Courses Catalogue

Cosmetology

COURSE CODE: BPH 3202
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 2
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course deals with production, quality aspects, and use of all cosmetics formulations intended for application to the hair, body and skin, nails.


PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

Cosmetics constitute a huge proportion of all consumer goods worldwide and account for a significant fraction of the global economy. The use of cosmetics to alleviate skin conditions has attracted players in the pharmaceutical arena, thus giving rise to the term cosmeceuticals. This course introduces the student to the science and art of production, quality control and proper use of cosmetics.

 

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

1.    Define cosmetics and terminologies used in cosmetology

2.    Explain human conditions that require use of cosmetics.

3.    Procure and dispense different types of cosmetics.

4.    Explain the dangers associated with use of cosmetics.

5.    Describe quality control of cosmetics.

6.    Explain the mechanisms of action of cosmetics.