UCC CPD courses

Acute and Chronic Wound Care for Healthcare Professionals


Fact File

  • Title

    Acute and Chronic Wound Care for Healthcare Professionals

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    6 days

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Fees

    €400 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Open to Registered Health Care Professionals in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Clinical Therapies or other allied disciplines. See also Detailed Entry Requirements. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    18th of October 2019

  • Venue

    Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.  Exact rooms to be confirmed.

  • Credits


  • Start Date

    See Additional Teaching Mode Information for dates


The knowledge, skills and understanding required to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of patients with wounds are specialised. These specialised practices are discussed /debated/ demonstrated and experienced by the students in this module, from an evidence based perspective. 

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Perform a wound assessment and be able to identify tissue type(s) and phase(s) of wound healing.
  • Formulate a wound management plan from holistic assessment and re-assessment.
  • Select appropriate dressings and/or wound care technologies to be applied.
  • Identify and treat abnormalities in relation to woundcare.

Module Content: Strategies for practicing effective wound management within a multidisciplinary healthcare environment. Programme participants will be required to reflect on practice to identify strengths and weaknesses in supporting the wound management role of the health professional.Indicative module content:

The knowledge skills and understanding required to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of patients with wounds is specialised and will be discussed/debated from an evidence based perspective in this module. Lectures will be presented by the multi disciplinary team and supported by interactive practical workshops. Students will also engage in developing an independent project and assignment preparation.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Teaching Method(s): 25 x 1hr(s) Lectures (and will also include group discussion/work, video and practical workshops); 75 x 1hr(s) Other (Self-directed learning).


Orientation date:  Mon 6th Jan 2020 09.00-18.00

Class dates for 2019-20: 

Class Date Venue 

Jan 8th 2020 13.00 – 17.00


Jan 22nd  2020 13.00 – 17.00


Feb 5th  2020  13.00 – 17.00


Feb 19th 2020  13.00 – 17.00


March 4th  2020 13.00 – 17.00


March 18th 2020 13.00 – 17.00




Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks ( 1 x 1,000 word Treatment Plan - 60 marks; Computer-based Knowledge Assessment - 40 marks).


The Continuing Professional Development modules in Nursing and Midwifery are open to registered health care professionals in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Clinical Therapies or other allied disciplines. Some modules are open to registered nurses/midwives only (indicated below beside individual modules).


Applicants who are practising health care professionals must provide evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (active registration), the Irish Medical Council, the Health & Social Care Professions Council (or equivalent regulatory body for pharmacists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, speech and language therapists etc.)) Applicants from allied disciplines must provide evidence of professional certification, where appropriate.

Applicants who are under 23 years of age must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as for the Degrees in Nursing or Midwifery, as set out here


Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of School.


Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.

This module will not necessarily run unless minimum recruitment targets of 10 students is achieved.



Fees and Costs

€400 plus €35 application fee

How Do I Apply

To apply for this module please download and complete the application form below and submit with the relevant documents to:

CPD Coordinator,

Graduate Studies Office, West Wing, Main Quad, University College Cork

OR via email at cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie


Application Form:

CPD App Form School of Nursing and Midwifery

Forward this form along with the:

  • Application fee,
  • A passport sized photograph and
  • Any other documentation requested on the form.

Applications for this module are now open.

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