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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0625 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)


A wound dressing is a therapeutic agent and the choice of dressing will aid in optimising wound healing. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a universal dressing. Each wound is unique. This unit will provide students with an increased understanding of the history and advances of wound dressings and include the classification, properties and application of modern wound dressing.


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

  • Explain a basic history and development of wound dressings;
  • Identify the classification and properties of modern wound dressings;
  • Demonstrate and justify the selection of appropriate dressing products for different wounds;
  • Explain the composition, structure and use of wound dressing products;
  • Explain the role of antimicrobial and antibiotic agents in wound care;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of new technologies in wound dressings.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Adriana Tiziani


PGW1102 (VCW1102) Pharmacy practice students taking this unit as an elective, will not be required to be enrolled or have completed the co-requisite unit.