UNIVERSITY OF KENT
The title of the course (module)
Wound Care Management (SS811)
The School which will be responsible for management of the course (module)
Centre for Sports Studies
The Start Date of the (course) Module
The cohort of students onwards to which the module will be applicable
September 2010 entrants onwards
The number of students expected to take the (course) module
20 per intake (approx 60 per year)
Modules to be withdrawn on the introduction of this proposed module and consultation with other relevant Schools and Faculties regarding the withdrawal
The level of the (course) module
M (Level 7)
The number of credits which the module represents
Which term(s) the module is to be taught in (or other teaching pattern
Autumn and/or Spring and/or Summer
Pre-requisite and co-requisite modules
The programme of study to which the modules contributes
This is a stand alone module that is currently not part of a Programme of Study.
12. The intended subject specific learning outcomes and, as appropriate, their relationship to course learning outcomes. On successful completion of the course participants will be able to:-
12.1 Develop a critical and analytical understanding of current theories, protocols and research in terms of how clinical decisions are made in relation to wound assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
12.2 Demonstrate critical understanding of the individual roles and levels of accountability including the recognition and evaluation of risk factors relating to wound care management.
12.3 Assess and recommend appropriate treatment for a range of wounds including palliative, diabetic and ulcers based on underpinning theoretical knowledge, research and evidence based medical practice.
13. The intended generic learning outcomes and, as appropriate, their relationship to programme learning outcomes:-
13.1 Demonstrate an ability to apply theory to practice to further enhance professional learning and competence
13.2 Prepare and communicate information on evidence based issues to specialist and non specialist audiences.
13.3 Demonstrate the ability to express opinions and engage in critical thinking both in written format and verbally.
13.4 Demonstrate a capacity for autonomous learning through the use of learning resources, collaborative practice and the ability to find solutions.
A Synopsis of the Curriculum
Subject specialists will use contemporary and traditional modes of course material and clinical assessment to advance wound care practice. This course aims to proactively support the student role in the management of wound healing. By developing knowledge, skills and critical understanding of key issues such as:
Roles and responsibilities, accountability, ethical, legal and policy frameworks and wound care practice
Infection impact on wounds, the healing process, wound infection prevalence, price and policy
Underlying aetiology and characteristics of the wound
Nutrition and wound care
Physiological and psychological impacts and pain assessment and management
Leg ulcers, diabetic wound, pressure ulcers , palliative wounds, and complex wounds
Anatomy and physiology of wound healing
Aetiology and the characteristics of the wound care healing process
In order to support and organise such reflection, a portfolio will be used as the vehicle for structured and systematic reflection on the material encountered within the module. This encourages the analysis of learning experiences and the outcomes of clinical assessment.
On completion of the module the students will submit their portfolio of evidence, which will then be assessed according to the learning outcomes of the module; the compilation of which provides a focus point for all previously assessed clinical practice and continuous personal and professional development activities.
Indicative Reading List
Gray, S. Bale, S. (2006)
A Pocket Guide to Clinical Decision Making in Wound
Aberdeen Wounds UK Publishing
Gray, D. Cooper, P. (2005)
Wound Healing: A systematic approach to advanced wound healing and management
. Aberdeen. Wounds UK Publishing
Herring, Jonathan. (2010)
Edition Harlow Pearson Education Limited
Lindsay, E. White, R. 2008
Leg Ulcers and Problems of the Lower Limb: An holistic approach
. Aberdeen Wounds UK Publishing
Melzack, R. Katz, J. (2006)
Textbook of Pain
Edition Edinburgh Elsevier
Moffatt, C. Martin, R. Smithdale, R. (2007)
Leg Ulcer Management
White, R.J. Harding, K (Edited by) (2009)
Trauma and Pain in Wound Care
– Volume 2
Aberdeen Wounds UK Publishing
White, R. (2005)
Skin Care in Wound Management: Assessment, Prevention and
Aberdeen Wounds UK Publishing
White R. (edited by) (2008)
Advances in Wound Care
, Volume 1 Aberdeen Wounds UK
Williams, G. Pickup, JC. (2004)
Handbook of Diabetes
Third edition Oxford Blackwell
16. Learning and Teaching Methods, including the nature and number of contact hours and the total study hours which will be expected of students, and how these relate to achievement of the intended learning outcomes.
The course includes a minimum of 30 hours of clinical assessment, 40 hours practice seminars, 50 hours work based learning and 50 hours portfolio assessment. The remaining learning will be achieved through a blend of private study, tutorials and learning material.
The total number of hours of study required will be 200 hours. An approximate division of the 200 hours of learning are listed below:
Private study time
Work based learning
30 30 40 50 50
Assessment methods and how these relate to testing achievement of the intended learning outcomes.
The assessment comprises of a portfolio on the development of practice which is congruent with the evidence provided to meet the course learning outcomes in line with
University of Kent QA procedures. The assessment also supports the process of wound assessment and management for Health care staff in East Kent and Coastal PCT. On completion of the clinical assessments and practice seminars, students will present their portfolio.
12.1, 12.2 &
13.3 & 13.4
Method of Assessment:
Portfolio of evidence
The portfolio aims to provide a vehicle for structured and systematic reflection on the relationship between clinical practice and theory; to demonstrate competence and advanced level critical thinking in the light of the subject material and the learning encountered on the course.
% of Mark 100%
Assessment methods and how these relate to testing achievement of the intended
The assessment comprises of a portfolio on the development of practice which is congruent with the evidence provided to meet the module learning outcomes in line with
University of Kent QA procedures. The assessment also supports the process of wound assessment and management for Health care staff in East Kent and Coastal PCT. On completion of the clinical assessments, practice seminars, students will submit their portfolio of evidence.
Implications for learning resources, including staff, library, IT and space
This module will be delivered by specialists within the field of wound care management from East Kent and Coastal PCT clinical staff and visiting lecturers. It is envisaged that
Learning and teaching will take place within the University campus and appropriate external facilities. Students will access online Moodle electronic resources as well as having access to the University library
A statement confirming that, as far as can be reasonably anticipated, the curriculum, learning and teaching methods and forms of assessment do not present any nonjustifiable disadvantage to students with disabilities:
All teaching provision will conform and be compliant with the University of Kent’s Equality and Diversity Policy, with no disadvantage being anticipated.
Statement by the Director of Learning and Teaching:
"I confirm I have been consulted on the above module proposal and have given advice on the correct procedures and required content of module proposals"
Director of Learning and Teaching
Statement by the Head of School:
"I confirm that the School has approved the introduction of the module and, where the module is proposed by School staff, will be responsible for its resourcing"
Head of School