This unit will explore scientific principles, evidence and best practice management of complex and dermatological issues related to population wide, chronic health problems.  Students will utilise a problem based learning approach to contextualise the role of the Dermal Clinician in the management these issues utilising a range of stage appropriate assessment and management strategies.

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HBD4002 - Dermal Skills 3

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Evaluate the impact of medications and comorbid conditions effecting skin integrity;  
  2. Investigate and critically review cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with regard to indications, benefit and risks; and  
  3. Negotiate and defend the role that the Dermal Clinician has in the management of complex health issues.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Case Study Case Study analysis (900 words) 30%
Presentation Group Oral Presentation (20mins duration) 30%
Project Evidence Summary (equivalent to 1500 words) 40%
Total word equivalence is 3,500 words.

Required reading

Collaborating in Healthcare: Reinterpreting Therapeutic Relationships
Croker, A., Higgs, J., & Trede, F. (2016)
Rotterdam: Brill | Sense.

Essentials of plastic surgery
Janis, J. E. (2014)
Quality Medical Publishing, Inc.; Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group.

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