Monash University Handbooks 2008

VCW1108 - Nutrition in wound healing

3 points, SCA Band 3, 0.0625 EFTSL

Postgraduate Victorian College of Pharmacy

Leader: Jo White


Parkville First semester 2008 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)


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:

  1. Demonstrate a comprehension of normal digestive processes, the sources of macro and micronutrients and their roles in body metabolism;
  2. Explain malnutrition status and how these can be reversed;
  3. Assess nutritional status and be aware of advantages and disadvantages of the variety of methods for doing so;
  4. Describe the different methods of enrichment and delivery of nutrition and supplements;
  5. Correlate nutritional requirements to specific wound states, such as pressure ulcers.


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


VCW1101, VCW1102, VCW1103, VCW1104, VCW1105

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