The Manchester Burns Course offers a specially designed programme of study at Degree level 6 and Masters level 7. It is delivered by experts working in burn care who provide in depth knowledge and experience of paediatric and adult burn injury.
The course is suitable for all multi disciplinary professionals who work within the field of burn injury management. Study days will be held at either: Wythenshawe Hospital, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust or Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The curriculum is designed to equip students with the underpinning knowledge and skills required to work within the field of burn injury. It has been developed with an integral link between theory, clinical practice and academia. The course therefore seeks to unite theory and practice and underpin this with research. It will challenge professionally held beliefs in order to encourage practitioners to improve the quality of care. The course encompasses three units of study:
The Principles and Practice of Burns Care Unit covers the patient pathway from admission to discharge and includes topics such as burns assessment, management, surgery, nutrition, infection, psychology and pain control.
The Burns in Critical Care unit will cover areas specific to the burns patient in the Critical Care environment, such as smoke inhalation and sepsis.
The Burns Rehabilitation unit is the first unit of its kind in the United Kingdom and covers post acute management of the burn injured patient. This will include scar management, short and long term psychological problems, chronic pain management, return to school / work and social reintegration.
A Post Graduate Certificate (Burns Care) or a Certificate in Professional Studies (Burns Care) is awarded on the completion of the Core Unit and one Elective Unit. Each unit may also be accessed as a stand alone unit. The awarding institution is Manchester Metropolitan University. The course may also be attended as attendance only with no academic credit.
Applicants will be qualified health care professionals working in an area where they manage patients with a burn injury. This may include working within a Burn Centre, Intensive Care Unit, Plastic Surgery Unit, A&E, or in Primary Care, although in order to complete the competencies a clinical placement in a Burn Centre may be necessary.
PLACES ARE CURRENTLY FREE TO ALL STAFF WHO WORK IN THE NORTHERN BURN CARE OPERATIONAL DELIVERY NETWORK. THE COST FOR UNDERTAKING THE COURSE AS ATTENDANCE ONLY IS £150.
"...having worked in a paediatric burns service for a few years, I wanted to extend my knowledge to support me in my practice, and the course met all my objectives... Speakers from a variety of fields and specialities introduced us to their practice and gave a sound evidence base for patient care. The course leaders were extremely supportive throughout the course; we were given every opportunity to gain feedback... The course has been very beneficial, and I am currently looking to making a change in practice and feel much more equipped and empowered to do so..."
Paediatric Burns Nurse
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