Dermal Skills 2

Unit code: HBD3004 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Queen
HBD3001 - Dermal Skills 1
HBD3002 - Dermal Clinic 1
HBD3003 - Skin Management 1
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
Overview
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Overview

This unit will provide students with the opportunity to develop stage appropriate competency in a range of dermal science and therapy skills and techniques; including client/skin assessment, determining parameters of skin health, developing and performing a range of techniques to manage skin conditions in safe and effective manner.  Students will consolidate knowledge of the scientific basis and mechanism of treatments as well as patient health status and skin tissue interactions in order to evaluate risks and manage complications. Students will develop skills and competency as evidence based clinical dermal practitioners.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply theory and practice of skin assessment and referral when required if skin conditions present outside the scope of the dermal clinician;
  2. Apply techniques to evaluate parameters of skin health and efficacy of treatment strategies;
  3. Develop stage appropriate competency in performing a range of intermediate dermal skills and techniques; and
  4. Interrogate and apply knowledge of the scientific basis and mechanism of treatments to practice;

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Practicum
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Grade: 30%
Practical Test OSCE (60mins)
Assessment type: Practicum
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Grade: 30%
Practical Test OSCE (60mins)
Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 40%
Problem based case study presentation (In groups of up to 5 students, 20mins)

Required reading

Comprehensive Atlas of Dermatoscopy Cases
Cabo, H., & Lallas, A. (2019)| Springer Nature
Lymphedema: a concise compendium of theory and practice
Lee, B-B., Rockson, S.G., & Bergan, J. (2018)| Cham, Switzerland: Springer
Wound care: a collaborative practice manual for health professionals
Sussman, C., & Bates-Jensen, B.M. (2012)| Philadephia: Wolters Kluwer health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

As part of a course

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