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

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville Winter semester 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Ms Adriana Tiziani


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.monash.edu.au/pharm/future/contact/


This is a one week core unit conducted on-campus. This program includes clinical observation in Melbourne metropolitan wound clinics and a series of workshops on specific practical wound skills such as, measuring ABI using Doppler, debridement of wounds, compression bandaging, assessment of complex clients and dressing product selection. Please note that places in this unit are limited.


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

  • Describe the attitudes and attributes required to work in a multidisciplinary clinical setting.
  • Demonstrate the relationship between the theoretical knowledge and the application of practical skills in a wound management environment.
  • Demonstrate skills in a range of management techniques required to diagnose and effectively manage a wound, such as: Doppler and Ankle-Brachial Index assessment, debridement, compression bandaging, selection of hosiery; assessment of complex clients; product selection.


Reflective journal: 40% (The Reflective Journal is comprised of wound clinics observations: 20% and own practice experiences: 20%). (hurdle)
Client assessment case study (oral): 25% (hurdle)
Client assessment case study (written): 25% (hurdle)
Participant performance in class activities: 10% (hurdle)

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

One week conducted on-campus Parkville, in Winter semester (June) or Summer semester A (November).

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


PGW5101 (PGW1101, VCW1101), PGW5102 (PGW1102, VCW1102), PGW5103 (PGW1103, VCW1103), PGW5104 (PGW1104, VCW1104), PGW5105 (PGW1105, VCW1105)