Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0625 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville Term 2 2015 (Off-campus)
Parkville Trimester 3 2015 (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.monash.edu.au/pharm/future/contact/


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.


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 and 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% (hurdle)
Participation in online tutorials: 10%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 72 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average 5-6 hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include teacher directed learning, reading time, participation in tutorials or discussion groups, research and preparation for assignments.

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Chief examiner(s)

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


PGW5102 (PGW1102, VCW1102), PGW5103 (PGW1103, VCW1103)
Pharmacy practice students taking this unit as an elective, will not be required to be enrolled or have completed the co-requisite unit.


PGW1105 (VCW1105)