Dermal Sciences 2

    Unit code: HBD2202 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Online Real Time
    HBD2102 - Dermal Sciences 1
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    The unit will introduce students to theoretical aspects of pathophysiology, immunology, cellular damage, allergy, inflammation, wound repair, neoplasia and tissue responses to stress relevant to the practice of Dermal Therapy. The unit will provide important underpinning knowledge that students will require in their practical applications throughout the degree program.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Exemplify understanding and differentiation of cellular damage, normal inflammation and wound healing processes relevant to the practice of dermal therapies;
    2. Conceptualise the process of neoplasia and compare and contrast benign and malignant neoplasia; and
    3. Investigate immunological and hypersensitivity responses.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 20%
    Three Online Tests (a combination of multiple choice, true/ false and fill in the gap questions) (30mins each)
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 40%
    Written report (900 words)
    Assessment type: Case Study
    Grade: 40%
    Written case study completed in class (equivalent to 900 words)

    Required reading

    Robbins and Kumar Basic Pathology
    Kumar, V., Abbas, A., Aster, J., & Deyrup, A. (2022)| Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier.
    Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
    Tortora, G.J., Derrickson, B., Burkett, B., Peoples, G., Dye, D., Cooke, J., Diversi, t., McKean, M., Summers, S., Di Pietro, F., Engel, A., Macartney, M. & Green, H. (2022)| Milton, QLD: John Wiley and Sons.

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