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Institute of Health

Lymphoedema Care

PG Cert

Studying this course will provide you with an opportunity to develop masters level education in relation to the management of lymphoedema within palliative and end of life care and apply this to your area of practice in health and / or social care, drawing on local and national policies and guidelines.

Studying this course will provide you with an opportunity to develop masters level education in relation to the management of lymphoedema within palliative and end of life care and apply this to your area of practice in health and / or social care, drawing on local and national policies and guidelines.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Award PG Cert
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

Studying this course will provide you with an opportunity to develop masters level education in relation to the management of lymphoedema within palliative and end of life care and apply this to your area of practice in health and / or social care, drawing on local and national policies and guidelines.

Undertaking each of the modules within this course will allow you the opportunity to develop a variety of skills important to your professional practice.

This course aims to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge that would enable you to lead and develop practice in the specialist area of Lymphoedema Care.

The course includes a range of modules that explore issues and factors around the assessment and management of mild / moderate and complex lymphoedema and the contemporary approaches to lymphoedema service delivery in health and social care. 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Employment

This course will build upon and develop your knowledge and skills as a practitioner caring for individuals with a life limiting progressive illness in either the acute, community or voluntary sectors. It will assist you in developing your skills to synthesis and evaluate practice by using appropriate evidence to improve service delivery. The course will enable the development of your knowledge and understanding in the core elements of palliative and end of life care.

You must currently work with individuals with a life limiting progressive illness requiring palliative and/or end life care.  

Further training and education opportunities

Compton Hospice education and training centre offers a variety of courses and modules to help you develop further specialist aspects of palliative and end of life care. On completion of the PG Cert Lymphoedema Care it will provide access to the

  • MSc Lymphoedema Care
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Professional Doctorate (DProfHW)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Advice and support can be sort regarding these awards from the Research and Institutes website http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=20842

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Employment

This course will build upon and develop your knowledge and skills as a practitioner caring for individuals with a life limiting progressive illness in either the acute, community or voluntary sectors. It will assist you in developing your skills to synthesis and evaluate practice by using appropriate evidence to improve service delivery. The course will enable the development of your knowledge and understanding in the core elements of palliative and end of life care.

You must currently work with individuals with a life limiting progressive illness requiring palliative and/or end life care.  

Further training and education opportunities

Compton Hospice education and training centre offers a variety of courses and modules to help you develop further specialist aspects of palliative and end of life care. On completion of the PG Cert Lymphoedema Care it will provide access to the

  • MSc Lymphoedema Care
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Professional Doctorate (DProfHW)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Advice and support can be sort regarding these awards from the Research and Institutes website http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=20842

You should be a registered health and / or social care professional working within clinical practice and it is imperative you have access to clients requiring lymphoedema care

A first degree (minimum 2.2) in a related subject area.

Students who have attained a third class honours or a non-honours degree, or who do not have a first degree, but have successfully completed Level 6 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules (or can provide evidence of their ability to pursue successfully the PG Cert) may be considered eg completion of an approved preparation course for level 7 study.

Such applicants will be invited to discuss individual needs with the programme leader and the admissions tutor for the programme to determine suitability for study at post-graduate level in this specialist arena

Prior to the course commencing you may submit a claim for Recognition of Prior Learning against modules in the Award, a written request for this will need to be made to the Award Leader prior to the course commencing.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

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.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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