University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Lymphoedema Management, Advanced

This programme will provide the advancing healthcare professional wishing to study at Masters level the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of advanced skills in the management of complex lymphoedema, including the Casley-Smith technique of Manual Lymphatic Drainage. **Academic contact:mvls-lymphoedema@glasgow.ac.uk** **Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow** **September start** **PgCert: 12 months part-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** The first course will provide students with the necessary skills and the theory underpinning these and explore the evidence base. The second course will facilitate the application of these skills in more complex situations and in the context of delivering and managing a service. t will facilitate further development of skills in analysing and synthesising clinical findings and evidence for decision-making at an advanced level. The programme combines workplace learning with part-time attendance and on-line learning to explore and contextualise contemporary issues and the latest research evidence. It will prepare students to the level of a health care professional Band 7 Lymphoedema Advanced Practitioner as proposed in the Lymphoedema Framework Template for Management (Sneddon, 2007). This specialist framework is based on the Skills for Health Career Framework 2007 (www.skillsforhealth.org.uk) and the Knowledge and Skills Framework (DoH 2004). **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** Managing Complex Lymphoedema (40 credits) and Lymphoedema Advanced Practice (20 credits) combine to give the Postgraduate Certificate in Lymphoedema Management. **Core and optional courses** **Managing Complex Lymphoedema** **Course** This course provides the advancing health care professional wishing to study at Masters level, an opportunity to learn the advanced skills and knowledge required to manage patients with complex lymphoedema. The course will equip students with the necessary theory underpinning these skills and explore the evidence base and facilitate development of decision-making skills at an advanced level. Learning of theory is consolidated with workplace and on-line learning to do develop the skills of an advancing practitioner in this field **Course aims and Intended Learning Outcomes** This course will provide the health care professional with the opportunity to develop the theory and practice of more advanced skills in the management of complex lymphoedema including the Casley-Smith technique of Manual Lymphatic Drainage. **Lymphoedema Advanced Practice** **Course** This course provides the advancing health care professional, wishing to study at Masters level, with an opportunity to extend the skills and knowledge of the Managing Complex Lymphoedema course to a range of complex lymphoedema patients in the context of the most contemporary evidence and themes. The course will facilitate the application of advanced skills in more complex situations and in the context of delivering and managing a service. It will facilitate further development of skills in analysing and synthesising clinical findings and evidence for decision-making at an advanced level. Masterclasses, seminars and workshops support further development of the skills of an advancing practitioner in this field and is consolidated with workplace and on-line learning. **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Professional qualification of either Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional (physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Radiography) or Medical Practitioner. Successful completion of a recognized lymphoedema course to the level equivalent to the University of Glasgow Graduate Certificate in Lymphoedema Practice. Preferably a minimum of 2 years clinical experience post qualifying. Currently working with people with lymphoedema/chronic oedema OR have confirmed pre-arranged access to such patients for the period of the course. A good first degree or equivalent (evidence of academic work within the past 5 years). English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: Reading: 20 Listening: 19 Speaking: 19 Writing: 23 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

Core and optional courses: Managing Complex Lymphoedema: Course aims and Intended Learning Outcomes This course will provide the health care professional with the opportunity to develop the theory and practice of more advanced skills in the management of complex lymphoedema including the Casley-Smith technique of Manual Lymphatic Drainage. By the end of this course, students will be able to: demonstrate appropriate and effective application of specialist knowledge and skills in Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy and discussing the rationale for each aspect of treatment in relation to altered patho-physiology; critically analyse clinical practice problems relating to patients with complicated oedema, showing the ability to synthesise information to make appropriate judgements in determining the diagnosis and developing and leading individualised treatment plans; critically appraise and synthesise the evidence base for Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy; critically evaluate their own practice and decision-making in relation to advanced practice in the management of people with complicated oedema; exercise substantial autonomy and initiative within the context of rehabilitation and a holistic approach to care but make appropriate referrals. demonstrate effective and sensitive communication and provision of patient information, based on individual needs and critical awareness of factors that may influence concordance with treatment and promotion of self-management. Lymphoedema Advanced Practice: Course aims and Intended Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, students will be able to: Plan and execute adaptation of treatment plans for patients with complex lymphoedema or advanced disease in the light of recent best evidence or changes to clinical knowledge. Devise and critically evaluate a multi-professional management programme for a lymphoedema patient with multi-pathology or complex needs including critical evaluation of relevant evidence and consideration of the latest techniques and innovation. Critically analyse how a current clinical question could be informed by service audit or research within practice. Critically evaluate the role of the lymphoedema advanced practitioner with patients with rare presentations. Critically reflect on clinical practice problems and their own practice in managing complex situations and in relation to relevant literature Analyse the use of ethical frameworks in managing ethical issues and the implications for practice Demonstrate a wide range of effective communication techniques and an interdisciplinary approach to determining patient priorities and planning interventions to meet the patient's holistic needs. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 684 per Credit (Wales) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 684 per Credit (England) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 684 per Credit (Scotland) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 684 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 1,250 per Credit (International) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 684 per Credit (EU) 12 Months

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University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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