Taught course

Burn Care (Distance Learning)

Queen Mary, University of London · Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science

Entry requirements

Minimum of 12 months clinical experience within the relevant clinical area plus a degree or higher qualification in Medicine or healthcare related subjects such as Nursing and Healthcare, Dietetics and Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Social Work.

Months of entry


Course content

The clinical care of burn patients in the UK and western healthcare services has developed significantly, particularly over the last decade based on a better understanding of the pathophysiology of the burn wound and its systemic consequences, improvements in critical care, and advances in skin tissue engineering, burn rehabilitation and reconstruction.

There are a vast range of contradictory practices around the world, and this innovative distance learning diploma fills a void in burn care education, recognised by both the British Burn Association [BBA], and the International Society of Burn Injury [ISBI]. The Clinical Academic Unit of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery has established the Southeast of England Burn Injury Research Network [BIRN] bringing together basic scientists and physicians to improve burn care services, specifically including education.

Consisting of distance learning, clinical day/seminar teaching and a dissertation, this programme covers the entire spectrum of burn care with an emphasis on principles and instruction in a wide range of techniques.

This programme will:

  • Provide the didactic skeleton for excellent burn care to physicians and surgeons practicing within the multidisciplinary burn team environment.
  • Give you a grounding in medicolegal and psychiatric aspects of burn practice.
  • Provide a thorough grounding in the principles of burn anaesthesia and burn critical care within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Give you the flexibility to study whilst in employment.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
distance learning
24 months


distance learning
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Sam Matthew
44 (0)20 7882 7173