units

PGW1126

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Adriana Tiziani

Quota applies

This unit is quota restricted. Selection is on a first-in, first enrolled basis. For more information please contact the faculty at http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/courses/pg-coursework/contact.html

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.

Outcomes

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: 50%
Participation in online tutorials: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms 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

Woundcare, Clinical risk management

Prohibitions

VCW1126