University of Huddersfield - Leg Ulcer Management Distance Learning Masters

University of Huddersfield

Leg Ulcer Management Distance Learning Masters

This course is aimed at health or social care professionals who would like to gain or enhance their knowledge of leg ulcer management.It provides an opportunity for you to develop the competences required to conduct assessments, plan, deliver and evaluate healthcare interventions for clients with ulceration of the lower limb. You will be taught the importance of diagnosis of the underlying disease attributing to lower limb ulceration, how to effectively manage lower limb ulceration and control factors which can delay healing. You will also study how to recognise the importance of preventative strategies and methods used to maintain healed legs.

  • This course is the only fully online University accredited course at Master’s level which relates to leg ulcer management within the whole of the United Kingdom.
  • You will be taught by experts in the field of wound management who are recognised as national and international key opinion leaders.
  • During this course you will undertake clinical experience in your own workplace. This will permit you to identify the assessment tools that contribute to the diagnosis of the underlying pathophysiology, in order to ensure appropriate interventions are prescribed in line with patient needs.
  • As this course is distance learning you are not required to attend the University and can study at a time that meets your own personal and professional commitments.
  • Excellent student support will be provided through fortnightly webinars and one to one tutorials.

This course will also reiterate the importance of research and clinical evidence in relation of lower limb ulceration, developing critical appraisal skills to enable care to be challenged aiming to reduce unwanted variation in clinical management.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • Be a registered health or social care professional with a minimum of 12 months post registration experience.
  • Hold professional registration with an appropriate governing body.
  • Be currently working in a healthcare environment in which you are caring for clients with lower limb skin integrity conditions eg leg ulcers.
  • Have an Honours degree or provide evidence of degree level study.
  • If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Career Prospects

You are required to complete a portfolio of evidence. You will work alongside your mentor in order to achieve your learning outcomes and agree with them what additional experience you require. You may be required to visit specialist nurses, specialist clinics and medical staff in order to develop your knowledge and skills base. Such visits will be organised individually between you and your mentor.

Although you may be able to complete the portfolio within your current working environment, you may also benefit from arranging addition clinical experiences elsewhere.

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