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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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 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 will explore issues surrounding the development of advanced practice in wound care including ethics, evidence based practice, critical thinking and critical reasoning, reflective practice, cost-effectiveness, client-centred practice and the development of expertise and leadership.


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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the advanced wound practitioner.
  • Demonstrate the role of evidence based practice wound care in the management of complex wounds.
  • Identify and critically discuss issues surrounding effective planning, implementation and evaluation of interventions for a variety of complex wounds.
  • Critically discuss wound management interventions in light of current research.


Clinical portfolio (the clinical portfolio will include 3 case studies focussing on the participant's evidence-based approach to clinical management of complex wounds): 50% (hurdle)
Wound care related teaching session: 10% (hurdle)
Reflective journal (participants will be required to maintain a reflective journal throughout the unit focussing on clinical and professional issues): 20% (hurdle)
Critical review of a wound care related journal article: 10% (hurdle)
Participation in online tutorial discussions: 10% (hurdle)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average 10-12 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


PGC5001 (VCG5011), PGW5101 (PGW1101, VCW1101), PGW5102 (PGW1102, VCW1102), PGW5103 (PGW1103, VCW1103), PGW5104 (PGW1104, VCW1104), PGW5105 (PGW1105, VCW1105), PGW5106 (VCW1106), PGW5108 (VCW1108), PGW5127 (VCW1127)


PGW6122 (VCW1122)