Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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)1.5 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Parkville)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Course coordinator

Adriana Tiziani


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • International students are only able to study this course in their country of residence.
  • Part-time study only. This course is normally completed in 1-1.5 years, however, students have a maximum of three years to complete.


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 this course 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.

Maximum credit allowed

12 credit points


Students complete:

  • five core units (18 credit points)
  • elective units (6 credit points)

For a suggested course plan please see


Core units

Elective units

  • PGW1109 Dermatology
  • PGW1111 Alternative therapies
  • PGW1112 Scar management
  • PGW1113 Non-healing ulcers and pain management
  • PGW1116 Diabetic foot
  • PGW1123 Management of burns
  • PGW1126 Clinical risk management and wound care
  • PGW1130 Pressure ulcer prediction, prevention and management

Minimum grade for articulation

In order to progress to the Graduate Diploma in Wound Care, students must achieve a minimum pass grade as follows:

  • Credit (60) in all units


Graduate Certificate in Wound Care