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.
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:
- In-depth knowledge and skills in the fields of applied health science and awareness of the complexity of health care delivery systems.
- Confident, lifelong learners who have the ability to respond to change, engage in reflective practice and critical thinking.
- 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.