6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
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This unit will review normal anatomy and physiology of the skin and explore the wound healing process in detail, including the differences between acute and chronic wound healing. Furthermore, it will examine factors that enhance, inhibit or delay wound healing including nutrition, medications, smoking, perfusion and co-morbidities.
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Explain the relationship between the phases of wound healing, including the molecular and cellular components.
- Contrast and compare acute and chronic healing.
- Identify factors that enhance, inhibit or delay wound healing and illustrate how these impact on the normal wound healing process.
- Demonstrate critical analysis skills in relation to wound care literature.
Two minor assignments: 40%
Major written assignment: 40% (hurdle)
Participation in online discussion boards: 20%
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 online discussion boards or discussion groups, research and preparation for assignments.
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