Skin Management 1

Unit code: HBD3003 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
Online Real Time
HBD3103 - Chemistry for Dermal Sciences
HBD3104 - Dermal Sciences 3
HBD3001 - Dermal Skills 1
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit will explore scientific principles, evidence and best practice management of skin health, skin repair and regeneration.  Students will utilise a problem based learning approach to contextualise the role of the Dermal Clinician in the management of skin health, repair and regeneration utilising a range of stage appropriate assessment and management strategies.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate mechanisms and biology of skin injury, repair and regeneration and contextualise this with Dermal Science and Therapy;
  2. Interrogate scientific principles for treatment modalities and interventions used to maintain skin health and in skin repair and regeneration;
  3. Investigate and present evidence-based strategies for managing skin health, repair and regeneration; and
  4. Reflect on the role of the Dermal Clinician in the interprofessional management of skin health, repair and regeneration.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Case Study
Grade: 30%
Analysis of a case study (900 words)
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 40%
Written analysis of a research topic paper (1500 words)
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 30%
Group Oral Presentation focused on patient education (20mins duration)

Required reading

RECOMMENDED TEXTS: Baranoski, S., & Ayello, E. A. (2020). Wound care essentials (5th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins USA. Liu, N. (2021). Peripheral Lymphedema. Singapore: Springer. Watson, T., & Nussbaum, E. (2021). Electrophysical agents (13th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier.

As part of a course

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