Manchester Burns Course: Principles & Practice of Burn Care

30th September 2022 @ 9:00 am – 16th December 2022 @ 4:45 pm
Free if working in Burns within the Northern Burn Care Network. If outside Nortern Burns Network contact

Unit Overview
This original and informative unit will provide the foundation of key burn injury knowledge and burn management principles from which to facilitate current best practice in Burn Care for people who work in burns services within the Northern Care Network.

Unit Content
The curriculum covers all aspects of both paediatric and adult acute burn injury management including:
Burn aetiology; Management of acute and procedural pain; Surgical intervention procedures and early excision; Wound healing and appropriate dressing selection; Calculation of depth and total body surface area; Management of chemical and electrical burn injuries; Psychological difficulties experienced by burn patients and practical solutions; Physiotherapy/occupational therapy for the burned patient and early rehabilitation measures; …and much more

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.  For course dates and expression of interest forms please email
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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