units

PGW5112

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

The treatment of scars has become increasingly complex with a growing array of techniques and products available for use. The related costs for the management of scars is also expanding. This elective aims to explore current scar management practices and their evidential base. Knowledge of scar histology and appropriate outcome measurements will be used to critically evaluate interventions such as pressure therapy, massage and the use of contact media.

Outcomes

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

  • Outline the process of scar formation and how it affects the function of normal skin.
  • Define the difference between normal scar and problematic scar.
  • Describe methods of scar assessment.
  • Critically evaluate the different types of management of scars: medical management, pressure therapy, massage, use of contact media.
  • Identify the psychosocial impact of a significant scar on the individuals quality of life.

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

PGW1112 (VCW1112)