Legal and Ethical Dermal Practice

Unit code: HBD2204 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
City Queen
Online Real Time
HBD2104 - Cognition in the Dermal Workplace
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


The unit enables students to better understand the elements of what constitutes professional dermal practice and how graduates should conduct themselves as a dermal clinician. 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. 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Interpret ethical issues related to dermal practice and generate appropriate solutions;
  2. Investigate relevant features of the Australian legal system and how they apply to dermal practice; and
  3. Determine legal and ethical processes required to work professionally as an independent practitioner or a member of a health care team.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
Grade: 20%
Three (3) online tests (each test 30 minutes duration)
Assessment type: Case Study
Grade: 40%
Written case study (900 words)
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 40%
Group presentation (groups of 4-5 students, 20 mins)

Required reading

Readings and reference materials will be available on the VU Collaborate space for this unit.

As part of a course

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