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.

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HBD3103 - Chemistry for Dermal Sciences

HBD3104 - Dermal Sciences 3

HBD3001 - Dermal Skills 1

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. Evaluate current evidence and best practice in managing skin health, repair and regeneration;  
  4. Reflect on the role of the Dermal Clinician in the interprofessional management of skin health, repair and regeneration;  
  5. Examine problem based scenarios and propose evidence based strategies.  


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

Required reading

Wound care: a collaborative practice manual for health professionals. 4th ed.
Sussman, C., & Bates-Jensen, B.M. (2012)
Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Electrotherapy: Evidence based practice 12th ed.
Watson, T. (2008)
London: Elsevier

Lymphedema: a concise compendium of theory and practice 2nd ed.
Lee, B-B., Rockson, S.G., & Bergan, J. (2018)
Cham, Switzerland: Springer

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