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/
Not offered in 2017
- Previously coded PGW1111
- For postgraduate coursework pharmacy discontinuation dates, please see http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/students/pg-coursework/unit-discontinuation-dates.html
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.
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.
Minor assignment: 30%
Major 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.
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study