Dermal Sciences 3

Unit code: HBD3104 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Queen
Online Real Time
HBD2103 - Occupational Health and Safety in Dermal Practice
HBD2202 - Dermal Sciences 2
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
Overview
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Overview

This unit will build on the knowledge base provided by HBD2102 Dermal Sciences 1 and HBD2202 Dermal Sciences 2 by further researching dermal pathologies, specifically in the area of dermatological conditions. This unit will also cover the management of non-infectious dermatological conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, benign and pre-malignant skin lesions and skin cancers. This unit will also expand on the microbiology knowledge gained in HBD2103 Occupational Health and Safety in Dermal Practice to include the identification, biochemistry and treatment of infectious skin diseases.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Investigate the aetiology and epidemiology for a range of dermatological diseases and disorders;
  2. Conceptualise the clinical features and evaluate potential differential diagnoses for a range of dermatological diseases and disorders;
  3. Assess and discriminate between a range of dermatological conditions;
  4. Investigate and critically review the management and potential treatments for a range of dermatological diseases and disorders;
  5. Critically evaluate the role of a dermal clinician in the treatment of a range of dermatological conditions.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 20%
Online quizzes (3) (30mins)
Assessment type: Project
|
Grade: 50%
Writing a book chapter (2500 words) (Group)
Assessment type: Case Study
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Grade: 30%
Written case study conducted in class (600 words)

Required reading

Clinical Dermatology
Weller, R., Hunter, J., Savin, J., & Dahl, M. (2014)| Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing

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