Tissue viability: core knowledge for practice (degree level)

Key features

This 20 credit degree-level module will address normal anatomy and physiology of skin and wound healing and compare with pathophysiology in skin and tissue repair. It will explore the systematic assessment of the patient, their skin and any wounds. It will consider the general management principles for skin and wounds and provide opportunities to examine the role that skin and wound management products can play alongside education to improve patient outcomes as part of a robust management strategy.

This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

How to apply

For further information on module dates, entry requirements, fees and funding and how to apply please contact the relevant education coordinator for the organisation where you wish to undertake the module, see below contact details.

This module is delivered by:

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Alison Copp, a.copp@nhs.net

**Please not this module is not running in 2021**

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.

Access to: 

  • application forms 
  • change of name forms
  • pre-course information
  • downloadable guides
  • student card.

Visit our admissions homepage for full details.

Our students say...

  • A “The module taught me the significance of holistic patient assessment, not just the wound assessment.”
  • A “I am more confident about discussing options for management with patients.”

You can contact the Professional Development Unit with any queries

Prospective student enquiries

+44 1752 586951

Current student enquiries

Professional Development Unit, Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.

8.30–17.00 (Friday 16.30)