Wound care and prevention
Drammen and Online - Part time
- Progression of study: Part time
- Campus: Drammen and Online
- Teaching model: Online and gathering based
- Application code: 5168
- Study level: Shorter studies
- Credits: 15
- Start up: Not defined
- Teaching Language: English
- Semesters: 1
Why study wound care and prevention?
The programme recognizes the health personnel’s desire for clinically relevant skills, career opportunities and lifelong learning needs. The education therefore emphasizes learning activities that promote the ability to solve professional problems, link theory and practice, work independently and seek, evaluate and apply available evidence.
There is a multitude of treatment options including surgery, medications, local wound care products, and the use of advanced treatment and equipment. Prevention and treatment of wounds also requires good organization of services and a interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach, along with an introduction to new research and knowledge. This programme emphasizes evidence-based, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral practices for patients with wounds or at risk of developing wounds.
What you will learn
Teaching is conducted with synchronous and asynchronous instruction on the Internet, as well as gatherings with fellow students. The gatherings consist of lectures, case discussions, supervision, group work and practical training in workshops. Before, between and following the gatherings, students have access to online resources and e-learning for self-study, they complete multiple choice exercises, work on the examination paper and develop practical skills through experiences from their own workplace. Participation in gatherings is mandatory.
The programme will cover:
- Skin, circulation and wound healing in acute and chronic wounds
- Assessment of pathophysiological factors and wound diagnostics
- Promoting and inhibiting factors for wound healing
- Wound bed preparation, treatment principles and selection of wound care products
- Prevalence and incidence of various types of wounds
- Risk assessment and prevention of various types of wounds
- Organization and development of services focusing on interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral interaction and approach in the prevention and treatment of wounds
- Consequences of wounds for the individual, next of kin and society
- Evidence-based prevention and treatment
Although wound pain is one of the most troublesome symptoms of leg and foot ulcers, pain will not be dealt with in depth in this course because it is included in other elective courses at USN.
A course plan will give you a description of the academic content of the course and your learning outcome. You will find reading lists and relevant information on how each course is taught.Link to the latest published course plan
Bachelor's degree in health and social studies.
At least one year of relevant clinical practice. Alternatively, applicants must have a minimum of 20% emplyment in a relevant position during the course.
Students must meet the general admission criteria of an average mark C from the bachelor programme.
English Language Proficiency Requirements.
This course is recommended for nurses already admitted to a Master's degree programme within the Nordic countries, or for nurses with a completed Master's degree.
Quotas at the previous admission:
Read about ordinary quota here (in norwegian only).