ETC104 - Foot Anatomy - Physiology and Care

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Subject Title
Foot Anatomy - Physiology and Care

Subject Description
This subject is designed to provide the student with the knowledge of equipment and implements used in professional pedicuring. Practical classes will teach the student the skills of pedicuring, leg and foot massage. Foot anatomy and physiology as well as specialized foot treatments will be covered. Proper sterilization and hygienic practices will be emphasized. The student will be taught the function and benefits of cosmetic products used to maintain the health and appearance of the feet.

Credit Status
1 Credit

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

  1. Explain the necessity of pedicures during a client consultation;
  2. Demonstrate how and when to use the pedicure instruments in a correct and professional manner (toe nail clipper and files, ingrown nail clipper, ingrown file, tweezers, cuticle pusher, cuticle nippers, foot file);
  3. Practice the application of specified hygienic and disinfection procedures;
  4. Perform a professional pedicure as per classroom procedures in a given time frame of 45 minutes;
  5. Demonstrate the ability to perform a foot and leg massage properly as per classroom procedure and within a given time frame;
  6. Recommend special foot care (e.g. paraffin treatments, various masques and foams) for common problems, such as peeling of feet, dry skin, fungal infections;
  7. Explain and demonstrate the ability to sell various home maintenance products to clients in order for them to maintain healthy feet;
  8. List the benefits and properties of products used in pedicuring;
  9. Perform practical techniques, with the exception of massage, while wearing vinyl gloves;
  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.

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