Courses & Units

Introduction to Wound Management CNA507

Launceston

Note:

This unit is only available to registered nurses.

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Wound Management
Unit code CNA507
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Doctor Rachel Kornhaber
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • understand 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
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply analytical skills to the data gained from nursing assessment, monitoring and laboratory findings to evaluate both therapeutic and wound dressing materials
  • demonstrate detailed understanding of issues related to wound bed preparation, dressing material selection and factors that affect wound healing.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060307 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,615.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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.

AssessmentQuiz (10%)|On-line discussions and wound dressings (40%)|Case Study (50%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

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/

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