units

PGW5102

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 2015 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Adriana Tiziani

Notes

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.monash.edu.au/pharm/future/contact/

Synopsis

Wound assessment is an integral component of the overall plan to effectively manage the wound healing process. To be able to effectively conduct an assessment of an acute/chronic wound, it is important that the clinician has a clear understanding of the client's personal environment along with the underlying aetiology and characteristics of the wound. This subject aims to provide a comprehensive framework for wound assessment that underpins all other units within the course.

Outcomes

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

  • Identify the components of a wound assessment in the context of the whole person.
  • Discuss client characteristics relevant to wound healing.
  • Identify and discuss specific characteristics of a wound.
  • Utilise a wound assessment framework to diagnose and describe a wound.
  • Describe the stages and/or classifications of wounds.
  • Identify and discuss criteria used to monitor wound progress.
  • Use a wound assessment chart to interpret and communicate the progress of a wound.

Assessment

Two minor assignments: 30%
Major written assignment: 50% (hurdle)
Participation in online tutorials: 20%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average 10-12 hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include teacher directed learning, reading time, participation in tutorials or discussion groups, research and preparation for assignments.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prohibitions

PGW1102 (VCW1102)