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PGW1112

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 Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Adriana Tiziani

Synopsis

The treatment of scars has become increasingly complex with a growing array of techniques and products available for use. The related costs for the management of scars is also expanding. This elective aims to explore current scar management practices and their evidential base. Knowledge of scar histology and appropriate outcome measurements will be used to critically evaluate interventions such as pressure therapy, massage and the use of contact media.

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:

  • Outline the process of scar formation and how it affects the function of normal skin;
  • Define the difference between normal scar and problematic scar;
  • Describe methods of scar assessment;
  • Critically evaluate the different types of management of scars: medical management, pressure therapy, massage, use of contact media;
  • Identify the psychosocial impact of a significant scar on the individuals quality of life

Assessment

Minor assignment (30%), major 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

woundcare

Prohibitions

VCW1112