BSc Nursing Practice (CPD) / Course details

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
Burns Rehabilitation L6

Course unit fact file
Unit code NURS9998C
Credit rating 20
Unit level Cont Education/Prof Developmen
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Available as a free choice unit? No


Facilitate the student to develop the knowledge, skill and professional values that underpin, safe, evidenced based, contemporary burns rehabilitation for adult and children

Facilitate the students to develop greater understanding of the longer-term impact of a significant burn injury from a physiological, psychological and wider family perspective

Analyse the complex need of those requiring burn rehabilitation within the context of current healthcare provision and evidence-based practice

Analysis current international, national and local policy, and clinical guidelines, protocol for care delivery, evidence-based practice and the influence in the assessment and management of burn rehabilitation programme

Teaching and learning methods

This unit will run over a period of 12 weeks and will include 7 study days.

The following are mandatory as linking of skills and theory is essential to producing competent learners.


Knowledge and understanding

Discuss appropriate neuropathic pain management of the burn-injured adult/child with reference to the underpinning neurophysiology.

Critically analyse the potential psychosocial impact of burn injuries on the individual adult/child and their significant others.

Critically analyse the role of patient/carer education and its application in the immediate and long-term care of a burn-injured adult/child.

Critically analyse the roles of the multi-disciplinary team and their contributions to the rehabilitation of the burn-injured adult/child.

Critically analyse the treatments available for scar prevention and management including analysing current research available.

Intellectual skills

Provide a rationale for clinical decision-making following critical analysis of the evidence relating to the care and support required at each stage of the patient care pathway.

Critically analyse current clinical practice and develop suggestions, underpinned by evidence, for how practice can be enhanced.

Practical skills

Critically analyse strategies used for the assessment, management and evaluation of burn rehabilitation provision to enhance clinical practice.

Communicate developments in practice to the multidisciplinary team

Transferable skills and personal qualities

Develop information technology skills to support lifelong learning.

Participate in identification of individual learning needs and develop strategies to meet those needs.

Participate in collaborative learning and peer support.

Analyse your role in leading and developing practice in relation to the care of patients with a burn injury

Promote independent learning through critically appraising the evidence that supports practice.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written assignment (inc essay) 100%

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Demonstration 42
Seminars 2
Independent study hours
Independent study 156

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Donna Souter Unit coordinator

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