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VCW1105

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

This unit is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to recognise and effectively manage chronic wounds. Students will consider chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, diabetic foot and leg ulcers and investigate these in relation to their incidence in the community, causes and predisposing risk factors, strategies to reduce or eliminate causes, short and long term management

Objectives

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

  • Recognise the incidence and significance of chronic wounds in the community;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the aetiology of chronic wounds;
  • Explain the types of factors that lead to chronicity in relation to wound factors, client factors,inappropriate treatment;
  • Discuss the process of review and management of chronic wounds;
  • Discuss the principles of maintenance and prevention of recurrence.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Adriana Tiziani

Prerequisites

VCW1101; VCW1102; VCW1103