The module is part of Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Wound Healing and Tissue Repair) but will not be offered as Professional Credit Award in academic year 2024-2025.

This module aims to give participants opportunities to explore the topic of venous leg ulceration in depth in order 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. A specific focus of this module is the acquisition of skills in Doppler technique and compression bandaging. It will be delivered over 12 weeks using blended learning supported by workshops (equivalent to three days) and is subdivided into six units:

  • Epidemiology and pathophysiology of lower limb ulceration
  • Wound healing and holistic assessment
  • Wound management
  • Wound infection
  • Compression therapy
  • Professional practice issues, practice competence

Target Market 
This module is multidisciplinary and welcomes applications from healthcare professionals from the wider multidisciplinary team.


  • Applicants must be registered healthcare professionals currently working in an Irish healthcare setting.
  • All applicants must have the support of their line manager, be in clinical practice and importantly be able to work in a clinical setting where leg ulcers are managed in order to build their competency in this area.