3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0625 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
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- Previously coded PGW1109
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This unit discusses the more common causes of cutaneous ulceration other than venous insufficiency i.e. skin cancer. The three main types of skin cancer are described, as are the principles of treatment and prognosis Other topics covered include clinical features and treatment of Eczema, Vasculitis, Necrobiosis lipoidica, Pyoderma gangrenosum, Mycobacterium Ulcerans and Chromoblastomyosis.
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Discuss the common causes of cutaneous ulcers.
- Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the diagnosis and management of dermatitis (eczema).
- Demonstrate an understanding of the diagnosis and management of less common cause of cutaneous ulcers.
Minor assignment: 30%
Major written assignment: 60% (hurdle)
Participation in online tutorials: 10%
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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