EWMA endorsements

Overview of institution courses endorsed by EWMA
Country Full title Duration/credits Institution & Contact person
(last update June 2014)      
Belgium Certificate in Wound Management 2-month modular programme/ 6 ECTS/ 150 hours of study Centre of Continuing & Professional Development CNPV
Contact: Luc Gryson
Belgium Post Graduate Certificate in Tissue Viability 1-year programme, 20 ECTS per year (20 ECTS/500 hrs of study load in total). University College Brussels
Contact: Luc Gryson
Belgium Post Graduate Diploma in Stomatherapy, Woundhealing and Tissue Viability 2-year programme, 30 ECTS per year (60 ECTS/1500 hrs of study load in total) Centre of Continiung & Professional Development CNPV; KATHO College for Higher Education
Contact: Luc Gryson
China Chinese Advanced Wound Management Training Program The total program will be in 160 hours (4 weeks), 80 hours for theory study and 80 hours for clinical practice. Certificate of completion given to nurses who attend without absence. Jiangsu Nursing Association
China Hong Kong East Cluster- Advanced Wound Certification Course (HKEC AWCC) Total 13 days (1 day / week): Lectures: 8 days (Tutorial + skill laboratory), Clinical Practicum: 5days Ho, Chi Wai Lam Ka Ki Annette
China Hong Kong East Cluster, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital– Clinical Wound Management (Lecture + Workshop) Total 2 days (one day for lecture & one day for workshop); Lecture: 3 hrs ; Workshop: 3 groups (each group about 8 participants with rotation) totally 3 hrs Ho, Chi Wai Lam Ka Ki Annette
Denmark Introduction to Prevention and Treatment of Wounds (Basic course with specialist modules) Four (3 basic, one specialist) modules of 5days education = 7,5 ECTS. Two additonal specialist modules available: One week education each/ 1,5 ECTS. University College South, Haderslev
Contact: Lene Corydon-Pedersen
Germany Basic course "Wundexperte ICW e.V." The course consists of a theoretical part of five days and a two day hospitation in a wound treating institution. Offered by 70 teaching institutions across Germany. Developed and regularly updated by an expert board of the Initiative Chronische Wunden (ICW)
Hungary Treatment of wound – Prevention and treatment of chronic wounds Full time / part time course: 60 hours 2 ECTS-points awarded Faculty of Health Science, Department of Nursing ,at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
Contact: Judit Daroczy
India India Wound Care Project 1-day course Diabetic Wound Care Society of India, Talwalker Polyclinic, Opp Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai
Ireland Short module in Wound Management 12 contact hours Dublin Wicklow Branch of the Wound Management Association Ireland
Contact: Niamh McLain
Ireland Post Graduate Diploma/MSc Wound Management & Tissue Viability Modular Programme over 2 years/120 ECTS Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery
Ireland Introduction to Wound Management – national Programme for Nurses and Midwives The module will require a minimum of 35 contact teaching hours Office of Nursing and Midwifery Services Directorate, Health Service Executive, Dr Steeven’s Hospital
Italy Scuola Italiana Riparazione Tessutale (SIRTES) 4-day course 17 CME credits (Italian CME) University of Pisa, Department of Dermatology
Contact: Marco Romanelli
Italy Pisa International Diabetic Foot Courses, Course Title: Management of the Diabetic Foot - Theory & Practice 3 1/2 days Programme Diabetic Foot Section of the Pisa University Hospital, Dept. of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa
Contact: Alberto Piaggesi
Malaysia Wound Management Masterclass – A Focus on Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU) There are two components to this 1-day programme – lecture in the am (0900-1200) and workshop in the pm (1400-1700). Malaysian Enterostomal Nurses Association (METNA) Enterostomal Therapy Nursing Services, Room 9 & 10, Surgery Clinic, 1st Floor, Main Tower, University Malaya Medical Centre, Lembah Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 016-2181746
Malta Current Issues of in Wound Management The course is a two days course and will be offered to any other nurse that will join Tissue Viability every 2 years. Mater Dei Hospital, B'kara By-Pass, Malta
Contact: Corinna Ward
Netherlands Postgraduate education course for registered nurses (first and second year) The one-year course includes 24 days / 7 hours at the academy (2 or 3 consecutive days). 168 hours = 6 ECTS and 336 hours of personal study = 12 ECTS. The two-year course includes 35 days / 7 hours at the academy (2 or 3 consecutive days). 245 hours = 9 ECTS and 490 hours of personal study = 18 ECTS. Erasmus MC Zorgacademie, University Nursing School, GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands Antoinette Brandenburg
Portugal Post Graduation in Wound Treatment and Precention: Nursing Approach Total hours: 450 Escola Superior de Enfermangem S. Francisco das Misericordias (ESESFM), Lisbon, Portugal
Contact: Hélia Gabriel, Susana Gaspar
Portugal Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Wound Care 30 ECTS (20 weeks/One semester); 840h (336h theoretical and practice and 504h of Self learning) University of Minho - School of Nursing; Universidad do Minho Largo do Paço
