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PGW1113

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 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 explores the complex issues and challenges associated with non-healing wounds. Students will gain an understanding of palliation, management of odour, exudate and pain management for people with fungating, cancerous wounds, radiation ulcers and non-healing chronic wounds.

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:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the aetiology and physiology of non-healing wounds;
  • Identify the types of wounds that require palliative management;
  • Discuss the palliative care and challenges associated with the management of fungating wounds, cancerous wounds, radiation ulcers and non-healing chronic wounds;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology of pain in palliative wound care;
  • Demonstrate and understanding of pain assessment techniques in palliative care;
  • Identify the treatment modalities for pain and critically appraise their effectiveness.

Assessment

Two minor assignments (30%), major assignment (60%), participation in online tutorials (10%)

Chief examiner(s)

Adriana Tiziani

Contact hours

Students are expected to allow 10-12 hours per week over the semester in study time.

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

woundcarepain management

Prohibitions

VCW1113