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UCC CPD courses

Wound Care for Healthcare Professionals NU6085

Course Fact File
DurationRuns on-line from 14th February – 28th March 2024
Teaching ModePart-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
Fees€400 See Fees and Costs for full details.
Closing DateApplications are now closed for this module
Course Delivery MethodOnline

Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.   (On-line)

Start DateSemester II


Module Objective: To critically analyse current national and international practices in wound management.

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

  • Demonstrate competence in the assessment and management of an acute or chronic wound.
  • Critically review and reflect on the utility of diverse wound management strategies and modalities.
  • Critique the various perspectives surrounding the use of wound care products.
  • Evaluate the major challenges wound management poses to nursing and health professions.

Module Content: This module explores the knowledge required to treat and manage acute and chronic wounds. The principles of effective wound management are examined with reference to various types of evidence. Clarifications of the concepts underpinning treatment modalities for the major wound categories are explored. Students will also engage in developing an independent project and assignment preparation.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Teaching Method(s): Estimated Student Workload 100 hrs. Distance / online learning, Self-Directed Learning, Required Readings and subject investigation, E-tivity Preparation and Participation, Assignment Preparation and Submission(96 hours) and attendance and participation at workshops/ lecture/seminar (4 hours)).

This module will formally commence on : 

14th February 2024 and continue up to 28th March 2024

Thursday 17th February 2024          09.00-14.00 Live on-line

Thursday   3rd March 2024              09.00-14.00 Live on-line


March 2024 Assignment Submission



Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word academic paper: 90marks; E-tivities: 10 marks).


Open to registered health care professionals in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Clinical Therapies or other allied disciplines.

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 therapist, 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.

These modules will not necessarily run unless minimum recruitment targets of 10 students are achieved.

Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €400. There is also a €35 application fee.

How To Apply

Applications are now closed for this module