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Wound Prevention and Care

Course Number
5600 (Clinical Public Health)
Course Instructor(s)
Gary Sibbald

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the scientific evidence-base in wound prevention and care. It will provide an advanced and scholarly approach to the fundamental aspects and challenges in wound care. The content material will be drawn from knowledge in multiple health professions (e.g., medicine, nursing, podiatry/chiropody, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy).

The course format will stimulate and enhance shared learning by students from a variety of these professions working through an inter-professional team, designed to model effective relationships for their future practice, and will prepare students to acquire and apply knowledge in this content area and to fully synthesize, and evaluate solutions to issues in the field of wound prevention and care.

The course consists of two separate on-campus sessions, each of four days duration – one in the Fall term and the other in the Winter term.

  • The first on-campus period in the Fall provides an overview of each of the course’s twelve topics modules, in both lecture and group discussion format. From November to March the students are expected to read the material and submit short written assignments (at approximately two week intervals) for 9 of the 12 learning modules.
  • The second on-campus period, in the Winter term, includes a review of the twelve topic modules while also providing students with opportunities to consolidate, apply, and integrate the wound prevention and care principles, as well as the fundamental aspects and challenges in the field. Also in the Winter session, the students will present their individual proposals for the scholarly paper, which will be completed in the next two months.

Course Objectives

  • The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive educational foundation for wound prevention and care specialists and to translate new knowledge into practice.

General Requirements