The Chronic Oedema Management course meets the specific needs of the multi-disciplinary teams contributing to the management of lymphoedema, acknowledging contextual factors and ideological concerns associated with patients suffering from this condition. Anatomy and physiology, comprehensive assessment, the appropriate treatment modalities for mild and uncomplicated oedema and palliative care are covered in depth.
Part-time: Over two semesters, consisting of eight taught study days
School of Health Sciences
240-280 points at A2
The programme will also enable students develop an awareness of research and development in this area and will support personal and/or organisational enquiry into this sphere of professional work.
The programme offered has compulsory theory and practical elements and is competence driven. Successful completion requires the attainment of key practical skills in lymphoedema management. The vehicle for the assessment of competence is the candidate's portfolio of evidence, together with authentication and commentary on the evidence and reflection on evidence based practice, plus practical assessment in the clinical arena.
Education and training in lymphoedema management is required to meet the service need for appropriately trained personnel. This double module, at academic Level 3, is to meet the need for the initial education and training requirements of identified key workers. This competency-based module is the first award that has been specifically developed that responds to these needs and in doing so take into account the Knowledge and Skills Framework.
It is anticipated that the key worker will act as a resource in providing basic advice on the management of mild and uncomplicated lymphoedema for staff and patients in their own clinical area.
This course has been designed to meet the needs of a potentially wide and diverse market.
The programme is competence driven. The key vehicle for the assessment of competence is the candidate's portfolio of evidence supported by a 3,000 word narrative, together with verification of the development of key practical skills. The module must be successfully completed to qualify for the award.
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For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
£880 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839