units

PGW5111

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
OfferedNot offered in 2015
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

An increasing number of people are turning to alternative therapies to improve the condition of their health and quality of life. Although alternative therapists administer many of these therapies such as biomechanical devices, light therapy, laser treatment, electrical stimulation, hyperbaric treatment, systemic herbal treatment, an increasing number of healthcare professionals are compelled to administer/dispense these products. This unit will provide the participant with the necessary knowledge and skills to make sound clinical judgement regarding the use and benefit of alternative therapies in the healing process of wounds.

Outcomes

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

  • Identify a number of alternative therapies in wound management.
  • Describe the mechanism of action for each modality.
  • Determine the plausibility of therapies with no proven mechanism of action.
  • Describe the level of evidence to support the use of each modality.
  • Describe wound types or conditions that may be suitable for various modalities.
  • Critically evaluate other modalities not described in this module based on the level of evidence and plausibility of the mechanism of action.

Assessment

Minor assignment: 30%
Major 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)

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Prohibitions

PGW1111 (VCW1111)