Curricular Unit:Code:
Dermatopharmacy and Cosmetics843DERC
5MasterPharmaceutical Sciences5 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English65
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
To know the main routes of administration of the products: skin and its annexes, and hair.
- To identify the ingredients used in the preparation of semisolid and liquid dosage forms;
- To identify the main dermatological diseases and to know the active substances used in its treatment;
- To analyze formulations of dermopharmaceutical and cosmetic products: to identify the components and to know its function, indications, laboratorial and industrial preparation and quality control;
- To formulate simple cosmetic and dermopharmaceutical products to perform a certain action by a certain route of administration;
- To know the legislation that regulates cosmetics and products of corporal hygiene
Theoretical: The human skin: functions of the skin; functional differentiation of the cutaneous elements; evolution of the cutaneous tissue. Disfunctions and dermatosis: types of skin and states of the skin; cutaneous response to the internal and external environment; topical medication; clinical prescription and complementary treatment; pharmaceutical intervention. Cosmetic products and of corporal hygiene: official definition and categories; cosmetic lines; ingedients; characterization of the products according to application; good manufacturing production; package norms. Quality, security, effectiveness and acceptability of the cosmetic products and corporal hygiene: physical, chemical, microbiological and biological assays; comparative assays for cutaneous biometric. Laboratorial: preparation of cosmetic and dermopharmaceutical products; application of legislation of cosmetic products.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The curricular unit of Cosmetic Dermatology has as main objective the study of dermopharmaceuticals and cosmetic preparations for application to the skin and mucous membranes prepared by the pharmacist in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices. For this purpose are necessary concepts are about ingredients and medicinal substances, their incompatibilities, pharmacological actions and bioavailability, formulation, production and masterful at industrial level, preservation and packaging, and quality control.
The subject should also provide students with skills for the formulation, preparation and quality control of cosmetics and body care products for laboratory and industrial level enabling analysis, preparation and monitoring of the clinical prescription formulations, with respect to products dermopharmaceuticals and cosmetic produtcts
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
In the theoretical classes will be presented concepts, theories and mechanisms that underlie the syllabus of these lessons. This exhibition will be accompanied with appropriate audiovisual material. Students will be encouraged to deepen their knowledge and to seek its application in the analysis of new formulations, beyond those in the lectures. When asked, the teacher will clarify the questions and guide student study. Theoretical assesment include 2 written tests; In laboratory classes will be transmitted knowledge about equipment and techniques for the preparation of various formulations provided. The student will be encouraged to research the formulation components and know their role, indications, mode of preparation and the respective laboratory quality control. During the lesson the student will perform laboratory work based on his research clarifying the questions with the teacher. Laboratory assesment will include 1 pratical test and the work in the laboratory.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The theoretical classes will endow the students with knowledge about ingredients, active substances, incompatibilities, therapeutic actions, bioavailability, formulation, industrial and laboratory production, stability and quality control. The aim of practical-laboratorial classes is that students acquire capabilities of basic galenic compounding familiarizing with the equipment and preparation of cosmetic and dermopharmaceutical dosage forms. The verification of the acquisition of knowledge will be obtained through the evaluation of the autonomous work. However, assessment methodologies provided include writing tests, on the grounds that only this form of evaluation allows a full and thorough assessment of the capacities, scientific skills and the systematization of knowledge that students must acquire in the course.
(1) MAIBACH, H., BAREL, A., Handbook of cosmetic science and technology, Informa Healthcare, 2009.
(2) L. PONS GIMIER, J. L. PARRA LUEZ, Ciência Cosmética: bases fisiológicas y criterios prácticos, Consejo General de Colegios Oficiales Farmaceuticos, Madrid, 2005.
(3) BARATA, E.; Cosméticos; LIDEL; Lisboa; 2002.
(4) BUXTON, P.; ABC of Dermatology; 4th Edition; BMJ Books, London; 2003.
(5) PROENÇA DA CUNHA, SILVA, A., ROQUE, O., CUNHA, E.; Plantas e Produtos Vegetais em Cosmética e Dermatologia; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian; Lisboa; 2004
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Rita Oliveira (