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.

This module is delivered by Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust in partnership with University of Plymouth.

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.”

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree


Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Module dates

Please contact the Education Co-ordinator for the trust where you wish to undertake the module (see 'How to apply' for contact details)