This unit introduces students to the theoretical and practical concepts of occupational health and safety specific to a dermal therapies setting. It educates students in how to consider health and safety in the workplace from the perspective of not only a worker, but also by considering hazards that may affect their colleagues and clients. The key areas of study include risk assessment, standard operating procedures, chemical hazards, ergonomics, human factors, infection control incorporating basic microbiology and controlling hazards in a dermal therapies setting.
There will also be a focus on Australian legislation, regulations and Australian Standards relevant to the practice of dermal techniques to ensure that students understand their rights and responsibilities in the workplace, while being able to familiarise themselves with resources to support them in implementing safe practice strategies. Principles of basic first aid appropriate to dermal therapies practice will also be explored to ensure that students have the ability to provide first response care in the incident of an adverse event. The unit ultimately aims to develop a positive safety culture among students while enabling them to apply safe practice strategies.
HBD1201 - Introduction to Dermal Sciences and
HBD1202 - Communication and Dermal Services
OR 96 credit points of first year (applicable for HBDS students only)
|1.||Identify, analyse and apply relevant occupational health and safety legislation, regulations and Australian Standards to dermal therapies;|
|2.||Articulate the structure and function of microorganisms and conceptualise microbiology and biosafety in a dermal therapies setting;|
|3.||Assess for potential hazards and risks within a dermal therapies setting and be able to manage these through the development of safe and effective control methods;|
|4.||Develop and assess standard operating procedures and occupational health and safety programs within a dermal therapies setting;|
|5.||Investigate appropriate first aid procedures for use within a dermal therapies setting.|
|Test||Three (3) Tests (30 minutes each)||20%|
|Case Study||Group report based on a case study of a clinical setting (1500 words)||45%|
|Presentation||Practical demonstration (10 mins)||35%|
Microbiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals 6th ed.
Lee, G., & Bishop, P. (2015)
NSW: Pearson Education Australia
Australian Master Work Health and Safety Guide. 3rd ed.
Dunn, C.E., & Thakorlal, S. (2017).
NSW: CCH Australia Ltd
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