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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.

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


This unit will explore issues surrounding the development of advanced practice in wound care including ethics, evidence based practice, critical thinking and critical reasoning, reflective practice, cost-effectiveness, client-centred practice and the development of experise and leadership.

Students are required to have the minimum computer systems requirements as specified by the Faculty and regular internet access.


At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the advanced wound practitioner;
  • Demonstrate the role of evidence based practice wound care in the management of complex wounds
  • Identify and critically discuss issues surrounding effective planning, implementation and evaluation of interventions for a variety of complex wounds.
  • Critically discuss wound management interventions in light of current research.


Clinical portfolio. The Clinical Portfolio will include 4 case studies focussing on the participant's evidence-based approach to clinical management of complex wounds ( 60% )
Reflective journal. Participants will be required to maintain a reflective journal throughout the unit focussing on clinical and professional issues ( 20%)
Critical review of a wound care related journal article (10%)
Participation in on-line tutorial discussions (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



PGC5001, PGW1101, PGW1102, PGW1103, PGW1104, PGW1105, PGW5106, PGW5108, PGW5127 (VCG5011, VCW1101, VCW1102, VCW1103, VCW1104, VCW1105, VCW1106, VCW1108, VCW1127)