PGW5205 - Integrated wound care practice - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Ms Adriana Tiziani

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Unit guides



  • Summer semester A 2017 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Winter semester 2017 (On-campus block of classes)



This is a one week unit conducted on-campus. This program includes clinical observation in Melbourne metropolitan wound clinics and a series of presentations and workshops on specific practical wound skills including vascular assessment, measurement of ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) using Doppler, debridement of wounds, compression bandaging, offloading pressure and dressing product selection.


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

  1. Critically appraise the role of the multidisciplinary team within the wound care setting.
  2. Integrate advanced knowledge, problem solving and current best evidence in formulating wound management plans.
  3. Develop and implement a multi-disciplinary approach in the management of a patient with a wound.
  4. Reflect critically on wound care management practices.
  5. Communicate effectively with peers and patients on wound care related issues.


Reflective journal: 40% (comprised of wound clinics observations 20% and own practice reflection 20%) (hurdle)

Patient assessment case study (oral): 25% (hurdle)

Patient 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