This unit introduces students to the theoretical and practical concepts of occupational health and safety specific to a clinical setting. It educates students in how to consider health and safety in the workplace from the perspective of not only a worker, but also by considering hazards that may affect their colleagues and clients. The key areas of study include risk assessment, standard operating procedures, ergonomics, infection control and controlling hazards in a clinical setting. Students will develop this knowledge whilst learning the principles of basic skin analysis and a facial treatment.
The unit ultimately aims to develop a positive safety culture among students while enabling them to apply safe practice strategies.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
A list of readings and reference materials as required for each topic will be provided in the VU Collaborate space for this unit.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):