Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Management and Care

3rd October 2023 @ 9:00 am – 28th November 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Education Centre
Laura Presley-Hague
0121 371 4915

Module overview

This module is aimed at practitioners working within plastic and reconstructive surgery services including acute care, pre-hospital care and rehabilitation environments.  It is carefully designed to deliver up to date theory and to allow discussion of advancements in practice including new interventions and technological developments. The taught content will be linked to students’ experiences allowing critical discussion of practice with other students.

This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills of the pathophysiology and management of patients who have experienced injury requiring plastic and reconstructive surgery. This clinical theory will be closely linked to enhancement of general critical enquiry skills, alongside the development of an understanding and critical awareness of professional practice and the current context of plastic and reconstructive surgery focussed health care delivery. Students will be facilitated to recognise that combining these elements will enhance their clinical skills and their overall performance in practice.

 Is this module for me?

The module is open to all health care practitioners providing care and management to adults and children who are undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery. This module focuses on the care and management issues that occur for patients who are need plastics and reconstructive surgery developing health care practitioners’ skills in symptom management, assessment and treatment plans and improving quality of life.

Module content

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery: incidence, risk factors, cost implications, prevention.
  • Political / clinical drivers: exploration of political influences impacting on plastic and reconstructive care and service delivery
  • Role and structure of regional plastic surgery centres.
  • Consideration of and analysis of recommendations in clinical guideline documents.
  • Condition specific anatomy and physiology
  • Managing the acutely ill patient and the use of technological interventions
  • Assessment and evaluation of the patient including the use of digital assessment tools and electronic documentation.
  • Physical consequences and treatment of injury – condition specific
  • Psychological consequences of injury: impact on role, finances, relationships etc
  • Principles of physical rehabilitation
  • Decision making and leadership skills
  • Development of team-working and conflict management
  • Current research relating to plastic and reconstructive care and management

Teaching and Learning

Study days will consist of varying teaching methods for the delivery and exploration of the key areas of biology, assessment and care management, these methods will include lectures; group work; discussion; debate. In addition some study days will be supported with exercises through the Virtual Learning Environment (BlackBoard) in order to consolidate learning.

 Entry requirements

  • Registered health care professional
  • Minimum of six months’ post qualification experience within the speciality.
  • Students should have the support of your clinical manager.

How to make an application

Application will be open from July 2023 and you will be able to apply Via Buckinghamshire New University website

Level 6 application link:
Level 7 application link:
The fees will be split between Buckinghamshire University and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Therefore, anybody being sponsored will need two sponsorship forms, one for the amount of £500 for Buckinghamshire and one for the amount of £350 for UHB.

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