Tissue Viability - Principles and Practice - Level 7 - 7NU513

About this module

Within health care, the importance of retaining skin integrity is paramount in the management of all client groups. Practitioners are required to demonstrate their ability to assess risk and implement appropriate strategies in the prevention and management of tissue trauma and loss of skin integrity. 

This module enables you to develop skills in assessment and planning, which will address issues related to Tissue Viability within Primary and Secondary Care settings, based on principles of best practice for associated conditions. It also enables you to develop a critical understanding of the contributory factors to tissue breakdown, including chronic disease and immobility.

Strategies will be employed to develop knowledge and understanding of the subject, alongside professional and practical management of individual conditions.

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

Find out more about LBR at Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr.

Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

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Which professions is this module aimed at? Nursing and Paramedic

Course code: - Module code: 7NU513

Start dates are usually: January

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On completion you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the contributory factors which impact upon one aspect of tissue breakdown/trauma. 
  2. Critically analyse current policy and practice, in order to identify the necessary skills required to effectively manage tissue viability problems. 
  3. Formulate recommendations in order to improve care delivery in relation to the aspect of tissue breakdown / trauma identified.

Fees and finance

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

Self-funded CPD

If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.

Where will I study?

You'll study this course via campus based learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992
E: lbr@derby.ac.uk

Or visit www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703
E: hsc@derby.ac.uk