ETC103 - Hand Anatomy - Physiology and Care

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Subject Title
Hand Anatomy - Physiology and Care

Subject Description
This subject will provide the student with the necessary fundamental knowledge of the structure and function of the hands and nails. The professional use of equipment, implements and materials used in the manicure will be taught. Proper sterilization and hygienic practices will be emphasized. Practical classes will teach the student the skill of manicuring and specialized treatments. The student will also be taught the features and benefits of cosmetic products used to maintain and/or improve the health and appearance of the hands and nails.

Credit Status
1 Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate how and when to use manicure instruments in a correct and professional manner (nail cutter, nail file, cuticle nipper, cuticle pusher);
  2. Practice proper hygiene and disinfection procedures at all times;
  3. Identify and discuss the structure and shape of the nail;
  4. Perform a professional arm and hand massage as per classroom procedures within the required time frame;
  5. Demonstrate the ability to prescribe and retail special nail and hand treatments specific to client needs such as masks, peeling procedures and hot oil treatments;
  6. Demonstrate polish application techniques and French manicure application;
  7. Perform a professional manicure as per classroom procedures in the given time frame of 30 minutes;
  8. List the features and benefits of products used in manicuring;
  9. Perform practical techniques, with the exception of massage;
  10. Demonstrate professionalism in image, station set-up and conduct;
  11. Demonstrate the ability to accurately follow directions both verbal and written;
  12. Demonstrate the ability to work within assigned time frames to meet deadlines;
  13. Demonstrate the ability to identify different nail disorders.

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