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.

Unit details

Location:
Online
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HBD3104

Prerequisites

HBD2103 - Occupational Health and Safety in Dermal Practice

HBD2202 - Dermal Sciences 2

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

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Online quizzes (3) (30mins) 20%
Project Writing and building a book chapter (2500 words) (Group) 50%
Case Study In-class written case study exercise (online) 30%

Required reading

Clinical Dermatology 5th ed.
Weller, R., Hunter, J., Savin, J., & Dahl, M. (2014)
Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing

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