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).
Months of entry
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.
- 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. This 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) and the Knowledge and Skills Framework (DoH 2004).
Information for international students
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
- 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
- Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions