Nursing - Wound Healing & Tissue Repair
This programme aims to prepare healthcare professionals to effectively manage (within their scope of practice) challenging wound healing and tissue repair issues. The goal is to provide experienced, dedicated healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills in wound healing and tissue repair to ensure the highest quality of care for patients. Lecturers and facilitators on this course are recognised for their expertise nationally and internationally through research, education and clinical practice.
Using a blended-learning approach, this programme is delivered through a combination of online learning and face-to-face skills teaching. Modules are delivered using guided learning packs that provide a study guide, directed learning activities (both online and practice based), key reading, reflective points and e-tivities. The face-to-face teaching component (workshops) take place at intervals throughout the semester. Workshops will focus on the key skills and their application.
Minimum Entry Requirements
1. Hold an honours bachelor's degree at NFQ Level 8 in a healthcare profession. Applicants who do not hold an honours degree or Higher Diploma (Level 8) must demonstrate that they have successfully completed (in the previous two years) a module at Level 9. If you wish to apply for a Level 9 module, please consult the professional credit awards at: www.nuigalway.ie/pca/pca.html;
2. Hold current registration with their relevant governing body, for example, NMBI, CORU, IMC;
3. Be currently employed in healthcare;
4. Have a minimum of six months' clinical experience in an appropriate setting since qualification.
WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
2 years, full-time (option to leave with PDip after 1 year).
Post Course Info
Students graduating from this programme will be able to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge in the area of wound healing and tissue repair. As wound management crosses many disciplines, the career path will vary according to the discipline. In the field of nursing, this programme supports nurses' applications for the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability (but does not guarantee that such an appointment will be made).