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European University Course “Complex Decongestive Therapy”

  • Learning Targets and Competence

  • Structure of the Course:

  • Academic Certificate

  • Entrance Criteria s

  • Admission

  • Tuition fees

  • Workload and mode of studies

  • Scientific advisory board

In the European university course “Complex Decongestive Therapy” the student learns all relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to treat patients with lymphoedema. In module 1-3 the student gets an overview of the medical-therapeutic diagnostic and the therapy of relevant clinical pictures of the lymphatic system and its symptomatology. Theoretically the student knows the anatomical, physiological and pathological basics of the lymphatic system. In practice the student knows the manual lymph drainage techniques on the intact lymphatic system. The student learns the medical-therapeutically diagnostic and therapy of relevant clinical pictures of the lymphatic system, its symptomatology and clinical presentation. The students are able to perform basic and complex examination and treatment techniques at the patient.

The course consists of 3 modules:

  • Module 1: Principles of Lymphoedema I – 3 ECTS
  • Module 2: Principles of Lymphoedema II – 4,5 ECTS
  • Module 3: Lymphoedema Course Advanced – 4 ECTS


The total of 11,5 ECTS have to be succesfully completed to finish the course.

  • Module 4: Train the trainer program for selected candidates–14,5 ECTS. Graduates are certified trainers of European University and will be entitled to teach module 1-3.



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The graduation certificate will be from the University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum Graz, Austria which gives the graduate the title “Complex Decongestive Therapist”. National accreditation and job profile according to legal requirements has to be adapted for each country where the course is introduced.

Candidates with the following pre-requisites are qualified to apply for the admission procedure:

  • Completed university studies in medicine or nursing science
  • or Diploma in nursing science
  • or diploma in physiotherapy


The candidate needs to be legally allowed to treat human patients.

The admission criteria will be checked by the IHM and together with our academic partner the admission procedure will be processed.
The cost structure and the determination of the fee are depending on national structures and network partners. Included are: National and international trainers, access to our e – learning platform, tutoring, study material, samples, seminar room and technical equipment.

Not included: travel costs, accommodation costs
Module 1 can be completed either online or face-to-face.
Modules 2 and 3 have to be done face-to-face in Europe.
Concerning the workload, we are following the European Credit Transfer System. 1 ECTS point equals 25h workload for the student. The overall 11,5 ECTS represent a total workload of approximately 285 hours of study for the course.
Between the modules 1-3 the student has to complete practice periods where he/she needs to treat specific indications given by the university. The student is obligated to prepare case reports for examination.

Language of teaching is English.
For more information about the program and the next course dates, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use our contact form

Scientific advisory board

Dr. med. Walter Döller

Dr. Walter Döller, M.D.

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Prof. Dr. med. Liu Ningfei

Prof. Dr. Liu Ningfei, M.D.




European University Course “Wound and Disease Management”

  • Background

  • Learning Targets and Competence

  • Structure of the Course:

  • Academic Certificate

  • Entrance Criteria s

  • Admission

  • Tuition fees

  • Workload and mode of studies

  • Scientific advisory board

Healing chronic wounds is part of the challenges clinicians are confronted with in their daily routine. Introducing standardized treatment concepts and guidelines have shown to improve healing rates, reduce healing time and decrease treatment costs. The target of our holistic concept is to improve quality of treatment, increase efficacy and efficiency and as a result give the patients a better quality of life.

In the course we offer treatment pathways for chronic wounds, which were developed by European medical professionals according to European guidelines. In the educational program the fundamental knowledge to conduct these pathways will be taught, furthermore the student will get deepening knowledge about wound healing mechanisms, underlying diseases and various indications based on scientific outcome.
Learning targets
In the university course “Wound and Disease management” the student learns about the basics in wound and wound treatment. The goal is to create a common understanding and knowledge about wounds, their underlying diseases and a holistic view of the patient. The student learns the latest evidence based treatment therapies and gets trained to understand and follow treatment pathways for chronic wounds in combination with documenting, controlling and critically re-evaluating these treatment strategies.

Competence
The student will be able to critically reflect his knowledge about wounds and from this basis he/she broadens his/her knowledge and is able to implement it in practice; the student learns to critically reflect his/her abilities in systemic and topical wound treatment, if necessary to correct and learn improved ways of treatment; the student learns about latest scientific findings giving new solutions for treatment of patients with wounds.
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The graduation certificate will be a European University Certificate which gives the graduate the title “Wound and Disease Manager”. National accreditation and job profile according to legal requirements has to be adapted for each country where the program is introduced with our network partners.

Candidates with the following pre-requisites are qualified to apply for the admission procedure:

  • Completed university studies in medicine or nursing science
  • Or Diploma in nursing science
  • Plus 2 years practice in healthcare sector as nurse/doctor and
  • Proof that the candidate is working with wound patients
Beside the formal criteria, which will be checked by the academic partner, the student has to make an entry test. The student has to prepare some topics from Basic Course I and needs to prepare a multiple-choice test.
The cost structure and the determination of the fee are depending on national structures and network partners. Included are: National and international trainers, access to our e – learning platform, access to a special wound documentation system, tutoring, study material, samples, seminar room and technical equipment.

Not included: travel costs, accommodation costs

The focus of the university course Wound and Disease Management will be on practice time and long distance learning. The theoretical weeks Basic Course I + II + III are on e-learning basis and self-study. The student becomes, after admission to the course, access to the e-campus. Concerning the workload, we are following the European Credit Transfer System. 1 ECTS point equals 25h workload for the student. The course is structured in 3 modules with each 8 ECTS points, which is divided in 50% self-study, 30% practice time and 20% bedside teaching and case report preparations.



Outline of online contents
Anatomy and Physiology of the Wound:
  • The Skin – Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Vascular system – Anatomy & Physiology
  • Basics in Microbiology and Hygiene
Pathophysiology of the Wound:
  • Basics in Wound Healing
  • Wound Infection
  • Wound Cleansing and Debridement
  • Classification of Dressing Material, Handling and Dressing Changes
DDiagnosis, Treatment Therapy and Documentation I:
  • Wound Photography and Wound Documentation
  • Treatment Pathways:Venous leg ulcer, Arterial leg ulcer, Diabetic foot syndrome, Pressure ulcer
Compression Therapy I
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy I – Introduction and Basics
Influence factors in wound healing:
  • Pain Management I
  • Nutrition and Chronic Wound Patients I
Diagnosis, Treatment Therapy and Documentation II:
  • Stagnant Wounds
  • Surgical Wound Closure
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy II – Advanced
  • Palliative Therapy of Wounds
  • Differential Diagnosis in Chronic Wounds
Infectiology:
  • Basics in Infectiology
  • MRSA Eradication
  • Cleansing Effect



Language of teaching is English.
For more information about the program and the next course dates, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use our contact form

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Dr. med. Thomas Wild

Dr. Thomas Wild, M.D.

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