Nursing - Wound Management & Tissue Viability

Delivered by international wound management experts, this unique two-year online programme provides postgraduate students with guidance on the management of acute and chronic wounds in all healthcare settings, as well as the research skills necessary to play an important role in ensuring wound care practice continues to be based on the best evidence.

You will gain a specialist skillset based on best practice and the latest research and evidence, while exploring and analysing existing theories and concepts that are fundamental in wound management and tissue viability. The development of a thesis in the second year facilitates learners to work on a cutting-edge research knowledge base, built on exposure to modern-day best practice in research and evidence-based practice.

This advanced online programme attracts nurses and midwives from a variety of backgrounds and specialties and offers unrivalled opportunities for busy healthcare professionals to study within a collaborative and international cohort and build upon their educational and professional experience while continuing to balance personal and work commitments.

While Year 1 of the programme supports you to acquire the essential skillset to progress in your clinical nursing specialist career, the MSc qualification gained in Year 2 provides the leading edge to accelerate this career progression.

The Wound Management and Tissue Viability programme team are renowned in their fields and provide you with rich, dynamic and engaging online learning experiences. You are encouraged to fully immerse yourself in both evidence- and case-based studies over the two-year course period and to actively participate in the live seminars and activities.

Mode of delivery
The programme is delivered through a blend of online content and activities and live interactive sessions, offering a collaborative and supported student experience. You are encouraged to actively participate in the live seminars and activities; however, all live sessions are recorded and can be watched back if you have personal or work commitments.

Our experienced team have the skills, resources and technology to support and guide you, no matter your level of technical ability.

We are proud to be a recognised University of the National University of Ireland (NUI). All RCSI programmes are accredited by the NUI.

Recognition by Ministries and bodies in other jurisdictions must be determined by the individual applicants.

Subjects taught

Year Module name Credits Assessment method

Advanced Research Methods 10 Assignment

Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical 10 Assignment

Professional Critical Reflexivity and Competence 10 Assignment

Advanced Concepts in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair 10 Assignment

Critical Issues in the Assessment and Management of Individuals with Leg Ulceration and Lymphoedema 10 Examination and small group oral presentation

Critical Issues in the Assessment and Management of Individuals with Pressure Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers 10 Assignment

Generating Evidence for Practice 30 Thesis

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the programme you must:

Be a registered nurse or midwife in your country of practice.

Hold a bachelor degree. If you don’t hold a bachelor degree, please see the recognition of prior learning pathway outlined below.

Be working in the healthcare industry.

Meet the English language requirements (unless exempt): IELTS score of 6.5, Duolingo 105-110, or equivalent score on another standardised test. Please see below for list of exemptions.

Recognition of prior learning
If you do not have an undergraduate degree at level 7 or above you may still be eligible to apply through recognition of prior learning (RPL). RPL is the assessment of knowledge, skills and competence previously acquired.

Learning occurs in many contexts which include work, involvement in social and community activities, or learning through life experience generally. RPL does not give credit for experience as such; rather it considers the learning that was acquired as a result of the experience.

RPL may be used to gain:

Admission to courses/programmes where a person may not have obtained the standard entry requirements.
Exemptions from course modules which duplicate the learning outcomes an individual has already demonstrably acquired through prior learning.

English language requirement exceptions

Exemptions may apply for:

Applicants who have completed their school or undergraduate studies (three or more years) through English in a country where
English is the majority native language

Applicants who have completed their school or undergraduate studies (three or more years) in an English speaking institution in a country where English is not the majority native language and where an IELTS score of 5 or more was a requirement for admissions to the programme

Applicants who have been working in a country (three years or more) where English is the majority native language or for an employer where English language is the official language
Graduates of an RCSI Undergraduate, Masters or Professional Diploma programme in Dublin and Bahrain

Please note: Certified proof must be uploaded as part of your application.


2 years on-line.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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