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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)
Coordinator(s)Adriana Tiziani


This unit is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to recognise and effectively manage chronic wounds. Students will consider chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, diabetic foot and leg ulcers and investigate these in relation to their incidence in the community, causes and predisposing risk factors, strategies to reduce or eliminate causes, short and long term management.

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:

  • Recognise the incidence and significance of chronic wounds in the community;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the aetiology of chronic wounds;
  • Explain the types of factors that lead to chronicity in relation to wound factors, client factors,inappropriate treatment;
  • Discuss the process of review and management of chronic wounds;
  • Discuss the principles of maintenance and prevention of recurrence.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Adriana Tiziani

Contact hours

Students are expected to allow 3- 6 hours per week over the semester in study time.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



PGW1102, PGW1103 (VCW1102, VCW1103)
Pharmacy practice students taking this unit as an elective, will not be required to be enrolled or have completed the co-requisite unit.