Advanced Principles and Practice of Stoma Care

The aim of the module is for the practitioner to develop skills, knowledge and prepare for a role in stoma care. This module has been designed to enable nurses working in the field of stoma care to build upon their previous physiological, psychological and social knowledge base plus develop professional reflective and critical thinking skills. The module will include an introduction to physiology of the gastro intestinal tract and urinary tract / altered physiology, an introduction to counselling skills, development of self-concept and body image, nursing Assessment, pre, peri and post-operative care, nutritional care, professional developments in gastrointestinal / stoma care nursing, stoma formation, with reference to the needs of specific groups e.g. differences in gender, sexuality, age, cultural differences, types of stoma and reasons for formation, product selection, peri-stoma skin care and the role of support organizations, media, social media.

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with an appropriate Professional Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) in health care, such as NMC or HCPC

  • Minimum 12 months post-registration experience, normally within a health practice setting

  • Possess BSc (Hons) 2:2 degree award minimum

  • IELTS 6.5 in all criteria

How to apply

Online application forms and guidance for application process


Key information

Module Category: PCPH
Module Code: 5020
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 7

Module leader

Penny Harrison
T: (0116) 201 3854

Louise Harding (SALTS)


Semester 1 (Autumn 2023)

  • 4 & 5 October 2023
  • 8 & 9 November 2023
  • 6 & 7 December 2023

You must attend all six study sessions.

Semester 2

  • 17 & 18 April 2024
  • 15 & 16 May 2024
  • 12 & 13 June 2024

You must attend all six study sessions.


Please contact Louise Harding for more details.