The Lower Limb at Risk

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 months part time

  • Starting:

    June

  • Fees UK:

    Part Time 21/22: £830 per 20 credit module
    Part Time 22/23: £850 per 20 credit module

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Overview


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.

The next intake for this course is June 2022.

Updated 18/05/2022

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.

Course Content


  • 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.

    Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 21/22. The modules relating to the academic year 22/23 will be available from June 2022.

      • Module code: APELM001
        Status: Designate
        The module is designed for students who currently work in a professional capacity who wish to include their work experience within an academic award. It offers the learner the opportunity to present evidence that they have achieved a level of experience, knowledge and understanding within their particular domain of practice which may be recognised as equivalent to learning at Level 7. The specific amount of credits claimed by the student will be determined by the bredth and depth of professional experience as bench-marked against professional standards and recognised performance indicators of advanced practice roles. Academic credits will be awarded based on the level of academic reflection and critque demonstrated and in relation to the quality of evidence provided. All evidence presented as aprt of this module must be independently verfiable (e.g evidenced through documentation or testimonial).
      • Module code: APELM002
        Status: Designate
        The module is designed for students who currently work in a professional capacity who wish to include their work experience within an academic award. It offers the learner the opportunity to present evidence that they have achieved a level of experience, knowledge and understanding within their particular domain of practice which may be recognised as equivalent to learning at Level 7. The specific amount of credits claimed by the student will be determined by the bredth and depth of professional experience as bench-marked against professional standards and recognised performance indicators of advanced practice roles. Academic credits will be awarded based on the level of academic reflection and critque demonstrated and in relation to the quality of evidence provided. All evidence presented as aprt of this module must be independently verfiable (e.g evidenced through documentation or testimonial).
      • Module code: APELM003
        Status: Designate
        The module is designed for students who currently work in a professional capacity who wish to include their work experience within an academic award. It offers the learner the opportunity to present evidence that they have achieved a level of experience, knowledge and understanding within their particular domain of practice which may be recognised as equivalent to learning at Level 7. The specific amount of credits claimed by the student will be determined by the bredth and depth of professional experience as bench-marked against professional standards and recognised performance indicators of advanced practice roles. Academic credits will be awarded based on the level of academic reflection and critque demonstrated and in relation to the quality of evidence provided. All evidence presented as aprt of this module must be independently verfiable (e.g evidenced through documentation or testimonial).
      • Module code: LAWM011
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM008
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to advance students interpersonal communication skills and increase knowledge of evidence based psychological approaches. This will then enable students to ultisise current best practice recommendations and promote wellbeing.
      • Module code: NURM012
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM016
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM037
        Status: Designate
        The aim of the module is to further develop the knowledge of key staff who are working with people who are living with dementia and their carers in order to prepare them to lead in the development and transformation of informal social support networks and formal care pathwaysThis module has been specifically designed to enhance the contemporary knowledge and expertise of leaders and managers in health and social care provision who are providing services and delivering care to people living with dementia (PWD) and their carers. The module therefore explores the recent policy developments, innovations in practice, and contemporary evidence-base in dementia care.
      • Module code: NURM038
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM039
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM040
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM041
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM046
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: NURM047
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: OTHM003
        Status: Designate
        The fundamental philosophy of occupational therapy is the use of occupation as a therapeutic tool. This module will enable students to explore, debate and evaluate their understanding and application of the concepts of occupation within a professional and practice contexts.
      • Module code: OTHM004
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: OTHM007
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: OTHM008
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: OTHM009
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is enable you to critically appraise current approaches and research in clinical practice. It will encourage you to reflect on your practice and critically review the effectiveness of your outcomes in relation to empowering and enabling the individuals and communities that you are working with.This module will enable you to analyse the changing work environments and to examine the reasons for and consequences of change. Problem solving and strategic planning to meet and manage change will be fundamental principles underpinning the teaching and learning within this module. Throughout the module you will be encouraged to apply your learning to practice.
      • Module code: OTHM010
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is for the student to acquire appropriate evidence, to critically reflect on the evidence, apply knowledge, concepts, and research techniques to a professional question or problem and make recommendations to improve professional practice. Students are required to identify an area of current practice and to identify potential developments using recognised techniques from health and social care (i.e. audit or evaluation, primary research or systematic review). Where relevant, this project can be tailored to address service/employer priorities. This module develops project specific skills relevant to the method of inquiry selected. The module will develop the student's ability to work independently and to reflect on the subject specific professional practice.
      • Module code: PODM007
        Status: Designate
        Every health and social care organisation is made up of individuals whose behaviour, individually or collectively will impact on its ability to succeed and develop. This module considers a range of theories, tools and techniques with consideration of contemporary political and social influences, to help students understand and lead people working within health and social care organisations.
      • Module code: PODM010
        Status: Designate
        This module aims to extend the practitioner?s knowledge of anatomy, pharmacology and pathology as well as the safety, ethical and legal issues associated with the use of injection therapy. Practitioners will need to organize their own mentorship program of ten supervised injections in order to gain practice in the use of injection therapy, complete the module and be deemed competent to practice the skills and knowledge gained on the course autonomously. Support in doing this will be given by the module team.
      • Module code: PODM011
        Status: Designate
        The 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.
      • Module code: PSCM001
        Status: Designate
        Healthcare Practitioners working in a variety of settings may be required to undertake physical and psycho-social assessments of patients. This module will enable those practitioners to gain skills and knowledge to undertake a complete patient history and to use enhanced assessment skills to describe and report on their observations and findings.
      • Module code: PSCM002
        Status: Designate
        Following patient assessment the health care practitioner is required to produce a proposed plan of care. To do this he/she requires a greater understanding of the relevant theoretical perspectives that support the initiation of clinical investigations and/or the ordering of X-rays and medication.
      • Module code: SLSM004
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: SWKM006
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: SWKM007
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: SWKM008
        Status: Designate
      • Module code: SWKM009
        Status: Designate
  • 2022/23 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Part time: £850 per 20 credit module
    2021/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Part time: £830 per 20 credit module
  • 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.

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