Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0625 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)


This unit provides students with a greater understanding and skills to effectively manage acute wounds such as surgical wounds, thermal injuries and traumatic wounds. Students will gain a broader understanding of techniques used to assess acute wounds, the role of infection, exudate production, and how to achieve better health outcomes, preventing complications, limiting scarring and restoring normal activities.


At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the types of acute wounds;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the factors that may delay or interfere with healing of acute wounds and potentially lead to chronicity;
  • Discuss infection in acute wounds and strategies for prevention;
  • Investigate methods of turning chronic into acute wounds;
  • Discuss wound closure techniques, methods and materials;
  • Examine techniques in the management of acute wounds, including various forms of wound debridement and topical negative pressure.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Adriana Tiziani


VCW1101; VCW1102; VCW1103