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Burns and Plastic Surgery (Professional Practice)

Enhance your understanding and expertise in burns and plastic surgery. This course in burns and/or plastic surgery has been designed for adult and paediatric healthcare practitioners in these fields. You'll learn about the specialist care of burns and plastic surgery patients, improve your theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills, and develop your practice....

Studying with us in 2021/22

It is possible that the 2021/22 academic year may be affected by the ongoing disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Information about the arrangements the University has put in place for the 2021/22 academic year in response to Covid-19 and the emerging variants can be found here.


Should the impact of Covid-19 continue in subsequent years of your course, any additional and/or alternative arrangements put in place by the University in response will be in accordance with the latest government public health advice, pandemic-related/health and safety legislation, and the terms and conditions of the student contract.

  • Level Top-Up Pathways
  • Study mode Part Time
  • Location City South
  • School School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Faculty Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Overview

Enhance your understanding and expertise in burns and plastic surgery. This course in burns and/or plastic surgery has been designed for adult and paediatric healthcare practitioners in these fields. You'll learn about the specialist care of burns and plastic surgery patients, improve your theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills, and develop your practice. Our course is also flexible and allows to create a programme of study bespoke to your learning needs.

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 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 burns and plastic surgery.

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

Accredited By

Post Registration Education Provider of the Year Winner

  • SNTA winner

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.

Fees & How to Apply

  • International students

Award:

Starting: Sep 2021

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Part Time
  • TBC
  • £720 per 20 credit module

Award:

Starting: Sep 2021

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Part Time
  • TBC
  • £720 per 20 credit module

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

Entry requirements

Level 6 study

A BSc degree is awarded on completion of 300 credits of which at least 60 must be at Level 6 or above. At least 100 of these credits must be studied at BCU for the student to be eligible for a BCU award. Students who have a Dip.HE. or equivalent from BCU will need to complete 60 credits at Level 6 to gain their BSc.

Students who have a Dip HE or equivalent but do not have any previous BCU credits will need to complete at least 100 credits to gain a BSc award. These 100 credits can be achieved by completing five 20 credit modules at Level 6 or by completing three modules at Level 6 plus a 40 credit Level 5 portfolio module. The portfolio module is offered free of charge

Level 7 study

For entry into the Post Graduate Certificate students must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent or a 60 credit Level 6 award in an appropriate subject area. Applicants with evidence of successfully completed Level 6 study within the preceding 2 years and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the pathway speciality will also be considered. 

Students undertaking modules as standalone rather than as part of an award may do so regardless of number of previous credits as long as they are working in an appropriate area to achieve that module’s learning outcomes and have evidence of successfully completed Level 6 study.

Where appropriate students may be asked to provide a written pre-course assessment set by the subject pathway award leader for assessment in order to allow assessment of the students’ academic ability prior to commencing study.

In order to prevent duplication of study, a student that has previously completed a Level 6 pathway cannot access the equivalent pathway at Level 7.

A student who has completed the Level 6 version of a professional practice module (or similar module from a former programme or from another academic institution) within a preceding 5 year period cannot study the Level 7 version of that module.

EU/International students

IELTs of 6 with no element below 5.5.

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. 

Course in Depth

Burns Care Route

Degree (Level 6):

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 80 credits):

Year 1 Pathway Award – Exit Award: Grad Cert / BSc Professional Practice (Burns Care)

In the specialities of burns and plastic surgery there are key physiological and psychological principles that underpin the care given to reconstructive surgery patients. This module is aimed at healthcare practitioners working in the area of plastic surgery and/or burns. Its aim is to enhance your knowledge and understanding of these principles, enabling you to develop your practice and utilise the evidence-based best practice in an inter-professional climate.

Burns can cause devastating injuries requiring multifaceted multi-professional care both in the acute phase and the long term. The Burn Care Standards state that burn care professionals should have specific burn care training. Consequently this module is for paediatric and adult nurses and allied health care practitioners working in the speciality of burn care. It aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the care and management of patients with burn injuries, utilising evidence based best practice.

Year 2 Pathway Award (BSc Only) – Exit Award: BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Burns Care)

This module is for all healthcare practitioners if you want to enhance your understanding of evidence based practice to help improve your patient/client/service-user care. The aims of the module are to develop both your understanding of the importance of best evidence in practice, and your ability to locate, evaluate, and use best evidence in developing aspects of practice.

