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
GC single unit of study
|Pre-requisite||This unit has no pre-requisites and is suitable for ENs|
|Hours of study||150|
|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:-
|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.
|Tiers||2022 Member price (10% discount)||2022 Non-member price||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.