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PGW1126

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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

Synopsis

This unit will provide students with a clinical risk management framework for managing and preventing wounds. This unit will explore the evidential basis for prevention strategies for wounds such as skin tears, leg ulcer and pressure ulcers. Students will not only explore client issues associated with prevention but also explore the local environment and organisational factors that influence prevention in both the hospital and community setting.

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 clinical risk management in relation to wound prevention;
  • Identify and discuss the incidence and prevalence of wounds in the hospital and community setting;
  • Discuss the prevention strategies and evidential basis supporting wound prevention
  • Utilise a clinical risk management approach to manage skin tears, leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers;
  • Identify client, local and organisational barriers to wound prevention;
  • Determine appropriate measures for monitoring effectiveness of wound prevention strategies for the individual and the health care service.

Assessment

Two minor assignments (30%), one 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

woundcareclinical risk management

Prohibitions

VCW1126