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PGW1104

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0625 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Adriana Tiziani

Synopsis

This unit provides students with a greater understanding and skills to effectively manage acute wounds such as surgical wounds, thermal injuries and traumatic wounds. Students will gain a broader understanding of techniques used to assess acute wounds, the role of infection, exudate production, and how to achieve better health outcomes, preventing complications, limiting scarring and restoring normal activities.

Students are required to have the minimum computer systems requirements as specified by the Faculty and regular internet access.

Objectives

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

  • Identify and describe the types of acute wounds;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the factors that may delay or interfere with healing of acute wounds and potentially lead to chronicity;
  • Discuss infection in acute wounds and strategies for prevention;
  • Investigate methods of turning chronic into acute wounds;
  • Discuss wound closure techniques, methods and materials;
  • Examine techniques in the management of acute wounds, including various forms of wound debridement and topical negative pressure.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Adriana Tiziani

Contact hours

Students are expected to allow 3- 6 hours per week over the semester in study time.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

wound care

Co-requisites

PGW1102, PGW1103 (VCW1102, VCW1103)
Pharmacy practice students taking this unit as an elective, will not be required to be enrolled or have completed the co-requisite units.

Prohibitions

VCW1104