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.
Professionals with at least six months' post-registration experience and current experience in burns or plastic surgery.
26 September 2017
3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 October 2017
7, 14, 21 & 28 November 2017
5 & 12 December 2017
All Tuesdays, 9am–4pm
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
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.
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