CoursesUniversity of Hertfordshire (Hatfield)

University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield)


Tissue Viability Courses for BSc or MSc Contemporary Nursing

The University of Hertfordshire offers a range of tissue viability modules within a flexible modular programme. Modules are offered at Levels 6 or 7 depending on the study pathway chosen. Study is part time and modules are 15 or 30 credits depending on the selection. Modules focus on a broad range of topics related to tissue viability, are firmly related to clinical practice and are led by a team of nationally recognised lecturers.

Modules may be studied as part of a programme or as “stand alone” for clinical updating and include:

  • Leg Ulcer Management - A Competency Based Course (15 credits, level 6)
  • Leg ulcer – Advanced Patient Management Interventions and Service Development (30 credits, level 7)
  • Wound Management (30 credits, level 6 or level 7)
  • Tissue Viability Evidence and Application to Practice (30 credits, level 7)

Modules are supported by the University’s virtual learning environment called StudyNet. The on-line, 24 hour-a-day availability of StudyNet enables learning to continue well beyond traditional course times, ensuring that students can make the most of the excellent teaching and study skills support on offer.

Contacts and further information:
Module Tutors:

Irene Anderson 01707 285233 
Julie Vuolo 01707 286428

Or visit the website at the School of Health and Social Work, Department of Adult Nursing CPD courses link

Our Courses:
Leg Ulcer Management - A Competency Based Course:  This 15 credit course combines theory and an assessed practice component to ensure you leave with the right knowledge and skills to effectively assess and manage patients with leg ulcers.

Leg ulcer – Advanced Patient Management Interventions and Service Development: This 30 credit course is designed for the practitioner who has already completed a leg ulcer course and wants to advance their clinical assessment and management skills as well as develop a new or existing service. This module will focus on the complexities of managing people with leg ulcers and related lower limb conditions from a clinical and service delivery perspective.

Wound Management:  This 30 credit course aims to facilitate a wider appreciation of the principles of managing patients with wounds, particularly those that are non-healing and complex in presentation. The course typically includes: wound healing and assessment, selection of dressings, differentiation of aetiologies and management of challenging or non-healing wounds.

Tissue Viability Evidence and Application to Practice:  This 30 credit course aims to help you develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary wound care interventions and treatments, and the evidence that supports application to advanced tissue viability practice.