Skin Management 2

Unit code: HBD4001 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
City Queen
Online Real Time
HBD3204 - Dermal Sciences 4
HBD3004 - Dermal Skills 2
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit will explore scientific principles, evidence and best practice management of skin conditions and disorders. Students will utilise a problem based learning approach to contextualise the role of the Dermal Clinician in the management of skin conditions and disorders utilising a range of stage appropriate assessment and management strategies. Students are required to have a Dermal Clinic Uniform pack, PPE packs including protective eye wear for lasers and have met the clinical learning requirements including police check, working with children, Hep B immunisation and privacy disclosure.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Interrogate scientific principles for treatment modalities and interventions used to manage pathophysiology of common skin conditions and disorders;
  2. Evaluate current evidence and best practice in managing skin conditions and disorders;
  3. Interrogate treatment options and justify selection of appropriate treatment strategies; and
  4. Propose evidence based strategies for the holistic management of common skin conditions and disorders.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
Grade: 20%
Online Tests x3 (30mins each)
Assessment type: Workshop
Grade: 40%
Student facilitated, educational workshop (group task, 30mins)
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 40%
Written problem-based report (group task, 2000 words)

Required reading

Treatment of skin disease: comprehensive therapeutic strategies
Lebwohl, M. G., Heymann, W. R., Berth-Jones, J., & Coulson, I. (2017)| Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier.

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