PGW5208 - Advanced clinical practice in wound care - 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





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, patient-centred practice and the development of expertise and leadership.


At the completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate the roles of teacher, leader, consultant, researcher, change agent, role model and reflective practitioner as part of the advanced practitioner role.
  2. Identify barriers that may impact on the delivery of effective wound care and suggest appropriate management strategies for overcoming them.
  3. Utilise evidence based practice in the management of complex wounds.
  4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge through planning, implementation and evaluation of care for patients with complex wounds.
  5. Develop communication strategies for planning and evaluating outcomes of care for patients with wounds.
  6. Critically analyse wound management interventions in light of available research and evidence.
  7. Reflect critically on professional practice in wound care.


Clinical portfolio: 40% (hurdle)

Wound care related teaching session: 10% (hurdle)

Reflective journal: 20% (hurdle)

Critical review of a wound care related intervention: 10% (hurdle)

Participation in online tutorials: 20% (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


Students must have completed 48 credit points, including PGC5101 (PGC5001) and PGW5205 (PGW5127)


PGW5122 (PGW6122)