Nursing - Wound Management & Tissue Viability
The Postgraduate Diploma in Wound Management and Tissue Viability is an exciting and highly clinically relevant programme delivered by some of the best wound management professionals in Ireland.
This unique fully accredited one-year part-time programme offers you the opportunity to explore and analyse existing theories and concepts that are fundamental in wound management and tissue viability.
The programme will provide you with guidance on the management of acute and chronic wounds in all healthcare settings and is based on good practice, current evidence and supporting guidance.
This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to critically:
•Evaluate the application of clinical judgement to professional practice by utilising evidence-based practice within wound management and tissue viability.
•Compare and contrast management and leadership approaches to the effective management and leadership in the provision of within wound management and tissue viability services.
•Evaluate evidence based methods of assessment and management of wounds of varying aetiologies with reference to person-centred care.
•Discuss key considerations in the development of services for individuals with wounds of varying aetiologies within the context of a team approach to care.
•Demonstrate competency in the delivery and evaluation of patient care within the field of wound management and tissue viability.
Why study nursing and midwifery at RCSI Dublin?
Educating future leaders in healthcare delivery and related research is at the core of the mission of the RCSI School of Nursing & Midwifery. The School aims to develop caring, reflective nursing and midwifery practitioners who can seek out and use research-based knowledge to improve patient care.
We are committed to providing students with outcome-focused curricula shaped by innovative teaching and learning practices. We have a long association with postgraduate nursing and midwifery education and are the largest such school in Ireland.
We aspire to become recognised leaders in the provision of health sciences education, both nationally and internationally. The suite of programmes we offer nurses and midwives in pursuit of postgraduate education is continually evolving in response to the needs within the healthcare service.
Our goal is to empower nurses and midwives to be able to demonstrate the difference they make to practice, and in doing so, to be able to respond accordingly to the leadership and professional challenges that they face every day.
To be eligible for the programme you must:
•Be active on the NMBI register
•Hold a Level 8 degree* or international equivalent demonstrated through a defined recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.
*If you do not hold a level 8 qualification, you may still be eligible to join the programme through our pathway programme, please contact us for further information on this route.
A blended learning approach is utilised in this programme, to promote lifelong learning and professional development for all nursing staff.
The programme modules are:
Module name Credits Assessment method
Advanced Research Methods 10 Assignment
Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical 10 Assignment
Advanced Management & Strategy 10 Assignment
Advanced Concepts in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair 10 Assignment
Critical Issues in the Assessment and Management of Individuals with Leg Ulceration and Lymphoedem 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
The programme is run over two academic semesters; three modules are completed in the first semester and three modules in the second semester. Semester 1 is from September – December; Semester 2 begins in January.
You are required to attend the College three days per module. All other lectures are online days which you can access from home.
Fees and funding
•Total fees: Fees are currently being reviewed for 2020/21 and will be released shortly.
•Your annual fees include the €45 NUI fee.
•There is a non-refundable online application fee of €50.
•Fees can be paid by bank transfer, cheque (made payable to 'RCSI') or bank giro. Full details on fee payment will be emailed to you shortly before the commencement of your programme.
•You can pay your fees in three instalments – one payment of 40% is due before you commence the programme, while the remaining payments can be paid in two 30% instalments in November and February of your year of study.
•If you meet the criteria for a Non-EU student please contact us for more information on fee payments