Module Code: NU438

Micro-credential Overview

Wound care and prevention has grown from limited beginnings to a highly complex specialty with an increasing arena of products, aids and appliances. This requires practitioners to have a highly developed knowledge of physiological and pharmacological concepts in order to provide the patient with the most appropriate treatment and care.

It is clear that within the field of Tissue Viability the position of nurses is developing into one of equal partnership with their medical colleagues and, in many cases, their skills are being acknowledged as being the most appropriate to meet the needs of clients (Bale, 2000). 

This module aims to give course members opportunities to explore the subject in depth to enable critical practice in this specialised area of care.  The demands of wound care and prevention require comprehensive and detailed analysis of the physiological and psychosocial components of the patient experience along with technical and practical skills to perform holistic assessment and to provide safe and effective treatment based upon current evidence.

This module is relevant to any healthcare professional in any care setting working with people with wounds. Providing up to date, research led teaching ensures that students are fully aware of the latest research and development in wound care management.

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25 - Semester 1

Mode of Study and Assessment

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is Blended Learning (in-person and online).

Assessment will be carried out on a continuous basis.

NFQ Level and ECTs 

Level 9

10 ECT’s 

Application Process

From the 1st April 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal

When completing your application please make sure to select the following categories:

Academic level: Micro-credentials and CPD
College/Interest type: Micro-credentials/CPD Undergrad Level 9.
Academic programme: Nursing and Midwifery micro-credentials - September PFC1.

You will need to manually enter the Module Name and Code under ‘Module Name’ on the second page of your application. Please copy the name and code below:

Advanced Wound Care Management - NU438

You can find more details on our application process here.

Course Fees


Entry Requirements 

Applicants must be over 21 years of age.  A Level 8 undergraduate qualification is required and/or applicants must be registered with their professional regulatory body.  

Contact Information

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