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Graduate Certificate in Wound Care

Course code: 2982 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertWoundCare ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 1 year part-time ~ Managing faculty: Pharmacy

Study mode and course location

Off-campus (Parkville - P/T only)

Course description

This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to enable health professionals to effectively manage acute and chronic wounds. The course comprises five core units and 6 points of electives. On completion of the graduate certificate, students who achieve a credit average or above can apply for the Graduate Diploma in Wound Care and/or the Master of Wound Care.

Course objectives

At the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Wound Care students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the physical, psychosocial and environmental components of a comprehensive wound assessment;
  • develop an understanding of the process of wound healing;
  • identify and describe factors that affect the rate of wound healing;
  • understand the classification and appropriate use of modern wound dressings;
  • critically appraise innovative new technologies in wound dressings.

Credit for prior learning

Applicants may apply for advanced standing or credit for previous studies undertaken in the previous 5 years, or recognition of prior learning. The maximum proportion that can be awarded for advanced standing is 50% of the requirements for the award. No more than 25% of the requirements for the award will normally be granted for advanced standing based on the recognition of prior learning. All applications for advanced standing will be considered on an individual basis by the Faculty.

Course structure

Course requirements

Students are required to complete five core units and 6 points of elective units:

Core units

Elective units

Assessment is by assignments and online activities.

Up to 12 points can be taken as non-award units. On any future enrolment into the award course, credit may be given for any non-award units studied.

Contact details

Postgraduate coursework coordinator, telephone +61 3 9903 9509, email or visit