This unit will provide students with the opportunity to develop stage appropriate competency in a range of dermal science and therapy skills and techniques; including client/skin assessment, determining parameters of skin health, developing and performing a range of techniques to manage skin conditions in safe and effective manner.  Students will consolidate knowledge of the scientific basis and mechanism of treatments as well as patient health status and skin tissue interactions in order to evaluate risks and manage complications. Students will develop skills and competency as evidence based clinical dermal practitioners.

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HBD4003 - Dermal Clinic 3

HBD4004 - Skin Management 3

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Perform appropriate assessment of skin health in order to determine patient suitability within the scope of the Dermal Clinician;  
  2. Develop proficiency in performing a variety of advanced dermal techniques and skills to a standard appropriate for professional clinical practice;  
  3. Analyse parameters effecting treatment in order to achieve effective clinical endpoints and treatment outcomes in the ongoing management of skin conditions and disorders;  
  4. Interrogate and apply knowledge of the scientific basis and mechanism of treatments to practice to a standard appropriate for professional clinical practice; and  
  5. Evaluate risks and manage complications associated with advanced dermal procedures to a standard appropriate for professional clinical practice.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Practicum Practical Test OSCE (60mins) 30%
Practicum Practical Test OSCE (60mins) 30%
Presentation Poster presentation (In groups of up to 5 students, 15mins duration) 40%

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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