An update on Cardiff University’s Master of Science and Level 6 modules

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An update on Cardiff University’s Master of Science and Level 6 modules

9 May 2018

Cardiff University’s Wound Care Courses 


Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (MSc)
The MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair is a three-year, inter-disciplinary, part-time, distance learning course. The course attracts healthcare professionals from fields such as nursing, medicine, pharmacy, podiatry and the pharmaceutical industry, and offers the opportunity to study at a distance alongside an international group of professionals from countries around the world. It aims to enable you to explore and analyse existing and developing theories and concepts that underpin wound healing and tissue repair so facilitating professional and personal growth, building upon your educational and vocational experience and developing your ability to become a life-long learner. Students are required to attend a five-day study block in year one and year two, otherwise no further attendance is required. The on-campus study blocks will consist of: introduction to e-learning on the Internet and using your individual home page; introduction to study skills, library resources and tutorial support; introduction to course work and assignment briefs; lead lectures – introduction to module content and theory; group interactive sessions – via workshop, discussions, case presentation; private and group tutorials; course committee meetings – providing an on-going evaluation of the course. Between the annual study blocks, students are supported by online personal and group tutorials, and personal tutorials by email or telephone. In addition, there are dedicated distance learning library support staff to help ensure you can access necessary databases and full-text journals. The online information and resources are constantly updated for students to access through a virtual learning environment.

Distinctive features
This is a well-established course, first conceived as a postgraduate diploma in 1996 and extended to a Master of Science (MSc) in 1999.
The course has attracted healthcare professionals from the field of nursing, medicine, pharmacy, podiatry and the pharmaceutical industry, and offers the opportunity to study at a distance alongside an international group of professionals from countries such as Ireland, Holland, Italy, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and New Zealand.
Hyperlinked reading lists to facilitate easy access to resource material.
One-to-one and group tutorials are arranged online to encourage both lecturer and peer support and to suit students in different time zones.
Self-assessment tests from the course material are also linked to discussion board groups in order to facilitate sharing of information and further facilitate peer support.

Next intake                           10 September 2018
Duration                                3 years
Qualification                          MSc
Mode                                     Part-time – distance learning
Admission Tutor contact(s)   [email protected]

Level 6 tissue Viability Foundation Modules:- Foundation in Leg Ulcer Management, Pressure Ulcer Management and Diabetic Foot Ulcer Management
The overall aim of each of these three standalone e-Learning modules is to promote the understanding of the management of patients with leg ulceration, pressure ulceration and diabetic foot ulceration by exploring current evidence and practice. These 18 week, standalone, self-directed, e-Learning programmes constitute 30 credits – awarded at degree level (HE Level 6) – upon the successful completion of each module. Their unique design allows eligible students the flexibility to choose to the individual module of their choice. A common aim of these standalone modules is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to meet the challenges of caring for patients with a variety of commonly encountered wound types. The modules do not form part of a programme of study, however they can provide an excellent basis for those wishing to continue their studies at a higher level.
Distinctive features

  • no attendance on campus required
  • flexibility to choose module of choice
  • online submission of assignments and access to individual marks enables students to access and track their progress online
  • student/tutor contact is readily accessible, and maintained through online discussion forums and online tutorials.

Next Intake                            September 2018
Duration                                18 weeks
Qualification                           30 credits at level 6
Mode                                      Part-time- distance learning
Admission Tutor contact(s)    [email protected]

Free for all healthcare professionals

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