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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Adriana Tiziani


Wound assessment is an integral component of the overall plan to effectively manage the wound healing process. To be able to effectively conduct an assessment of an acute/chronic wound, it is important that the clinician has a clear understanding of the client's personal environment along with the underlying aetiology and characteristics of the wound. This subject aims to provide a comprehensive framework for wound assessment that underpins all other units within the course.

Students are required to have the minimum computer systems requirements as specified by the Faculty and regular internet access.


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

  • Identify the components of a wound assessment in the context of the whole person;
  • Discuss client characteristics relevant to wound healing;
  • Identify and discuss specific characteristics of a wound;
  • Utilise a wound assessment framework to diagnose and describe a wound;
  • Describe the stages and/or classifications of wounds;
  • Identify and discuss criteria used to monitor wound progress;
  • Use a wound assessment chart to interpret and communicate the progress of a wound.


Two minor assignments (30%), major written assignment (50%), participation in online tutorials (20%)

Chief examiner(s)

Adriana Tiziani

Contact hours

Students are expected to allow 10-12 hours per week over the semester in study time.