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 PGW1112
- For postgraduate coursework pharmacy discontinuation dates, please see http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/students/pg-coursework/unit-discontinuation-dates.html
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.
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.
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