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2985

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Managing facultyPharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Abbreviated titleMWoundCare
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)4 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Parkville)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2985
Contact details

http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/students/contact-pharm-current-students.html

Course coordinator

Adriana Tiziani

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • International students are only able to study this course in their country of residence, however, they must also be able to meet visa requirements to attend a compulsory week-long residential study block in Melbourne.
  • Part-time study only. This course is normally completed in four years, however, students have a maximum of five years to complete.
  • Students are required to attend an on-campus/residential session.

Description

This coursework degree allows students to expand on and consolidate their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in wound care and management. Candidates undertake compulsory units in epidemiology/biostatistics and evidence-based practice and develop research skills by undertaking a clinical project.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a high level of critical analysis, problem solving and decision making related to the care of clients with complex wounds
  • utilise an evidential basis for clinical decision-making in the management of people with wounds
  • demonstrate an understanding of the consequences of acute and chronic wounds from an individual and population health perspective
  • demonstrate leadership and innovation in wound care that is underpinned by continuous quality improvement framework.

Maximum credit allowed

36 credit points

Fieldwork

PGW5127 Practical wound care training and assessment requires students to attend a five-day on-campus/residential course at the Parkville campus. They will undertake supervised clinic observation and seminar workshops (theoretical and practical) in various aspects of wound related topics during these five days.

Structure

Students complete:

  • core units (60 credit points)
  • a range of elective units (12 credit points)

Students are required to develop a research proposal for a wound-related research project, write a project/grant proposal, and in some cases write and submit an ethics proposal and gain ethics approval from their practice site and from Monash University.

Students will present work-in-progress to a panel, conduct a literature review, and present a final verbal report of the research undertaken and submit a written report of their research project.

For a suggested course plan please see http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/students/pg-coursework/woundcare.html.

Requirements

Core units

  • ECX9720 Introduction to epidemiology/biostatistics
  • PGC5001 Evidence based practice
  • PGC6007 Introduction to clinical research
  • PGC6008 Clinical research II
  • PGC6009 Clinical research III
  • PGW1101 Biology of wound healing
  • PGW1102 Wound assessment
  • PGW1103 Wound dressings
  • PGW1104 Management of acute wounds
  • PGW1105 Management of chronic wounds
  • PGW5106 Systemic medication and wound healing
  • PGW5108 Nutrition and wound healing
  • PGW5127 Practical wound care training and assessment
  • PGW6122 Advanced clinical practice in wound care

Elective units

  • PGP5014 Clinical educator preparation
  • PGW1109 Dermatology
  • PGW1111 Alternative therapies
  • PGW1112 Scar management
  • PGW1113 Non-healing ulcers and pain management
  • PGW1116 Diabetic foot
  • PGW1123 Management of burns
  • PGW1126 Clinical risk management and wound care
  • PGW1130 Pressure ulcer prediction, prevention and management

Minimum grade for course completion

In order to successfully complete this course, students must achieve a minimum pass grade of credit (60) in the following units:

  • PGC5001 Evidence based practice
  • PGW1101 Biology of wound healing
  • PGW1102 Wound assessment
  • PGW1103 Wound dressings
  • PGW1104 Management of acute wounds
  • PGW1105 Management of chronic wounds
  • PGW5106 Systemic medication and wound healing
  • PGW5108 Nutrition and wound healing
  • Elective unit(s) equivalent to 12 credit points

and

  • a minimum pass grade of distinction (70) in PGW5127 Practical wound care training and assessment

Alternative exit(s)

Students who do not achieve the minimum pass grade for course completion for the Master of Wound Care will be course completed with one of the following alternative exit awards:

  • Graduate Certificate in Wound Care after successful completion of 24 points of study.
  • Graduate Diploma in Wound Care after successful completion of 48 points of study.

Students wishing to exit the Master of Wound Care early may apply to graduate with one of the alternative exits listed above, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award.

Award(s)

Master of Wound Care