The Lower Limb at Risk

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 months
Location
Waterside
Start Date
June

Overview Updated 10/07/2019

The Lower Limb at Risk (PODM011) module will equip learners with specialist knowledge of disease states which compromise the lower limb. This will include consideration of the pathophysiology, pharmacological management, assessment and management strategies of a range of conditions including diabetes mellitus. The role of the wider multiprofessional team in relation to pathways of care will be considered.

The course can be taken as a standalone postgraduate module, or can be taken as part of the MSc Advancing Practice award. The module is worth 20 credits at Level 7.

Course

Highlights

  • Range of expert speakers covering broad issues relating to the at risk lower limb, including but not limited to diabetes.
  • Practical workshops including manufacture of offloading casts and advanced vascular assessment methods.
  • Intensive five-day teaching block making release for study more manageable and supported by face-to-face or distance learning tutor support in preparation for module assessment.

Additional

Information

Additional Information

The module aims to extend clinical and professional practice by critically evaluating theory and linking it to practice. Students will aim to relate the theory of aetiology and pathophysiology to management strategies designed to prevent and treat the at risk lower limb.

Applicants should be professionally registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (or international equivalent), in a profession related to the treatment of lower limb disorders.

If you would like further information about the course, please contact Lisa Chandler, Module Leader, by email.

Course Details

The Lower Limb at Risk (PODM011) module is delivered as a block of five full days face-to-face teaching, including a mixture of external keynote speakers and internal subject experts. Teaching methods will comprise a blend of face-to-face teaching sessions, practical workshops, group work and directed online learning. Students will also have access to the University’s virtual learning environment (NILE) for all course materials and the University’s Waterside Campus for its extensive library and learning support facilities.

Indicative content

  • The theory and practice of advanced neurological and vascular assessment.
  • Pathophysiology of a range of conditions including endocrine disease, immunosuppression, neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease, rheumatic disorders and neoplasia.
  • Pharmacology related to specific conditions which compromise lower limb viability.
  • Consideration of the role of antibiotics in managing infection and the pharmacological properties of wound care products.
  • The development and facilitation of care pathways involving the wider multidisciplinary team.
  • Consideration of the importance of education in diabetic foot management and how this may be delivered.
  • Advanced management principles including wound management, casting techniques, and offloading devices.
  • Diagnostic techniques and interpretation relating to cutaneous, soft tissue and bone pathology in high risk cases.

The teaching week dates for this year are 24th-28th June 2019.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

Professional registration is required with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), or an international equivalent in a profession related to the treatment of lower limb disorders. A first or second class honours degree is typically expected to demonstrate the ability to study at level 7.

Course Content

Assessments

Two forms of summative assessment must be successfully completed as follows:

  • A written case-based assignment (60% weighted)
  • A viva voce (oral examination) based on two case studies from practice (40% weighted).

 

Facilities &

Special Features

Teaching will predominantly take place at the University of Northampton’s Podiatry Clinic.

Fees & Funding

2019/2020 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Part time: £810

2018/2019 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Part time: £735

2019/2020 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Part time: £1,415

2018/2019 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £1,355

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Updated 10/07/2019

  • The Lower Limb at Risk (PODM011) module will equip learners with specialist knowledge of disease states which compromise the lower limb. This will include consideration of the pathophysiology, pharmacological management, assessment and management strategies of a range of conditions including diabetes mellitus. The role of the wider multiprofessional team in relation to pathways of care will be considered.

    The course can be taken as a standalone postgraduate module, or can be taken as part of the MSc Advancing Practice award. The module is worth 20 credits at Level 7.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Range of expert speakers covering broad issues relating to the at risk lower limb, including but not limited to diabetes.
    • Practical workshops including manufacture of offloading casts and advanced vascular assessment methods.
    • Intensive five-day teaching block making release for study more manageable and supported by face-to-face or distance learning tutor support in preparation for module assessment.
  • The Lower Limb at Risk (PODM011) module is delivered as a block of five full days face-to-face teaching, including a mixture of external keynote speakers and internal subject experts. Teaching methods will comprise a blend of face-to-face teaching sessions, practical workshops, group work and directed online learning. Students will also have access to the University’s virtual learning environment (NILE) for all course materials and the University’s Waterside Campus for its extensive library and learning support facilities.

    Indicative content

    • The theory and practice of advanced neurological and vascular assessment.
    • Pathophysiology of a range of conditions including endocrine disease, immunosuppression, neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease, rheumatic disorders and neoplasia.
    • Pharmacology related to specific conditions which compromise lower limb viability.
    • Consideration of the role of antibiotics in managing infection and the pharmacological properties of wound care products.
    • The development and facilitation of care pathways involving the wider multidisciplinary team.
    • Consideration of the importance of education in diabetic foot management and how this may be delivered.
    • Advanced management principles including wound management, casting techniques, and offloading devices.
    • Diagnostic techniques and interpretation relating to cutaneous, soft tissue and bone pathology in high risk cases.

    The teaching week dates for this year are 24th-28th June 2019.

    Additional

    Information

    Additional Information

    The module aims to extend clinical and professional practice by critically evaluating theory and linking it to practice. Students will aim to relate the theory of aetiology and pathophysiology to management strategies designed to prevent and treat the at risk lower limb.

    Applicants should be professionally registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (or international equivalent), in a profession related to the treatment of lower limb disorders.

    If you would like further information about the course, please contact Lisa Chandler, Module Leader, by email.

  • Professional registration is required with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), or an international equivalent in a profession related to the treatment of lower limb disorders. A first or second class honours degree is typically expected to demonstrate the ability to study at level 7.

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    Assessments

    Two forms of summative assessment must be successfully completed as follows:

    • A written case-based assignment (60% weighted)
    • A viva voce (oral examination) based on two case studies from practice (40% weighted).

     

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    Teaching will predominantly take place at the University of Northampton’s Podiatry Clinic.

  • 2019/2020 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part time: £810

    2018/2019 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part time: £735

    2019/2020 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part time: £1,415

    2018/2019 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £1,355

*Course data provided by Unistats

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for you?

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

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360° Tour