In this unit students will build on and consolidates knowledge and techniques covered in HBD2203 Laser Principles and Safety, HBD3101 Hair Reduction Procedures, and HBD4102 Advanced Laser 1 as well as sequencing as part of case management. Students will be monitored through the on-going evaluation of treatments in progress and final evaluation of completed treatments. Practical application of advanced dermal treatment techniques will be undertaken. Specific techniques to support clinical procedures will include Class 3b, Class 4 lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL).

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Online Self Paced
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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Interpret codes of conduct in laser procedures as outlined in the Australian Standards (AS/NZS 4173:2004);  
  2. Triangulate the processes, including the physics, associated with laser and light based treatments for tattoo removal and advance skin tightening;  
  3. Exhibit abilities to perform tattoo removal and advanced skin treatments including but not limited to scar revision and skin treatment using intense pulsed light (IPL), Class 3B and Class 4 lasers;  
  4. Evaluate and design treatment plans for tattoo removal and advanced skin treatment in relation to different wavelengths and its relation to skin assessment tools like but not limited to Fitzpatrick photo skin typing, Glogau, Robertson skin classifications;  
  5. Interrogate risks and prescribe management strategies to prevent complication associated with light-based and laser treatments for tattoo removal and advanced skin treatment.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Six (6) Online Tests (12 minutes duration each, 1000 words equivalent) 20%
Case Study Case Study exhibiting practical abilities (3000 words) 40%
Examination Written Examination (2 hours) 40%
To pass this unit, students must achieve an aggregate score of 50%, and pass the case study assessment. The case study 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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