Skin Health: Course Admission Standards

Welcome to the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute Skin Health Program Courses.

Who Can Apply:

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute Skin Health Program is open to all health professionals.

Language Requirements:

At this time all courses are given in English only.

Computer Requirements:

This is an online course, therefore access to a computer with high-speed Internet connection is necessary and computer literacy is an asset.

  • Computer – either a PC or a MAC
  • Stable and reasonably fast Internet Connection
  • Windows Media Player
  • Quick Time
  • Java

How to Apply:

Please complete the online application form, upload your resume and pay your course fee via our convenient online payment system.


The following textbooks are for the indicated courses.

You may order your textbooks through the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute Bookstore” and link to

NSWOCC – Bow Valley College Spotlight on Wound Management Program – Foundations of Skin and Wound Management Across the Continuum of Care

  • Wound Care Essentials Fourth Edition 2016 by Sharon Baranoski and Elizabeth Ayello Lippincott Wilkins and Wolters
  • Wound Care Made Incredibly Visual 2nd Edition 2008 Lippincott Wilkins and Wolters.

Skin Health: Ostomy Management

  • Mullen, B. D., & McGinn, K. A. (2008). The ostomy book: Living comfortably with colostomies, ileostomies, and urostomies. Boulder, CO: Bull Pub. K2P Continence

Skin Health: The Management of Edema in Community Clients

  • There are no required textbooks for this course; all reading materials are supplied.