Burn Injury: Adults And Paediatrics (Graduate Certificate) NURSING3002

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course aims to develop knowledge and skills in burn injury care by exploring current techniques, developments and research in areas such as burn assessment, managing extensive burns, psychological response to burns and rehabilitation. This will enable you to provide evidence-based care in the area of burn injury management.


Three consecutive days.

Requirements of Entry

Applicants are requested to see the School of Medicine Graduate School website for general entrance requirements:


Applicants must also have:

Professional qualification and current membership of a health care professional body e.g. General Medical Council, Health Professionals Council, Nursing & Midwifery Council.

Candidates must be currently involved in patient care and with the ability to gain experience in caring for patients with burns or requiring plastic surgery.

Applications are welcome from people with alternative qualifications than a degree. Each person's application will be considered on an individual basis and people may be asked to produce evidence of continued professional development.

Applicants will normally be interviewed as part of the selection process.

Excluded Courses



Principles of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burn Injury Care (Graduate Certificate) 20 credits

Plastic and Reconstructive surgery: Adults and Paediatrics (Graduate Certificate) 20 credits


A 2,500 word essay based on a case study.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The course will increase the practitioners' knowledge of the current techniques, developments and research in the area of burn injury.

The course will enable the practitioner to provide evidence based care.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Appraise the causes and extent of adult and paediatric burns, their prevention and first aid treatment in the context of health education.


2. Apply the anatomy and physiology of the skin and underlying structures to accurately assess burn depth and size of tissue damage


3. Appraise the physical and psychological complications of an extensive burn injury in both the acute and rehabilitation phases.


4. Explore current research and evaluate the fundamental techniques currently used in burn management and surgery.


5. Identify and evaluate the acute and long term, multi-professional management of patients with burns.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Minimum award of Grade D for assessment