Foundations of Wound Management A

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Unveil the complexities of wound care management.

Gain fundamental knowledge and best evidence decision-making for health professionals.

$2,400.00

Key facts

Course category
Nursing and Midwifery, Nursing
Options
Option 1 5 August - 7 October 2024 Online (Live)
Duration
10 weeks
Group Bookings
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Prerequisite/s
Current registration with AHPRA as a health professional.
Certification
Certificate of Achievement

Why this course?

For health professionals working in a variety of settings including primary care, community care, acute care and specialised wound care services, this course steps you through fundamental knowledge and best evidence decision-making.

 

This course can be used to apply for advanced standing into postgraduate studies in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe University.

Why study a short course at La Trobe

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Course content

The course topics cover the skin and its functions and explore wound healing physiology, factors affecting wound healing, wound assessment, understanding different wound aetiology and best product decision making and management.

 

Case studies and online assessments are used to encourage you to draw from their learning, relevant research and experience to develop a holistic patient wound management plan.

Course topics:

  • Skin physiology and its function
  • Physiology of wound healing
  • Wound Assessment
  • Wound bed preparation
  • Understanding wound aetiology
  • Different assaults on the skin
  • Factors affecting wound healing
  • Product decision making
  • Developing a holistic wound management plan.

 

 

The course is equivalent to 15 credit points at postgraduate level (AQF levels 8/9). Completion of this course will enable you to apply for advanced standing into postgraduate studies in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe University.

You’ll learn:

  • About the anatomy and physiology of the skin.
  • How to recognise the factors affecting wound healing and the importance of maintaining skin integrity
  • To apply evidenced based knowledge in the assessment and planning of care for an individual requiring wound care.

Your study experience

Delivered online over 10 weeks, with tutor support, the expected time commitment for this course is up to 120 hours (50 hours of guided learning, with the balance being wider reading, consolidation of learning and assessment).  

There are two assessment tasks:

  • Online quizzes (worth 40% of the total assessment)
  • Written case study of 2500 words (worth 60% of the total assessment).

Frequently Asked Questions

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