Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please 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 or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Adriana Tiziani

Quota applies

This unit is quota restricted. Selection is on a first-in, first enrolled basis. For more information please contact the faculty at http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/courses/pg-coursework/contact.html


This unit explores the complex issues and challenges associated with non-healing wounds. Students will gain an understanding of palliation, management of odour, exudate and pain management for people with fungating, cancerous wounds, radiation ulcers and non-healing chronic wounds.


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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the aetiology and physiology of non-healing wounds.
  • Identify the types of wounds that require palliative management.
  • Discuss the palliative care and challenges associated with the management of fungating wounds, cancerous wounds, radiation ulcers and non-healing chronic wounds.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology of pain in palliative wound care.
  • Demonstrate and understanding of pain assessment techniques in palliative care.
  • Identify the treatment modalities for pain and critically appraise their effectiveness.


Two minor assignments: 30%
One major assignment: 50%
Participation in online tutorials: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Adriana Tiziani

Contact hours

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

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

Woundcare, Pain management