Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Course code2982
Managing facultyPharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Abbreviated titleGradCertWoundCare
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years PT

Part-time study only. This course is normally completed in 1-1.5 years. Students have a maximum of three years to complete.

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

Course coordinator

Adriana Tiziani


  • This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.
  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to enable health professionals to effectively manage acute and chronic wounds.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates 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
  • communicate professionally with peers and clients with respect to wound care

Maximum credit allowed

12 credit points


This course consists of core units (18 points) and elective units (6 points).


Core units

Students must complete:

Elective units

Students must complete 6 points from the following:

  • PGW5109 Dermatology
  • PGW5111 Alternative therapies
  • PGW5112 Scar management
  • PGW5113 Non-healing ulcers and pain management
  • PGW5116 Diabetic foot
  • PGW5123 Management of burns
  • PGW5126 Clinical risk management and wound care
  • PGW5130 Pressure injury prediction, prevention and management

Minimum grade for articulation

In order to progress to 2984 Graduate Diploma in Wound Care, students must achieve a minimum pass grade as follows:

  • a mimimum of credit (60) in all units.


Graduate Certificate in Wound Care