This unit begins to establish the professional identity of a dermal therapist by enabling the student to substantiate their role in the aesthetics industry as a sole entity as well as being a member of an inter-professional team. It does so by providing an introduction to critical thinking and the philosophy of science required to be able to undertake studies in the dermal and health sciences. It will build on the concept of evidence-based practice by learning how to evaluate information using a scientific approach. It will also bring together many of the necessary academic skills required to complete a dermal sciences degree. A primary aim of this unit will be to facilitate the student's ability to critically analyse and evaluate selected literature relating to dermal sciences with particular reference to the safe practice of applied dermal therapies.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):