Good reasons to study Evidence-Based Practice: Clinical practice does not remain static but changes frequently. As a healthcare practitioner you must be able to justify and rationalise your practice to ensure quality care is provide and maintained. To ensure best practice is sustained you, as a practitioner, need to understand the concepts of evidence based practice and how to apply these concepts to your area of practice.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course. View standalone module

This module is aimed at healthcare practitioners who wish to negotiate learning of a bespoke topic. Under the guidance of facilitators, you will be able to direct your learning and identify relevant learning opportunities that you feel enable you to learn more about a specific field of study.

The subject area within this module is student led with guidance and facilitation from designated academic and practice support. You will identify an area of study that you would like to critically review and evaluate and which promotes your clinical development. A significant proportion of the module is based around negotiation with academic and clinical facilitators to identify extended areas of study and opportunities that are possible to enhance your progression towards completion of the study.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course. View standalone module

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the List of Additional Optional Modules* for Year 1 and an additional 20 credits for Year 2.

*Any appropriate module (relevant to Pathway / Speciality) from University / Faculty portfolio as agreed with the Pathway Leader.

Postgraduate (Level 7):

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 80 credits):

Year 1 Pathway Award – Exit Award: PG Cert Professional Practice (Burn Care)

In the specialities of burns and plastic surgery there are key physiological and psychological principles that underpin the care given to reconstructive surgery patients. This module is predominately aimed at graduate healthcare practitioners working in the area of plastic surgery and/or burns. Its aim is to enhance your knowledge and understanding of these principles; enabling you to develop your practice, evaluate and utilise the evidence-based best practice in an inter-professional climate.

Burns can cause devastating injuries requiring multifaceted multi-professional care both in the acute phase and the long term. The Burn Care Standards state that burn care professionals should have specific burn care training. Consequently this module is predominately for graduate paediatric and adult nurses and allied health care practitioners working in the speciality of burn care. It aims to enhance your knowledge and critical understanding of the care and management of patients with burn injuries, utilising evidence based best practice

Year 2 Pathway Award - Exit Award: PG Dip Professional Practice (Burn Care)

This module specifically addresses the broader programme aims related to “pursuing excellence” and “practice-led, knowledge applied” through a flexible provision that encourages students to develop their research ideas, enabling those on various Health MSc programmes to satisfy their individual learning needs, whilst contributing to their area of study.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course. View standalone module

This module explicitly addresses students’ personal and/or professional development with a view to enhancing competence for service improvement in a rapidly changing health and healthcare environment. Through a flexible provision, 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 is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course. View standalone module

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the List of Additional Optional Modules* for Year 1 and an additional 20 credits for Year 2.

*Any appropriate module (relevant to Pathway / Speciality) from University / Faculty portfolio as agreed with the Pathway Leader.

Plastic Surgery Route

Degree (Level 6):

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 80 credits):

Year 1 Pathway Award – Exit Award: Grad Cert / BSc Professional Practice (Plastic Surgery)

In the specialities of burns and plastic surgery there are key physiological and psychological principles that underpin the care given to reconstructive surgery patients. This module is aimed at healthcare practitioners working in the area of plastic surgery and/or burns. Its aim is to enhance your knowledge and understanding of these principles, enabling you to develop your practice and utilise the evidence-based best practice in an inter-professional climate.

Plastic surgery is a diverse speciality encompassing not only reconstruction following trauma and acquired deformities but also congenital deformities and aesthetic needs. Individuals requiring plastic or reconstructive surgery have complex and challenging health care needs. They often have to return to hospital many times before their care is complete. It is therefore important that they feel confidence in the knowledge and skills of the health care practitioners caring for them. Accordingly this module is for paediatric and adult nurses and allied health care practitioners working in the speciality of plastic and reconstructive surgery. It aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the care and management of patients undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery, enabling you to utilise evidence-based best practice in assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating the care given.

Year 2 Pathway Award (BSc Only) – Exit Award: BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Plastic Surgery)

This module is for all healthcare practitioners if you want to enhance your understanding of evidence based practice to help improve your patient/client/service-user care. The aims of the module are to develop both your understanding of the importance of best evidence in practice, and your ability to locate, evaluate, and use best evidence in developing aspects of practice.

Good reasons to study Evidence-Based Practice: Clinical practice does not remain static but changes frequently. As a healthcare practitioner you must be able to justify and rationalise your practice to ensure quality care is provide and maintained. To ensure best practice is sustained you, as a practitioner, need to understand the concepts of evidence based practice and how to apply these concepts to your area of practice.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course. View standalone module

This module is aimed at healthcare practitioners who wish to negotiate learning of a bespoke topic. Under the guidance of facilitators, you will be able to direct your learning and identify relevant learning opportunities that you feel enable you to learn more about a specific field of study.

