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Short Course

Tissue Viability

Our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field.


Course overview

This module prepares practitioners to be exposed to issues concerning tissue viability and its maintenance. It allows the student to investigate the potential for tissue breakdown and follow systems of care that will prevent, heal and manage problems of tissue viability. The module exposes the student to the anatomy and physiology of the skin, the maintenance of skin integrity and the possibilities of skin breakdown. Wound assessment, wound bed preparation and wound management form an integral part of the teaching and class room discussions as well as various debridement methods and the ethical governance of such methods and general care of people with damaged tissue.

Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: 12 weeks
Module code: HI3304 (L6), HI4401 (L7)
Campus: Preston
Start Date: January

Entry requirements

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


This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

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