Wound Management for Health Professionals FAQ

With online education, you can complete courses without attending the university. Our online courses include web-based learning. All courses have an official start and completion date. The instructor facilitates weekly learning objectives and course work, and all assignments are submitted online. Once you register for our online courses you have access to the Orientation to Online Learning course, a self-paced orientation to help you to familiarize yourself with Moodle, our online learning platform. Please see the Online Learning section of our website for more information.

Wound Management Level I is completed entirely online. Wound Management Level II follows a blended learning model. It has a one-day, on-campus workshop after eight weeks of online learning that enables you to participate in hands-on learning activities and demonstrate your skills for assessment.

Our instructors are chosen based on their educational background and relevant career experience. They are experienced wound care clinicians with extensive experience in wound management within the multidisciplinary team.

In order to access your online course, you will need to have a computer with:

  • a reliable Internet Connection
  • one of the following  supported operating systems
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7 or higher
    • Apple OS X 10.5 or higher
  • one of the following supported browsers (latest version)
    • Internet Explorer
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Safari
    • Google Chrome

Two weeks before your course starts, you will receive an email with login information and details about ordering your textbook. If you live within the Victoria area, you can pick up the textbook in person if you prefer. For information on the UVic Bookstore, visit their website.

Yes, you have the same access to the library as all students at the University of Victoria. The library has both online and on-site tutorials to help you familiarize yourself with the system. Check the library website for a description of the full range of services available.

Evaluation in Wound Management Level I consists of five quizzes and a final exam, all completed online. Wound Management Level II has quizzes and an online exam as well as a short written report which is submitted to the instructor and presented to the group at the workshop. There is also a skill demonstration graded at the workshop.

You must achieve 75% or greater in Wound Management Level I to receive a certificate of completion and move on to Level II. A mark of 75% or greater is also required to pass and receive the certificate of completion for Level II.

There is a Challenge Exam option for those who feel they have the expertise in wound care to by-pass Level I and move directly to Level II. The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions to be completed in 80 minutes and students must achieve 75% or greater to move directly to Level II. Please contact us at healthsci@uvcs.uvic.ca for more information.

You can view and change your contact information (telephone number, mailing address, email address) in the online student registration system. You can also view and print off your unofficial transcripts there.

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