The subject area within this module is student led with guidance and facilitation from designated academic and practice support. You will identify an area of study that you would like to critically review and evaluate and which promotes your clinical development. A significant proportion of the module is based around negotiation with academic and clinical facilitators to identify extended areas of study and opportunities that are possible to enhance your progression towards completion of the study.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course. View standalone module

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the List of Additional Optional Modules* for Year 1 and an additional 20 credits for Year 2.

*Any appropriate module (relevant to Pathway / Speciality) from University / Faculty portfolio as agreed with the Pathway Leader.

Postgraduate (Level 7):

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 80 credits):

Year 1 Pathway Award – Exit Award: PG Cert Professional Practice (Burn care Plastic Surgery)

In the specialities of burns and plastic surgery there are key physiological and psychological principles that underpin the care given to reconstructive surgery patients. This module is predominately aimed at graduate healthcare practitioners working in the area of plastic surgery and/or burns. Its aim is to enhance your knowledge and understanding of these principles; enabling you to develop your practice, evaluate and utilise the evidence-based best practice in an inter-professional climate.

Plastic surgery is a diverse speciality encompassing not only reconstruction following trauma and acquired deformities but also congenital deformities and aesthetic needs. Individuals requiring plastic or reconstructive surgery have complex and challenging health care needs. They often have to return to hospital many times before their care is complete. It is therefore important that they feel confidence in the knowledge and skills of the health care practitioners caring for them. Accordingly this module is predominately for graduate paediatric and adult nurses and allied health care practitioners working in the speciality of plastic and reconstructive surgery. It aims to enhance your knowledge and critical understanding of the care and management of patients undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery, enabling you to evaluate and utilise evidence-based best practice in assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating the care given.

Year 2 Pathway Award - Exit Award: PG Dip Professional Practice (Burn Care Plastic Surgery)

This module explicitly addresses students’ personal and/or professional development with a view to enhancing competence for service improvement in a rapidly changing health and healthcare environment. Through a flexible provision, 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 is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course. View standalone module

This module specifically addresses the broader programme aims related to “pursuing excellence” and “practice-led, knowledge applied” through a flexible provision that encourages students to develop their research ideas, enabling those on various Health MSc programmes to satisfy their individual learning needs, whilst contributing to their area of study.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course. View standalone module

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the List of Additional Optional Modules* for Year 1 and an additional 20 credits for Year 2.

*Any appropriate module (relevant to Pathway / Speciality) from University / Faculty portfolio as agreed with the Pathway Leader.

Burns and Plastic Surgery Route

Degree (Level 6):

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 100 credits):

Year 1 Pathway Award – Exit Award: Grad Cert / BSc Professional Practice (Burns and Plastic Surgery)

In the specialities of burns and plastic surgery there are key physiological and psychological principles that underpin the care given to reconstructive surgery patients. This module is aimed at healthcare practitioners working in the area of plastic surgery and/or burns. Its aim is to enhance your knowledge and understanding of these principles, enabling you to develop your practice and utilise the evidence-based best practice in an inter-professional climate.

Burns can cause devastating injuries requiring multifaceted multi-professional care both in the acute phase and the long term. The Burn Care Standards state that burn care professionals should have specific burn care training. Consequently this module is for paediatric and adult nurses and allied health care practitioners working in the speciality of burn care. It aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the care and management of patients with burn injuries, utilising evidence based best practice.

Plastic surgery is a diverse speciality encompassing not only reconstruction following trauma and acquired deformities but also congenital deformities and aesthetic needs. Individuals requiring plastic or reconstructive surgery have complex and challenging health care needs. They often have to return to hospital many times before their care is complete. It is therefore important that they feel confidence in the knowledge and skills of the health care practitioners caring for them. Accordingly this module is for paediatric and adult nurses and allied health care practitioners working in the speciality of plastic and reconstructive surgery. It aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the care and management of patients undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery, enabling you to utilise evidence-based best practice in assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating the care given.

Year 2 Pathway Award (BSc Only) – Exit Award: BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Burns and Plastic Surgery)

This module is for all healthcare practitioners if you want to enhance your understanding of evidence based practice to help improve your patient/client/service-user care. The aims of the module are to develop both your understanding of the importance of best evidence in practice, and your ability to locate, evaluate, and use best evidence in developing aspects of practice.

Good reasons to study Evidence-Based Practice: Clinical practice does not remain static but changes frequently. As a healthcare practitioner you must be able to justify and rationalise your practice to ensure quality care is provide and maintained. To ensure best practice is sustained you, as a practitioner, need to understand the concepts of evidence based practice and how to apply these concepts to your area of practice.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course. View standalone module

This module is aimed at healthcare practitioners who wish to negotiate learning of a bespoke topic. Under the guidance of facilitators, you will be able to direct your learning and identify relevant learning opportunities that you feel enable you to learn more about a specific field of study.

