CAP202 Advanced Dermal Interventions

Unit Description

Clinical practicum CAP 202 Advanced Dermal Interventions provides an opportunity for students to participate in a clinical learning environment that seeks to provide both theoretical understanding of cosmetic tattoo implantation and removal and practical application of fractional and ablative laser technology, body cavitation, along with High Intense Focus Ultrasound (HIFU) and Plasma pen technologies.

Students will develop critical thinking from evidence-based knowledge in reviewing client history and presentation and delivery of appropriate treatment protocols for predictable outcomes in clinical practice.

This unit will develop students’ knowledge and use of the various treatment modalities used widely in a clinical setting which includes the knowledge of structure, application techniques appropriate for intended outcome.

Additionally, students will be exposed to the safe operating process in the use of these technologies.


CAP 201 Dermal Therapy 2.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Design and apply appropriate patient history taking and record keeping strategies for consultations and develop interpersonal skills
  • Define contra-indications, wavelengths and the use of Cosmetic/Medical Tattoos
  • Compare the differences in laser wavelengths for various modalities, and their significance in a practical setting
  • Describe and perform techniques of body cavitation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the resources, tools and technologies, used in various medical devices
  • Develop the ability to combine safety and utilisation of a variety of modalities, the pre and post treatment protocols and various outcomes
  • Utilise appropriate techniques and interventions for plasma technology

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