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Professional course

Burn Care and Rehabilitation

40 credit, level 3 or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZWRWW403
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Delivery:
Part-time
Course director:
Diane Standring

Page last updated 2 August 2017

Introduction

The Burn Care and Rehabilitation Level 3 (UZWRWW-40-3) or Masters level (UZWSWC-40-M) module will help you explore, interrogate and evaluate the bio-psycho-social dimensions of burn injury in acute and long term care.

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • deconstruct and evaluate research evidence in order to identify best practice in delivering holistic burn care in the acute and long term care.
  • analyse and evaluate models, tools and structures used in the delivery of holistic burn care.
  • examine and critically appraise inter-professional, intra-agency and cross boundary working when managing ongoing rehabilitative care services.

Entry requirements

Open to all fields of registered health care practitioners as well as support staff.

Careers / Further study

This module can contribute towards:

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Studies  
  • BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • MSc Specialist Practice
  • MSc Professional Development
  • Postgraduate Certificate Specialist Practice
  • Graduate Diploma Professional Development
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Development

Structure

Content

Bio-psycho-social aspects of burn care from injury to discharge and beyond.

  •  Applied anatomy and physiology.
  • Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment and care for the burn injured patient and their carers/ family.
  • Key medications used in burn care in acute and long term management.
  • Methods and advances in surgical and therapeutic burn care.
  • Recognition of the impact of burn injury on the individual, family, carers and health care team.
  • Principles, aims and objectives of rehabilitation.
  • Aspects of research and current evidence for burn care practice in both adults and children.
  • Safeguarding of the child/ vulnerable adult in burn care.
  • Education of patients and carers in both an adult and child setting.
  • Concepts and patterns of in relation to burn injury, abuse and self-harm in relation to burn care.

Issues impacting on the delivery of care

  • Implications of national and local policies governing burn care.
  • Organisation and management of the delivery of burn care.
  • Ethico-legal issues relating to burn care and practice.
  • Service provision and delivery for burned individuals with long-term disability and/or disfigurement.
  • Monitoring and ensuring quality of care in relation to the burned patient.
  • Promoting evidence based burn care through change management in a clinical setting.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include:

  • Lectures, Seminars & workshops
  • Online directed and self-directed learning activities

Study time

72 hours. These contact hours includes; 7 face to face days (and one assessment day) of lectures, seminars, group work that is supported by a wealth of information and online learning activities on UWE Blackboard.  

Assessment

A broad-based assessment has been chosen to allow you to choose a project that suits the clinical area in which you work.

  • Under controlled conditions in-class, delivery of a 15 minute oral presentation with questions from the assessors of up to 5 minutes. The topic of the presentation is an evidence based service/practice development initiative which you will be asked to plan and commence within own workplace, focusing on an aspect of burn care.
  • 2500 word extract of the your online reflective blog undertaken during the module focusing on the implementation of the service/practice development initiative.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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