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VCW1108

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)Jo White

Synopsis

This unit will explore the importance of nutrition in wound healing. Nutritional assessment, management and treatment of nutritional deficiencies will be described and discussed in relation to wound healing.

Objectives

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

  • Demonstrate a comprehension of normal digestive processes, the sources of macro and micronutrients and their roles in body metabolism;
  • Explain malnutrition status and how these can be reversed;
  • Assess nutritional status and be aware of advantages and disadvantages of the variety of methods for doing so;
  • Describe the different methods of enrichment and delivery of nutrition and supplements;
  • Correlate nutritional requirements to specific wound states, such as pressure ulcers.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Adriana Tiziani

Prerequisites

VCW1101, VCW1102, VCW1103, VCW1104, VCW1105