The subject area within this module is student led with guidance and facilitation from designated academic and practice support. You will identify an area of study that you would like to critically review and evaluate and which promotes your clinical development. A significant proportion of the module is based around negotiation with academic and clinical facilitators to identify extended areas of study and opportunities that are possible to enhance your progression towards completion of the study.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course. View standalone module

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the List of Additional Optional Modules* for Year 2.

*Any appropriate module (relevant to Pathway / Speciality) from University / Faculty portfolio as agreed with the Pathway Leader.

Postgraduate (Level 7):

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 100 credits):

Year 1 Pathway Award – Exit Award: PG Cert Professional Practice (Burns and Plastic Surgery)

In the specialities of burns and plastic surgery there are key physiological and psychological principles that underpin the care given to reconstructive surgery patients. This module is predominately aimed at graduate healthcare practitioners working in the area of plastic surgery and/or burns. Its aim is to enhance your knowledge and understanding of these principles; enabling you to develop your practice, evaluate and utilise the evidence-based best practice in an inter-professional climate.

Plastic surgery is a diverse speciality encompassing not only reconstruction following trauma and acquired deformities but also congenital deformities and aesthetic needs. Individuals requiring plastic or reconstructive surgery have complex and challenging health care needs. They often have to return to hospital many times before their care is complete. It is therefore important that they feel confidence in the knowledge and skills of the health care practitioners caring for them. Accordingly this module is predominately for graduate paediatric and adult nurses and allied health care practitioners working in the speciality of plastic and reconstructive surgery. It aims to enhance your knowledge and critical understanding of the care and management of patients undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery, enabling you to evaluate and utilise evidence-based best practice in assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating the care given.

Burns can cause devastating injuries requiring multifaceted multi-professional care both in the acute phase and the long term. The Burn Care Standards state that burn care professionals should have specific burn care training. Consequently this module is predominately for graduate paediatric and adult nurses and allied health care practitioners working in the speciality of burn care. It aims to enhance your knowledge and critical understanding of the care and management of patients with burn injuries, utilising evidence based best practice.

Year 2 Pathway Award - Exit Award: PG Dip Professional Practice (Burns and Plastic Surgery)

This module explicitly addresses students’ personal and/or professional development with a view to enhancing competence for service improvement in a rapidly changing health and healthcare environment. Through a flexible provision, 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 is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course. View standalone module

This module specifically addresses the broader programme aims related to “pursuing excellence” and “practice-led, knowledge applied” through a flexible provision that encourages students to develop their research ideas, enabling those on various Health MSc programmes to satisfy their individual learning needs, whilst contributing to their area of study.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course. View standalone module

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the List of Additional Optional Modules* for Year 2.

*Any appropriate module (relevant to Pathway / Speciality) from University / Faculty portfolio as agreed with the Pathway Leader.

MSc

Year 3 Pathway Award – Exit Award: MSc Professional Practice (Burn Care / Plastic Surgery / Burns and Plastic Surgery)

Option 1

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete the following CORE module (totalling 60 credits):

This triple module forms the final bridge between the award of a Postgraduate Diploma and a Health MSc related to a named award. It provides the student with the opportunity to complete a piece of work around a chosen topic in order to demonstrate competence in the planning, execution, analysis and evaluation of a Research Project, a Systematic Review or Project Management. It involves 600 hours of study. The focus is on facilitating the student's independent, critical study in their academic discipline or area of professional practice. It will also serve those who wish to embark on Doctoral studies in the future.

Option 2

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete the following CORE module (totalling 40 credits):

This double module provides the student with the opportunity to complete a piece of work around a chosen topic in order to demonstrate competence in the planning, execution, analysis and evaluation of a Research Project, a Systematic Review or Project Management. It involves 400 hours of study. The focus is on facilitating the student's independent, critical study in their academic discipline or area of professional practice. It will also serve those who wish to embark on Doctoral studies in the future.

In order to complete this route a student must also successfully complete at least 20 credits from the List of Additional Optional Modules *.

*Any appropriate module (relevant to Pathway / Speciality) from University / Faculty portfolio as agreed with the Pathway Leader.

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 
Physiological 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.

SNTA winner
Student Nursing Times Award Winner

Post Registration Education Provider of the Year

Facilities and 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.

See more of our skills facilities at City South

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

Jane Leaver

Senior Lecturer

Jane 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. Jane is pathway leader for the Burns and Plastic Surgery awards on the Professional Practice Programme. 

More about Jane

Enquiries

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