Contact: João Manuel Pimentel Cainé
Portugal Master of Science in Wounds and Tissue Viability 120 ECTS (250 hours of contact) Instituto de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Católica Portugesa, Campus da Asprela
Contact: Margarida Vieira
Portugal Tissue Viability and Wound Management 810 hours / 30 ECTS Escola Superior de Enfermagem S. João de Deus
Contact: Katia Furtado
Romania Wound Management Total hours: 30 University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hatieganu", Cluj-Napoca
Contact: Ana-Maria Iuonut
Saudi Arabia DFU management a multidisciplinary care approach A three day course, 8 lectures and 6 workshops, Time frame: 9:00- 16:00 daily SAUDI Ministry of Health, Contact: Professor Khaled El Tayeb
Singapore Wound Management Course for Registered Nurses Total hours: 21 + optional component St. Luke's Hospital
Contact: Susie Goh Boon Ai
Singapore Advanced Wound Lecture and Workshop (with DM Foot focus) Total 1 day (half day for lecture & half day for workshop) Lecture: 3 hours Workshop: 3 groups (each group about 8 participants with rotation) total 3 hours St. Luke’s Hospital 2 Bukit Batok Street 11 Singapore 659674 Tel: 6895 3260
Switzerland An Interdisciplinary approach to Wound Care/Tissue Viability 3 modules during 25 days (150 hours of course and 300 hours of personnal work) / 15 ECTS University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Haute école de santé (hesge.ch/heds)
Contact: Sophie Girardet-Asin
Switzerland Dipl Wundexpertin SAfW/Wound Care Expert SAfW Part time course, 24 days presence time within a 12 month duration; 7 modules Association of Swiss Hospitals; Section Education (Hplus Bildung)
Contact: Guido Wismer/Severin Läuchli
Switzerland Diploma course, DAS - wound care / tissue viability   University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Haute école de santé (hesge.ch/heds)
Contact: Carolyn Windham-Whyte
United Kingdom Post Graduate Certificate / Diploma / MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair The course is inter-professional, part-time and distance learning leading to a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MCs qualification with a total of 180 Credits. Cardiff University
Contact: Samantha Holloway
United Kingdom Tissue Viability Foundation Modules (leg ulcre, pressure ulcre and diabetic foot modules) The modules are run over a 16 week period and consist of 300 hours of study. The 3 modules are stand-alone modules and do not lead to an overall degree award. They constitute 30 CATS points at Level 3 and are studied individually. The modules run twice per year in the Spring and Autumn Semesters. Cardiff University
Contact: Wendy Davies
United Kingdom Professional Development in Leg Ulcer Management (Level 6) 6 full days over 12 weeks period/15 credits/ ECTS 7.5 Kings College London
Contact: Julie Bliss
United Kingdom Professional Development in Leg Ulcer Management Level 6 Flexible Learning 1.5 days over 12 week period, web-based learning (60 hrs) 15 credits Kings College London
Contact: Julie Bliss
United Kingdom Tissue Viability Level 6 6 days (taught) over 12 week term, plus 7 hours in clinical practice to attain requirements for assessment of competence; 15 credits Kings College London
Contact: Julie Bliss
United Kingdom Tissue Viability Level 7 6 days (taught) over 12 week term, plus 7 hours in clinical practice to attain requirements for assessment of competence; 15 credits Kings College London
Contact: Julie Bliss
United Kingdom Leg Ulcer Management Level 7 6 full days over 12 week period plus 12-20 hours in clinical practice area to meet requirements for assessment of competence; 15 credits Kings College London
Contact: Julie Bliss
United Kingdom Leg Ulcer Overview 3 days; Can be taken as stand alone or combined with 2-day Wound care: evidence based practice (5 day total) for a level 5 or level 6 module: Advancing practice through integrated learning Kings College London
Contact: Julie Bliss
United Kingdom Wound Care Evidence Based Practice 2 days (15 hours) Can be taken as stand alone or combined with 3 day leg ulcer overview (5 day total) with a written assessment for a level 5 or level 6 module: Advancing practice through integrated learning Kings College London
Contact: Julie Bliss
United Kingdom Modules: Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management; Leg Ulcer and Vascular Management (Theory); Leg Ulcer and Vascular Management (Practice); Wound Healing and Wound Management The modules are made up of 200 hours of study. Timetable formal teaching and learning usually equates to half a day a week for a consecutive 12 weeks period. The modules are designed as level 6 which equates to a Bachelor's Degree with Honours, (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Framework for Higher Education Qualifications 2008), www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/fheq/EWNI/default.asp University of Hull, Faculty of Health and Social Care
Contact: Kate Bowers
United Kingdom Sharp Debridement Course Three days taught with two practical sessions Kings College Hospital, London

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