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VCW1105 - Management of chronic wounds

3 points, SCA Band 3, 0.063 EFTSL

Postgraduate Victorian College of Pharmacy

Leader: Elizabeth Dyson


Parkville First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to recognise and effectively manage chronic wounds. Students will consider chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, diabetic foot and leg ulcers and investigate these in relation to their incidence in the community, causes and predisposing risk factors, strategies to reduce or eliminate causes, short and long term management


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

  1. Recognise the incidence and significance of chronic wounds in the community;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the aetiology of chronic wounds;
  3. Explain the types of factors that lead to chronicity in relation to wound factors, client factors,inappropriate treatment;
  4. Discuss the process of review and management of chronic wounds;
  5. Discuss the principles of maintenance and prevention of recurrence.


Minor assignment (30%), major written assignment (60%), participation in online tutorials (10%)


VCW1101; VCW1102; VCW1103