Within the module you should expect to receive the below at Level 6:
- 33 hours direct teaching using lectures, seminars and simulation.
- 9 hours indirect teaching using group discussion, reflections on practice and industry led workstations
- 6 hours tutorials to receive support for your assessment.
152 hours self-directed study from resources on the Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment, books and articles from the library, and links to videos and national/international policies.
- Seminars and lectures will introduce the key concepts and provide structure for the students, to enable them to focus their individual learning. The sessions will be interactive and encourage enquiry and critical thinking.
- Simulation will be offered with the use of simulated wounds to allow the integration of theory to its practical exploration, providing an opportunity for group discussions, peer review, and collaborative working.
- Individual tutorials will be timetabled through the module to provide formative feedback.
- Reflection in and on practice and professional development planning to enable critical enquiry and critical thinking.
- VLE material will be used for independent and flexible learning.
Level 6 Theoretical assessment
The theoretical assessment for this module comprises of a poster presentation based on the care of a patient/group of patients who require tissue viability management. The presentation has a 100% weighting, last 15 minutes with a further 5 minutes viva (questions will be generated from the turnitin submission and actual presentation delivery).
Postgraduate Staff Profile
Tissue Viability Module Level 6
Melanie Stephens is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and has worked at Salford University since 2003. Her previous nursing experience includes:Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist, ICU, Burns and Plastic Surgery, Gynaecology / Oncology, and Diabetes / Endocrinology Medicine.
Melanie is a health service researcher and a team member of the research programme for long term conditions with specific research interests in pressure redistributing properties of seating, tissue viability, and interprofessional working. She has undertaken research in order to provide an evidence base for products used in the twenty four hour management of pressure ulcers and simulation in developing nurses knowledge and skills. Melanie is the chair for the annual International University of Salford Wound Management Conference, and was the Project Coordinator of EU Radar; a two year acute illness management programme for student nurses across seven countries. She is now co-leading an amendment to the UK Tissue Viability Guidelines for Seating and is due to share her work at the International Seating Symposium in Nashville, USA. Experienced in using qualitative and mixed methods of enquiry, working with practitioners and commerce to develop research for the use in the clinical environment.
Bartley, C & Stephens, M (2016), 'Accepted Manuscript Evaluating the impact of Watercell ® technology on pressure redistribution and comfort/discomfort of adults with limited mobility', Journal of Tissue Viability.
Stephens M (2015) Changing Student Nurses Values, Attitudes, and Behaviours: A Meta Ethnography of Enrichment Activities. J Nurs Care 5:320. doi:10.4172/2167-1168.1000320
Stephens, M (2015) 'Tissue viability and skin tearing in mammography', in: Hogg, P & kelly, J & Mercer, C (eds.), Digital Mammography - A Holistic Approach, Springer International Publishing, London, England, pp.119-122.
Stephens, M (2014) 'The principles of skin integrity' , in: Nursing Practice Knowledge and Care , Wiley, Chichester, pp. 355-382. Item not available from this repository.
Stephens, M and Jones, D (2012) 'Assessing the use of simulated wounds in nurse education' , Wounds UK, 8 (1) , pp. 74-80.
Stephens, M, Jones, J and Smith, T (2012) 'Wound care provision in an out of hours District Nursing Service' , Wound Essentials, 7 (2) , pp. 73-76. Item not available from this repository.
Stephens, M 2012, 'Caring for people with altered skin function' , in: LeMone and Burke's adult nursing: Acute and ongoing care , Pearson Education. Item not available from this repository.