Care and Management of Leg Ulcers, NH4003 Short Course

Care and Management of Leg Ulcers, NH4003 Short Course

At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: 10 days in the classroom over 10 weeks. (20 credits at level 7) Supported by E-Learn

SCHOOL: School of Community Health and Midwifery

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: October 2020

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.

Course Content

(20 credits at level 7)

This module is aimed at registered nurses and other relevant health care professionals working as practitioners in leg ulcer management in order to consolidate and develop current practice. It can be taken as part of the Post Qualifying Framework or as a “stand alone” module.

The module aims to support the development of a reflective practitioner who is able to implement evidenced based practice in relation to the care and management of patients with leg ulcers. A range of teaching/learning strategies are utilised in order to provide the best possible learning environment. These include key lectures from Consultant Nurses, Doppler demonstrations and practice, student seminar presentations, small group work, workbooks, literature critiques and reflections on practice. Time is identified within the timetable to allow students access to tutorial support. Integration of theory and practice is enhanced by the provision of planned clinical placements followed by reflection on practice.

The module assessment involves critique of current practice in relation to national guidelines and a practice assessment to include Doppler ultrasound. Participants wishing to undertake this module will need to have access to clinical areas where the assessment of patients with leg ulceration can be undertaken.

Learning Environment & Assessment

Assignment and clinical assessment.

Learning outcome & aims

KSF map:

Core dimensions 1-6

Health and wellbeing 1-8

Information and knowledge 1-3

General 1-2

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839


Module Leader: Lisa Ashworth

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839