When: 7pm-9pm on Tuesdays, 12 teaching weeks x 2-hour lectures
Course Duration: Autumn Trimester: September 21st 2021-December 7th 2021
Location: Online via Zoom
This fully-online and part-time course with an interactive lecture schedule and fact-based assessment series, will comprise of approx. 25 hours of direct teaching to provide a fundamental and comprehensive knowledge base in the human skin and hair follicle biological sciences. 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. While this professional certificate will not focus specifically on topics of overt clinical pathology of the skin, it will refer to common mild physiological changes (e.g., male pattern baldness, dry skin, oily skin) that may be of interest to the personal care market.
Participants will develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of human skin and its appendages (principally the hair follicle and nail) and will enhance their knowledge of the scientific basis of skin function. They will also develop an understanding of the impact of skin and its appendages on our well-being.
This certificate is suitable for a range of graduates from the biological, biomedical, biochemical, bioengineering, and/or general life sciences background, and is also open to clinicians (including 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.
Minimum IT Requirements for enrolled students:
Enrolled students will have to meet the minimum IT requirements for Zoom as well as ensuring they have prepared their laptop/PC before taking an online assessment. Students will also need an integrated webcam and microphone on the device they will be using to take the exam.