Dermal Skills 3

Unit code: HBD4002 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
City Queen
HBD3005 - Dermal Clinic 2
HBD4001 - Skin Management 2
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


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 a 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.

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 for advanced treatments within the scope of the Dermal Clinician;
  2. Develop proficiency in performing a variety of advanced dermal techniques and skills;
  3. Analyse parameters affecting treatment in order to achieve effective clinical endpoints and treatment outcomes in the ongoing management of skin conditions and disorders;
  4. Apply knowledge of the scientific basis and mechanism of advanced treatments to practice; and
  5. Evaluate risks and manage complications associated with advanced dermal procedures.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
Grade: 20%
Online Tests x 2 (30mins each)
Assessment type: Practicum
Grade: 50%
Practical Test on Laser and Light Treatments (40mins)
Assessment type: Practicum
Grade: 30%
Practical Test on Resurfacing Treatments (20mins)

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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