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Care & Management of Leg Ulcers Level 6 Module



UEA, Norwich

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Start Date

TBC November 2020

Service Priority

Staying Healthy & Public Health


7 Days







Course Description

This innovative, contemporary evidenced based 20 credit module, at Level 6, runs once a year. It is intended to enhance the knowledge, skills and expertise of practitioners undertaking the care and management leg ulceration. The module is designed to promote accountable practitioners who recognise their own limitations and when the need for specialist intervention is required. Along with learning how to modify and enhance your own practice, the module promotes role of the practitioner as educator in practice within the delivery of leg ulcer care and management. The module includes current underpinning theory combined with a period of supervised practice in an audited clinical setting. Students will undertake a structured assessment encompassing the above that will test underlying principles and knowledge and your application in practice. Pre-requisite practicing nurses with live registration on the NMC Professional Register, who have a minimum of 1 year post qualifying experience

This module supports your professional development by promoting: management and leadership, education, research and enhanced clinical practice to enable you to move forward in your level of practice. 

What Will I Learn?


To Exercise professional accountability and responsibility for the care of patients with leg ulcers 

To Recognise and act upon changes in patient need whilst reflecting upon specialist nursing knowledge 


To critically appraise and apply research findings to practice in order to promote evidence-based practice in the care and management of patients with leg ulcers


To facilitate evidence-based education and health promotion activities with patients and carers 


To critically evaluate and demonstrate an understanding of risk management issues applicable to the care of the patient with a leg ulcer. 

Is this course for me?

The module is widely recognised as required preparation for community practitioners who will be setting up and running leg ulcer services.

How will I learn?

7 face to face taught days

Independent Study

Written Assignment Service Improvement Proposal 3000 words

Written Assignment Practice Assessment Document including skills and learning outcomes.


November 2020

December 2020

January 2021


December 2020

January 2021

Course Director

To apply for this as a single module or as Part of the BSc Enhanced Professional Practice as part of your Continuing Professional Development please enter the application system via Professional Development section.  


Progressing your studies  

Although this module does not sit within a defined programme within the School of Health Sciences, it may be possible for this module to be recognised as an optional credit-bearing module within the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (APP) or BSc Enhanced Professional Practice (EPP) programmes.  For further information, please contact



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