Course Outline

AccreditedShort course
Electronic Pack
Study day at venue
Case study submission
Post study day competency booklet
CPD hours200150
Credits20 level 4

This module is designed for experienced primary health care assistants who wish to expand their role and gain new knowledge and skills in the care and management of patients who require wound care in the primary care environment. The content covers an overview of the types of wounds, wound healing and factors influencing the healing process, physical and psycho-social effects on the patient and family, infection control, asepsis, dressings and the removal of sutures and skin clips.

The module begins with a compulsory one-day workshop followed by sixteen weeks of self-directed study. A workbook linked to clinical activities and a competency booklet complements the self-directed learning and informs the summative assessment.

Suitable For

Primary health care assistants working at least 15 hours a week with a minimum of one years’ experience. They must be supported by a named registered nurse mentor. As part of the assessment involves writing an essay, it is important that students have a good ability to write clearly in English. You can test yourself using the assessments in our Resources section.


Teesside University UCPD Wound Care Management for Health Care Assistants in Primary Care 20 credits Level 4


Short course

Content Includes

  • Introduction to anatomy and physiology of the skin
  • Physical and psychosocial effect of different wounds on the patient and family
  • Identification of wound types
  • The healing process including lifestyle factors
  • Patient-focused wound assessment
  • Infection prevention
  • Hand washing
  • Wound cleansing and aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT)
  • Types of dressings used in primary care
  • Removal of staples and sutures – theory and practical
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Accountability

Dates & Locations

Start Date
27 September 2022
Sixteen weeks
Crow Trees


All students must complete competencies within the clinical setting, signed by the registered nurse.

Students on the university accredited module will also submit a 2000 word written assignment.

For more details about how the assessment works for University accredited courses, please see our FAQs section here.

Trainers were both excellent and answered all questions asked.

Student, Crow Trees