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
Test Online Tests x3 (30mins each) 20%
Presentation Oral report on a clinical problem (In groups of up to 4 students, 20mins duration) 40%
Project Group Project to produce an educational resource (equivalent to 2000 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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