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Institute of Health

Lymphoedema Care

BSc (Hons) Part-time 2 years

This course will develop your knowledge and skills in a way which helps you to bring together theory and practice in the field of lymphoedema care, as well as elements of palliative and end of life care.

This course will develop your knowledge and skills in a way which helps you to bring together theory and practice in the field of lymphoedema care, as well as elements of palliative and end of life care.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 25 September 2020, 2 June 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Compton Care, Wolverhampton
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

This course will develop your knowledge and skills in a way which helps you to bring together theory and practice in the field of lymphoedema care, as well as elements of palliative and end of life care. This will be achieved through developing your knowledge and understanding in the areas of specialist assessment and management of mild/moderate and complex lymphoedema alongside the consideration of contemporary approaches to lymphoedema service provision. The course provides you with the essential professional values, communication and interpersonal skills necessary when caring for this highly specialised client group. 

The course will enable you to enhance your decision making and to develop a broader understanding of current and future trends which impact upon the planning and delivery of care to individuals with a life limiting progressive illness; achieved through studying modules which address wider aspects of specialist lymphoedema care, including research.

Practice improvement is an integral theme running throughout the award. As you progress and develop you will be expected to highlight and recommend changes in practice, utilising the knowledge and experience gained from each module.

The team of lecturer practitioners at Compton Care Learning and Development Centre will throughout this award aim to prepare you to practice in the 21st century by developing your knowledge and skills to meet the needs of individuals requiring lymphoedema care in a variety of clinical care settings.

Potential Career Paths


This course will build upon and further develop your knowledge and skills as a practitioner caring for individuals with lymphoedema needs in the acute, community and voluntary sectors.  Employers are looking for health and social care staff who can provide a high standard of palliative and end of life care / specialist lymphoedema care, hence attainment of this specialist honours degree will enhance your employability in a number of different arenas where this client group are met.

Employability is concerned with the development of skills aimed at enhancing your employment prospects.   Developing specialist subject and academic knowledge is important for employers but they also want to employ individuals who are able to:

·       Communicate effectively

·       Work in a team

·       Have enhanced interpersonal skills.

·       Can solve problems

·       Work on their own, using initiative and able to adapt to changing situations

·       Be self-confident

·       Demonstrate flexible and transferable skills whilst working in a variety of settings


This course will assist you in developing your skills to analyse practice by using appropriate evidence to improve service delivery and to promote empowerment for life chances and healthy lifestyles for people and adjusting to changes in their own health and wellbeing.

Further training and education opportunities

Compton Care Learning and Development Centre offers a variety of courses and modules to help you develop further specialist aspects of lymphoedema and palliative and end of life care.

Successful completion of this award will allow you to progress to postgraduate study.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Compton Care Learning and Development Centre has a well-established tradition of offering high quality research based specialist modules in lymphoedema, and, palliative and end of life care. The latest technology is embraced within the organisation which includes fully interactive projectors; online multi media and the latest resources in our specialist on site library.

Our knowledgeable lecturers maintain clinical links in order to offer the most contemporary approaches to symptom management and other interventions  in lymphoedema / palliative and end of life care.

Students will have attained 120 Level 4 and 120 level 5 credits prior to entry to the programme. 

Applicants will be health and / or social care practitioners, working within clinical practice in these sectors, and must have access to clients requiring lymphoedema care. 

You may advance your degree level knowledge and / or practice via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process using challenge assignments. This will allow you to raise the level of relevant prior learning at level 5 to level 6. Up to 50% can be accredited towards your degree.

A request for RPL should be made in writing to the programme leader prior to the course commencing.

Prior to commencing the programme the award leader will advise on the sequence for studying the highly specialist lymphoedema modules.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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