Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Monash University

3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0625 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


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/





A wound dressing is a therapeutic agent and the choice of dressing will aid in optimising wound healing. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a universal dressing. Each wound is unique. This unit will provide students with an increased understanding of the history and advances of wound dressings and include the classification, properties and application of modern wound dressing.


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

  • Explain a basic history and development of wound dressings.
  • Identify the classification and properties of modern wound dressings.
  • Demonstrate and justify the selection of appropriate dressing products for different wounds.
  • Explain the composition, structure and use of wound dressing products.
  • Explain the role of antimicrobial and antibiotic agents in wound care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of new technologies in wound dressings.


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) Pharmacy practice students taking this unit as an elective, will not be required to be enrolled or have completed the co-requisite unit.


PGW5103 (VCW1103)