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This unit of study is designed to promote the development of advanced knowledge and skills in wound management. It revises the anatomy and physiology of the skin, examines the physiology of wound healing, wound assessment, principles of wound management and explores specific types of wounds and their management. Professional issues related to wound management practice are also explored. It encourages the use of current literature and best practice models to critically evaluate current clinical practice.

Wound Management
Unit of study code 050
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GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite This unit has no pre-requisites and is suitable for ENs
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 2
Prescribed texts Carville, K. (2017). Wound Care Manual (7th ed.). Silver Chain Foundation.
Co-ordinated by Elizabeth Moran MACN
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Anatomy and physiology a) demonstrate the principles of holistic assessment for wound management in clinical practice Assessment 1: Online discussions x2 10% 3, 8
Theme 2: Assessment b) apply a range of evidence-based strategies to wound management within your context of practice Assessment 2: Essay (2,000 words) 40% 5
Theme 3: Infection and wounds c) appraise the role of the multidisciplinary team in optimising patient outcomes Assessment 3: Case analysis (2,500 words) 50% 10
Theme 4: Acute wounds d) examine the factors that impact on wound healing in the clinical setting
Theme 5: Chronic wounds
Theme 6: Principles of Wound management

Wound Management (050) is a Tier 2 unit.

Tiers2022 Member price (10% discount)2022 Non-member price2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,133.00$2,370.00$2,196.00$2,440.00
Tier 2$2,434.50$2,705.00$2,506.50$2,785.00
Tier 3$2,862.00$3,180.00$2,947.50$3,275.00
Tier 4$3,420.00$3,800.00$3,523.50$3,915.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.