This course will develop your knowledge and skills in a way which helps you to bring together theory and practice in the field of Lymphoedema care, as well as elements of palliative and end of life care. The course aims to provide you with an award that will give you the necessary professional values, communication and interpersonal skills to care for this specialist client group through the development of knowledge and understanding in the areas of specialist assessment and management of mild / moderate and complex Lymphoedema whilst also considering contemporary approaches to lymphoedema service provision.
The course will enable you to develop specialist knowledge and skills to provide safe, effective and holistic management of individuals with Lymphoedema, including the support required by their significant others. The education and training team delivering the programme will prepare you to practice in this increasingly important aspect of care in the 21st century.
Successful completion of the award will enable you to progress to the Honours degree in Lymphoedema Care.
Compton Hospice Education and Training Centre has a well-established tradition of offering high quality research based specialist modules in lymphoedema and palliative / end of life care.
The latest technology is embraced within the organisation which includes fully interactive projectors; online multi media and the latest resources in our specialist on site library. Our knowledgeable lecturers maintain clinical links in order to offer the most contemporary approaches to symptom management and other interventions in lymphoedema and palliative / end of life care.
This course will build upon and develop your knowledge and skills as a practitioner caring for individuals with lymphoedema in either the acute, community or voluntary sectors. It will assist you in developing your skills to analyse practice by using appropriate evidence to improve service delivery and to promote empowerment for life chances and healthy lifestyles for people adjusting to changes in their own health and wellbeing. The course will enable the development of your knowledge and understanding in the core elements of Lymphoedema care.
Further training and education opportunities
On completion of the BSc you will be eligible to progress to the Honours Degree in Lymphoedema Care, or an Honours Degree in a related subject area. Compton Hospice education and training centre also offer a range of courses / modules to help you develop further your specialist skills in Lymphoedema and / or palliative and end of life care, or to meet your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs.
Students will have 120 level 4 and 120 level 5 credits.
You must currently work with individuals requiring lymphoedema care (with / without palliative and end of life care status), or have access to delivering care with this specialist client group. Confirmation of your eligibility to enter the course can be sought through contacting the programme leader who will convey the decision to the Admissions Tutor.
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in relation to module / course learning outcomes. A request for consideration of RPL should be made in writing to the programme leader prior to the course commencing.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.