The unit enables students to better understand the elements of what constitutes professional dermal practice and how graduates should conduct themselves as a dermal therapist. Students will better understand how they can operate in the allied health field via exploring health law, legal constraints and ethical issues as applied to dermal practice. Other ethical issues such as advertising, networking and sales will also be discussed. An understanding of basic business practice and requirements will also be addressed.

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HBD2104 - Cognition in the Dermal Workplace

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Interpret ethical issues related to dermal therapy practice and generate appropriate solutions;  
  2. Investigate the major components of our legal system and how it functions especially in relation to health law and legal dermal practice;  
  3. Identify basic business processes required as part of successful dermal practice.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test 1 X online test on the workshop material (30 mins) 20%
Test 2 X online test on the workshop material (30 mins each) 40%
Presentation Students work in groups of 4-5 and record a 15 minute presentation on a set topic related to an ethical issue 40%

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