Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module level: 6
Module credits: 45 credits
Develop your specialist skills in caring for patients following burn injuries or plastic surgery. Learn about trauma and plastic, burns cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, as well as bariatric surgery. Enhance your ability to assess wounds, manage complications and support patient rehabilitation - at the same time expanding your career prospects.
Looking to enhance your specialist skills after having worked in a burns/plastic surgery setting for at least six months? Our course will help you learn to care for patients in the critical care setting who've experienced burns or plastic surgery, as well as their significant others.
You’ll explore the fundamental principles of caring for burns and the effects of plastic surgery, covering:
Several techniques and elements relate to both burns and plastic surgery. These include:
This is a complex area of practice, and our course will develop your ability to reflect on your own and others’ practice, taking into account the evidence base surrounding clinical techniques.
You’ll attend lectures and take part in skills workshops and scenario-based workshops. There'll be opportunities to apply your new knowledge and skills in your specialism.
We'll assess you on your understanding of theory as well as your practical skills. Therefore, you must have access to (and work with) both burns and plastic surgery service users. You’ll need to complete practice competencies and clinical hours relating to both burns and plastic surgery.
You'll be a registered professional with at least six months' post-registration experience and current experience in burns or plastic surgery.
Future dates to be confirmed.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
Karen Pym, Course Leader and Module Tutor
CPD Admissions Team
To join this course, you must:
If you don’t meet these entry requirements, you can take this module on a non-credited basis and will receive attendance certificates.
Short course continuing professional development (12 weeks)
January, May, September
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