CoursesStirling (University of Stirling, Dept of Nursing and Midwifery)

Stirling (University of Stirling, Dept of Nursing and Midwifery)



NUR 181 Nursing Assessment and Management of Leg Ulceration
An 8-month distance learning course designed for predominantly web-based delivery. The course will enable practising nurses to assess, plan and manage the care of leg ulcer patients. Key Features include: One introductory study day held in September, Distance learning and web-based theoretical package that students will progressively work through whilst developing a reflective portfolio, A work-based competency framework for achievement of clinical competencies, One tutor-led skills workshop held at appropriate venues in Scotland , Two optional one-day placements to a vascular-led and dermatology-led leg ulcer clinics.

NUR 201 Principles of Tissue Viability
A 3-month, web-based, distance learning module. The module will enable health professionals to assess, plan and deliver care to patients with tissue viability related problems. Key features include: Theory enabling assessment, diagnosis and care planning for patients with wounds, Theory enabling identification of risk related to skin integrity and to develop and promote appropriate prevention strategies for skin breakdown, There will be useful opportunities to make contact with other nurses and develop collaborative links potentially across the UK and beyond, Students will develop critical analytical skills to assist in decision making in practice.

NUR 204 Foundation module in Dermatology
This is a web based double module which runs from February - September. The module is at SCQF Level 9 (BSc degree level) with 44 credit points and is suitable for CPD. It can be taken as a free standing module or integrated into a programme of study. It has an estimated study time of 10 -15 hours per week which includes theory and practice. It is an inter-disciplinary course, for health care professionals with an interest in Dermatology. It is suitable for nurses, doctors, podiatrists and pharmacists. The module is made up of 7 units which cover a wide variety of dermatological conditions and treatment.

For further details contact or telephone on 01786 466336. Further information on the module is available online at

Module Co-ordinator Caroline Wilson

NUR 205: Principles of Wound Debridement
The content covers areas such as specific anatomy and physiology; wound assessment and documentation; methods of wound debridement, particularly conservative sharp debridement, including contra-indications and complications; pain management; legal aspects; procedure for conservative sharp debridement; and practical debridement workshops.

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Mrs Ray Murray - 01786 466330 - or
Module coordinator Alison Coull - 01786 466382 -

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