Certificate in Wound Care and Limb Salvage
Certificate in Wound Care and Limb Salvage

January 2024 Intake – Applications will be Closed on 17th November 2023

The course provides participants a general overview of wound care management, including how to overcome obstacles when treating different kinds of wounds. The objective is to provide health professionals who work in wound care with the information, skills, and clinical preparation they need to help people with chronic wounds. By the end of this course the participants would have a better understanding of the pathophysiology behind wound healing as well as an understanding of the various wound etiologies. The program would last over the span of 3 months and will be held both online and on-site with the on-site sessions being mandatory. Both, medical doctors registered under SLMC and nurses registered under either SLMC or SLNC are encouraged to apply.

  • Review the pathophysiology behind wound healing
  • Understand wound aetiology
  • Identify infection, neuropathy, injury and impairments in vascularity
  • Perform a wound assessment and identify barriers to wound healing in chronic wounds
  • Understand the principles of selecting appropriate wound dressings/treatments appropriate for healing and non-healing wounds
  • Identify chronic wounds that require admission / referral for speciality care.
  • SLQF Level: 2
  • Credit Hours: 94
  • Duration in Months: 03 months

Entry Criteria:

  • Registered medical officers under the SLMC.
  • Registered nurses under the SLMC-SLNC.
  • The University of Colombo will advertise applications for the course through newspapers, website and other electronic media upon which students meeting the eligibility criteria can apply for admission to the course by paying the application fee to the Registrar of the Faculty of Medicine.
  • The course committee will review the application forms and selections will be carried out by the committee.
  • Selected applicants will be informed via email or telephone call.
  • Lectures / lecture demonstrations
  • Small group discussions
  • Case studies
  • Practicals / assignments
  • Self-study
  • Student seminar
  • Case presentations
  • In course assessments (20%)
  • Case report
    • Reflective practice -2
  • End of course assessments (80%)
    • Theory
    • Case based discussion
    • Practical assessment
  • Prof Mandika Wijeyaratne – Prof of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
  • Prof. Rezni Cassim – Director, Paa-Savia
  • Dr. Thushan Gooneratne – Course coordinator
  • Dr. Joel Arudchelvam – Consultant vascular surgeon – NHSL
  • Dr. Nalaka Gunawansa – Consultant vascular surgeon – NHSL
  • Dr. Ranjuka Ubayasiri – Consultant vascular surgeon – Galle
  • Dr. Aruna Weerasooriya – Consultant vascular surgeon – Ragama
  • Dr. Thusitha Kahaduwa – Wound care specialist
  • Prof Chathuranga Ranasinghe –
  • Prof Ranil Jayawardana – Clinical nutritionist
  • Dr. Suharshini Raththathungs – Clinical psychiatrist
  • Dr Vihara Dassanayake – Consultant Anesthetist
  • Dr. Gunendrika Kasthuriratne – Consultant Rheumatologist and rehabilitation physician
  • Orthotist / Prosthetist
  1. Tuition Fees:               35,000/- per student
  2. Other Fees:
  • Registration fee – Rs. 2,000/- per student
  • Examination fee – Rs. 5000/- per student

Dr. Thushan Gooneratne

MBBS (Col), MD (Surgery), MRCS (UK), ChM Vascular and Endovascular (Edin)

Consultant Vascular and Transplant Surgeon

Senior Lecturer

Department of Surgery,

Faculty of Medicine,

University of Colombo.