Nursing - Wound Management & Tissue Viability

Why Wound Management and Tissue Viability?
Educating future leaders in healthcare delivery and related research is at the core of the mission of the RCSI School of Nursing & Midwifery. Our School is committed to the development of expert, reflective nursing and midwifery practitioners who can seek out and use research-based knowledge to improve patient care.

RCSI is proud to provide postgraduate students with a rigorous, 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 and aspire to become recognised leaders in the provision of health sciences education, both nationally and internationally.

Our suite of online programmes and learning content is continually evolving in response to the needs within the healthcare sector and services and our goal remains 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.

Professor Zena Moore, Head of School of Nursing & Midwifery at RCSI, speaks about the value of the Wound Management and Tissue Viability programme.

Follow in the path of former students who have embraced 230 years of teaching excellence. Driven by the promise of 'leading the world to better health', RSCI has been at the forefront of international healthcare education since our establishment in 1784, and we have a worldwide reputation for delivering excellent Undergraduate and Postgraduate health professions education.

RCSI's singular healthcare focus is evident through all our Postgraduate programmes, offering innovative, insight-rich and immersive development opportunities for both current and future leaders in healthcare.

Course details
The Postgraduate Certificate in Wound Management and Tissue Viability is a fully accredited six-month, part-time programme delivered in digital format through our online teaching platform. The course offers you the opportunity to explore and analyse existing theories and concepts that are fundamental in wound management and tissue viability.

Our experienced team have the skills and technology to provide a rich and engaging online experience and to support and guide new students, no matter their level of technical ability. You will have the opportunity to become part of an international, healthcare-focused, learning community, supported to engage through collaborative group work, team building and networking opportunities – benefiting from each other's experience in a safe and supported environment.

Subjects taught

Module name Credits Assessment method
• Advanced Concepts in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair 10 Assignment and small group oral presentation

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

• Critical Issues in the Assessment and Management of Individuals with Leg Ulceration and Lymphoedema

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.


6 months part-time.


Fees and funding
•Total fees: Fees are currently being reviewed for 2020/21 and will be released shortly.

Please note
•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

Enrolment dates

The next intake of this programme will be in January 2024.

Post Course Info

Course progression
If you wish to progress your studies after completing this Postgraduate Certificate, you can choose to complete a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and a Master of Science (MSc). The PgDip and the MSc programmes share anchor modules facilitating the development of knowledge and skills in research, leadership and reflection and clinical competencies by way of a clinical practicum.

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  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime,Blended

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