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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the Postgraduate handbook change register for details.

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Managing facultyPharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Abbreviated titleGradCertWoundCare
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)1 year PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Parkville)
Contact details

Course coordinator

Adriana Tiziani


  • As this course is not CRICOS registered, international students are only able to study the Graduate Certificate in Wound Care in their home country.


This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to enable health professionals to effectively manage acute and chronic wounds.


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 studies

Applicants may apply for credit for prior studies undertaken in the previous five years. The maximum credit that can be awarded is 50 per cent of the requirements for the award. All applications for credit will be considered on an individual basis by the faculty.

Maximum credit allowed

12 credit points

Recognition of prior learning

No more than 25 per cent of the requirements for the award will normally be granted for credit based on recognition of prior learning. All applications for credit will be considered on an individual basis by the faculty.


Assessment is by assignments and online activities.


Students are required to complete five core units and six credit points of elective units.


Core units

Elective units

  • VCW1109 Dermatology
  • VCW1111 Alternative therapies
  • VCW1112 Scar management
  • VCW1113 Non-healing ulcers and pain management
  • VCW1116 Diabetic foot
  • VCW1123 Management of burns
  • VCW1126 Clinical risk management and wound care
  • VCW1130 Pressure ulcer prediction, prevention and management

Minimum grade for articulation

A minimum of a credit average is required for articulation to the Graduate Diploma in Wound Care.

Progression to further studies

On successful completion of the graduate certificate, students who achieve a credit average or above can apply for the Graduate Diploma in Wound Care.


Graduate Certificate in Wound Care