The aim of this unit is to integrate the theoretical and practical components of dermal therapies, to provide students the opportunity to enhance their understanding by applying their skills in the clinical setting. It will assist in transitioning students into professional clinical practice, through engaging with community and industry sectors in external and internal placements in approved healthcare, plastic and cosmetic surgery practices or dermal therapy clinics.  The unit reinforces aspects of aseptic procedures, history taking, principles of diagnosis, treatment protocols, the range of treatment skills covered in the course thus far, legal issues and interpersonal and professional communication skills as well as reflective and evidence based practices.

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HBD3101 - Hair Reduction Procedures

HBD3102 - Clinical Skin Analysis

HBD3201 - Applied Electrotherapy

HBD3202 - Wound Biology and Management

HBD3203 - Lymphatic Biology and Management

HBD3204 - Dermal Sciences 4


HBD4101 - Resurfacing Science: Theory and Practice

HBD4102 - Advanced Laser 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse and implement theoretical and practical knowledge in dermal therapies to clinical practice and cases that typically present within professional practice;  
  2. Interrogate case material, exhibiting professional practice to the standard of a qualified dermal clinician to facilitate accurate, efficient and effective handover;  
  3. Collaborate effectively in a team environment within broad professional settings, including; inter professional practice and mentoring junior students within the teaching clinic;  
  4. Exhibit the ability to perform all treatments, administration duties and meet occupational health & safety standards within the dermal teaching clinic to the standard of a qualified clinician;  
  5. Analyse and critically reflect on current clinical practices and apply evidence based practice to dermal clinical therapies.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Reflective Journal: Placement experience reflection (1000 words) 20%
Assignment Guideline Procedure Protocol (2000 words) 40%
Practicum Final Practical Assessment (1.25 hours) 40%
To pass this unit, students must achieve an aggregate score of 50%, and pass the practical assessment. The practical assessment is a hurdle requirement that assesses a student's capabilities to perform the relevant modalities. An additional hurdle requirement is that students attend a minimum of 90% of clinic sessions to further demonstrate their practical skills and capabilities in a clinical setting.

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