Professional/Short course Enhancing Practice in Burn Care

Entry year
2023/24
Course code
UZWRWW403
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Campus
Glenside and Southmead Hospital
Duration
Seven days within a virtual environment
Delivery
Online
Course Director
Daniella Leloch

40 credit level 6 or level 7 module

Page last updated 11 October 2022

Introduction

You may be able to study these modules at Level 6 (BSc level) or Level 7 (Masters level) depending on your academic circumstances. Please contact the CPD Team or the Module Leader for advice if you are unsure which level would be best for you.

The 40 credit Burn Care and Rehabilitation, available at level 6 (UZWRWW-40-3) or level 7 (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.

Suitable for all members of the Burn Care Multidisciplinary team providing pre-hospital, hospital and/or community care including paramedics, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, psychologists, counsellors, theatre practitioners and other professions allied to medicine.

On successful 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

The level 6 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The level 7 module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

 

Structure

Content

The course syllabus typically covers:

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 and workshops
  • Online directed and self-directed learning activities

Study time

72 hours. These contact hours include seven days within a virtual environment (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 topic or project that suits the clinical area in which you work.

  • Develop a conference style poster which critically explores an aspect of care, or a service development project related to your practice or learning. To support your poster, write a 300-word abstract and a five minute recorded oral presentation on your chosen aspect of care or service development project.
  • Write a 2,000-word critical reflection exploring your learning during the module.

 

Features

Study facilities

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

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

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How to apply

How to apply

Please click on the Apply Now button to apply for your CPD module, which you can take as a stand-alone course 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.

Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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