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Wound Healing Courses at Cardiff University

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    next intake September 2018
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    part time - distance learning
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Wound Healing Courses at Cardiff University


It is estimated that 1 – 2 % of the population will experience a chronic wound during their lifetime in developed countries1. The ageing population and increase in the prevalence of diabetes is likely to add to the burden that wounds place on society. Current undergraduate medical and healthcare training does not fully prepare graduates to deal with this vast subject. Cardiff University offers several wound healing courses that help fill this gap.


Based at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, the Wound Healing Team at the School of Medicine comprises international team of tutors, lecturers, and administrators dedicated to delivering courses and educational activities to improve knowledge and understanding of wound healing


The programmes at Cardiff University now boast over 150 graduates worldwide and have been leading the field of wound healing-related postgraduate education since 1996. Part of the success of the courses is that the faculty includes key national and international experts who support the teaching and learning activities on the programme.


MSc Wound Healing

The programme is offered as a part-time 3-year programme, the majority of which can be completed online. There are some mandatory face-to-face study days at the start of each academic year which help prepare you for the year ahead.


This MSc offers healthcare professionals a structured education in primary and secondary care wound healing whilst continuing to work, and is designed for those who wish to gain expertise in the practical management of patients with wounds. The course can form part of the portfolio of a general practitioner wishing to practice as a GPwSI in Wound Healing, or for nurses looking to specialise.


The MSc course comprises nine modules (180 credits in total), each written by leading experts in the field. The educational materials are accessed online via Cardiff University’s website and there are clear aims and objectives for each topic to help meet learning needs. Modules compose of written, video and audio material and are compatible with most mobile devices. Collaborative learning is strongly encouraged throughout the course, and is integral to many assessments.


For those who do not wish to complete the full 3 years, there are exit points at the end of year 1 (Postgraduate Certificate level) and year 2 (Postgraduate Diploma level).

“I chose the course because although I had a lot of practical experience in dealing with wounds I felt I needed the theoretical knowledge to back up what I was seeing in clinical practice. The reputation of Cardiff University and the longstanding work of the Wound Healing Research Unit was very appealing coupled with the comprehensive course syllabus. The course was very challenging with the rigor of mastering academic writing. However the support provided by the staff was fantastic and I was able to achieve way beyond my expectations. The course has been a positive life changing experience. My clinical work has been changed and enhanced. I have had several journal articles published and I lecture on a postgraduate course in Norway. The biggest change has been the development in my confidence for which I am truly grateful.”

Vanessa Goulding, MSc Wound healing and Tissue Repair, 2017


Wound Healing Foundation Modules

Three Wound Healing foundation modules are offered at HE Level 6 (degree level):

  • Foundation in Leg Ulcer Management
  • Foundation in Pressure Ulcer Management
  • Foundation in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Management


Run over 18 weeks and completed entirely online, these 30 credit standalone CPD modules aim to promote the understanding of the management of patients with leg ulceration, pressure ulceration and diabetic foot ulceration by exploring current evidence and practice.


These modules provide an excellent basis for those wishing to continue their studies at a higher level, providing you with the knowledge and skills to enable them to meet the challenges of caring for patients with a variety of commonly encountered wound types.


1Gottrup F. A specialized wound-healing center concept: importance of a multidisciplinary department structure and surgical treatment facilities in the treatment of chronic wounds. Am J Surg. 2004;187(5):S38–S43