VCW1123 - Management of burns
3 points, SCA Band 3, 0.0625 EFTSL
Postgraduate Victorian College of Pharmacy
Leader: Melinda Brooks
Burns can present serious problems. Burn injuries can affect the nervous, respiratory and circulatory systems that impact on thermal regulation, muscle function and fluid balance. This module will cover the aetiology of burns including thermal, chemical, electrical and radiation burns; the classification of burns; the role and application of debriding, grafting and tissue engineering as strategies to effectively manage the different types of burns; factors that influence the strategies used to manage wounds such as the age of the victim, pre-existing conditions such as diabetes; and issues associated with scarring and contracture.
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
Minor assignment (30%), major written assignment (60%), participation in online tutorials (10%)