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.
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This unit will explore the importance of nutrition in wound healing. Nutritional assessment, management and treatment of nutritional deficiencies will be described and discussed in relation to wound healing.
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehension of normal digestive processes, the sources of macro and micronutrients and their roles in body metabolism.
- Explain malnutrition status and how these can be reversed.
- Assess nutritional status and be aware of advantages and disadvantages of the variety of methods for doing so.
- Describe the different methods of enrichment and delivery of nutrition and supplements.
- Correlate nutritional requirements to specific wound states, such as pressure ulcers.
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.
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