This unit is only available to registered nurses.
This unit is designed to assist registered nurses and midwives to extend their knowledge and skills in the area of skin and wound management. The unit will provide students with the theoretical foundation to enable them to apply an evidence-based framework to the assessment and management of a diverse range of acute and chronic wounds within a variety of health care settings.
|Unit name||Introduction to Wound Management|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Mrs Janine Wright|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the skin and wound healing, in particular as applied to ongoing assessment and nursing management of a patient with a wound
- Apply analytical skills to the data gained from nursing assessment, monitoring and laboratory findings to evaluate both therapeutic and wound dressing materials
- Explain issues related to wound bed preparation, dressing material selection and factors that affect wound healing.
The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.
Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.
|Assessment||Quiz (10%)|On-line discussions and wound dressings (40%)|Case Study (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Carville K 2017, Wound Care Manual. (7th ed), Silver Chain Nursing Association, Western Australia. Available: https://www.silverchain.org.au/wa/referrers/wound-care-manual/
Recommended Readings will be provided by your Unit Coordinator via the Reading List link in MyLO, or the unit Reading List on the University Library website.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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