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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville Summer semester A 2010 (On-campus block of classes)
Parkville Winter semester 2010 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Adriana Tiziani


This is a one week core unit conducted on-campus. This program includes two-half days clinical observation in Melbourne metropolitan wound clinics and a series of workshops on specific practical wound skills such as, measuring ABI using Doppler, debridement of wounds, compressing bandaging, assessment of complex clients and dressing product selection. Please note that places in this unit are limited.


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

  • Describe the attitudes and attributes required to work in a multidisciplinary clinical setting;
  • Demonstrate the relationship between the theoretical knowledge and the application of practical skills in a wound management environment;
  • Demonstrate competency in a range of technical skills required to diagnose and effectively manage a wound, such as: doppler and Ankle-Brachial Index assessment, debridement, compression bandaging, selection of hosiery and footwear; assessment of complex clients, product selection.


Reflective journal (30%), client assessment case study (oral)(25%),client assessment case study (written) (25%), participant performance in class activities (20%).
Students are required to achieve a mark of 70%+ in order to progress to the Master of Wound Care.

Chief examiner(s)

Adriana Tiziani

Off-campus attendance requirements

One week conducted on-campus Parkville, in Winter semerster (June) or Summer Semester A (November).


VCW1101, VCW1102, VCW1103, VCW1104, VCW1105