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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 edn, Silver Chain Foundation, Osborne Park, Western Australia.
Co-ordinated by Elizabeth Moran MACN

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) discuss the ability to assess and manage a range of wounds with varying aetiology Assessment 1: Online discussions x2 10% 3, 8
Theme 2: Assessment b) discuss a range of evidence based wound management strategies in relation to acute and chronic wound types Assessment 2: Essay (2,000 words) 40% 5
Theme 3: Infection and wounds c) explore the key factors that influence contemporary wound management strategies within your context of practice Assessment 3: Case analysis (2,500 words) 50% 10
Theme 4: Acute wounds d) examine the opportunities and challenges in securing multidisciplinary collaboration in wound management
Theme 5: Chronic wounds e) apply evidence based practice to contemporary wound management.
Theme 6: Wound management

Wound Management (050) is a Tier 2 unit.

Tiers2020 Member price (10% discount)2020 Non-member price2021 Member price (10% discount)2021 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,007.00$2,230.00$2,070.00$2,300.00
Tier 2$2,295.00$2,550.00$2,362.50$2,625.00
Tier 3$2,695.50$2,995.00$2,776.50$3,085.00
Tier 4$3,222.00$3,580.00$3,321.00$3,690.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.