Leg Ulcer Management (Distance Learning) (Masters) 2017-18

This course also available for 2018-19 entry

About the course

This specialist skills and post registration development course is aimed at those health professionals who would like to gain or enhance their knowledge of leg ulcer management.

This course will help you to develop the competences required to:

• Conduct assessments, plan, deliver and evaluate healthcare interventions for clients with ulceration of the lower limb.

• Demonstrate competency in undertaking a patient interview.

• Examine and assess causes and factors contributing to the development of leg ulcers and factors delaying healing.

• Recognise the importance of preventative strategies and methods used to maintain healed legs.

• Use your skills as a link nurse.

During this course you will undertake clinical experience. This will permit you to identify the assessment tools that contribute to the diagnosis of the underlying pathophysiology, in order to ensure appropriate interventions are prescribed in line with patient needs.

Start date:


1 year, distance learning

30 Master's level credits


Entry requirements

You must:

•  Be a registered health professional.

•  Hold professional registration with an appropriate governing body.

•  Be currently working in a healthcare environment in which you are caring for clients with tissue viability/wound conditions.

•  Have an Honours degree or provide evidence of degree level study.

•  Identify a suitable mentor in clinical practice who will support you throughout the duration of the course. Part of the assessment for this course is the completion of an on-line practice based portfolio, this portfolio is assessed by your mentor. Therefore the mentor must be a recognised expert/specialist in the field of wound care.

In order to successfully study this distance learning course, you must also have:

•  access to a computer with a reliable internet connection.

•  the ability to access and use online study guidance and support.

•  appropriate video and audio devices so that you can participate in webinar tutorials.

For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent.


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Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.

We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.

Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.


Depending on your current work environment you may be able to complete the portfolio but you may also benefit from arranging addition clinical experiences elsewhere. You will work alongside your mentor in order to achieve your learning outcomes and agree with them what additional experience you require. You may be required to visit specialist nurses, specialist clinics and medical staff in order to develop your knowledge and skills base. Such visits will be organised individually between you and your mentor.

Career opportunities

This short course will assist you to meet the specialist skills and post registration development requirements stipulated by your employer/professional regulator.

Teaching and assessment

Throughout the course you will be required to undertake guided study using the University's virtual learning environment. You do not need to attend the University.

Assessment will include a portfolio (pass/refer/fail) and a written report (100% of marks). Both elements must be satisfactorily completed to pass the course.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results.Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.

Huddersfield is the only University where 100% of the teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*

∗permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.

How much will it cost me?

Please contact the Student Finance Office for more information about 2017/18 fees and finance.

You may be eligible for funding from Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber. Detailed guidance on such funding arrangements is available in their funding guide. For further information please contact the SSPRD Admissions Team.

Other information

The University of Huddersfield operates an attendance monitoring system. Further details can be found in the Attendance Monitoring Policy.

How to apply

We hope you're interested in what you've seen. If you would like to apply to join us, please complete the part-time online application form and refer to the guidance notes provided.

Please note, the closing date is 31 July 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.

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