Burn Care and Rehabilitation

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This course is open to all fields of registered health care practitioners as well as support staff.

This course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

Course content includes:

  • Bio-psycho-social aspects of burn care from injury to discharge and beyond:
    • Applied anatomy and physiology
    • Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment and care for the burn injured patient and their carers/ family
    • Key medications used in burn care in acute and long term management
    • Methods and advances in surgical and therapeutic burn care
    • Recognition of the impact of burn injury on the individual, family, carers and health care team
    • Principles, aims and objectives of rehabilitation
    • Aspects of research and current evidence for burn care practice in both adults and children
    • Safeguarding of the child/ vulnerable adult in burn care
    • Education of patients and carers in both an adult and child setting
    • Concepts and patterns of in relation to burn injury, abuse and self-harm in relation to burn care.
  • Issues impacting on the delivery of care:
    • Implications of national and local policies governing burn care
    • Organisation and management of the delivery of burn care
    • Ethico-legal issues relating to burn care and practice
    • Service provision and delivery for burned individuals with long-term disability and/or disfigurement
    • Monitoring and ensuring quality of care in relation to the burned patient
    • Promoting evidence based burn care through change management in a clinical setting.


Study time includes 72 contact hours: 7 face to face days (and one assessment day) of lectures, seminars and group work supported by online learning activities.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts. Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding. Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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