a blended delivery incorporating both modules with teaching on campus and fully online modules.

Why Choose Us?

  • Clinically focused content
  • Adult and paediatric focused
  • An opportunity to examine your practice critically
  • A strong focus on current issues and an emphasis on the practical application of knowledge
  • Flexible study options – chose to study over one or more academic years
  • Each module has a bespoke "Moodle" based website which contains all module documentation, handouts, links to key documents and supplementary articles of interest
  • Ongoing support from staff both academically whilst in university to facilitate your development as a learner
  • Excellence in delivering high quality standards of flexible and bespoke academic provision for post qualifying practitioners
  • Links with healthcare providers
  • State-of-the-art facilities.

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This course is not open to International students

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UK or EU students

Pathway Award Start Mode Duration Fees
Burn Care NA Sep 2017 PT TBC £656 per module
Jan 2018 PT TBC £656 per module
Apr 2018 PT TBC £656 per module
Burns and Plastics NA Sep 2017 PT TBC £656 per module
Jan 2018 PT TBC £656 per module
Apr 2018 PT TBC £656 per module
Plastic Surgery NA Sep 2017 PT TBC £656 per module
Jan 2018 PT TBC £656 per module
Apr 2018 PT TBC £656 per module

International Students

Pathway Award Start Mode Duration Fees
Burn Care NA TBC PT TBC See below
Burns and Plastic Surgery NA TBC PT TBC See below
Plastic Surgery NA TBC PT TBC See below

The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

Course structure 

You can choose to study this programme as a complete pathway award (full or part-time) or as a standalone module, dependent on your individual need and the needs of your organisation. All programmes offer a convenient part-time format to fit around home and work commitments.

You can complete one of three pathways:

  • Burn Care
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Burns and Plastic Surgery

Pathway awards in Burn Care, Plastic Surgery or Burns and Plastic Surgery can lead to:

  • Module only Professional Practice Level 6
  • Module only Professional Practice Level 7
  • BSc Professional Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice 
  • Grad Cert Professional Practice 
  • PG Cert Professional Practice
  • PG Dip Professional Practice
  • MSc Professional Practice

How to apply

Complete the online application form via the link above, including the name of the pathway or module you are enrolling onto. 

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form instead.

This course is available part-time

Degree (Level 6)

How it works

You can choose to study this programme as a complete pathway award or as a standalone module. 

A blended delivery utilising face to face and online resources is used in order to accommodate different learning needs and to allow for more in-depth self-directed study as well as specific directed study and shared learning opportunities within the classroom and beyond.

A varied range of learning and teaching approaches are used throughout the modules. You will be expected to engage with the programme in terms of attending taught sessions, participating in learning activities both online and in the classroom, engaging in self-directed study and problem solving, accessing the learning resources and support available at the university and reflecting on your workplace experiences.

Physiological and Psychological Principles of Plastic Surgery and Burn Care
20 credits

This modules aim is to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the key physiological and psychological principles that underpin the care given to reconstructive surgery patients. The indicative content includes reconstructive ladder, skin grafts and skin flaps, physiology of trauma, wound assessment and management, pain management, psychological models, body image, self-harm, loss and grief, substance abuse and PTSD.

The following modules build upon the content covered in the Physiological and Psychological Principles of Plastic Surgery and Burn Care Module and combines this with the specialised knowledge and practical expertise which are required to deliver quality care to meet the needs of those with a burn injury or undergoing plastic surgery.

Caring for Patients with a Burn Injury
20 credits

Aims to enhance your knowledge and critical understanding of the care and management of patients with burn injuries, utilising evidence based best practice. the indicative content includes first aid and causes of injury, prevention, pathophysiology of burns, fluid management, nutrition in burns, burn surgery, skin substitutes, TENS and SSS, scar management and rehabilitation, major incidents, electrical chemical and smoke inhalation burns.

Caring for Patients undergoing Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
20 credits

Aims to enhance your knowledge and critical understanding of the care and management of patients undergoing plastic surgery. The indicative content includes hand surgery, breast reconstruction, prosthetics, cleft lip and palate surgery, use of TNPT, lasers, scar management, necrotising fasciitis, skin cancer, cosmetic surgery and trauma reconstruction.

