Students will complete a placement at the Victoria University Dermal Science and Therapy Clinic. During this placement students will undertake activities including client assessment and treatments for a broad range of skin conditions.  Students will observe other Dermal Clinicians' work and participate in the business activities of a dermal practice. Students will receive close supervision by a qualified Dermal Clinician, learn about ethical, legal and organisational practice issues, and experience professional contact with a range of health professionals.  During this placement students will consolidate theory and practice to demonstrate competencies for clinical practice.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HBD4003

Prerequisites

HBD3005 - Dermal Clinic 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Exemplify stage-appropriate professional competencies expected of Student Dermal Clinicians in a clinical setting;  
  2. Implement professional record maintenance skills in relation to log-books, progress notes and clinic files;  
  3. Synthesise and integrate clinical and other information to assess the skin in health and disease to formulate appropriate care plans;  
  4. Demonstrate stage-appropriate skills in therapeutic interventions with clients within the scope of the Dermal Clinician; and  
  5. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, reports of dermal therapy assessment and treatment.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Submission of a placement experience - reflective piece (1000 words) Pass/Fail
Portfolio Demonstration of case management of range of dermal skin conditions and concerns utilising a broad range of techniques. Pass/Fail
Practicum Successful completion of placement as evidenced by a supervisor’s evaluation form and the Clinic Director’s authorisation for completion. Pass/Fail

Required reading

Health Communication for Health Care Professionals: An Applied Approach
Pagano, M.P. (2017)
New York: Spinger

Treatment of skin disease: comprehensive therapeutic strategies 5th ed.
Lebwohl, M. G., Heymann, W.R., Berth-Jones, J., & Coulson, I.H.(Eds) (2018)
Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

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