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PGDip in Burn Care

Queen Mary, University of London

  • Any Time Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £3100.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This innovative distance learning degree, recognised by both the British Burn Association [BBA], and the International Society of Burn Injury [ISBI] delivers the educational foundation for excellent burn care to physicians, surgeons and allied professionals practicing or wishing to practice within the multidisciplinary burn team environment

  • Surgical trainees who are applying for a National Training Number (NTN) to enter the specialty of plastic surgery and burns. By giving them sound knowledge of burn care in practice, which can be very advantageous at the point of application.
  • Doctors and Allied Health Care Professionals (AHPs) e.g. nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, who are already in the field/practising in burns and wish to improve their practice on burns units.

This innovative distance learning degree, recognised by both the British Burn Association [BBA], and the International Society of Burn Injury [ISBI] delivers the educational foundation for excellent burn care to physicians, surgeons and allied professionals practicing or wishing to practice within the multidisciplinary burn team...

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Course Content

The course aims and objectives are to:

  • Provide an understanding of the structure and function of skin, the pathophysiology of burn wounds, inhalational injuries, the systemic response to burns, wound healing and scarring.
  • Foster insight into the acute and long-term management of burn injuries, scar management, rehabilitation and reconstruction of burns.
  • Provide a thorough foundation in the principles of burn anaesthesia, symptom management and burn critical care and highlight the importance of medicolegal and psychosocial aspects of burn practice.
  • Enable understanding of the use of dressings and tissue-engineered products.

Modules

  • Module 1 - Skin Structure and Function/Burn Pathophysiology
  • Module 2 - Fluid Resuscitation/Smoke Inhalation/Critical Care
  • Module 3 - Anaesthesia/Pain and Pruritus/Dressings and Skin Substitutes
  • Module 4 - Acute Burn Wound Care /Acute Surgery

Online tutorials

We additionally provide frequent online seminars / tutorials as a means of reinforcing key principles outlined in the syllabus and encouraging interaction among students and faculty. These sessions comprise a combination of PowerPoint based lectures, clinical case presentations as well as journal club discussions of burns literature utilising the principles of evidence-based medicine.

Clinical Days (optional)

Clinical days aim to deliver clinical immersion through visits to burn /academic units or sponsored conference attendances in the UK and overseas. These provide the opportunity for students and faculty to meet and expand their professional network.

Previous venues have included Vienna/Austria, Munich/Germany, Marrakech/Morocco, Maribor/Slovenia, Broomfield Burn Unit/UK and National Skin Bank, Liverpool, UK.

These days are not compulsory but highly recommended to enhance knowledge, meet fellow students and the academics, and to increase your overall knowledge of the subject area.

The course aims and objectives are to: Provide an understanding of the structure and function of skin, the pathophysiology of burn wounds, inhalational injuries, the systemic response to burns, wound healing and scarring. Foster insight into the acute and long-term management of burn injuries, scar management, rehabilitation and reconstruction of...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Distance Learning

Part Time, 1 year

Any Time

£3100.00

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Entry Requirements

Minimum of 12 months clinical experience within the relevant clinical area plus a degree or higher qualification in Medicine or healthcare related subjects such as Nursing and Healthcare, Dietetics and Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Social Work.

Minimum of 12 months clinical experience within the relevant clinical area plus a degree or higher qualification in Medicine or healthcare related subjects such as Nursing and Healthcare, Dietetics and Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Social Work.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is made by weekly essay or multiple choice question (MCQ) assignments and an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) will be held at the end of the academic year.

Assessment is made by weekly essay or multiple choice question (MCQ) assignments and an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) will be held at the end of the academic year.

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