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VCW1122

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

Synopsis

This unit will explore issues surrounding the development of advanced practice in wound care including ethics, evidence based practice, critical thinking and critical reasoning, reflective practice, cost-effectiveness, client-centred practice and the development of experise and leadership.

Objectives

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the advance wound practitioner;
  • Demonstrate the role of evidence based practice wound care in the management of complex wounds
  • Identify and critically discuss issues surrounding effective planning, implementation and evaluation of interventions for a variety of complex wounds.
  • Critically discuss wound management interventions in light of current research.

Assessment

+ Clinical portfolio. The Clinical Portfolio will include 4 case studies focussing on the participant's evidence-based approach to clinical management of complex wounds ( 60% )
+ Reflective journal. Participants will be required to maintain a reflective journal throughout the unit focussing on clinical and professional issues ( 20%)
+ Critical review of a wound care related journal article (10%)
+ Participation in on-line tutorial discussions (10%).

Chief examiner(s)

Adriana Tiziani

Prerequisites

VCW1101, VCW1102, VCW1103, VCW1104, VCW1105, VCW1106, VCW1108, VCW1127, VCG5011