What will I learn?
The clinical management of burn patients has developed significantly over the last few decades. This relates to multiple factors including a better understanding of the pathophysiology of the burn wound, improvements in critical care, as well as advances in skin tissue engineering and burn rehabilitation. There is a vast range of contradictory practices around the world, and this innovative distance learning degree, recognised by both the British Burn Association [BBA], and the International Society of Burn Injury [ISBI] attempts to fill a void in postgraduate burn care education.
Typical career paths include: National Training Number in plastic surgery and burns; Progression within clinical services. For those seeking promotion of any job advancement this degree will go a long way to helping this by enhancing their CV; Entry into academia. Distinction graduates of the programme may, upon course director/lead recommendation, be invited to contribute to the course and this may potentially help professionals pave an academic pathway.
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; Deliver the educational foundation for excellent burn care to physicians, surgeons and allied professionals practicing within the multidisciplinary burn team environment.
Which department am I in? Blizard Institute
Students must have four-year undergraduate bachelor degree at a recognised university with a minimum GPA of 7.0 or above. Students may be admitted to Master's programmes with lower than 7.0 GPA if they have work experience relevant to the degree applied for. Some courses may require students to have achieved higher than 7.0 GPA.
Students should have any of the following: Grade B at A-Level; IELTS (overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 in the Writing and Speaking modules).
Offered by this university
Edge Hill University offers below pathways courses for this subject Graduate Diploma Pre-Masters Programme
To be confirmed
Expected September 2018
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