Using Research Evidence in Practice
20 credits

This module gives you the opportunity to:

  • Examine the process of devising an answerable question arising from clinical practice
  • Implement strategies for accessing and retrieving sources of relevant evidence
  • Critically analyse and evaluate sources of evidence using appropriate frameworks
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the knowledge and skills required to successfully implement evidence into practice.
Negotiated Study
20 credits

This module allows you the opportunity to:

  • Critically analyse the contemporary literature relating to your chosen topic.
  • Formulate arguments to demonstrate in depth knowledge relating to your chosen topic
  • Analyse how this learning has supported or developed knowledge and practice. 
Optional Module
20 credits

Choose from a range of modules available:

  • Analysing the High Dependency Care of Children and Young People
  • Care of Patients Receiving a Stem Cell Transplant
  • Development of Multiple Sclerosis Care and Management for Specialist Nurses and Therapists
  • Developing Specialist Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Developing Surgical First Assistance
  • Essential Academic Skills for Study
  • Health Assessment
  • Introduction to Epilepsy Care and Management
  • Introduction to palliative Care and End of Life Care
  • Leading the Implementation of Excellence in Care and Patient Safety
  • Management and Care of the Patient in the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit
  • Managing Intraoperative Surgical Care
  • Minor Injury
  • Profiling Experiential Learning
  • Rediscovering Essentials of Psychological and Emotional Care
  • Systemic Anti-Cancer Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy): Principles, Practice and Care
  • The Impact of Living With and Beyond Cancer
  • The Individualised Care of Multiple Birth Families from Conception to Year 1
  • Therapeutic Approaches to Working with People Whose Behaviour is Challenging

Postgraduate (Level 7)

 
Physiological and Psychological Principles of Plastic Surgery and Burn Care
 
Caring for Patients with a Burn Injury
20 credits
 
Caring for Patients undergoing Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
20 credits
Research: Methods of Enquiry
20 credits

You will be provided with quantitative and qualitative research methods that will satisfy your learning needs. You will identify a population and sample, consider methods of data collection and analysis, strengthen credibility and apply ethical principles, providing a sound foundation for your final Masters project.

Leadership Skills and Project Management for Health
20 credits

Through a flexible provision, on this module students are inspired to reflect critically upon their individual learning needs as well as their organisations’ practices, to appraise and apply concepts from the literature on leadership, to issues of relevance for their role, organisation and overall programme of study.

This module also focuses on pursuing excellence in leadership and project management principles and encouraging practice-led, applied knowledge for students to lead service improvement and/or policy change effectively and efficiently.

Optional Module
20 credits

Choose from a range of modules available:

  • Analysing the High Dependency Care of Children and Young People
  • Care of Patients Receiving a Stem Cell Transplant
  • Development of Multiple Sclerosis Care and Management for Specialist Nurses and Therapists
  • Developing Specialist Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Developing Surgical First Assistance
  • Essential Academic Development Skills for MSc Level Practice
  • Introduction to Epilepsy Care and Management
  • Introduction to palliative Care and End of Life Care
  • Leading the Implementation of Excellence in Care and Patient Safety
  • Management and Care of the Patient in the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit
  • Managing Intraoperative Surgical Care
  • Minor Injury
  • Profiling Experiential Learning
  • Rediscovering Essentials of Psychological and Emotional Care
  • Systemic Anti-Cancer Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy): Principles, Practice and Care
  • The Impact of Living With and Beyond Cancer
  • The Individualised Care of Multiple Birth Families from Conception to Year 1
  • Therapeutic Approaches to Working with People Whose Behaviour is Challenging
Research Dissertation
60 credits

For those undertaking MSc only. The dissertation module gives you the opportunity to:

  • Initiate, plan and design an investigation into an academic area of professional practice 
  • Conduct an academic study considering its theoretical underpinning and offer insight into an area of professional practice
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate findings appropriate to the study undertaken
  • Critically reflect on the processes undertaken as part of the study and offer creative solutions for future studies.

Degree (Level 6)

Pathway Level
Level 6 - Year 1
Modules completed 
Physiological and Psychological Principles of Plastic Surgery and Burn Care (LBR6533)
Caring for Patients with a Burn Injury* (LBR6529)
Caring for Patients undergoing Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery* (LBR6531)
Exit Awards
Grad Cert/BSc Professional Practice (Burn Care/Plastic Surgery/Burns and Plastic Surgery)

Level 6 - Year 2 (BSc (Hons only)
Using Research Evidence in Practice (LBR6553)
Negotiated Study (LBR6547)
Optional Module*
BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Burn Care/Plastic Surgery/Burns and Plastic Surgery)

Postgraduate (Level 7)

Pathway Level
Level 7 - Year 1
Modules completed 
Pyshiological and Psychological Principles of Plastic Surgery and Burn Care (LBR7485)
Caring for Patients with a Burn Injury* (LBR7480)
Caring for Patients Undergoing Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery* (LBR7483)
Exit Awards
PG Cert Professional Practice (Burn Care/Plastic Surgery/Burns and Plastic Surgery)

Level 7 - Year 2
Research: Methods of Enquiry (LBR7339)
Leadership Skills and Project Management for Health (LBR7399)
Optional Module*
PG Dip Professional Practice (Burn Care/Plastic Surgery/Burns and Plastic Surgery)

Level 7 - Year 3
Research Dissertation
MSc Professional Practice (Burn Care/Plastic Surgery/Burns and Plastic Surgery)

*Optional modules are available.

