The Institute of Health

Lymphoedema Care

BSc Part-time 1 year

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) 23 September 2019
  • Award BSc
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location Compton Care, Wolverhampton
  • School The 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. The course aims to provide you with an award that will give you the necessary professional values, communication and interpersonal skills to care for this specialist client group through the development of knowledge and understanding in the areas of specialist assessment and management of mild / moderate and complex Lymphoedema whilst also considering contemporary approaches to lymphoedema service provision.

The course will enable you to develop specialist knowledge and skills to provide safe, effective and holistic management of individuals with Lymphoedema, including the support required by their significant others. The education and training team delivering the programme will prepare you to practice in this increasingly important aspect of care in the 21st century.

Successful completion of the award will enable you to progress to the Honours degree in Lymphoedema Care.

What happens on the course?

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Employment

This course will build upon and develop your knowledge and skills as a practitioner caring for individuals with lymphoedema in either the acute, community or voluntary sectors. It 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 adjusting to changes in their own health and wellbeing. The course will enable the development of your knowledge and understanding in the core elements of Lymphoedema care.

Further training and education opportunities

On completion of the BSc you will be eligible to progress to the Honours Degree in Lymphoedema Care, or an Honours Degree in a related subject area. Compton Care Learning and Development Centre also offer a range of courses / modules to help you develop further your specialist skills in  Lymphoedema and / or palliative and end of life care, or to meet your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs.

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 / 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 and palliative / end of life care.

Students will have 120 level 4 and 120 level 5 credits.

You must currently work with individuals requiring lymphoedema care (with / without palliative and end of life care status), or have access to delivering care with this specialist client group. Confirmation of your eligibility to enter the course can be sought through contacting the programme leader who will convey the decision to the Admissions Tutor.

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in relation to module / course learning outcomes.  A request for consideration of RPL should be made in writing to the programme leader prior to the course commencing. 

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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