This unit introduces students to the theoretical and practical concepts of occupational health and safety specific to a dermal therapies 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, chemical hazards, ergonomics, human factors, infection control incorporating basic microbiology and controlling hazards in a dermal therapies setting.
There will also be a focus on Australian legislation, regulations and Australian Standards relevant to the practice of dermal techniques to ensure that students understand their rights and responsibilities in the workplace, while being able to familiarise themselves with resources to support them in implementing safe practice strategies. Principles of basic first aid appropriate to dermal therapies practice will also be explored to ensure that students have the ability to provide first response care in the incident of an adverse event. 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):