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PGW1109

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)
Coordinator(s)Adriana Tiziani

Synopsis

This unit discusses the more common causes of cutaneous ulceration other than venous insufficiency i.e. skin cancer. The three main types of skin cancer are described, as are the principles of treatment and prognosis Other topics covered include clinical features and treatment of Eczema, Vasculitis, Necrobiosis lipoidica, Pyoderma gangrenosum, Mycobacterium Ulcerans and Chromoblastomyosis.

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:

  • Discuss the common causes of cutaneous ulcers;
  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diagnosis and management of dermatitis (eczema);
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diagnosis and management of less common cause of cutaneous ulcers.

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

woundcaredermatology

Prohibitions

VCW1109