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Tissue Viability Management - Level 6 - AC6623

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About this course


This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

Aimed at qualified nurses and healthcare practitioners who are involved in the management of acute and chronic wounds, this module aims to develop your expertise in the assessment, treatment and evaluation of wounds.

You will have the opportunity to use theory and evidence-based wound care to explore the stages of wound healing and related complications, and relate these to your sphere of practice e.g. acute, primary or community care environments.

The module syllabus includes anatomy & physiology, assessment, wound bed preparation and the implementation of evidence based care.

You will also explore your role in health promotion and consider their legal and professional responsibilities in relation to wound care.

Content Overview

  • Anatomy and physiology of the skin and underlying structure.
  • Pathologysiology of complex wound healing
  • Wound infection / microbiology/treatment strategies
  • Risk assessment
  • Extrinsic and intrinsic factors with respect to pressure ulceration.
  • Holistic patient assessment.
  • Implications of Clinical governance for tissue viability.
  • The multi - disciplinary team to support assessment and management.
  • Evidence based practice.
  • Wound bed preparation.
  • Patient and carer education, working in partnerships and concordance.
  • Preventative strategies.
  • Symptom control
  • Dressing selection/uses/mechanism of action

Although this module is not currently taking applications, if you have any queries please email our programme support team at

Learn from the Best

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Teaching and Assessment

You will learn in both the academic and workplace settings. During lectures and seminars you will have the opportunity to engage in discussion and debate topical issues in tissue viability management.  You will also be able to access and use supplementary learning materials through the e-learning portal.

You will produce a case study for assessment which will aim to show how you have achieved the module’s learning outcomes. You will be expected to integrate theory and practice and show how you can apply the knowledge and skills you have learned in practice.

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of the module.

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

Give Your Career an Edge

Ensure you are up-to-date with the latest developments in research and practice to support wound care. This 20 credit module can count towards the BSc/MSc in Practice Development.

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops, Reflective Practice, Seminars and Directed Study

Sector Healthcare Public Health, Social Care Social Work, Sport Nutrition

Study Mode Part-time, One day a week

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start TBC - Please contact

Duration Spread over 10 weeks

This module would suit practitioners (e.g. Nurses, Medical Practitioners, Physiotherapist and Podiatrists) who are actively involved in tissue viability management.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of the module.

You should be a qualified nurse or healthcare practitioner, who is involved in the management of acute and chronic wounds. You will need to demonstrate evidence of previous study at level 5.

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