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Course dates

Please check the course dates to see when your chosen modules are available throughout the year.

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Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £260 million on new learning facilities.

We boast 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. Much of our teaching is carried out within our state-of-the-art, £30m Seacole Building, which houses some of the best learning facilities in the UK.

Take a virtual tour of our skills suites at Seacole

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that students learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. These include the only mock operating theatre in an English university and a cutting-edge radiography virtual clinical training facility, virtual ward and virtual case creator.

Virtual Case Creator

For pre-registration midwives, Virtual Case Creator software contains a range of scenarios to let you experience birthing situations and decide on appropriate interventions in a safe environment.

Hospital Ward

Our mock wards enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement. They contain ‘Sim Men’, which are demonstration dummies that develop ailments, allowing you to treat them as you would a real patient and build your confidence in reacting to the changing needs of patients.

The Hospital Ward can be adapted from a low care to high dependency care environment with the necessary monitoring equipment.

Part of the package is our SIM baby, SIM man and Mega code kid. There are also nursing manikins for fundamental skills teaching and various equipment to support essential skills teaching, such as blood pressure monitoring venepuncture and cannulation equipment.

Skills Practice and Clinical Enhancement facility

The SPACE (Skills Practice And Clinical Enhancement) learning facility lets you further practice the skills taught in class, at your own pace and convenience.

It is fully stocked with the specialist items and equipment needed for procedures such as taking blood pressure, giving an injection, abdominal examination of a pregnant woman and caring for ill babies in an incubator.

Biomedical Laboratories

We have recently installed new laboratory facilities to help you explore understand the scientific principles underpinning many of our courses. The physiology laboratory is equipped to help you learn about the way the human body works by performing investigative experiments. The biomedical science laboratory is undergoing an upgrade over the summer and will allow you to learn about anatomy, cellular processes, immunology and enzymology in a hands-on way that links directly to day-to-day health care.

Simulation Mannequins

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.

The SIM men and SIM baby mannequins are complete with software, which is used to replicate real symptoms, and are enhanced by the manipulation of for example blood pressure, pulse and heart rate for extra realism. SIM Man can also “talk” to the students which adds another dimension to their use in teaching clinical skills and in simulation exercises.

Mary Seacole Library

The Seacole library, based at City South Campus, is one of the UK's largest specialist health education libraries. The state-of-the art facility offers an extensive range of range of information and reference materials set out in a relaxing environment, conducive to studying. There are comfortable seating areas, group study areas, a silent study area and private study rooms.

You will have access to all of the University’s libraries, including the main Kenrick Library on the City North Campus, which is open for almost 90 hours a week and holds more than 320,000 books, 2,000 print journals and carries more than 4,000 electronic journals online.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building houses a large open access IT Suite which comprises of 96 PCs, full colour printers, photocopiers and scanners. Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

The IT Suite offers extended opening hours and is supported by a specialist Open Access Assistant during term time. In addition to the open access PCs within the IT Suite, there are 12 networked student PCs available within Seacole library.

Jane Leaver

Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader

Jane trained in London at Great Ormond Street and Charring Cross Hospitals and Qualified in 1985 as a paediatric and an adult nurse. She has worked in the field of burns and plastic surgery nursing for over 20 years. She has worked on paediatric burn units both abroad in Australia and Canada as well as in the UK.

She joined the faculty of Health in 2000 as a lecturer practitioner in Burns and Plastic Surgery and has maintained close clinical working links with Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Currently Jane is programme Director for the post-registration Dimensions in Health Care programme and pathway leader for the Burns, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery courses. She is currently the lead nurse for the Midlands Burn Operational Delivery Network, a role that she has been undertaking since the Network formed in 2008. She is also an executive committee member of the British Burns Association and is closely involved with the Emergency Management of Severe Burns Course.

Jane is passionate about nursing and improving care for patients, particularly those with burn injuries. Her clinical involvement enables her to maintain clinical credibility and enhance the teaching and learning for her students.

Enquiries

For all course enquiries please contact the Burns and Plastic Surgery pathway leader, Jane Leaver on:

International Enquiries

If you are an international student please contact the international office for more information on entry requirements:

Professional Navigator

The Professional Practice Programme consists of a selection of modules that can be studied on their own or as part of an award. For help in deciding which modules to study or your outcome award please contact our Professional Navigators on navigator@bcu.ac.uk 

Professional Practice Routes

Have a look at all of our Professional Practice Healthcare routes available

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UK prospective students:

UK enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 5595

EU / International prospective students:

International enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 5389

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+44 (0)121 331 6295