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VCW1112

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 Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)TBC

Synopsis

The treatment of scars has become increasingly complex with a growing array of techniques and products available for use. The related costs for the management of scars is also expanding. This elective aims to explore current scar management practices and their evidential base. Knowledge of scar histology and appropriate outcome measurements will be used to critically evaluate interventions such as pressure therapy, massage and the use of contact media.



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Objectives

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

  • Outline the process of scar formation and how it affects the function of normal skin;
  • Define the difference between normal scar and problematic scar;
  • Describe methods of scar assessment;
  • Critically evaluate the different types of management of scars: medical management, pressure therapy, massage, use of contact media;
  • Identify the psychosocial impact of a significant scar on the individuals quality of life

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Adriana Tiziani

Prerequisites

VCW1101, VCW1102, VCW1103