Course Overview

This programme aims to prepare healthcare professionals to effectively manage (within their scope of practice) challenging wound healing and tissue repair issues. The goal is to provide experienced, dedicated healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills in wound healing and tissue repair to ensure the highest quality of care for patients. Lecturers and facilitators on this course are recognised for their expertise nationally and internationally through research, education and clinical practice.

Unique features of this programme include the multidisciplinary approach. It is the first Level 9 course in skills development and competency in compression therapy and Doppler technique. The lecturers are internationally recognised for their expertise in this field.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who Teaches this Course

Programme director:

Lorraine Mee

Lecturers from within NUI Galway include:

Mr. Bernard Mc Carthy
Ms. Sinead Hahessy,
Prof. Martin Cormican
Dr. Pauline Meskell

Lecturers from outside NUI Galway include:

Ms. Adelene Greene, CNS Tissue Viability
Ms. Marion Cahill-Collins, ANP Vascular
Ms. Kate Arkley, Community Tissue Viability Nurse
Ms. Mary Burke, Clinical Educator
Ms. Fiona Willis, Nursing Practice Co-Ordinator

Requirements and Assessment

Assessment methods vary according to the specific module and may include: written assignments, e-tivities, blogs and OSCEs.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Hold an Honours Bachelor Degree at NFQ Level 8 in a healthcare profession. Applicants who do not hold an honors degree or higher diploma may apply should contact the programme director for further details. Hold current registration with their relevant governing body, for example NMBI, CORU, IMC. Be currently employed in healthcare.
Have a minimum of six months’ clinical experience in an appropriate setting since qualification.

Additional Requirements


1 year, full-time

Next start date

September 2018

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

Please refer to the review/closing date website.

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level


Mode of study

Taught Full-time (GYM71) and top-up (GYM88). 

ECTS weighting




PAC code


Course Outline

Using a blended learning approach, this programme will be delivered through a combination of online learning and face-to-face skills teaching. Modules are delivered using guided learning packs that provide a study guide, directed learning activities (both online and practice based), key reading, reflective points and e-tivities.

Students will be supported online as they work through each unit, using the virtual learning environment BlackBoard Collaborate. Students will be expected to engage in blogs, to respond to posted questions or activities and to complete e-titivies. The face-to-face teaching component (workshops) will take place at intervals throughout the semester. Workshops will focus on key skills and application.

Modules include: Using Research in practice (Core module); Clinical Governance—Supporting Safe Practice (Core); Service Improvement (Core); Management of Venous Leg Ulceration (Elective module); Critical Issues in Chronic Illness (Elective); Collaboration and Inter-Agency working (Elective); Management of Diabetic Foot Disease (Specialist module); Advanced Wound Care Management (Specialist).

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Students graduating from this programme will be able to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge in the area of wound healing and tissue repair. As wound management crosses many disciplines, the career path will vary according to the discipline. In the field of nursing, this programme will support nurses’ application for the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability (but does not guarantee that such an appointment will be made).

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,500 p.a. (Yr 1) & €3,250 (Yr 2) 2018/19

Fees: Tuition

€6,276 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€14,750 p.a. 2018/19
 EU fees Year 1:  €6,500 and Year 2:  €3,250.

Find out More

Dr Georgina Gethin
T: +353 91 492 018