CAP201 Dermal Therapy 2

Unit Description

This unit further develops the students’ knowledge of the theories behind light-based treatments and the operation of these corresponding devices. The unit highlights the safe use of Laser and intense light source technology, following from that previously delivered in CAP 102. This unit broadens the knowledge and practical application of light-based technology in vascular and pigmented lesion adjustment.

Additional treatment modalities investigated in this unit include radiofrequency, micro needling, light emitting diodes, photobiomodulation, and scar revision treatments.

Theory learnt is put into practical application with students undertaking treatments in the clinical practical.


CAP 102 must be completed prior to commencing CAP 201.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the consultation process and identify contra-indications for treatments within the unit
  • Articulate the operation of various techniques within the unit
  • Classify the fundamental types of vascular and pigmented lesions and develop treatment options for them
  • Convey the differences between low-intensity and high-intensity light-based treatments
  • Differentiate the various types of scars and develop treatment options for them
  • Harness effective technique to practical procedures performed within the unit based on client indications
  • Utilise light-based technology for the treatment of pigmented and vascular lesions in a manner that is safe for client and operator

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.
Dermal Science
20 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000