Manchester Burns Course: Burn Rehabilitation

17th February 2023 @ 9:00 am – 12th May 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Free if working in Burns within the Northern Burn Care Network. If outside Nortern Burns Network contact

Unit Overview
The Burns Rehabilitation Unit will cover topics such as scar management, psychology, pain management, return to work/school and social reintegration.  It is a single unit with curriculum covering both paediatric and adult aspects of burn injury care.  It is open to all members of the burn care team as well as other health care professionals
who have regular contact with burn patients.

Unit Content
The curriculum covers all aspects of both paediatric and adult rehabilitation from burn injury management specifically:
Ongoing respiratory care; Chronic wound management; Scar assessment and management; Role of pressure garments including hypertrophic scars; Surgical reconstruction; Neuropathic pain; School reintegration; Managing appearance-related concerns; Psychological issues of returning to work/school; Role of the Rehab Team and Rehab Prescription; Work reintegration; Nutritional issues in burn rehabilitation; Scar physiology; Adult and child functional rehabilitation; Role of prosthetics; Outcome measures; Skin camouflage; Post Traumatic Stress; Adjustment issues and depression; Role of the Burns Outreach team; Welfare Rights; Burn Camps

Qualifications / Entry Requirements
Level 6 Study:
  Minimum of DipHE in a Health Related Subject (Level 5)
Level 7 Study:  Minimum of a degree in a Health Related Subject (Level 6)

Qualification Achieved
Academic study affords 20 credits for level 6 and 15 credits for level 7.

Cost:  Free of charge if working in burns within the Northern Burn Care Network.  If you would like to apply and work within the Northern Burn Care Network, please request an expression of interest form from  The completed form should be returned by 20 January 2023.
If you work outside the Northern Burns Care Network or you do not work in a burns service, please apply to the University of Manchester at

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