CAP301 Perioperative Skincare

Unit Description

CAP301 Perioperative Skin Care considers the theories and practices associated with perioperative care. Students will draw from knowledge gained in earlier subjects to advance their knowledge and understanding of wound healing sequelae post operatively, and appropriate care at these differing stages.

Broad understanding of surgical wound closures and dressing is canvased.

Additionally, oncology care is discussed, and the techniques of corrective makeup are provided.


There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Learning Outcomes

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

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:

Key Dates

Week 1 Semester commences
Weekly Assessment 1: Weekly quiz (10%)
Post Week 6 Mid-semester break
Week 7 Assessment 1: Examination (20%)
Week 12 or 13 Assessment 3: Practical observation (30%)
Week 14 Assessment 3: Written Case Study (40%)