units

PGW5108

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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3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0625 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville Term 2 2015 (Off-campus)
Parkville Trimester 3 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Adriana Tiziani

Notes

For postgraduate coursework pharmacy discontinuation dates, please see http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/students/pg-coursework/unit-discontinuation-dates.html

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

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.

Outcomes

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% (hurdle)
Participation in online tutorials: 10%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 72 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average 5-6 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

Prerequisites

PGW5101 (PGW1101, VCW1101), PGW5102 (PGW1102, VCW1102), PGW5103 (PGW1103, VCW1103), PGW5104 (PGW1104, VCW1104), PGW5105 (PGW1105, VCW1105)

Prohibitions

VCW1108