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Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Treatment - 20 Credits - Module

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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

  • Level CPD
  • Study mode Short Course
  • Location City South
  • School School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Faculty Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences


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

This course is not open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

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.

Why Choose Us?

Our dedicated, committed staff are experts in their field, the course leader is a University lecturer with substantial experience in the area Tissue Viability.

Fees & How to Apply

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  • UK Student
  • International Student

UK students

Annual and modular tuition fees shown are applicable to the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation (capped at 5%) or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: Module

Starting: Feb 2024

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 3 months
  • £783 per 20 credit module

International students

Sorry, this course is not available to International students.

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 up to a maximum of five per cent.

How to apply

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

This module is aimed at healthcare practitioners who wish to explore the prevention and treatment of pressure injury.

Course in Depth

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Course structure

Pressure injuries are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality across all age groups. Preventing pressure injuries is high on the agenda for the NHS and for other healthcare institutions globally. This module will address the considerations needed to implement clinically an effective pressure injury prevention and treatment strategy.


An E Portfolio will enable you to produce a E. Portfolio page which will enable you to showcase your evaluation of pressure injury care.

It will also enable you to demonstrate your examination and synthesis of current evidence related to pressure injury and critique the quality agenda related to care provision. This will enable you not only to develop your knowledge and understanding of pressure injury but also skills in developing an E. Portfolio and evidencing your ongoing learning in line  with on-going requirements for professional registration and lifelong learning.

Facilities & Staff


Our Facilities

Our School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at our City South campus in leafy Edgbaston.

We’ve spent £41million expanding our facilities at City South. These facilities offer hands-on practical experience, replicating the spaces you will come across in professional practice.

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that you learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. Alongside physical spaces such as a mock operating theatre and wards, we also make use of online and virtual technology, such as our virtual ward and virtual case creator.

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Centre for Skills and Simulation

The Centre for Skills and Simulation offers a range of different spaces which replicate situations that you will encounter in practice. These include hospital wards, an operating theatre and a home environment room.

Our mock wards enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement. The hospital wards can be adapted from low care to high dependency care environment with the necessary monitoring equipment.

The home environment room is the perfect space for teaching communications skills and allows us to simulate a community setting for our students. It is particularly useful for mental health nurses, learning disability nurses and midwives.

Simulation Manikins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and simulation babies (SIM babies) which are anatomically correct manikins 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 manikins contain software which replicates real symptoms, and can manipulate indicators such as blood pressure, pulse and heart rate for extra realism. SIM man can even ‘talk’ to the students as they are treating him, to add another dimension to learning.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building has two open-access IT Suites which offer PCs, printers, photocopiers and scanners. There is also an IT Helpdesk for quick and easy help with your computing or internet issues.

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.

In addition to desktop PCs, we also offer a laptop loan facility, allowing students to borrow a laptop for up to six hours while on campus.

Our staff

Joanna Swan

Senior lecturer in Tissue Viability

Jo is qualified as an RGN in 1994 from the Queen Elizabeth College of Nursing in Birmingham and gained a job on a liver unit where her interest in tissue viability (TV) began. Jo became a TV link nurse, a role she carried on into her job as an intensive care nurse. BSc (Hons) in Nursing was completed at BCU, during this time Jo started a critical...

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Professor Steven Jeffery

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

With 40 years service in the British Army, Lt Col Jeffery is very experienced in the diagnosis and management of all aspects of wounding.

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Jackie Stephen-Haynes


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...

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Module Leader

If you have any queries about this course please contact the Module Leader, Joanna Swan on:

Professional Navigators

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.