The aim of this unit is to integrate the theoretical and practical components of dermal therapies and to provide students the opportunity to enhance their understanding by applying their skills in the clinical setting. Students will be required to complete internal placement at VU Dermal Therapies clinics and external placement venues. These internal and external placements will assist in transitioning students into professional clinical practice. External placements provide opportunities to engage with community and industry sectors 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.