Core of Knowledge Course Objectives

  1. Understand the distinctive features of optical radiation
  2. Understand light wave patterns, key technical terms and the electromagnetic spectrum
  3. Understand how lasers and intense light sources (e.g. IPL) work
  4. Understand the principal features of working safely in the laser/IPL Controlled Area
  5. Understand the principal equipment related hazards when using lasers and intense light sources
  6. Understand how the human aversion responses help to keep laser and intense light outputs below Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) levels set in manufacturing standards
  7. Understand the principles of risk assessment, quality assurance and safety management
  8. Understand the main safety features of lasers/IPLs, why equipment management is necessary
  9. Understand the significance of the facility’s safety policies and procedures and credentialing
  10. Explain what happens to the eye, skin and other body tissue when exposed to IPL/laser
  11. Explain suitability of wavelengths and pulse structures
  12. Explain tissue targets which includes chromophores and the appropriate penetration depths
  13. Describe laser & intense light source output spectrum and relevance of beam size and shape
  14. Describe laser beam and intense light delivery systems
  15. Explain common laser and intense light source treatments
  16. Understand the registration requirements under various jurisdictions
  17. Understand the roles of authorised users, laser/IPL safety supervisor, and laser protection adviser
  18. Have a working knowledge of relevant national and international laser and intense light safety standards, regulations and guidelines
  19. Understand emergency action, accident procedure and reporting
  20. Understand non-laser intense light source regulations that apply to establishments providing cosmetic technology services