HBS201 Differential Diagnosis of Skin Disorders

Unit Description

HBS 201 Differential Diagnosis of Skin Disorders examines in detail the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment protocols of dermatological conditions. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of infection and pathology prior to studying some of the more common dermatological conditions and diseases such as acne, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, to name a few. In addition, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the role of clinical aesthetician in the treatment of common dermatological conditions and diseases. There will be opportunity to develop an individual case study in readiness for clinical practice.


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 discussions 15%
To be completed weekly by Sunday
No Week 1 discussion
Marked at Week 12 conclusion
Post Week 6 Mid-semester break
Week 9 Assessment 2: Examination (20%)
Week 12 Assessment 3: Written case study (35%)
Week 14 Assessment 4: Examination (30%)