CAP101 Introduction to Clinical Practice

Unit Description

CAP 101 Introduction to Clinical Practice is an introductory unit providing students with opportunities to participate in a learning environment that delivers both a theoretical understanding and practical application of the consultation process, utilising both aesthetic and medical classifications and analysis in forming a comprehensive consultation.

This unit explores therapeutic communication styles in gaining client history and appropriate record keeping within a practice.

Additionally, the student will undertake study and practice in the fundamentals of professional skincare as a base for further clinical aesthetic practices.


There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit the student will be able to:

  • Define the concepts and use of therapeutic communication techniques
  • Identify and analyse appropriate contexts for the application of the tools and technologies used in clinical aesthetic skin analyses practices
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of patient history taking and record keeping management
  • Demonstrate the mechanics and simple interventions for appropriate facial skincare
  • Show proficiency in manual lymphatic drainage techniques
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of different electrical modalities in a clinical aesthetics setting
  • Proficiently incorporate infection control in all aesthetic treatments

Graduate Attributes (GA)

In addition to the unit-specific learning outcomes listed above, the following graduate attributes are taught, developed and assessed in varying degrees within this unit:

  • Knowledge of applied health science theory and practice
  • Knowledge of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities within healthcare delivery systems
  • The ability to communicate effectively with clients, peers and the wider community
  • The ability to demonstrate in-depth competence in their area(s) of specialisation
  • The ability to formulate and apply therapeutic interventions in their area(s) of specialisation
  • The capacity to lead, manage and/or work effectively with multi-disciplinary and culturally diverse teams
  • Awareness of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to ongoing professional development and life-long learning.
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