21st International Interdisciplinary Wound Care Course (4th IIWCC-ZA) 2013-14
This 12-month course in conjunction with the University of Toronto (Canada) consists of two 4-day compulsory residential weekends, twelve self-study themes, and a selective related to each registrant's day-to-day activities.
First Residential weekend: 31 January – 3 February 2013
Second Residential weekend: 23-26 January 2014
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Wound Care and Baro-medical Disciplines, Tygerberg Campus
Goals and Objectives To train persons from any professional discipline who are delivering wound care in practice to provide scientific grounding in the elements of wound healing science, establish interdisciplinary wound healing provision as a field of specialty and to translate new knowledge into practice. Participants will:
Assess and critically review wound care literature in key subject areas.
Integrate wound care principles by a self-directed learning program formulated with a selective proposal.
Demonstrate the application of best practices by developing a selective related to the learner's everyday activities.
Simulate clinical practice with small groups and patient problem solving.
Reflect on current practice and translate best evidence to facilitate practice advances.
Target Audience This program is designed for wound care clinicians with some training and experience to start advancing towards a Masters degree in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies University of Stellenbosch. Our objective is to recruit a mix of physicians, nurses, and other health professionals working in the field or in related industry. All coursework is to be submitted electronically and candidates are expected to be computer and internet proficient in order to comply with this course pre-requisite.
Qualifications If you are registered as a health professional without a degree, a letter from your employer stating that you have at least five years of wound care experience must be attached to this application, together with all applicable courses already completed in the field. Entry into MScCH afterwards subjected to University admission criteria.
Self-Learning Themes Compulsory Themes: 1. Educational principles and adult learning 4. Wound Bed Preparation 6. Leg Ulcers (Venous/Arterial/Other) 7. Diabetic/Foot Ulcers 8. Pressure Ulcers Optional Themes - Select Four: 2. Health Care Delivery, Team Approach, Guidelines, Standards, Algorithms 3. Research methodology 5. Inflammation and Infection 9. Maintenance/Non-Healing Chronic Wounds 10. Post Surgical Wounds 11. Burns/Trauma 12. Peri-stomal/Peri-wound & Skin care 13. Lymphedema 14. Skin and Soft Tissue infections Selective: Own choice theme related to individual workplace
Lecturing staff: Prof. Gary Sibbald, University of Toronto Prof. Elizabeth Ayello, Excelsior College, USA Dr. WAJ Meintjes, University of Stellenbosch Mrs. Hiske Smart, University of Stellenbosch Dr. Brian Ostrow, University of Toronto Dr. Gregory Weir, Specialist: Vascular surgery Dr.Frans Cronje, University of Stellenbosch Dr. Cecilia Roberts, University of Stellenbosch Sr Mariette Swart, University of Stellenbosch
Course fees: R 22 345.55 inclusive of study material and textbook A deposit of R3500.00 is payable on registration. The balance is to be paid before April 2013. Any other financial agreement must be forwarded to the Course Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date for registration: 4 January 2013 Enquiries: email@example.com
Sponsored by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Accredited through the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto