Skin Management 2

    Unit code: HBD4001 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Online Real Time
    HBD3204 - Dermal Sciences 4
    HBD3004 - Dermal Skills 2
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit will explore scientific principles, evidence and best practice management of skin conditions and disorders. Students will utilise a problem based learning approach to contextualise the role of the Dermal Clinician in the management of skin conditions and disorders utilising a range of stage appropriate assessment and management strategies. Students are required to have a Dermal Clinic Uniform pack, PPE packs including protective eye wear for lasers and have met the clinical learning requirements including police check, working with children, Hep B immunisation and privacy disclosure.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Interrogate scientific principles for treatment modalities and interventions used to manage pathophysiology of common skin conditions and disorders;
    2. Evaluate current evidence and best practice in managing skin conditions and disorders;
    3. Interrogate treatment options and justify selection of appropriate treatment strategies; and
    4. Propose evidence based strategies for the holistic management of common skin conditions and disorders.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 20%
    Online Tests x3 (30mins each)
    Assessment type: Workshop
    Grade: 40%
    Student facilitated, educational workshop (group task, 30mins)
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 40%
    Written problem-based report (group task, 2000 words)

    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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