PGW5209 - Clinical risk management and 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 provide students with a clinical risk management framework for managing and preventing wounds. This unit will explore the evidential basis for prevention strategies for wounds such as skin tears, leg ulcers, diabetes-related foot wounds and pressure injuries. Students will not only explore patient related issues associated with prevention but also examine the local environment and organisational factors that influence prevention in both the hospital and community setting.


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

  1. Examine clinical risk management in relation to wound prevention.
  2. Critically evaluate prevention strategies and the evidential basis supporting best practice guideline recommendations.
  3. Formulate a prevention pathway for pressure injuries, skin tears, venous ulcers or diabetes related foot ulcers using a clinical risk management approach.
  4. Examine patient, local and organisational barriers to wound prevention and develop a plan for overcoming them.
  5. Investigate appropriate measures for monitoring effectiveness of wound prevention strategies for the individual and the healthcare service.
  6. Design suitable communication strategies for distributing the findings of clinical audits.


Two minor assignments: 30%

Major assignment: 50% (hurdle)

Participation in online tutorials: 20%

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)


PGW5126 (PGW1126)