Wound Care - P6003

Wound Care

Expert master degree

Equip yourself with the skills to tackle complex wound care problems.

This flexible course allows study towards a Graduate Certificate, a Graduate Diploma or a full Master of Wound Care. For administrative purposes, all students enrol in the master’s program, but can exit early with a graduate certificate or graduate diploma.

Help meet a growing health need

The Master of Wound Care is designed to enable health professionals to advance knowledge and skills in the provision of care to the increasing numbers of patients with complex wounds. Students will gain specialist skills to enable the formulation, implementation and evaluation of wound care management plans.

Study any time, anywhere

Online delivery gives you the ability to study our wound care course from anywhere. It also allows you the flexibility to fit study around work and personal commitments.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • Off-campus: Part time
Duration 3-5 years part time
Start date Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Qualification Master of Wound Care
Course Handbook

The Master of Wound Care prepares a range of health professionals for advanced practice in wound care.

Develop the specialist skills and knowledge to optimise healing. You will learn to formulate, implement and evaluate wound management plans in clinical practice.

You will also be able to hone your skills in leadership, professional communication, reflective practice and innovation in wound care to improve clinical practice and patients outcomes.

At the master’s level you will have the chance to structure your study to suit your interests and career aspirations by choosing between the following:

  • A coursework stream: where you will investigate clinical risk management in relation to wound prevention, as well as consolidating advanced clinical practice skills in wound care.
  • A research and coursework stream: where you will gain advanced skills in wound related research

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

An Australian undergraduate degree in pharmacy, podiatry, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy or equivalent.

AND

At least two years relevant clinical experience.

AND

Professional registration.

Division 1 Registered Nurses who do not have a degree but can demonstrate extensive relevant clinical experience will be considered for admission. Division 2 Nurses are not eligible for admission.

International students located in Australia wishing to study this course must hold professional registration to practice in Australia AND have the appropriate visa to allow part-time study. All other international students are only able to study this course in their country of residence. Students located outside Australia must also hold professional registration to practice in their country of residence.

Maximum duration

This course can be completed over a maximum of 5 years, during which you must remain continuously enrolled. Contact the faculty for more information.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

  • IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall (no band lower than 7.0); or
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 98 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 27, Listening: 24, Reading: 24 and Speaking: 23; or
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 587 with a TWE of 5

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Applicants must submit documents as specified on the faculty website.

Applicants who completed a Graduate Certificate of Wound Care at Monash must have achieved a minimum mark as follows:

  • 60 per cent in all units.

Applicants who completed a Graduate Diploma of Wound Care at Monash must have achieved minimum marks as follows:

  • 70 per cent in PGW5205 Integrated wound care practice.
  • 65 per cent in PGC5101 Evidence based practice.
  • 60 per cent in all other units.

English requirements

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences courses have higher IELTS, Pearson and TOFEL score requirements, than the University's minimum entrance requirements.

  • IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall (no band lower than 7.0); or
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 98 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 27, Listening: 24, Reading: 24 and Speaking: 23; or
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 587 with a TWE of 5; or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): minimum test score of 65 overall (No PTE communicative skills score below 65); or
  • Equivalent approved English test.

When completing the online admissions application (https://www.monash.edu/admissions/apply/online), you'll need to provide:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV), comprehensive and current employment history, including clinical experience and two referees, who can be contacted over the application period
  • Personal statement, 250-500 words, outlining purpose and goals for applying for the course
  • Academic transcripts (as evidence of completion of a bachelor degree)
  • Proof of residency status (copy of birth certificate, passport or visa)
  • Proof of professional registration
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if applicable) (https://www.monash.edu/pharm/future/courses/postgraduate/english-requirements)

You can apply for credit using the online credit application  (https://online-credits.monash.edu) tool.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code P6003

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code P6003

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$27,900

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

The course is structured in three parts: Part A. Foundation studies, Part B. Consolidation studies and Part C. Advanced studies.