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PGW5108

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)Jo White

Synopsis

This unit will explore the importance of nutrition in wound healing. Nutritional assessment, management and treatment of nutritional deficiencies will be described and discussed in relation to wound healing.

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 a comprehension of normal digestive processes, the sources of macro and micronutrients and their roles in body metabolism;
  • Explain malnutrition status and how these can be reversed;
  • Assess nutritional status and be aware of advantages and disadvantages of the variety of methods for doing so;
  • Describe the different methods of enrichment and delivery of nutrition and supplements;
  • Correlate nutritional requirements to specific wound states, such as pressure 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

woundcarenutrition

Prerequisites

PGW1101, PGW1102, PGW1103, PGW1104, PGW1105 (VCW1101, VCW1102, VCW1103, VCW1104, VCW1105)

Prohibitions

VCW1108