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WRHHS403A

Apply knowledge of hair and scalp problems to trichological consultations

Unit Descriptor This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply the principles of hair and scalp science and disorders to trichological consultations. The unit of competency will apply to a range of trichological consultations and roles in the workplace.

ELEMENTPERFORMANCE CRITERIA
1 . Apply knowledge of hair and scalp science to trichological consultations.
  1. The relevant principles of skin science are identified and applied to the performance of trichological treatments according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures .

  2. The growth, development, ageing and healing of human hair and scalp and their relevance to the performance of trichological consultations are noted.

  3. Hereditary physical traits and conditions that affect the hair and scalp are identified and related to trichological consultations.

  4. The role of skin chemicals, endocrine glands, hormones and the autonomic nervous system are identified and related to trichological consultations.

  5. The components, functionsand dysfunctionsof thecirculatory system are identified and related to trichological consultations.

  6. The components, functions and dysfunctions of theimmune system are identified and related to trichological consultations.

2 . Apply knowledge of hair and scalp disorders to trichological consultations.
  1. The development, causes and common sites of a range of skin disorders/diseases and their typical symptoms and medical terminology are identified and related to trichological consultations.

  2. Consultations identifying contagious disorders and the potential for cross-infection are performed according to workplace policies and legislative requirements.

  3. Typical medical treatments and side effects for a range of scalp disorders/diseases are identified and discussed with the patient as required.

  4. The role and limitations of trichology in the management of a range of skin disorders/diseases are recognised.

  5. Knowledge of contraindications to treatments is identified as they relate to client health and treatment outcomes, and advice or referral to appropriate professionals is provided as required.

3 . Promote skin health and care.
  1. Knowledge of hair and scalp science is applied to the performance of trichological treatments to maximise the promotion of skin health and care.

  2. Beneficial treatments recommended and/or provided by trichologists for a range of hair and scalp disorders/diseases are identified and explained to the patient.

  3. The relevant principles of hair and scalp science are applied in the provision of after-care service and advice .





Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
Level
How can information be collected, analysed and organised?Evaluating condition and advising on future treatments require the communication of ideas and information.3
How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?Identifying client needs and characteristics to design trichology treatments requires information to be collected, analysed and organised.3
How are activities planned and organised?Performing a range of trichological treatments according to client requirements, manufacturer's instructions, health and hygiene requirements and workplace procedures require activities to be planned and organised.2
How are problem solving skills applied?Referring to other professionals may involve teamwork inside or outside the workplace.2
How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?Determining product concentration levels requires the use of mathematical ideas and techniques.2
How is use of technology applied?Recognising scalp problems and designing scalp care programs require problem solving skills.3
How is team work used within this competency?Recording relevant outcomes and reporting problems may require the use of technology.1

Range Statement

Relevant legislation may include:

Workplace policies and procedures may include:

The growth, development, ageing and healing of human skin may include:

Hereditary physical traits and conditions may include:

Skin chemicals will include:

The role of the endocrine glands and hormones may include:

Functions and dysfunctions of the circulatory system as they relate to trichological consultations may include:

Functions and dysfunctions of the immune system as they relate to trichological consultations may include:

A range of skin disorders/diseases may include:

Contagious disorders may include:

Patients may include:

Contraindications to treatments may include:

Appropriate professionals may include:

Provision of after-care service and advice may include:


Evidence Guide

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Context of assessment

For valid and reliable assessment of this unit, competency should be consistently demonstrated over a period of time and observed by the assessor and/or the technical expert working in partnership with the assessor. The technical expert may include the beauty therapist and/or a skin science specialist and may be in a simulated environment.

Competency should be demonstrated in a simulated workplace environment in a range of situations that may include client interruptions and involvement in other related activities normally expected in the workplace. For further guidance on the use of an appropriate simulated environment, refer to the Assessment Guidelines in this Training Package.

Specific resources for assessment

Competency for this unit should be assessed through access to:

Relationship to other units

This unit is a co-requisite for a range of trichology units. It requires an assessment outcome that includes evidence of the application of knowledge of skin science to the performance of one or more trichological treatments.

Prerequisite units:

none.

Co-requisite unit:

Method of assessment

The following assessment methods are suggested.

Evidence required for demonstration of consistent performance

For valid and reliable assessment of this unit, evidence should be gathered through a range of methods to indicate consistent performance.

It can be gathered from assessment of the unit of competency alone, through an integrated assessment activity or through a combination of both.

Evidence should be gathered as part of the learning process.