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VCW1103

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0625 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)TBC

Synopsis

A wound dressing is a therapeutic agent and the choice of dressing will aid in optimising wound healing. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a universal dressing. Each wound is unique. This unit will provide students with an increased understanding of the history and advances of wound dressings and include the classification, properties and application of modern wound dressing.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Explain a basic history and development of wound dressings;
  • Identify the classification and properties of modern wound dressings;
  • Demonstrate and justify the selection of appropriate dressing products for different wounds;
  • Explain the composition, structure and use of wound dressing products;
  • Explain the role of antimicrobial and antibiotic agents in wound care;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of new technologies in wound dressings.

Assessment

Minor Assignment (30%), major written assignment (60%), participation in online tutorials (10%)

Chief examiner(s)

Adriana Tiziani