3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0625 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
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/
- Previously coded PGW1104
- For postgraduate coursework pharmacy discontinuation dates, please see http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/students/pg-coursework/unit-discontinuation-dates.html
This unit provides students with a greater understanding and skills to effectively manage acute wounds such as surgical wounds, thermal injuries and traumatic wounds. Students will gain a broader understanding of techniques used to assess acute wounds, the role of infection, exudate production, and how to achieve better health outcomes, preventing complications, limiting scarring and restoring normal activities.
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Identify and describe the types of acute wounds.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the factors that may delay or interfere with healing of acute wounds and potentially lead to chronicity.
- Discuss infection in acute wounds and strategies for prevention.
- Investigate methods of turning chronic into acute wounds.
- Discuss wound closure techniques, methods and materials.
- Examine techniques in the management of acute wounds, including various forms of wound debridement and topical negative pressure.
Minor assignment: 30%
Major written assignment: 60% (hurdle)
Participation in online tutorials: 10%
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.
See also Unit timetable information
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
PGW5102 (PGW1102, VCW1102), PGW5103 (PGW1103, VCW1103)
Pharmacy practice students taking this unit as an elective, will not be required to be enrolled or have completed the co-requisite units.