When: 7pm-9pm on Tuesdays, 7 teaching weeks x 2-hour lectures
Course Duration: Autumn Trimester, Septembe-December (approx.)
Location: Online via Zoom
This part-time and wholly online webinar based Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course includes an interactive lecture schedule of 13 hours of direct teaching to provide a fundamental and comprehensive knowledge base in human hair growth biology. The lecture block will cover an introduction to the biology of the skin and its appendages, and where relevant, will include variations with gender, age, and geographic ancestry. This then will be followed by a series of lectures specific to hair follicle biology (incl. hair growth cycle, hair fiber, hair pigmentation etc.) While this course will not focus specifically on topics of overt clinical pathology of the hair follicle, it will refer to common ‘physiological’ changes (e.g., male pattern baldness) that may be of interest to those in the personal care market.
Participants will develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the human hair follicle and its context in human hair growth. Participants will enhance their knowledge of the scientific basis of hair follicle function. They will also develop an understanding of the impact of the hair follicle on our well-being.
This CPD course is suitable for a range of students (graduates and non-graduates) from biological or general life sciences backgrounds and is also open to clinicians (incl. nurses) and other professionals working in industrial (Pharma/personal Care) or academic research environments.
The lectures will be delivered by Prof. Desmond Tobin, Full Professor of Dermatological Science and an active skin and hair follicle researcher (https://people.ucd.ie/desmond.tobin). There may be occasional lectures delivered by invited specialists.
- Fully-online interactive webinar course delivered over one teaching bloc (during the Autumn Trimester),which equips students with the knowledge and understanding of the human hair growth biology.
- Lectures are live streamed online (via the Zoom platform) with an interactive end of lecture Q & A.
- Lectures will be on Tuesdays (lectures may not be sequential in terms of weeks, as each CPD component is part of a wider program), and suitable for distance learning and part-time study, with a facility to replay the webinar if you cannot log-in during the interactive webinar in the evenings.
- Additional reading around the lecture content will be encouraged and supported via a key recent review article for each lecture.
- Dedicated technical support as offered by educational technology consultant.