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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject provides the student with an opportunity to understand the foundation concepts that underpin effective wound management. It is recommended for health professionals working in a variety of settings including primary care, community care, acute care and specialised wound care services. Case studies are used to encourage students to draw, from relevant research and theory, to design and implement wound management plans. Content presented includes the influence of molecular and cellular activities on the physiology of the skin, common aetiologies including: chronic venous insufficiency; peripheral ischemia; diabetes, autoimmune disease, burns and malnutrition; the impact of wounding on the psychological and social status of the client; and contemporary interventions including wound bed preparation, dressing selection, nutrition supplementation and physiological support.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorWilliam McGuiness

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Differentiate between the phases of wound healing, including the molecular and cellular components, the visual manifestations and the impact on quality of life.
02. Using information from a patient case study, identify potential aetiology for a given wound and describe assessments used to support or refute the diagnoses.
03. Using available literature, select appropriate interventions to manage patients with a wound of a given aetiology.
04. Develop an appreciation of the impact that being wounded has on a patient's quality of life.
05. Document and implement a wound management plan for a patient with a given wound aetiology.
06. Modify a wound management plan to recognise the psychological and/or social status of the patient.

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