Tissue Viability - 40 credit points

Module Aim:

This module is designed for health professionals who have a significant role in wound management, and as such, is taught by clinical specialists and experts in wound management. Such high quality teaching will provide students with knowledge and experience of current evidenced based innovations in wound management. The aim is to further develop the knowledge, skills and competence of health professionals who have a significant clinical role in wound care. 

Teaching will incorporate the assessment and management of acute and chronic wounds, including burns, plastics, leg and pressure ulcers. In order to achieve the necessary clinical competencies, students will be required to undertake a minimum of 3 clinical days with a wound care specialist away from their area of practice.

This 40 CAT module is taught at both level 5 (Diploma) and 6 (degree) once weekly over a13 week period as follows:

Module Code: SHG268 – Level 5
                       SHG3033 – Level 6

Venue: Swansea University, Singleton Park Campus

Lecturer: Tracy Williams

Module Dates

Time:                   09.00 – 5.00pm Monday and/or Tuesdays

Dates:                  4th, 10th, 17th, 24th Feb 2020

3rd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 31st March 2020

20th, 27th April 2020

5th, 11th May 2020


Closing date for applications: 20th January 2020

Further Information


The teaching sessions will be further enhanced by opportunities to practice clinical competencies such as ABPI/Doppler/ bandaging for leg ulcers and bandaging/hosiery for lymphedema patients under the supervision of clinical specialists.

The module aims to raise awareness of the underpinning knowledge in relation to wound care and will incorporate the latest innovations in wound management.

Clinical competencies

The 5 clinical competency areas are as follows:

  • Holistic assessment and management of a patient with a wound
  • Classification and management of pressure ulcers
  • Demonstrate the importance of appropriate assessment and management of leg ulcers
  • Dressing selection/pharmacodynamics of wound management products
  • Demonstrate practice in accordance with local and national policy/guidance


Submit a 4,000 word case study which will be assessed at level 5/6

Meet the requirements of all 5 clinical competencies.

Students must submit both elements on 16th July 2018


For further information regarding this module please contact the module leader:

Tracy Williams