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VCW1113

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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

Synopsis

This unit explores the complex issues and challenges associated with non-healing wounds. Students will gain an understanding of palliation, management of odour, exudate and pain management for people with fungating, cancerous wounds, radiation ulcers and non-healing chronic wounds.

Objectives

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the aetiology and physiology of non-healing wounds;
  • Identify the types of wounds that require palliative management;
  • Discuss the palliative care and challenges associated with the management of fungating wounds, cancerous wounds, radiation ulcers and non-healing chronic wounds (pressure and arterial ulcers);
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology of pain in palliative wound care;
  • Demonstrate and understanding of pain assessment techniques in palliative care;
  • Identify the treatment modalities for pain and critically appraise their effectiveness.

Assessment

Two minor assignments (30%), major assignment (60%), participation in online tutorials (10%)

Chief examiner(s)

Adriana Tiziani

Prerequisites

VCW1101, VCW1102, VCW1103