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VCW1127 - Practical wound care training and assessment

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Victorian College of Pharmacy

Leader: Adriana Tiziani


Parkville Second semester 2007 (Flexible)
Parkville Summer semester A 2007 (Flexible)


This is a one week core unit conducted on-campus. This program includes two-half days clinical observation in Melbourne metropolitan wound clinics and a series of workshops on specific practical wound skills such as, measuring ABI using Doppler, debridement of wounds, compressing bandaging, assessment of complex clients and dressing product selection. Students will undertake competency based assessment during this week.
Please note that places in this unit are limited.


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

  1. Describe the attitudes and attributes required to work in a multidisciplinary clinical setting;
  2. Demonstrate the relationship between the theoretical knowledge and the application of practical skills in a wound management environment;
  3. Demonstrate competency in a range of technical skills required to diagnose and effectively manage a wound, such as: doppler and Ankle-Brachial Index assessment, debridement, compression bandaging, selection of hosiery and footwear; assessment of complex clients, product selection.


Competency assessment tasks (40%), reflective journal (30%), client assessment case study (30%)


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