units

PGW1109

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0625 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Adriana Tiziani

Notes

For postgraduate coursework pharmacy discontinuation dates, please see http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/students/pg-coursework/unit-discontinuation-dates.html

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

Synopsis

This unit discusses the more common causes of cutaneous ulceration other than venous insufficiency i.e. skin cancer. The three main types of skin cancer are described, as are the principles of treatment and prognosis Other topics covered include clinical features and treatment of Eczema, Vasculitis, Necrobiosis lipoidica, Pyoderma gangrenosum, Mycobacterium Ulcerans and Chromoblastomyosis.

Outcomes

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

  • Discuss the common causes of cutaneous ulcers.
  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diagnosis and management of dermatitis (eczema).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diagnosis and management of less common cause of cutaneous ulcers.

Assessment

Minor assignment: 30%
Major written assignment: 60% (hurdle)
Participation in online tutorials: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

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

Prohibitions

VCW1109