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Lancashire (University Of Central Lancashire)



The Faculty Of Health at the University Of Central Lancashire offers a vast range of health and social care courses. There are currently over 6'500 students of all ages studying on full and part-time courses. Provision runs from level two short courses right up to doctorate level and the mode of study is a mixture of classroom taught, e-learning and blended learning courses.


Introduction To Lymphoedema Management

This course meets the specific needs of multi-disciplinary teams that contribute to the management of lymphoedema and prepares students to undertake the role of a lymphoedema key worker. Nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, among others, would find this course beneficial.

Students will learn to identify individuals in their care who have chronic oedema and assess their needs providing treatment for mild, uncomplicated lymphoedema and, if necessary, providing palliation of the symptoms associated with oedema in advanced malignant disease.

  • Double module at Level 3
  • Part-time over two University Semesters consisting of eight taught study days
  • Teaching on campus at UCLan, Preston
  • Clinical hours each week will be supported by a local mentor
  • Competence driven and supported by a framework of occupational standards
  • Compulsory theory and practical elements
  • Students develop an awareness of research and development
  • Assessment of competence via the candidate's portfolio of evidence supported by a 3,000 word narrative together with verification of the development of key practical skills
  • Creates opportunity to develop and run a Lymphoedema Service for mild and uncomplicated chronic oedema and within the palliative care setting

Tissue Viability

This course provides healthcare professionals with an opportunity to explore investigate and critically evaluate clinical practice related to tissue viability and the maintenance of an individual's tissue integrity.

Module content includes:

  • Physiology of Wound Healing
  • Risk Assessment
  • Recent Advances in Chronic Wound Management
  • Infection Control
  • Wound Dressing
  • Legal Issues Relating to the Concept of Tissue Viability

The course will be delivered over 6 study days which will include lectures, seminars and student presentations. A further 12 hours of negotiated clinical practice time will allow the student to critically review and reflect upon tissue viability issues within the clinical arena.


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