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.

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HBD3204 - Dermal Sciences 4

HBD3004 - Dermal Skills 2

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.  


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

Required reading

Treatment of skin disease: comprehensive therapeutic strategies 5th ed
Lebwohl, M. G., Heymann, W. R., Berth-Jones, J., & Coulson, I. (2017)
Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier.

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