ACN members save 10%
Applied Dermatological Anatomy and Physiology
You are here:
ACN members save 10%

This unit of study is designed for registered nurses whom are working or wish to work in a variety of dermatology and cosmetic nursing environments. Client consultation and assessment and clinical manifestations of clients requiring treatment are examined. Adult learning principles are used to address topics such as advanced applied knowledge of dermatological anatomy and physiology, holistic assessment, chronic disease processes and patient education.

Applied Dermatological Anatomy and Physiology
Unit of study code 308
Availability Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Dermatology Nursing

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite This unit has no pre-requisites and is suitable for ENs
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 3
Prescribed texts Nicol N, 2016, Dermatologic Nursing Essentials: A core curriculum
Co-ordinated by Jamie-May Newman
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: The advanced role of the nurse a) evaluate the potential implications of global environmental issues and the Australian climate to dermatological conditions experienced by people in your care Assessment 1: Online discussions x 2 10% 4, 8
Theme 2: Anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system b) apply an advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the assessment and of people undergoing dermatological and cosmetic treatment Assessment 2: Literature critique 40% 6
Theme 3: Conditions of the skin and the associated effects c) discuss the principles of holistic person assessment in regards to providing evidence based nursing care Assessment 3a: Concept map 5% 7
Theme 4: Holistic assessment d) reflect upon the legal and ethical issues that affect dermatology and cosmetic nursing practice Assessment 3b: Essay 45% 10
Theme 5: Chronic disease management, aesthetics and health promotion e) critically analyse the collaborative approach to chronic disease management, aesthetics and health promotion principles in the care of people with dermatological conditions.

Applied Dermatological Anatomy and Physiology (308) is a Tier 3 unit.

Tiers2022 Member price (10% discount)2022 Non-member price2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,133.00$2,370.00$2,196.00$2,440.00
Tier 2$2,434.50$2,705.00$2,506.50$2,785.00
Tier 3$2,862.00$3,180.00$2,947.50$3,275.00
Tier 4$3,420.00$3,800.00$3,523.50$3,915.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.