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Master of Wound Care

Course code: 2985 ~ Course abbreviation: MWoundCare ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Pharmacy

Study mode and course location

Off-campus (Parkville - P/T only)

Course description

This coursework degree allows students to expand on and consolidate their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in wound care and management. Candidates undertake compulsory units in epidemiology/biostatistics and evidence-based practice and develop research skills by undertaking a clinical project.

Candidates have the option of exiting with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Wound Care on completion of the academic requirements of these programs. Alternatively they may continue into the Master of Wound Care if a minimum of a credit grade is achieved in all units.

Course objectives

At the completion of Master of Wound Care students will be able to: demonstrate a high level of critical analysis, problem solving and decision making related to the care of clients with complex wounds; utilise an evidential basis for clinical decision making in the management of people with wounds; demonstrate an understanding of the consequences of acute and chronic wounds from an individual and population health perspective; demonstrate leadership and innovation in wound care that is underpinned by continuous quality improvement framework.

Credit for prior studies

Applicants may apply for advanced standing or credit for previous studies undertaken in the previous five years, or recognition of prior learning. The maximum proportion that can be awarded for advanced standing is 50 per cent of the requirements for the award. No more than 25 per cent 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

All candidates are required to complete the requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Wound Care. In addition, they will be required to complete three core units and six points of elective units to qualify for the Master of Wound Care.

Course requirements

Core Units

  • ECX9720 Introduction to epidemiology/biostatistics
  • VCW1124 Clinical project I
  • VCW1128 Clinical project II

Elective units

Assessment is by online activities, oral presentation, and assignments.


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