units

PGW5109

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 First 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

This unit discusses the more common causes of cutaneous ulceration other than venous insufficiency i.e. skin cancer. The three main types of skin cancer are described, as are the principles of treatment and prognosis Other topics covered include clinical features and treatment of Eczema, Vasculitis, Necrobiosis lipoidica, Pyoderma gangrenosum, Mycobacterium Ulcerans and Chromoblastomyosis.

Outcomes

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

  • Discuss the common causes of cutaneous ulcers.
  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diagnosis and management of dermatitis (eczema).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diagnosis and management of less common cause of cutaneous 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

Prohibitions

PGW1109 (VCW1109)